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Paul Turner, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Adaptive Planning, details three keys to help executives make better business decisions: Visual Analytics, Self-Service CPM, and Simple BI Solutions ...

Paul Turner, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Adaptive Planning, details three keys to help executives make better business decisions: Visual Analytics, Self-Service CPM, and Simple BI Solutions that empower business users with easy access to the information they need. Business leaders with the simplest, most intuitive access to financial and operational KPIs are the ones that will be able to make the quickest, most informed business decisions.

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  • 1. The Global Leader in Cloud CPM & BI 3 Key Ways To Help You Make Better Business Decisions September 26, 2013 Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 1
  • 2. Today’s Speaker Paul Turner Sr. Director of Product Marketing Adaptive Planning Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 2
  • 3. Why Better Decisions 3 Keys to Better Business Decisions Product Demonstration Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 3
  • 4. Why Better Decisions Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 4
  • 5. Leaders Want Business Analytics # PRIORITY Survey CFO and CIO Priorities, 2013 Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 5
  • 6. It’s About Better Decision Making Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 6
  • 7. It’s About Better Decision Making Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 7
  • 8. What’s On The List Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 8
  • 9. Where it Happens Today Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 9
  • 10. The 3 Keys to Better Business Decisions Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 10
  • 11. #1: Make it Visual Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 11
  • 12. The Drivers for Visualization Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client Source: TDWI 12
  • 13. Visualization Tools Impact Decisions “ Managers with visual data discovery tools are 10% more likely to be able to access the information they need in the time required to impact decision-making. “ Picture This: Self-Service BI Through Data Discovery and Visualization Aberdeen Group Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 13
  • 14. Complete Flexibility to Monitor, Measure and Collaborate • Complete set of visualizations • Scorecards • Gauges • Scatter • Radar • Histograms • Trends • Zones • Email alerts Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 14
  • 15. #2: Empower Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 15
  • 16. Self-Service = Empowerment Self-service business intelligence consists of the facilities within the BI environment that enable BI users to become more self-reliant and less dependent on the IT organization* Self-service BI ≠ BI self sufficiency Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 16 16
  • 17. Understanding Your Users Information Consumers BI/DW feature Task workers Executives & managers Information Producers Power users & business analysts Data scientists IT BI/DW builders Data mining & analytic modeling Consume Produce Consume Produce Customizable models/functions Consume Produce Consume Produce Advanced visualization Produce Consume Produce Consume Produce Mobile BI Consume Consume Produce Produce Enterprise data warehouse Consume Consume Produce Data mart/cube Data sandbox Produce Consume Produce Consume Produce Produce Consume Produce Consume Produce Investigative data store Virtual data views Consume Source: TDWI Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 17
  • 18. No More Static Dashboards  Time intelligence  Drill down on any metric by relevant dimensions • Locations • Products • Channels • Geographies • And more Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 18
  • 19. Instantaneous Modeling  What-if analysis on the fly  Rolls up for full impact analysis at summary level  Ideal for quick and easy modeling in Finance or operations Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 19
  • 20. Empower, But Drive Performance • High performance cloud data store • In-memory query-time aggregation • Instantaneous query response • SQL, Flat File, Web Services, Salesforce, NetSuite, Adaptive, and more In-memory cache, relational persistence • Scheduled or on demand Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 20
  • 21. #3: Simplify Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 21
  • 22. Make BI Tools Easy to Use  Improves the productivity of BI/DW builders and information producers  Enables self-service BI by allowing motivated information consumers to become information producers  Self-Service BI Requirements: – Make it easy to report on and analyze data – Support more sophisticated analyses – Make results easy to publish in the required format Source: TDWI Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 22
  • 23. Ease of Use for Personalization • Drag and drop metrics to personalize dashboards - no IT required • Easily organize metrics • Choose visualizations on the fly Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 23
  • 24. One Place for Everything. Analytics + Reporting. Unified. Eliminates traditional need for multiple tools for analysis and reporting New, flexible formatted reporting output that combines: • Charts • Text • Grids • Formatted headers Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 24
  • 25. #4 (Bonus Round): Analytics On the Go Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 25
  • 26. Free Mobile App on Apple App Store Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 26
  • 27. Democratizing Better Decision Making Four Key Objectives Make BI tools easy to use Make it easy to access data DIY BI Make BI results easy to consume & enhance Make solutions fast to deploy & easy to manage Source: TDWI Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 27
  • 28. Revolutionizing Business Management with a Complete, Integrated CPM & BI Product Suite ADAPTIVE DISCOVERY  Visualization  Dashboards  KPIs  Self-Service  Alerts  Financial and Operational INTUITIVE User Experience ADAPTIVE PLATFORM MODELING | COLLABORATION | ANALYTICS Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 28
  • 29. Demonstration Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 29
  • 30. Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 30
  • 31. $170BN+ in Assets  450+ Employees  9 Subsidiaries Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 31
  • 32. Challenges Faced  Reporting was based in Excel  Different sources of information – Number of employees, assets, funds service, account – Lots of copying and pasting  Took time to get in the hands of users  Time to roll up and make sure it's correct Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 32
  • 33. Results !  Time to Display Reduced from 10+ days after month-end to 3 days after month-end  Elimination of Excel-based Reports Replaced Excel reports that took days to produce  Mobile Access Easily access dashboards from mobile devices  Time to Action Early KPI visibility allows for agile planning for higher cost initiatives  Self-Service Finance can design & deliver on all dashboard needs Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 33
  • 34. The Big Deal Better visibility triggered an initiative to renegotiate broker fee structure Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 34
  • 35. 70% Reduction in Time to Insight “ NorthStar Financial Services manages over $170BN in assets, across 9 subsidiaries. With Adaptive Discovery, we’ve already reduced our time to see key metrics by over 70%, and more timely insightful data visualization is enabling us to drive more agile planning. Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client ” 35
  • 36. $3BN+ Fleet  2500 Employees  25+ Locations Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 36
  • 37. Challenges Faced  Static reports and spreadsheets wouldn’t cut it anymore – Analytics had to be available across every location – In the hands of workers in offices to mining locations  Needed near instantaneous queries across vast amounts of business data Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 37
  • 38. Results “  Elasticity Analytics across 25+ locations – Offices and mining locations  Mobility Instantaneous analytics via iPhone  Speed Near speed of thought query times across millions of rows  Reduction in IT resources No more need for IT to care and feed analytics Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client An executive can pull their phone out in a client meeting and give realtime answers to questions. Its capacity to conduct millions of calculations, obtain trends and display the information as KPIs that are contextual and timely is a powerful advantage. ” - Ben Willey, Thiess 38
  • 39. The Big Deal Identified trucking performance issue, paid for itself first week Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 39
  • 40. Additional information  Visit our website – More information about Adaptive Discovery http://www.adaptiveplanning.com/products/visual-analytics/ – Free trial: http://www.adaptiveplanning.com/enterprise_trial/  Contact us directly – Paul Turner, Sr. Director of Product Marketing • pturner@adaptiveplanning.com – Linda Hull, Sr. Solution Specialist • lhull@adaptiveplanning.com Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 40
  • 41. Q&A Not For Distribution – Private and Confidential to Adaptive Planning and Client 41