SilverStripe as a Business Intelligence System

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  • Freelance Web and Technology Consultant, Studying BIS at Massey, over 10 years in the web industry and have a passion for looking at how organisations collect, store and utilise information for decision making and leadership.
  • It is important that we pay attention to it and work out what it means to make better decisions.
  • BI is not just one thing, it is a series of technologies, processes and systems together to product timely and accuate information to those who need to make decisions. But BI is nothing without the human side… we need to derive meaning and significance from this information and drive our business decision making on real data to affect successful change in our organsiations.
  • BI is not just one thing, it is a series of technologies, processes and systems together to product timely and accuate information to those who need to make decisions. But BI is nothing without the human side… we need to derive meaning and significance from this information and drive our business decision making on real data to affect successful change in our organsiations.
  • Business and Technology Together, turning information onto insight.
  • Use all these to create something custom, puttng together the piece of the puzzle and focusing on solving the problem rather than how to build and what to use.
  • Fits into most common existing business IT Infrastructure.
  • However... its not just online businesses that can use SS as a BI system...
  • In the process of developing the dashboard
  • Automate process of creating and issuing invoices to both SKY and to Sales Reps
  • Automate process of creating and issuing invoices to both SKY and to Sales Reps
  • Automate process of creating and issuing invoices to both SKY and to Sales Reps
  • Automate process of creating and issuing invoices to both SKY and to Sales Reps
  • From “Yomeigaku” - Neo-Confusian system of thought, prevalent during the end of Tokugawa period.
  • SilverStripe as a Business Intelligence System

    1. 1. SilverStripe Meetup (16 Feb 2011) SilverStripe as a Business Intelligence System by Cam Findlay
    2. 2. SilverStripe as a Business Intelligence System
    3. 3. “ INFORMATION IS NOT A BY-PRODUCT OF BUSINESS; IT IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF BUSINESS” – OLIVIA PARR RUD
    4. 4. What is Business Intelligence(BI)?
    5. 5. Business Intelligence is… Technologies, processes and systems together to product timely and accurate information
    6. 6. BI is nothing without the human side… Derive meaning and significance from this information and drive our business decision making.
    7. 7. The “C’s” of BI Collect (Clean) Correlate & Calculate Communicate Cogitate Change
    8. 8. The “C’s” of BI BI-Curious
    9. 9. INFORMATION INTO INSIGHT…
    10. 10. SilverStripe – The Hub, the tools
    11. 11. Out of the box… <ul><li>Rapid Prototyping (DataObjects) </li></ul><ul><li>Sapphire MVC Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication and Permission Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Themes and Page Behaviours </li></ul><ul><li>CMS and backend (ModelAdmin) </li></ul><ul><li>Common Function Modules and Widgets </li></ul><ul><li>RESTful API </li></ul><ul><li>Plus heaps more! </li></ul>
    12. 12. Cross Platform Operating Systems Web Servers Databases
    13. 13. CUSTOM TO THE BUSINESS NEED, RATHER THAN SQUEEZE THE BUSINESS INTO AN EXISTING SYSTEM.
    14. 14. Examples Things built with SilverStripe and module ideas.
    15. 15. Jamorama Affiliates Program Custom Registration Module Affiliate Profiles Segmented Communication Relevant Resources Created Integrate Data Sources (APIs) Trends, Metrics, KPIs Meaningful Dashboards
    16. 16. Integrate - SKY Sales Team SilverStripe based sales tracking and CRM
    17. 17. API (Analog Paper Interface)
    18. 19. Sales Processing System
    19. 20. Extended GenericViews Module - CRM
    20. 21. Extended GenericViews Module - CRM
    21. 22. ClickTale Module – ClickTale.com
    22. 23. Sales & Invoicing Automation–Xero API Automate: Invoices to SKY (Accounts Receivable) Invoices from Sales Reps (Accounts Payable) Xero Module?
    23. 24. WE Trust – Concept Project <ul><li>Started out in 2003 running events, DJing and operating a pirate radio out of our flat. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated as a Charitable Trust in April 2005. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Hub for Empowering Youth Achievement
    25. 26. WE Trust – Volunteer Hours Tracking Barcode Membership Cards Tag In/Out at WEHQ Time Tracking Module Reporting, Trends and Insight
    26. 27. HARMONY BETWEEN KNOWLEDGE AND CONDUCT… <ul><li>“ To Know, and not to act… is not to know.” </li></ul>
    27. 28. Thank you <ul><li>Email: hello@camfindlay.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @cameronfindlay </li></ul>
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