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Agile BI Webinar (Neil Pratt, Bournville College)

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Neil Pratt, Assistant Principal CIS, discusses how implementing an agile BI tool has revolutionised how users search and interact with company data, supporting a faster time to decision and improving …

Neil Pratt, Assistant Principal CIS, discusses how implementing an agile BI tool has revolutionised how users search and interact with company data, supporting a faster time to decision and improving Bournville College's business agility.

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  • 1. SpeakerNEIL PRATTNeil PrattAssistant Principal CIS,Bournville College UK
  • 2. Agile BI in practiceHow Bournville College uses NeutrinoBI for business agility
  • 3. About  Bournville  College  •  First Established in 1913•  Relocation Sept ‘11 to £66m purpose built campus•  Caters for 15,000 students•  Revenue for 2012: £32m•  State of the art facilities: •  Mac™ Suite •  Over 1000 computer access points •  Universal Wi-Fi accessSeptember  2012   2  
  • 4. Business  challenges  Achieving revenue and profitability goals when faced with:•  Increasing competition in the FE sector (domestic and international)•  Need to exceed Government targets for educational performance•  Decline in traditional revenue streams (state funding/philanthropy)•  Constraints in tuition fee increases•  Pressure to offer students demonstrable added-valueSeptember  2012   3  
  • 5. The  challenge  for  our  BI  Business needs: BI challenges:•  Supporting daily decision •  Simplistic visualization & making with: reporting tools ‑  More in-depth information •  Required hours and hours of ‑  More up to date information manual preparation•  Enabling strategic decisions through: •  And manual consolidation of data -  Rapid answers to specific questions from different systems -  More insight on trends/issues and •  CIS team is already stretched, BI opportunities requests add to that workloadSeptember  2012   4  
  • 6. The  NeutrinoBI  Project   NeutrinoBI had just the breakthrough BI tool we needed •  Initial implementation during the summer recess 2012 •  New dashboard reporting for: –  On-going Success/Achievement ratings –  Daily attendance metrics •  Across two key databases: –  Oracle - Student record system of over 100 Million records –  SQL - Timetabling and attendance database of 4 Million recordsSeptember  2012   5  
  • 7. Results:  fast  implementaGon  The  team  at  NeutrinoBI  came  in  on  a  Monday  morning,  and  I  performed  the  first  search  at  lunch-­‐<me   –  With  the  NeutrinoBI  built-­‐in  data  acquisiGon  tool,  new  data  take-­‐on  was  fast   and  efficient   –  In  fact,  once  the  data  view  was  available  in  Neutrino,  it  only  took  less  than     25  minutes  to:     •  Build  a  domain   •  Define  drill-­‐down  and  aggregate  the  data   •  Assign  the  domain  to  a  new  user     •  Ask  our  1st  quesGon     We  could  then  immediately  build  a  dashboard  that  reported  on  total  absences/   lateness/  a@endance  by  course  by  day  of  week,  by  <me,  and  by  student  September  2012   6    
  • 8. Results:  how  it  looks  In  the  next  few  months  we  expect  NeutrinoBI  to  replace  over  100  legacy  Dashboards  September  2012   7  
  • 9. Results:    rapid  search  and  discovery   More than dashboard reporting – it gives the management team the freedom to search. My testing shows that finding information is really fast:September  2012   8  
  • 10. Next  steps  Our intention: to use NeutrinoBI to deliver the insight weneed to continue developing as one of the UK’s mostprogressive Further Education establishments.• Roll-out self-service data discovery to 60 of our SeniorManagers over the next 3 months• Deploy cloud service to satisfy our international customers• Developing web-based focused daily performancedashboards for all 15,000 students and their sponsors• Planning for iPad deployment in the futureSeptember  2012   9  
  • 11. September 2012 10
  • 12. For  BI  at  it’s  Agile  Best  Niall  Thomas  Sales  Director,  NeutrinoBI  
  • 13. The  quest  for  agile  BI   The  difference   Get  info   Quickly   Instantly   Improve  ROI   Increase   agile  BI  makes  to   when   implement   create   on  BI   profit   the  bo]om  line   needed   new  BI   and  share   projects   operaGng   projects   dashboards   profit  grew   year  on  year   Equip   Explorers   ‘Dock’  with  IT   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  12  
  • 14. Equip  your  explorers  for  the  agile  BI  quest   Search   Combine   Drill-­‐down   Visualize   Interact   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  13  
  • 15. Why  Neutrino  for  Agile  BI?   SEARCH   COMBINE   DRILL-­‐DOWN   VISUALIZE   INTERACT   answers  to  ad-­‐ integrate   to  analyse  the   create  fresh   Customize   hoc  quesGons   corporate  and   underlying   visualizaGons   dashboards   <  10  seconds     local  data  in   data  in   on  new  data  in   without  IT   <  30  seconds     <  5  seconds     <  1  minute     involvement  in   <  5  minutes     September  21,  2012              |   Slide  14  
  • 16. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  15  
  • 17. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  16  
  • 18. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  17  
  • 19. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  18  
  • 20. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  19  
  • 21. NeutrinoBI  in  acGon   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  20  
  • 22. Ready  to  find  out  more?  To  learn  more  about  agileBI  please  visit  our  website:   Take  a  look  at  the   Or  read  our  www.neutrinobi.com/agile     agileBI  infographic   agileBI  flyer  Or,  for  a  close-­‐up  view  of  NeutrinoBI  in  acGon:   Watch  the  demo   Request  a  demo.  Email:   video:   niall.thomas@neutrinobi.com   NeutrinoBI  -­‐  YouTube     September  21,  2012              |   Slide  21  
  • 23. Ready  to  find  out  more?   A  discovery  POC  (proof  of  concept)   Try  NeutrinoBI   which  can  take  as  a  li]le  as  ½  day   for  yourself   Or  a  full  POC  email:     niall.thomas@neutrinobi.com     September  21,  2012              |   Slide  22  
  • 24. It’s  BI  at  its  Agile  Best!     www.neutrinobi.com/agilebi   September  21,  2012              |   Slide  23  

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