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Discover Palo, your Open-Source application for Business Intelligence. Free webinar on http://webinar.avcshare.com/

Discover Palo, your Open-Source application for Business Intelligence. Free webinar on http://webinar.avcshare.com/

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  • Discover Palo , open-source application for Business Intelligence Julien Delvat BI Consultant [email_address] John Jackiw Sales Manager [email_address] +1-708 638 5206 Webinar Tuesday, Feb. 24 th
  • Introduction
  • Introduction John Jackiw Sales Manager [email_address]
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • 500 million users can’t be wrong !
  • 500 million users can’t be wrong !
  • 500 million users can’t be wrong !
    • Highly user friendly, easy and simple to use
    • Standard application, no need for training
    • Highly flexible for any kind of industry, company, usage (planning, reporting, analysis)
    • Plenty of content already available
    • Very short time-to-solution
    • Low TCO for the company
  • The Spreadsheet Chaos!
    • Not enough rows / columns
    • No central data storage
    • No separation between data storage and representation
    • No real multi-user ability
    • No interactivity, read-only web-publishing
    • No write-back
    • No support for compliance
    • No workflow, distribution
    • No real integration with ERP systems
    • No real security concept
  • Semantic Chaos !
    • Business Users work with numbers (KPIs) :
    • Sales volumes and turnover
    • Prices, margins, costs
    • FTEs, working hours
    • Plan, actual, variance
    Knowledge of Business Users
  • Semantic Chaos !
    • IT managers work with numbers (systems):
    • ERPs, Legacy, 3 rd party Systems
    • Tables, Views, Joins, Queries, Mappings
    • Data Sources
    • Cubes, Data Marts
    • Web Services, SOA
    • Security
    • Servers, TCO
    • Performance
  • Concept Chaos !
    • Reports are based on axes of the analysis …
    Time Products Customers Regions KPIs
  • Concept Chaos !
    • Systems are designed with tables in relational databases :
  • Project Chaos !
    • Availability of IT Resources is limited
    • Projects are under time, budget and scope pressure
    • Implementation time is usually beyond 6 months
    • Conclusion: a shorter implementation for an IT-solution, will be more likely to meet the initial requirements on completion !
    Zeit Requriements IT - Zeit IT - Reqirements Band width of IT-solution Time
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • What if we had … ?
      • A clear separation of data storage and presentation
      • Excel frontend for design and add-hoc reports
      • Web frontend for recurrent reports
      • Write-back interaction for e.g. budget callouts
      • Easy handling with drill-down, slice / dice, etc.
      • Capacity for integration with backend systems
      • Capacity for security, workflow, etc.
      • Low TCO, fast time-to-solution
      • a Business Intelligence software inside Excel !
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • Q&A session
  • Palo ’s architecture
  • Palo OLAP Server
    • Open Source application for Business Intelligence
    • Used for Planning, Analysis, Reporting and Consolidation
      • Spreadsheet Extension for MS Excel and Open Office Calc
      • On top of an In-Memory OLAP Engine
  • Palo OLAP Server Server Client
    • OLAP, Multi-Dimensional
    • Hierarchies and Consolidation
    • In-Memory
    • Write-Back, Splash
    • Cell-Based
    • Slice & Dice
    • Drill-Down & Aggregation
    • High Performance
    • Simulations, Data Callouts
    • Detailed User Rights
    Overall
    • Single point of data truth, distributed access
    • Low TCO, but High-Performance
    • Quick Time-To-Solution
    • Installation size from laptop to dedicated server (> 500 users)
  • Palo Worksheet Server
    • Allows easy conversion of spreadsheets into web reports
    • Design within MS Excel for corporate web-applications
    • Deployment over web-server and web-browser
    • Enables write-back into OLAP server
    • Real-time consolidation, slice & dice, drill-down
    • Platform independent technology
  • Palo Supervision Server
    • Internal Control System (ICS) enabling compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA)
    • Central control of changes for spreadsheets and web reports
    • Engine that links data areas with events
    • Data- and rule-driven warnings and alerts
  • Palo ETL Server
    • E xtract, T ransform & L oad into Palo
    ETL Server ODBC OLAP Server Files (CSV, XML) OLAP DBMS
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Live Demonstration
    • Live demonstration of Palo :
    • Simple and quick creation of a cube
    • Simple and flexible user interface
    • Simple interaction for drill-down, data entry and slice & dice
    • Simple data import
    • Simple conversion of Excel into Web report
  • Let’s get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Palo Users
    • Typical Palo users are …
    • … CFOs
    • … Controllers
    • … IT Decision Makers
    • … Spreadsheets Users
  • Palo Applications
    • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Palo Applications
    • Budget and Corporate Planning
  • Palo Applications
    • Liquidity Management and Forecasting
  • Palo Applications
    • Balanced Scorecards, Cockpits & Dashboards
  • Palo Customers
  • Palo Industries
    • Banking / Insurance / Financial Services
    • Health Care & Pharmaceuticals
    • Manufacturing & Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Consumer Products
    • Public Sector
    • Retail
    • IT / IS
  • Palo User Quotes
    • “ Palo OLAP Server is the ideal BI extension for our ERP standard software: efficient, cost-efficient and easy to use.”
