Bi As A Service 9 19 2008

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

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Bi As A Service 9 19 2008

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Business processes were outdated and not optimal 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

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