I know you came to see a demo of what we have to offer … but being the sales guy I want to briefly review who we are and what we’re offering. It’s my job with this short presentation to help you understand that the up-coming demonstration is only a touch of the wealth of features and functionality found with the tool !!!
This demo is brought to you by B*Smart Intelligent Solutions, Inc. Introduction to Doug Gourley and myself --- Doug wears 2 hats, Doug is an IFS Implementation Consultant specializing in Finance and Distribution but also works as a Business Intelligence Consultant. Doug is operating the Demonstration today … hard questions go to him!!! Steve (I’m) VP of Sales and Marketing for B*Smart Intelligent Solutions Our mission is a derivative of being an ERP implementation division of Software Works and finding that every ERP solution we implemented had reports- but they were never the right ones – they were not what each corporate user/manager needed! In many cases is was significant lacking !!! Our President, Doug Hansen, who was an IT Director for Suntory Water Group (the 2 nd largest water company in the world) was faced with this very problem with the ERP solution Software Works was implementing. At Suntory Water Group, there was NOT only a problem with the ERP solution reporting but data was in a multitude of application databases and there was no money for a lengthy data warehouse project.
Basic introduction to what we offer – we’ll review our business model and our keys to why we’re such a good fit for IFS customers Note at the end of the demonstration please share your Areas of Interest Upon request we can email any of this presentation to you for your review…
Just going to review the first few key points of why we’re successful in the ERP market space … Powered by Business Objects! What does that mean … and as well briefly see, BO is ranked #1 in the BI market segment of ad-hoc queries and reporting … which as you’ll see is our focus (at least as the first step to implementing BI). What makes us successful is that we’ve taken world-class software, spend several weeks packaging this solution for the IFS application (database) to expose IFS application data to end users using your business terminology, and we’ve mapped out to the BI tool where the data is and how it relates to other data items, such as invoice lines is child data to invoice header. Demo IFS QBI Package with Designer!!!
The presentation of data Queries and Reports is specified by the user and can be easily changed. Presentation format options include tables, cross-tabs, and graphs. Note any presentation format can be turned into another – great for copying a table format, pasting it, and then changing it to a graph … since I’m a chart/graphs kinda guy.
Quick peek at how easy the tool is and why they are industry’s BI selection of choice for ad-hoc query/reporting and analysis. Doug will show you in much more detail but 2 components are the keys Available data items from a user selected “Universe” is presented on the left for the user to drag/drop into the query panel Conditions of what data the user wants to select is specified as well in a condition panel
IDC ranks Business Objects as #1 in the End User Query and Reporting market segment of business intelligence – 3 year running! Gartner ways BusinessObjects is the “Recognized Leader in BI” !!!
Short list of customers that you might recognize!
What makes an ENTERPRISE Solution? Simple – the elimination of all data silos where each application can report on it’s data and only its data. Eliminating silos is what data marts/warehouses provide but at a high cost both for the implementation and on-going support and management. Business Objects solves this with LINKED QUERIES where data from multiple queries can be brought together dynamically (through the use of transparent data cubes)
Where’s your PAIN? Is it in Sales, Operations, Finance, Manufacturing, or somewhere else???
Doug Gourley … let’s get on with the demonstration !!!
Packaged for Your ERP Application The Hurwitz Group: BI is “an imperative for e-business.” Gartner Group: “by 2002, business management in 50% of large enterprises will identify BI as a strategic initiative, forging an alignment of goals, objectives, and resources to better support the enterprise with insight (0.7 probability).” Business Intelligence + Enterprise Reporting
Introduction to B*Smart Business Intelligence + Enterprise Reporting For more information visit their website www.bsmartsolutions.com . B*Smart Intelligent Solutions, Inc. is a certified alliance partner, training partner and reseller of Business Objects, Inc. IFS Applications is a trademark of IFS Industrial and Financial Systems. All other referenced company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. )
1997 - Services only channel of Software Works, an ERP implementation/services company
1999 - Silver Alliance partner with Business Objects
2000 - Partnered with several ERP vendors named as their BI Solutions Provider
2002 - Software Works BI Channel split as B*Smart Intelligence Solutions
Provide a blend of business intelligence and enterprise reporting features for Analytical Reporting using powerful and secure capabilities to access and analyze information REGARDLESS of the data source across the enterprise.
