What the HECK... is Analytics - Sage Conference 2013

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Presentation explaning the difference between Analytics and Reporting, along with the benefits associated with improved decision making

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What the HECK... is Analytics - Sage Conference 2013

  1. 1. What the hell…is #ANALYTICS @Karabina
  2. 2. @Karabina
  3. 3. 60 second EVOLUTION of data 1972 Business Applications Input 1969 Database Invented Data Storage = Answers 1989 Business Intelligence BI 1.0 BI 2.0 People Centric
  4. 4. So WHAT! does this mean to me and my business.. @Karabina
  5. 5. Reporting versus #Analytics • Find Data and Produce Report • Large amounts of time spent gathering & sorting data for business • Report after its happened (end point) • Suitable for Operational Reports • Takes time to generate • Data turned into Information • Easily accessible & immediately available • Analyse information at anytime • Available for more people to use • Single source of data and version of truth @Karabina Reports substantiate Business Decisions Information improves Business Decisions
  6. 6. Reporting versus #Analytics Response Time +High-Slow Fast Low Data Complexity ERP Underlying Data Source Reporting Solution View Data onlyCube Data Warehouse Analytics Interact & Analyse Data ERP Underlying Data Source/s Other Analytics summary • “Decision-making tool” • Interact with information • Single version of Truth • Information is Pervasive • Data-warehouse critical @Karabina
  7. 7. 5 ways #Analytics can improve bottom line @Karabina  Save Time spent on gathering Data  Get the correct answers on critical business questions  Help identify Areas for improving Cash Flow  Boost Productivity & Accountability, through Visibility  Gain Insight on Customers and their Sales
  8. 8. Dispel the Myths on #Analytics X Small & Medium Sized business don’t need this X It’s expensive to buy and purchase X It is complex to implement X Requires Extensive train and understanding @Karabina
  9. 9. Introducing: Business Analytics for Pastel Evolution
  10. 10. Product Overview Business Analytics for Pastel Evolution is a rapidly deployed business intelligence & reporting application that is purpose built for Pastel Evolution. “It reduces the burden of manual report writing and provides quick implementations. A business that understands its performance against standard industry KPIs can quickly take action to improve stock management and enhance cost efficiencies in order to guarantee better returns on investment.” - Daryl Blundell, Sales Director at Softline Pastel Accounting (ITWeb Article ,16th August 2011, New business analytics functionality for Pastel Evolution”)
  11. 11. Features • Instantly deployable • Full Business Intelligence Data Warehouse • Predefined set of Data Cubes • Out-of-the-Box Industry Reports & Dashboards for – Sales, Inventory, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Finance – Ageing • Over 60 KPI’s with various measures • Makes use of Standard Excel & SQL
  12. 12. Thanks for your time +2711 463-8155 info@Karabina.co.za http://www.karabinasoftware.co.za http://www.linkedin.com/KarabinaSoftware http://www.youtube.com/karabinasa http://twitter.com/karabina

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