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Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI
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Business Intelligence - The Rationale for Business Objects XI

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  • 1. Business Intelligence The Rationale for Business Objects XI By Peter Louis July 2005 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 2. Agenda Introduction Rational for BI Business Objects enables BI The bottom line Safeguarding your investment Conclusions Questions 2 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 3. Introduction 3 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 4. What is BI – IT department view The set of technologies, tools & processes that allow the storage, processing and delivery of business information to business customers Introduction 4 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 5. Key technologies, tools & processes Data Marts Security BI Tools Scaleability Introduction 5 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 6. What is BI – end user view • Ability to monitor KPIs for decision-making • Real-time information on product sales • Software that helps to detect fraud • Capability to service compliance reporting requirements Introduction 6 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 7. BI components Tufty’s Minvielle Sales Company 2005 Regional Product Sales, as of 21 July Balance Sheets at March 31, 2004-2006, £'000s 250 Eastern 200 Central MidEast (millions $) 150 Central MidWest 1st Quarter Northwest 100 Western 50 Southern 2004 2005 2006 Central 0 Cash $52 $56 $53 s le bi lls ck s ns ur ls ho lo pi tc on um rn S ho or Accounts receivable, net 411 606 583 Ir D o Sh Sh Product Inventory 432 587 607 Current assets £895 £1,249 £1,243 12-Month Churn Rates, as at 30 June 2005 Total Assets £895 £1,249 £1,243 14.0 31.0 Accounts Payable 340 376 364 Percentage Partial & Forced Percentage Total Churn 12.0 30.5 30.0 Accrued expenses 45 75 67 10.0 29.5 Partial Current Liabilities £385 £451 £431 Churn 8.0 29.0 Force 28.5 6.0 Total Term Loan 120 100 100 28.0 4.0 27.5 Total Liabilities £505 £551 £531 2.0 27.0 0.0 26.5 Net Worth 372 449 454 Fe -05 05 Ju 0 5 Au -04 Se 04 O 04 No -04 De -04 Ja 04 M -0 5 Ap 05 M 5 r- 0 Total Liabilities and Net n- - g- p- c- - n ay l v ct ar b Ju Worth £877 £1,000 £985 Introduction 7 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 8. Rational for BI 8 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 9. Drivers behind BI adoption • Compliance with legislation and international agreements (e.g., Basel II Capital Accord, IAS) • Need to improve intelligence, security and fraud detection (e.g., anti-terrorism, network fraud prevention) • Drive to increase public sector value (e.g., e-Gov initiatives) • Enterprise integration initiatives (e.g., 360o customer views & closed loop marketing, ERM, SRM) • Trend towards the agile enterprise to respond to real- time business events (e.g., steep oil price rises) Rational for BI 9 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 10. BusinessObjects XI enables BI 10 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 11. through an integrated BI platform that facilitates the two complementary views of BI BusinessObjects XI enables BI 11 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 12. BusinessObjects XI Data Integration BusinessObjects XI enables BI 12 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 13. BusinessObjects XI Business Intelligence Platform BI Portal • Broadcasting • Collaboration • Analytic Engines • Metadata • Security • Developer Services Data Integration BusinessObjects XI enables BI 13 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 14. BusinessObjects XI Reporting Enterprise Reporting Embedded Reporting Business Intelligence Platform BI Portal • Broadcasting • Collaboration • Analytic Engines • Metadata • Security • Developer Services Data Integration BusinessObjects XI enables BI 14 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 15. BusinessObjects XI Reporting Query and Analytics Enterprise Reporting Interactive Query Embedded Reporting Ad Hoc Query Business Intelligence Platform BI Portal • Broadcasting • Collaboration • Analytic Engines • Metadata • Security • Developer Services Data Integration BusinessObjects XI enables BI 15 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 16. BusinessObjects XI Performance Management Dashboard • Scorecards • Performance Management Applications Reporting Query and Analytics Enterprise Reporting Interactive Query Embedded Reporting Ad Hoc Query Business Intelligence Platform BI Portal • Broadcasting • Collaboration • Analytic Engines • Metadata • Security • Developer Services Data Integration BusinessObjects XI enables BI 16 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 17. Crystal Reports XI BusinessObjects XI enables BI 17 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 18. OLAP Intelligence BusinessObjects XI enables BI 18 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 19. Dashboard Manager BusinessObjects XI enables BI 19 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 20. The bottom line 20 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 21. Business benefits – IT department • Integrates into existing infrastructure, embedding secure components into virtually any application (e.g. MS Word) • Leverages disparate enterprise solutions to extract latent business value (e.g., SAP, legacy systems) • Provides best