Strategy Companion are pleased to announce their latest new account – BENTEK Energy® – an energy market analytics company, providing data-driven research and deep market understanding to their clients. BENTEK provides a full range of products including daily market reports, online applications, comprehensive studies, consulting engagements and retainer services.
Bentek were looking for a way to make it easy for their clients to access and manipulate their data without having to install software. They wanted not only data access but a visual representation of aggregated data from many interrelated datasets.
The rollout was to over a 100 users – typically analysts at global energy companies and primarily non-technical in nature. Bentek’s clients use Analyzer to delve into energy market data, like supply and demand, imports and exports, prices, weather, emissions, fuel switching, and other drivers of price changes. The user’s knowledge of market fundamentals, combined with the ability to analyze trends in historical and current data on the fly, is used to help them make decisions about trading strategy. Most use the pre-built reports which contain report filters that they can use to toggle selections and see the charts change. A common use is to check these reports each day to see a daily change. Some users export data and a few design their own reports.
Bentek looked at many different BI solutions, and found the completely zero-footprint, browser-based client to be unique which makes things a lot easier for them and their clients. It was also quick to get up and running with a trial version. Bentek would recommend Analyzer to others who have similar needs to theirs.
The Bentek case study will be presented at BDA2013 on The Strategy Companion stand – Analyzer requires n special OLAP or MDX knowledge or coding of any kind is required and offers instant report drilldown, filtering, slicing, dicing, and much more.