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Here\'s my Sept BI Slide deck on building better dashboards using the Microsoft technology stack.

Here\'s my Sept BI Slide deck on building better dashboards using the Microsoft technology stack.

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  • 1. Building Better Dashboards with Microsoft 2010
    Chad Dotzenrod | Sept. 9th, 2010
  • 2. Agenda
    Introduction to SWC
    Why Business Intelligence?
    Overview of Microsoft’s BI Solution
    Demonstrations
    Getting Started
  • 3. Who is SWC?
    SWC is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for the mid-market. For 30 years, SWC has excelled at providing strategic guidance and delivering best-in-class solutions tailored to the needs of growing companies.
  • 4.
  • 5. Using Business Intelligence to…
    See what’s happening right now
    Get Real-Time
    Information
    Compare to
    Plan
    Find Profitable
    Customers
    Understand variances and drill to detail to find trends
    Focus resources where it really matters
    Know your cost structure and take action to ensure
    you hit the bottom line
    Find
    Inefficiencies
  • 6. The ‘R’ in ROI
    Family of Real Estate Investment Trusts
    Weeks-long close reporting transformed to a few minutes/clicks
    Distressed tenants and industry sectors identified months earlier
    Underperforming properties exposed for action
    Corrugated Board Manufacturer
    Downtime is reduced by identifying problem employees and lines
    Scrap is minimized
    Culture of accountability is reinforced
    Event Technology Provider
    Hotel partners achieve self-serve reporting, increasing satisfaction and reducing IT cost
    Finance is eliminated as a bottleneck for revenue and labor data
    Forecasting accuracy is improved
    Collection Agency
    Identified the 25% of placements that deliver 75% of commissions
    High-cost, low-return activities identified
    Workflow efficiency improved as they focus on high-potential accounts
  • 7. Segmenting the Solution
    Organizational BI
    Team BI
    Individual BI
    • Centralized Dashboards
    • 8. Organizationally approved
    • 9. “The Truth”
    • 10. Share your analysis
    • 11. Leverage the work of others
    • 12. “Our Truth”
    • 13. Ad-hoc analysis
    • 14. Complete flexibility
    • 15. “My Truth”
  • The Microsoft Dashboard Technology Stack
    BI Platform
    (RDBMS, ETL, OLAP, Reporting)
    User Experience
    Analyzer
    Any System
    Excel and PowerPivot
  • 16. What is a Cube?
    A cube is a multi-dimensional representation of data – like a Rubik’s Cube, but each block of the cube can itself be another cube.
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  • 17. Habiflex – A Fictional Example
  • 18. demo
  • 19. Thanks for joining us today!
    What’s next?
    More Demos
    ROI Discovery Meeting
    Formulate a pragmatic and phased Statement of Work
    Start the discovery process
    Questions?
    Let’s build you a better Dashboard:
    Chad Dotzenrod
    cjd@swc.com
    (630) 286-8108
    www.swc.com