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Business Analytics at
Skanska AB
Conny Björling
Senior Business Analyst
Skanska AB
Public Information
Skanska in short
− Founded 1887 in Sweden
− International business since 1897
− Quoted on the NASDAQ Stockholm
− 2014 reve...
We are active in selected home markets
3
Revenue by geographic areas
Nordic countries 43%
Other European countries 24%
Nor...
Our four business streams
4
Construction
UN Headquarters, New York, U.S.
Commercial Property Development
Green Court, Buch...
5 Public Information
Who am I?
− Focusing on group wide applications
and architecture.
− 18 years of experience from
Business Analytics (BI & E...
Business Analytics at Skanska
− Today most of our Business Analytics solutions are local, supporting
our business units. S...
Analytics in the Cloud
8
Analytics
in the
Cloud
Security
TCO
Disparate
Analytic
Need
Agility
Self-
Service
Mobile
Enable-
...
Security
− Legal requirements, Internal Policies
− Information ownership
− Datacenters
− Infrastructure
− Software
− 3rd p...
Total cost of ownership
− Scalability, from few users to group wide
− Upgrades, not spend months on upgrade projects
− New...
Disparate Analytic Need
− Skanska Group Staff Units
manage many different
information areas globally
− Need to be able to ...
Agility
− Collect information locally and be able to manage the
information centrally and globally, with short lead times
...
Self-Service
− Users need to be able to upload new information
easily and as frequent as needed
− Users need to be able do...
Mobile Enablement
− To go from dead PDF reports to analytics everything must
be accessible from mobile devices
− Access ev...
First BI Cloud Service Solution
15 Public Information
Monthly Report from Group Reporting
16
− Users (approx. 65 users)
− Board of Directors
− Senior Executive Team (incl. CEO,...
Skanska Group Monthly Report Before BICS
17
− Before BICS
− Information from HFM (Consolidation solution)
into Excel
− Mor...
Process Flow Before BICS
18 Public Information
Skanska Group Monthly Report with BICS
19
− With BICS
− Group Reporting team send consolidated data
from HFM using Extende...
Skanska Group Monthly Report with BICS
20
New ways of visualizing the same information HFM Validation and Visit Tracking
P...
Process Flow Now
21
Hyperion
Financial
Management
BICS
Oracle
Database
Extended
Analytics in
HFM
Data to be
transferred
mo...
Conclusions of First BICS Project
− Resources
− 0.5 FTE Business Analyst
− 1 FTE Oracle BI Developer
− Time
− 17 days from...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Self-Service Training
− Easy video tutorials and web
tutorials for most needs
− Bi...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− BICS DataSync
− The Business Intelligence Cloud
Service Data Sync supports the
loa...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Apex for Data Entry Forms
− Full functionality of Apex
− Annotations forms
− Add d...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Visual Analyzer
− True Self-service data
exploration and ad-hoc
analysis
− Data ma...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Snapshots
− Take a snapshot of your whole
system state
− Use snapshot to move from...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Pre-defined “Quick Analytics App”
− Data discovery in minutes
− Analyze any data s...
Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service
− Mobile
− Access you dashboards, briefing
books with full dynamic
functionality, sa...
30 Public Information
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Introducing Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service [CON9093]
Conny Bjorling, Senior Business Analyst, Skanska AB
Samar Lotia, Vice President, BI PaaS Services, Oracle
Vasudevan Murthy, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle
The new Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service provides the line of business with “do-it-yourself” visual analysis, self-service data blending, and storytelling for analysts to communicate findings to others. Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service streamlines the analytics experience for the line of business. Join this session to learn about this new service and see how you can leverage the power of visual analysis today. Download presentation

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Business Analytics at Skanska AB

  1. 1. Business Analytics at Skanska AB Conny Björling Senior Business Analyst Skanska AB Public Information
  2. 2. Skanska in short − Founded 1887 in Sweden − International business since 1897 − Quoted on the NASDAQ Stockholm − 2014 revenues: SEK 145 billion − 58,000 employees − Member of UN Global Compact 2 Public Information
  3. 3. We are active in selected home markets 3 Revenue by geographic areas Nordic countries 43% Other European countries 24% North America 33% United States United Kingdom Sweden Finland Norway Denmark Poland Slovakia Hungary Czech Republic Romania Public Information
  4. 4. Our four business streams 4 Construction UN Headquarters, New York, U.S. Commercial Property Development Green Court, Bucharest, Romania Residential Development Stavstensudde, Trelleborg, Sweden Infrastructure Development A1 Motorway, Poland Public Information
  5. 5. 5 Public Information
  6. 6. Who am I? − Focusing on group wide applications and architecture. − 18 years of experience from Business Analytics (BI & EPM) implementations within Retail (FMCG), Banking & Finance and Construction, covering all steps from procurement, architecture, design, development, implementation, governance and strategy. 6 Public Information
  7. 7. Business Analytics at Skanska − Today most of our Business Analytics solutions are local, supporting our business units. Some examples are. 7 Oracle BIEE OTBI OBIA SAP Business Objects Oracle BI for Oracle Talent Mgmt. Microsoft BI Oracle Hyperion Planning Credit 360QlikView Oracle Hyperion Financial Mgmt. Prophix Global SolutionsLocal Solutions Oracle BI Cloud Service Oracle BI Cloud Service Public Information
  8. 8. Analytics in the Cloud 8 Analytics in the Cloud Security TCO Disparate Analytic Need Agility Self- Service Mobile Enable- ment − Focus areas evaluating Analytics in the cloud Public Information
  9. 9. Security − Legal requirements, Internal Policies − Information ownership − Datacenters − Infrastructure − Software − 3rd party involvement 9 Security Public Information