Provide enterprise management and end-users the ability to fully track, understand, and manage the performance of the entire enterprise .
Information Democracy – users do their own reports and IT manages security and architecture/configuration of business intelligence information backbone.
B*Smart Intelligent Solutions, Inc is a sales, consulting, and integration company providing Performance Management for the entire enterprise using world-class software from Business Objects.
Presentation Agenda … Business Intelligence + Enterprise Reporting
BI and Analytical Reporting for IFS Application Users and Enterprise Managers
Introduction to B*Smart
Key to BI Success: QuickStart Package for IFS
Built by IFS Application implementation experts
Demo IFS QBI Package with Designer!!!
Empower Users __
Users get their own data in the presentation format of their choice
Portal to Intelligence: User-Personalized Portal for Dashboards, Queries, Reports and 3 rd party applications
Empower Users - give users the worlds easiest tool for generating and formatting ad-hoc queries/reports
Allied with a Leading BI visionary and delivery company _
B*Smart BI Solution is Powered by Business Objects
B*Smart and Business Objects provide a huge array of BI functionality today and even more in the future
In Good Company
Where to Start?
Start your BI implementation with your IFS ERP Solution and access other enterprise data sources
Our QBI package is built leveraging the world-class technology of Business Objects, a company solely focused on BI who is consistently ranked by most as the worlds best. Powered by Business Objects!
Our QuickStart BI (QBI) package for IFS includes (but is not limited too…) a semantic layer called universes that exposes database items that are easily recognized by end-users to drag/drop onto a query panel, on-site end-user training using your own corporate data, administration training for security and universe changes.
Our QBI package for IFS is built by IFS implementation experts who know your application and Business Intelligence, blended to deliver the best.
Our QBI package is used right out-of-the-box and significantly shortens the implementation and training requirements - providing an excellent ROI. (That’s how we can demo on-site using your own IFS data. Want to query, report and/or analyze your own data, ask our IFS/BI consultant during the demo).
Our QBI package is founded on a metadata definition layer we call the semantic layer that defines the architecture and relationships of your IFS data. This layer is used as the central knowledge repository for this data and is automatically updated when your IFS or any enterprise data source changes.
Our QBI package significantly lowers the total cost of ownership (TOC) because it is a solution that can be deployed for most all enterprise data sources, even integrating data at reporting time.
Our QBI packaging technique and results have been reviewed by Business Objects consulting services and approved by their senior consulting service engineers.
Our QBI package extends the information provided by IFS in many ways such as GL financial reports that provide drill-down capabilities to the individual transactions themselves.
Key to BI Success: Our QuickStart BI Package !
Empower end users with access to information easily creating reports and dashboards. Add key performance indicators and business exceptions to take immediate action. Put BI/ER in USERs hands to do their own! Our Philosophy - Empower Users
Empower Users with the World’s Leading Ad-Hoc Query tool! Conditions Chosen Format Section Breaks Available Information
Source: Gartner/ March 2002 Leaders in Business Intelligence
#1 in End User Query and Reporting – 3 years running
Source: IDC Information Access Tools/Survey, July 2002 Ally with the worlds leading BI company
80% of the fortune 1000 are customers 14,000 customers in 80 world countries In Good Company
Sales Analytics What caused sales to drop? A,B Customer Analytics Which customers are buying less? And of what? B,C Campaign Analytics What’s the best way to target former buyers of these products? A,B Product Analytics Which products are they buying less of? A,B,C D Deliver Analytics Is this the cause of inventory surplus? B,D List Generation Who are these customers? A, B C
Characteristics of today’s business analysis:
Multiple linked questions
Data sources for each question vary
In almost every company data is scattered across diverse systems
Choose an enterprise BI Platform What’s Next: Start your BI implementation with your ERP, but business decisions effect entire enterprises, they don’t fit into application stovepipes ! A: Siebel B: ERP C: CRM D: Home Grown