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Bi As A Service 9 19 2008

Bi As A Service 9 19 2008



Presentation given at the EDM Summit in Orlando on 10/28/08

Presentation given at the EDM Summit in Orlando on 10/28/08



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    Bi As A Service 9 19 2008 Bi As A Service 9 19 2008 Presentation Transcript

    • Integrating BI Tools with SOA By Mike Kavis Chief Architect
      • Business Problem
        • Business processes were outdated and not optimal
        • Sales people were spending too much time on operational tasks
        • Sales lead times were way too long
        • Process was error prone
      • Original IT solution
        • Code multiple screens covering all permutations
        • Return huge data sets and have users sift through data online
        • Build the entire application from scratch
        • Rich UI and alternate output types out of scope
      • IT solution with BI as a Service
        • Build one dynamic screen for “What if analysis”
        • Capture business rules and deliver results to desired device
        • Allow users to subscribe to categories and get alerts
        • Leverage metadata layer in the BI tool
      • Why BI?
        • Leverage existing investments
        • Use existing metadata/rules
        • Fully functional web delivery infrastructure
        • Open platform (OS, browser, database, etc.)‏
        • Direct access to operational data from ERP systems
      Source: Microstrategy
      • Proven stable web platform
        • Full Portal Integration
        • Open platform
        • 24x7 reliability
        • High availability
        • High performance
        • Scalable
      • Standards Based Tools
        • Supports Flash (any browser, any OS)‏
        • Multilingual support
        • LDAP/Single Sign-on
        • XML, PMML
      Source: Microstrategy
    • Integrate with existing data marts, warehouses, applications Source: Microstrategy
    • Discovery opportunities, don't build complex applications Source: Microstrategy
    • Create multiple delivery formats with a click of a mouse Source: Microstrategy
    • Automate business processes and push results Source: Microstrategy
    • Source: Pentaho
        • Leverage the power of your existing BI investments
        • Improve speed to market
        • Build less code, reduce development costs
        • Make use of standards
        • Wow your customers with a rich user experience