  10. 10. Total cost of ownership − Scalability, from few users to group wide − Upgrades, not spend months on upgrade projects − New instances, be able to set up local instances − 24/7 Monitoring & Support − Global agreement − Platform can be used by multiple Business Units 10 TCO Public Information
  11. 11. Disparate Analytic Need − Skanska Group Staff Units manage many different information areas globally − Need to be able to support many different types of analytics need 11 Disparate Analytic Need Skanska AB Group Staff Units Safety Financial Services Risk Management Ethics Internal Audit & Compliance Knowledge Sharing Legal Affairs Human Resources IT Controlling Finance Communications Reporting Investor Relations Green & Corporate Community Investment Public Information
  12. 12. Agility − Collect information locally and be able to manage the information centrally and globally, with short lead times − Information requirements change frequently − Integrate information from various type of sources, both SaaS solutions and on premise solutions − Latest features and functions − Easy to develop on − Enterprise foundation 12 Agility Public Information
  13. 13. Self-Service − Users need to be able to upload new information easily and as frequent as needed − Users need to be able do ad-hoc analysis, reporting, what-if, etc. − Manual data entry need to be easy to achieve. − Analyze “Excel” data − Dashboards with multiple choices 13 Self- Service Public Information
  14. 14. Mobile Enablement − To go from dead PDF reports to analytics everything must be accessible from mobile devices − Access everywhere anytime 14 Mobile Enable- ment Public Information
  15. 15. First BI Cloud Service Solution 15 Public Information
  16. 16. Monthly Report from Group Reporting 16 − Users (approx. 65 users) − Board of Directors − Senior Executive Team (incl. CEO, CFO) − Business Unit President’s and Business Unit CFO’s − Group Staff Unit Reporting − Information − Financial metrics e.g. Order bookings, Revenue, Order Backlog, Interest-bearing net receivables, Investments and Divestments − Consolidated data from Hyperion Financial Management − Rolling 12 months − Currency effects − Annotations provided by each Business Unit for each month Public Information
  17. 17. Skanska Group Monthly Report Before BICS 17 − Before BICS − Information from HFM (Consolidation solution) into Excel − More than 20 Excel sheets in multiple Excel worksbooks with many calculations − Output was sent to external partner to create the report pack which results in a PDF − BU President’s and BU CFO’s creates an annotation document with their analysis and send that back to Group Reporting team. − Group Reporting team gather all annotations and create an appendix to the PDF report, and send report to Global CFO and Senior Executive Team. Public Information
  18. 18. Process Flow Before BICS 18 Public Information
  19. 19. Skanska Group Monthly Report with BICS 19 − With BICS − Group Reporting team send consolidated data from HFM using Extended Analytics, and it is automatically loaded into BI Cloud Service using BICS DataSync − Business rules are all maintained in Oracle BI − Users can consume information within minutes after HFM is done with consolidation − No dependencies on external parties − Users add their annotations directly in the solution − Dynamically consume information on PC’s or Tablets, with the possibility of more analysis if wanted, or they can print a PDF Public Information
  20. 20. Skanska Group Monthly Report with BICS 20 New ways of visualizing the same information HFM Validation and Visit Tracking Public Information
  21. 21. Process Flow Now 21 Hyperion Financial Management BICS Oracle Database Extended Analytics in HFM Data to be transferred monthly OBI Comments are added by Business Unit President or/ and Business Unit CFO on the dashboard in BICS Consume on Oracle Mobile applications Deliver both dashboard/report but also be able to send as PDF Oracle BICS Data Sync Trigger based automated ETL On-premise Oracle DB 7 minute process Public Information
  22. 22. Conclusions of First BICS Project − Resources − 0.5 FTE Business Analyst − 1 FTE Oracle BI Developer − Time − 17 days from starting environment to finished solution − Challenges − Current reporting based on multidimensional data model, and scope was to create a replica of current report package − Outcome − More secure solution, less people involved and less complex − Faster delivery of report package to users − Annotations get managed and stored in the same place as all other data − Analytic functionality − Consume on Mobile devices − Lower costs 22 Public Information
  23. 23. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Self-Service Training − Easy video tutorials and web tutorials for most needs − Big improvement compared to the ”old” document libraries with +1000 page PDF’s 23 Public Information
  24. 24. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − BICS DataSync − The Business Intelligence Cloud Service Data Sync supports the load of on-premises data residing in one or more relational or comma-separated file sources into the schema provisioned on the Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service. − Scheduled ETL − Automated triggered ETL 24 Public Information
  25. 25. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Apex for Data Entry Forms − Full functionality of Apex − Annotations forms − Add data that doesn’t have a proper source system 25 Public Information
  26. 26. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Visual Analyzer − True Self-service data exploration and ad-hoc analysis − Data mash-up, upload your own Excel files and analyze them separately or combined with your pre-defined data model − Let Visual Analyzer suggest best visualization 26 Public Information
  27. 27. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Snapshots − Take a snapshot of your whole system state − Use snapshot to move from development to production − Develop solution in one environment, deploy to many − Use different snapshots for different test cases 27 Public Information
  28. 28. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Pre-defined “Quick Analytics App” − Data discovery in minutes − Analyze any data set − Advanced analytics capabilities − Use for best practices learning 28 Public Information
  29. 29. Highlights of Oracle BI Cloud Service − Mobile − Access you dashboards, briefing books with full dynamic functionality, same as from your PC − iOS and Android support 29 Public Information
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