    • Philipp Zwahlen Project Manager Information Management
    • ABACUS Research
  • Palo User Quotes
    • “ Palo OLAP Server and Palo Worksheet Server allowed us to implement a customized Balanced Scorecard solution that meets the individual reporting requirements in our organization. The dynamic BSC can be customized easily.” Fred Schuhardt, Senior Project Manager IT, Compass Group Deutschland
    • “ Our international reporting and the planning of profit centers is now fully automated with Palo OLAP Server. For the monthly reporting we are now able to retrieve 25,000 key figures from all Business Units within seven minutes, at the touch of a button.” Wilfried Wirkner, Central Controlling, Dürr Systems GmbH
    • “ With Palo & Worksheet Server, we finally managed a system rollout where information content had a priority over technology during user trainings.” Gerhard Klingele, Senior Director Finance & IT, Nycomed Deutschland
  • Palo User Quotes
    • “ Switching to Palo enabled us to build a reporting system that meets the requirements set forth by our Controlling department and management and which can be operated entirely by our Controlling department.” Thomas Seeler, Head of Corporate Controlling, Dystar
    • “ With Palo OLAP Server we are in control of the multitude of detail data on our ships and the fund and we can generate valuable, up-to-the-minute information for the management. Furthermore, we are very flexible when creating customized analyses for the various departments, committees and partner companies which is a great plus.” Maren Seifert, Project Management, Open Waters and Management Lloyd Fonds Singapore
  • Palo User Quotes
    • “ It was in our best interest to use a tool familiar to us, Excel. The objective was to expand the individual reporting applications of our operational departments without losing time in specifying the requirements.” Richard Vizethum, Head of Information Management, Quelle
    • “ The combination of Palo OLAP Server and Excel convinced us because it is extremely cost effective and user-friendly.” Ingo Weishaupt, Management Information, Standard Life Versicherung
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Jedox
    • Founded in 2002, fast growth
    • Head office in Germany
    • Worldwide leading supplier of Enterprise-Spreadsheets
    • Specialist for Excel-based planning systems and ‘Spreadsheet Compliance Solutions’
    • Partnerships with universities for R&D
    • Certified SAP partner
    • 180 PALO downloads per day 10.000 Users worldwide > 30 Partners worldwide
  • Alta Via Consulting
    • Partner and Representative for Jedox in the US
    • Offices in US, Europe, Latin America and Africa
    • Specialized in cost management, planning and simulation, business intelligence and decision support
    • Close collaboration with vendors like SAP, Jedox and MACS
    • Active participation in RCA Institute, IMA & MESA
    • Expertise in various industries
    • … for “a Better Use of Information” ®
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Next Steps
    • Test Palo , it’s FREE ! Download at …
    • http://www.jedox.com/
  • Next Steps
    • Contact us for:
      • Questions
      • Training or Consulting
      • Licenses and Pricing
    Julien Delvat BI Consultant [email_address] John Jackiw Sales Manager [email_address] +1-708 638 5206
  • Next Steps
    • Let us know how we can improve !
    • Review this recorded webinar http://webinar.avcshare.com
    • Enroll in future webinars
    • Meet us at Cebit (3-8 March 2009) in Hannover, Germany
  • Simply get started !
    • Introduction
    • What’s wrong with my spreadsheets?
    • What is really needed ?
    • How can Palo solve this ?
    • Show me !
    • Who is using Palo ?
    • Who supports Palo ?
    • What’s next ?
    • Q&A session
  • Discover Palo , open-source application for Business Intelligence Webinar Tuesday, Feb. 24 th Julien Delvat BI Consultant [email_address] John Jackiw Sales Manager [email_address] +1-708 638 5206