platform to standardize on BI needs (e.g., adaptive, service-oriented architecture, end-to-end metadata, web-based administration) • Provides a flexible architecture that scales as your business grows (e.g., web-based reporting) The bottom line 21 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 22. Business benefits – end user • Easy & instant access to information ensures a fast return on investment (e.g., corrective measures can be implemented sooner) • Can measure and monitor individual & operational goals and metrics (e.g., ARPU, churn, sales/profit per employee, till throughput) • Empowers users, increasing business agility and intelligence (e.g., sales per employee cost can be monitored) • Better business visibility of the organisation for middle and top management (e.g., enables better planning and decision making) • Facilitates corporate compliance reporting (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002) The bottom line 22 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 23. Safeguarding your investment 23 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 24. Case study: Synopsis Regional port company in New Zealand wanted to provide customers with a scalable, fully customizable, web-based infrastructure for real-time information delivery. Did not have the time nor expertise to create such a system from scratch Safeguarding your investment 24 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 25. Case study: Result Chose Business Objects’ brand for its capability to provided a real-time, self-service cargo tracking system. Easy-to-use, customizable Web-based solution Supported future growth without high up-front infrastructure costs Facilitated high service levels, as the business grows, without increasing staffing levels Safeguarding your investment 25 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 26. Case study: Synopsis A top three international retailer with around 2,000 stores in 13 countries across Europe and Asia. Wanted to replicate UK-developed retailing excellence with standard retail KPIs across international operations irrespective of size or maturity of each operation Safeguarding your investment 26 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 27. Case study: Result Chose Business Objects to work with its Teradata data warehouses to provide a centralised MIS that delivers sophisticated business insight to Tesco international operations. Web-based infrastructure enabled deployment of MIS to all international operations Enabled faster & better understanding of new international operations Provided reporting benefits unavailable to a locally deployed MIS Minimised local overheads and ensured low cost of ownership Safeguarding your investment 27 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 28. Case study: Synopsis World leader in medical technology providing lifelong solutions to over 5 million people. With a presence in over 120 countries, their 32,000 employees and customers are scattered worldwide. Wanted to move to a standard and scalable solution that global sales & finance staff could easily use. Moreover, the solution had to work seamlessly with their Oracle databases and SAP & CRM systems Safeguarding your investment 28 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 29. Case study: Result Chose Business Objects for its quick deployment capability. Initial deployment occurred with the sales team. Subsequently, rolled out to supply chain management, inventory, shipping, finance, administration, marketing and operations departments. Web-based reporting capability enabled better decision making across the company About 5,130 employees use Business Objects, 2,100 design their own reports, 20 distribute reports through Web Intelligence Embedded security ensures that, for example, only the finance team can access financial reports Provided better visibility of historical data to measure, for example, marketing campaign success or product sales Safeguarding your investment 29 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 30. Conclusions 30 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 31. BusinessObjects XI provides an integrated BI platform that leverages past infrastructural investments whilst providing the architecture to enable enterprise-wide Web-based deployments that scale with your business whilst satisfying varied deployment timescales Conclusions 31 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 32. Questions? 32 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 33. Disclaimer The information presented has been prepared using sources believed by the author to be reliable and accurate. However, the author makes no warranty or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information presented. Moreover, the author accepts no responsibility for the decisions made by readers. Disclaimer 33 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 34. Business Intelligence The Rationale for Business Objects XI By Peter Louis July 2005 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved
  • 35. References [1] Port of Napier, Customer Spotlight, www.businessobjects.com [2] Tesco, Customer Spotlight, www.businessobjects.com [3] BusinessObjects XI, Redefining How Information Empowers Users, www.businessobjects.com [4] Business Intelligence – Now More Than Ever, www.businessobjects.com [5] Business Objects XI Product Tour, www.businessobjects.com 35 © 2005 Peter Louis. All Rights Reserved

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