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SaaS Business Intelligence

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Overview of what to look for in a SaaS business intelligence application.

Overview of what to look for in a SaaS business intelligence application.

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  • MAIA Intelligence To Offer On-Demand BI Solution - http://tech2.in.com/biz/india/news/business-intelligence/maia-intelligence-to-offer-ondemand-bi-solution/54202/0
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  • Management remains apprehensive about on-demand BI - http://www.cxotoday.com/story/management-remains-apprehensive-about-on-demand-bi
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  • For more recent information on SaaS Business Intelligence, go to www.birst.com or www.saasbusinessintelligence.com
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  • For more on this topic, join the LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=105766&trk=hb_side_g
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  • BaaS - Business Intelligence As A Service - I invite your comments on this. Please share your thoughts with the readers of the Business Intelligence Blog: http://blog.maia-intelligence.com/2009/04/09/business-intelligence-as-a-service-baas/#comment-2939
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  • So what should you look for as you consider SaaS business intelligence?
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    • 1.
      • What to look for in a SaaS Business Intelligence solution:
      Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
    • 2. 1) Simplicity
      • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
      • - Leonardo da Vinci
      Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved “ ”
    • 3. On-Demand BI Simplicity
      • Simple to set up
        • Days not months or years
      • Simple to use
        • Measurable
      • Simple to buy
        • Subscription license
      Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
        • LucidEra really simplifies the overhead required of IT when rolling out a BI solution.
      “ ” LucidEra AppExchange customer review
    • 4. Simplicity of Setup Copyright © 2007 LucidEra – All rights reserved vs.
    • 5. 2) Focus Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
        • Analytic applications must do more than provide information. They must guide the decision-making process, leading to actions that improve business performance.
      “ ” Henry Morris, Senior VP, Worldwide Software and Services Research IDC Pipeline Closed Deals Invoices Shipments Orders Booked SFA Accounting
    • 6. On-Demand BI Focus
      • Look for prebuilt analytic apps, not just BI tools
      • What is an analytic app?
        • Process support
        • Separation of function
        • Time oriented, integrated data from multiple sources
      Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
        • We use LucidEra to manage the performance of our sales team, track overall sales effectiveness, and ensure that we’re focusing on the right revenue generation activities.
      “ ” LucidEra AppExchange customer review
    • 7. 3) Platform Power Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
        • In the same way that before you had to buy an operating system and database and an application server, you will be able to get that all delivered to you, as a multi-tenant shared service.
      “ ” Marc Benioff, CEO and Founder Salesforce.com
    • 8. Historically BI “Heavy Lifting” Hasn’t Been Easy! Copyright © 2007 LucidEra – All rights reserved Connectors Cleansing Integration Storage Analysis You own the system – you own the problem! $1Million+
    • 9. 4) Customer Success Copyright © 2008 LucidEra – All rights reserved
        • The top performing SaaS companies typically achieve annual renewals on a customer count basis above 90%, and over 100% renewals on a dollar value basis due to up-sells into this installed base.
      “ ” Byron Deeter, Bessemer Venture Partners “ Bessemer’s Top 10 Laws for Being “SaaS-y””
    • 10. Customer Success Must be Transparent Copyright © 2007 LucidEra – All rights reserved

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