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    1. 1. Business Analysis Technology Business Intelligence May 12, 2007
    2. 2. Agenda Minitab Business Objects & Cognos Business Intelligence
    3. 3. Business Intelligence “ Encompassing all aspects of collecting, deriving, analyzing, presenting and disseminating relevant business information to enable better business decisions and/or drive business processes&quot; <ul><li>Why Business Intelligence? </li></ul><ul><li>Improve consistency and accuracy of reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce stress on operational systems for reporting and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Faster access to information </li></ul><ul><li>BI tools provide increased analytical capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering the Business User </li></ul><ul><li>Companies are realizing that data is a company’s most underutilized asset </li></ul>
    4. 4. Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse Internal Source Systems Data Warehouse Data Mart Extract, Transformation and Load Business Intelligence Business Objects Cognos Microstrategy Brios Microsoft Access Etc. Advanced Analytics SAS Minitab SPSS Forecasting/Budgeting Budget Maestro Executive Information System Dashboard Balanced Scorecard KPI Financial Metrics External Data Sources
    5. 5. Business Intelligence Environment Microsoft Excel Data Warehouse Data Mart Microsoft Access BI Query & Analysis Tools Ex: Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy, Brios, etc. OLAP Cubes EIS / Dashboards Data Mining Tools (SAS, Minitab) Broad User Base Narrow User Base
    6. 6. Business Intelligence can include (but is not limited to): Business Intelligence Data Warehousing KPIs Reporting & Analysis Forecasting & Budgeting Dashboards Information Delivery Modeling Analytical Applications Portals Extract, Transformation & Load Competitor Analysis Integration Customer Intelligence / CRM Corporate Performance Management Workforce Analytics OLAP Balanced Scorecard and more . . . <ul><li>The Promise of Business Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Remove information gathering as the limiting step in the decision making process </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerate the rate at which managers and decision makers can physically process information </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Clarity, Insight and the Confidence to make a business decision </li></ul>
    7. 7. Metrics A quantifiable measure of performance Allows for assessment and comparison Allows for assessment and comparison Revenue Profit Expenses Number of Customer Calls Number of Customer Complaints Product Defects Gross Margin Percent Accidents per Mile Driven Cost of Sales Examples Overhead Percent Customer Churn Employee Turnover Return on Investment Income per Capita Capacity Utilization Average Bill Rate Management Ratio
    8. 8. Agenda Minitab Business Objects & Cognos Business Intelligence
    9. 9. Business Objects <ul><li>What is Business Objects? </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS OBJECTS is an integrated query, reporting and analysis solution for business professionals that allows you to access the data in your corporate databases directly from your desktop and present and analyze this information in a BUSINESS OBJECTS document. </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS OBJECTS makes it easy to access this data, because you work with it in business terms that are familiar to you, not technical database terms like SQL. You don’t need any knowledge of the database structure or technology. Once you’ve used BUSINESS OBJECTS to access the data you need, you can present </li></ul>
    10. 10. Business Objects – What data sources are available? <ul><li>BUSINESS OBJECTS let you access data from a wide range of sources. You can access data from </li></ul><ul><li>Relational databases (RDBMS), such as ORACLE, Microsoft SQL Server, Informix and IBM DB2. </li></ul><ul><li>Multidimensional (OLAP) databases, such as Microsoft OLAP Services, Hyperion Essbase, and ORACLE Express. </li></ul><ul><li>Text files and spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Packaged applications such as SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually any data source using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Cognos
    12. 12. Agenda Minitab Business Objects Business Intelligence
    13. 13. Minitab <ul><li>Minitab is a computer program designed to perform basic and advanced statistical functions. It combines the user-friendliness of Microsoft Excel with the ability to perform complex statistical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Today, Minitab is often used in conjunction with the implementation of Six Sigma and other statistics-based process improvement methods. Thousands of companies in more than 80 countries use it, including over half the companies in the Fortune 500. </li></ul>