The Abel Solutions team helped the company enable near real-time access to operational data and provided data modeling tools to end-users to promote self-service.
ALPHARETTA, GA—April 16, 2020—Abel Solutions, Atlanta’s premier consulting firm helping customers maximize their investment in the cloud, today announced its completed engagement with Applied Technical Services (ATS), a premier provider of high-quality consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services. During this engagement, Abel Solutions helped ATS leverage their current investment in Microsoft 365 to replace manual reporting mechanisms and embrace the features of Power BI to increase operational awareness for their department managers and executives. (Read the complete case study here.)
“When ATS approached us to assist with the modernization of their department and executive reporting, we knew we had to maximize their current investment in Microsoft 365,” said Abel Solutions President, David Hammond. “Microsoft 365, with Power BI, brings a host of advantages versus traditional manually created ad hoc reporting done by an IT department.”
Leveraging ATS’s existing Microsoft 365 environment and Power BI, Abel Solutions designed a “single source” solution to satisfy all departments’ reporting requirements. Microsoft 365 cloud storage capabilities, as well as its ability to configure groups of authenticated users and manage access to data based on their membership, further cemented its usefulness as a basis for their new system. ATS also needed flexibility in their reporting operations going forward. While their primary concern was freeing up the IT department, a major change like this presented an opportunity to improve the quality of their reporting as well as their speed.
Hammond added, “Overall, Abel Solutions was able to modernize ATS’ reporting processes with a little help from Power BI. This powerful data visualization tool served as a foundation upon which we built a secure and scalable solution that may one day encompass a range of metrics, including employee utilization rates, laboratory statistics, and any other variety of data applicable to their business model.”
About Applied Technical Services
Applied Technical Services, Inc. (ATS) is a premier provider of high-quality consulting engineering, testing, and inspection services. Since our founding in 1967, ATS has established an excellent reputation with business, industry, and the legal profession. Notably, ATS is known for successfully uncovering facts in metallurgy, materials testing, chemical analysis, non-destructive testing, calibrations, fires, and explosions. ATS can take a closer look for you to help find the technical answers and solutions you need. For more information, visit www.atslab.com.
About Abel Solutions
For over 26 years, Abel Solutions has focused on helping our customers develop and deploy solutions that deliver Business Excellence in terms of profitability, productivity, and competitive leadership. We believe that the most effective solutions are those that leverage and combine a customer’s current strengths and assets with new people, processes, and technology capabilities to accomplish business goals. Our consultants have the knowledge, experience, and tools to deliver a portfolio of services, including business strategy, artificial intelligence solutions, advanced data visualization, and analysis, as well as managed cloud and IT services. To learn more about partnering with Abel Solutions, go to www.abelsolutions.com.