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The Agile BI SolutionCopyright © Nathean Technologies Ltd 2013Achieving Successful Reporting ProjectsRobert Doherty, Produ...
Some Statistics to Start…of Executives have more information than they can effectively useIBMMIT Sloan Management Review 2...
The “Reporting” Spectrum Static Reports Ad hoc Queries Analytics Dashboards Scorecards Alerts Predictive Modelling
 Information available when required Underlying data refreshed appropriately Key metrics available to all Exceptions h...
 Disparate business systems Set of in-built reports with each system Heavy & recurring Excel usage Information out-of-...
 No Silver Bullet – immediate & on-going commitment Admit where you are right now Decide where you want to get to in th...
 List available systems & other data sources Understand current processes & workflows Identify analytic staff members ...
 Explain reporting & analysis concepts to staff Emphasise that reporting is an on-going process Establish central & loc...
 Tackling a Big Problem early Focuses resources on finding a solution Proves value Builds momentum Drives more requir...
 Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Intuitive - reduces training costs Flexible – minimises Total Cost of Change (TCC) ...
 After each delivery get business user feedback Add new requirements to a maintained backlog Iteratively improve the so...
Thank YouEmail info@nathean.comCall us on + 353 1 685 3001Copyright © Nathean Technologies Ltd 2013All rights reserved.www...
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SME Breakfast Seminar - Achieving Successful Reporting Projects

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  1. 1. The Agile BI SolutionCopyright © Nathean Technologies Ltd 2013Achieving Successful Reporting ProjectsRobert Doherty, Product DirectorApril 2013www.nathean.com
  2. 2. Some Statistics to Start…of Executives have more information than they can effectively useIBMMIT Sloan Management Review 2011Only 36% of Managers in top performing organisations get informationthey need in timeframe that supports their decision making cycleAberdeen Group, 2011CIO’s rank analytics as the #1 factor contributing to an organisation’scompetitivenessIBM CIO Study 2009Enterprises that apply analytics have 33% more revenue growth and 12xmore profit growthIBM CFO Study 2010of the time, it works every time!Brian Fantana to Ron Burgundy, Anchorman
  3. 3. The “Reporting” Spectrum Static Reports Ad hoc Queries Analytics Dashboards Scorecards Alerts Predictive Modelling
  4. 4.  Information available when required Underlying data refreshed appropriately Key metrics available to all Exceptions highlighted Flexible drilldown capability Business users answer their own questions Keeps pace with changing business requirements Cost Effective!My Definition of Successful Reporting
  5. 5.  Disparate business systems Set of in-built reports with each system Heavy & recurring Excel usage Information out-of-date soon after it is published Key metrics not always well known Reporting driven by IT not business usersTypical Starting Points for SME’s
  6. 6.  No Silver Bullet – immediate & on-going commitment Admit where you are right now Decide where you want to get to in the short term Think about your longer term aims Create value & momentum quickly Recognise that requirements will changeKey Points to Achieve Success
  7. 7.  List available systems & other data sources Understand current processes & workflows Identify analytic staff members Critique current reports & metrics Decide on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)Step 1: Know Your Status Quo
  8. 8.  Explain reporting & analysis concepts to staff Emphasise that reporting is an on-going process Establish central & local owners Encourage collaboration & insight sharing Aim is to make BI usage pervasive in companyStep 2: Create a Reporting Culture
  9. 9.  Tackling a Big Problem early Focuses resources on finding a solution Proves value Builds momentum Drives more requirements Do not need to wait on “Perfect Data” Involve end users from the get-goStep 3: Identify a Big Pain to Solve
  10. 10.  Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Intuitive - reduces training costs Flexible – minimises Total Cost of Change (TCC) Economical – start small & then scale A heterogeneous approach may work for you Ask vendor(s) for Proof of ConceptStep 4: Select the Right Toolset(s)
  11. 11.  After each delivery get business user feedback Add new requirements to a maintained backlog Iteratively improve the solution Monitor usage and prune redundant “reports” Seek to build on success to widen usageStep 5: Get Feedback & Improve
  12. 12. Thank YouEmail info@nathean.comCall us on + 353 1 685 3001Copyright © Nathean Technologies Ltd 2013All rights reserved.www.nathean.com
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