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Harness Your SAP Data


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Harness Your SAP Data

  1. 1. Harness Your SAP Datawith User-Driven Dashboards User-Driven Innovation Is Impossible with Big BI SystemsTrapped Data Leadsto Buyer’s RemorseIt isn’t unusual for SAP ERP owners Information describing theto feel pangs of buyer’s remorse state of the enterprise is distributed through manywhen they attempt to extract data separate applications with ERP SCM CRM HR PLM overlapping datafrom their applications. The firstproblem is getting the data out ofmany applications, like SAP R/3 The extraction, transformation,or ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM, into and loading process collects this Data data periodically and puts it in aone unified, non-duplicated form. consolidated data warehouse WarehouseThe second is combining that datawith other sources to enrich it, addcontext, and make it useful for Complicated technologies for OLAP, reporting, and creating dashboards areanalyzing business performance. used to analyze and distribute that data to people in the community. IT controlsSAP customers have often been the entire process and must make allfrustrated by the time and expense adjustmentsinvolved to get answers to urgent Big BI serves a useful purpose in most companies, consolidating data toquestions. create a single version of the truth But with Big BI, creating reports, dashboards, and other visualizations of data is too di cult for users without help from IT The Problems with Big BIBig BI Prevents Business intelligence was developed to solve the corresponding problem of creating one version of theUser-Driven truth from many overlapping sources. When it comesInnovation time to mine the data for insights and deliver discoveries to users, Big BI often breaks down completely.When data is stored inside Big Problems include:BI, it is trapped. Only those withadvanced knowledge of how to Î Unacceptable delayscreate SQL queries can get the Î Inability to incorporate new data sourcesinformation out. Î Cost of developmentUsers cannot control the means of Î Lack of direct business-user controlanalysis. User-driven innovation isimpossible. Sponsored by QlikView CITO Research
  2. 2. User Control of DashboardsUnlocks the Value of Your SAP DataThe Sticky Knowledge Challenge Power to the People:When you do something yourself because you do not want to explain The Right Data, Right Nowit to someone else, you are facing the sticky knowledge problem. But The point of user-driven innovation,what happens when you can’t do something for yourself, like creating a with respect to dashboards or anydashboard based on complicated technology? You must explain what you other realm, is that projects makewant, which isn’t so easy. The more people can do for themselves, the progress. When the power to controlless sticky knowledge must be transferred and the more work gets done. and evolve a dashboard rests with the user, the speed of analytical activity in a company increases. People are not waiting for help to get the answers they need. They are getting those answers themselves and taking action. The business value comes from Expert Product faster, better-informed decisions and Development In most product development a culture of analysis and innovation. and innovation processes, the User IT business expert must explain what he or she wants to the technologists who do the construction. The problem is that the transfer of knowledge QlikView: Helping You is incomplete Unlock the Power of Big BI QlikView is a new kind of business intelligence application built around associative in-memory architecture. Because QlikView allows users to control how data is analyzed, the benefits of user-driven innovation can be applied to Big BI. QlikView aims to increase yourUser-Driven Innovation chances of making genuine discoveriesIn the user-driven innovation and eliminates much of the grind of Bigparadigm, the user is given theability to construct the BI:solution. The sticky Userknowledge does not have to Î No SQL queries, no middlemanbe transferred but is fullyavailable to the person Î Matching and non-matching dataconstructing the solutionAs a result the product are displayeddevelopment or innovation isbased on a more complete Î No waiting: the answers are rightbody of knowledgeThe sticky knowledge problem in front of youexplains why so much BI isdone badlyCITO Research is a source of news, analysis, research, and Sponsored by QlikViewknowledge for CIOs, CTOs, and other IT and business professionals.CITO Research engages in a dialogue with its audience to capturetechnology trends that are harvested, analyzed and communicatedin a sophisticated way to help practitioners solve difficult business CITO Researchproblems. • 646.827.2196