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2010 BI Dashboard Presentation

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Here\'s my Sept BI Slide deck on building better dashboards using the Microsoft technology stack.

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2010 BI Dashboard Presentation

  1. 1. Building Better Dashboards with Microsoft 2010<br /> Chad Dotzenrod | Sept. 9th, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Introduction to SWC<br />Why Business Intelligence?<br />Overview of Microsoft’s BI Solution<br />Demonstrations<br />Getting Started<br />
  3. 3. Who is SWC?<br />SWC is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for the mid-market. For 30 years, SWC has excelled at providing strategic guidance and delivering best-in-class solutions tailored to the needs of growing companies.<br />
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  5. 5. Using Business Intelligence to… <br />See what’s happening right now<br />Get Real-Time<br />Information<br />Compare to <br />Plan<br />Find Profitable<br />Customers<br />Understand variances and drill to detail to find trends<br />Focus resources where it really matters<br />Know your cost structure and take action to ensure<br />you hit the bottom line<br />Find<br />Inefficiencies<br />
  6. 6. The ‘R’ in ROI<br />Family of Real Estate Investment Trusts<br />Weeks-long close reporting transformed to a few minutes/clicks<br />Distressed tenants and industry sectors identified months earlier<br />Underperforming properties exposed for action<br />Corrugated Board Manufacturer<br />Downtime is reduced by identifying problem employees and lines<br />Scrap is minimized<br />Culture of accountability is reinforced<br />Event Technology Provider<br />Hotel partners achieve self-serve reporting, increasing satisfaction and reducing IT cost<br />Finance is eliminated as a bottleneck for revenue and labor data<br />Forecasting accuracy is improved<br />Collection Agency<br />Identified the 25% of placements that deliver 75% of commissions<br />High-cost, low-return activities identified<br />Workflow efficiency improved as they focus on high-potential accounts<br />
  7. 7. Segmenting the Solution<br />Organizational BI<br />Team BI<br />Individual BI<br /><ul><li> Centralized Dashboards
  8. 8. Organizationally approved
  9. 9. “The Truth”
  10. 10. Share your analysis
  11. 11. Leverage the work of others
  12. 12. “Our Truth”
  13. 13. Ad-hoc analysis
  14. 14. Complete flexibility
  15. 15. “My Truth”</li></li></ul><li>The Microsoft Dashboard Technology Stack<br />BI Platform <br />(RDBMS, ETL, OLAP, Reporting) <br />User Experience<br />Analyzer<br />Any System<br />Excel and PowerPivot<br />
  16. 16. What is a Cube?<br />A cube is a multi-dimensional representation of data – like a Rubik’s Cube, but each block of the cube can itself be another cube.<br />Fjaskfjdjfklajf<br />
  17. 17. Habiflex – A Fictional Example<br />
  18. 18. demo<br />
  19. 19. Thanks for joining us today!<br />What’s next?<br />More Demos<br />ROI Discovery Meeting<br />Formulate a pragmatic and phased Statement of Work<br />Start the discovery process<br />Questions?<br />Let’s build you a better Dashboard:<br />Chad Dotzenrod<br />cjd@swc.com<br />(630) 286-8108<br />www.swc.com<br />

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