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