WARDY IT Solutions work with MDA to help Australia’s newest citizens

WARDY IT Solutions’ Power BI Quickstart program allowed MDA to prototype its vision of consolidating its various sources of truth into standardised reporting and modelling of that data as trending patterns over time.

WARDY IT Solutions partnered with MDA (Multicultural Development Australia) to produce hyper-process-efficiency and actionable data insights through the Power BI Quickstart program, empowering MDA’s amazing army of staff and volunteers to do the best job possible for Australia and its newest arrivals.

In 2016 the NGO worked with 4587 clients from 68 countries using little more than a web of sophisticated, but complex, Excel spreadsheets, manual processes and separate systems. One area MDA knew had huge room room for efficiency gains was within the housing space. Without a single pane view to provide immediate oversight over housing data, responsive decisions could not be derived without lengthy analysis of various data sources.

Microsoft Data Analytics specialists WARDY IT Solutions was the natural choice to help measure the data associated with MDA housing. Power BI has allowed MDA an all-encompassing view of data associated with occupancy, expected arrival dates, costs and availability, which they now use to make responsive decisions.

Peter Ward, Founder and Managing Director at WARDY IT Solutions, said “By querying the database and setting up a series of dashboards in Microsoft Power BI, suddenly organisation-wide data was readily available to the MDA team. The visualisation of data transformed the way MDA envisioned traditional reporting.”

Colin Chan, IT Manager at MDA, said “Ultimately working with WARDY IT Solutions has given us the power to better evaluate the quality of service we’re delivering and therefore identify areas for improvements – we found that when you start representing information in different ways, it changes the way you see opportunities – people start to see things they didn’t before.”

MDA have a competitive edge in being able to provide a better understanding of the people they work so hard to help. This means they can bid for grants and funding with evidence-based applications and build ever-increasing transparency and accountability in to their business model.

About WARDY IT Solutions

WARDY IT Solutions was founded in 2004 by Microsoft Valued Professional (MVP), Peter Ward. Today, WARDY IT Solutions is recognised as Australia’s leading provider of Microsoft Data Platform consultants, trainers and Data Analytics specialists.

As well as winning a MAPA award since 2009 the company won the 2013 Microsoft Global Data Platform Partner of the Year Award, and the HP and Microsoft Frontline Partner Award in 2016. Their Virtual DBA service has been recognised by the AIIA National iAwards and Anthill Top 100 SMART Innovation Index.

Lead by Founder and Managing Director Peter Ward, the company specialises in enabling clients to make the most of their investment in data assets through innovative Microsoft Data Platform and Data Analytics solutions, managed services and training.


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