A company wants to build a sales reporting infrastructure to track and analyze its sales data from multiple sources including HubSpot, QuickBooks, and MSSQL. They require a centralized data warehouse that can integrate data from these sources and generate reports using Power BI.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
- To build a data warehouse that can consolidate data from HubSpot, QuickBooks, and MSSQL.
- To develop custom scripts and Python modules to extract and transform the data from different sources.
- To integrate Power BI with the data warehouse to generate customized sales reports.
The solution to meet these objectives is as follows:
- The first step is to identify the required data points from HubSpot, QuickBooks, and MSSQL. This will involve reviewing the data schemas and understanding how the data is structured in each source.
- Next, we will build a data warehouse using a combination of SQL Server and Azure. The warehouse will store the consolidated data from different sources and will be designed to support fast and efficient querying.
- We will use custom scripts and Python modules to extract data from the sources and transform it into the required format for the data warehouse. This will include handling data inconsistencies, removing duplicates, and performing data validations.
- Once the data is extracted and transformed, it will be loaded into the data warehouse using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
Finally, we will integrate Power BI with the data warehouse to generate customized reports based on business requirements.
The following results were achieved:
- A centralized data warehouse was built that could consolidate data from HubSpot, QuickBooks, and MSSQL.
- Custom scripts and Python modules were developed to extract and transform data from the sources.
- Power BI was integrated with the data warehouse to generate customized reports.
- The company was able to gain insights into its sales data, including revenue trends, customer behavior, and sales performance.
In conclusion, building a sales reporting infrastructure with HubSpot, QuickBooks, and MSSQL data sources requires a combination of technical expertise, data analysis skills, and software development knowledge. By building a centralized data warehouse and integrating it with Power BI, the company was able to gain valuable insights into its sales data and make informed business decisions.