Hummingbird Analytics Cloud Solution: your BI assistant


Explora Consulting, creator of the Hummingbird Analytics Platform, has announced its July release for 2020.

Explora is aware that the growing use of technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning may cause data-driven companies to risk losing touch with the human element. Therefore, July’s release focuses on creating an individualised experience that is relevant to, and targeted towards, users’ needs, so users can receive tailor-made solutions to their problems.

No users would like to browse through endless options before finally finding the information they need. Keeping this in mind, the July release has launched a persona-based user on-boarding experience to help users have better, more relevant first experiences through higher engagement with the platform.

Also, a personalised user experience should be able to make users feel familiar and connected to the platform, so the HAP tenant configuration function is set up based on each company’s individual structure. Such personalisation is an improved user experience that does not require any extra effort from users’ side because the computer will do all the work.

However, some users may feel that it’s unnerving if they cannot control what they see or how information is organised or displayed. HAP has got that covered, too. HAP allows users to build customised reports such as creating new or editing existing reports, sharing reports within the company. This way, each user can get exactly what they want because they are in control.

Business owners tend to be more interested in knowing the next step after collecting and organising the data. Thus, another highlight of HAP is the demand-forecasting function. It takes past sales transactional data and uses it to make data forecasts about future customer demand. It estimates the quantity of goods or services that will sell and the inventory that needs to be replenished. Demand forecasting lays the foundation for many other critical business strategies such as workforce planning, store displays and cash flow. It is also associated closely with supply-chain management and applies to each company in each industry.

For those who are new to Hummingbird Analytics Platform, it is a data-analytics platform centred around search, understanding, insights, knowledge and collaboration. It allows companies to access their data and uncovers relevant and purposeful insights and knowledge hidden in their data. It enables business users to apply BI analytics in daily business interactions and operation in a more effective and easier way.

The platform is powered by Big Data and AI Technologies, enabled on the Azure platform, giving users accurate information to prepare for unpredictable business environments and to focus on making the data more valuable than ever. Hummingbird Analytics Platform bridges the gap between business users and data. Business users can discover more new business opportunities from analysis of their data, and make more informed decisions to improve their business and operation.

Some might think Hummingbird Analytics Platform (HAP Analytics) is just another data-analytics platform that shows reports. Wrong! Most of the BI Solution in the market focus on how to make it easier for the user to create reports. HAP Analytics wants to make it easier for users to access their data. That is why HAP Analytics comes with some pre-built reports and dashboard, applications to help focus on specific business challenges such as store replenishment and inventory optimisation.

Hummingbird is an intelligent BI platform that – more than just reports – can also show insights in a broader business context. It supports business users to take actions immediately. It is indeed your BI assistant and navigator for your corporate datasets.

For example, a store manager would like to check the stock on hand in Hong Kong. A report may show 100 pieces. Hummingbird analytics, in the same scenario, will show 100 pieces and that 10 among them will expire by next month, along with relevant details based on a user’s business questions, without the need to open additional reports. Thus, it is always one step ahead to provide relevant and useful information for better decision making.


Moving forward, Explora Consulting will continue to improve Hummingbird Analytics Platform and add new innovative features to provide more added value for your organisation.

Hummingbird Analytics Platform is currently rolling out in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia and can be subscribed to online with the enterprise release due next month here.

About Explora Consulting

Explora Consulting is now entering its sixth year of operation. Its core businesses are data management and BI Analytics, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), specialising in the retail industry.

Latest update from Explora Consulting

The company will present the enterprise version of Hummingbird Analytics as well as BI & RPA services, during the upcoming Connected Retail Show. This is a free virtual show. Registration to participate is free.

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