Last year I SAP BI for Healthcare (reloaded) – an interview (Michaela Sittig and Chris Christy) who focus on how to use BI technology to improve performance and insight in Healthcare provider organizations. Quite some time has passed since and so I wanted to give you an update on what the team is currently working on. Plus, there is an opportunity to actually work with us, in case you wanted to have your say in this area as well.
Let’s start with a quick overview on some specific solutions. First let’s look at the de-facto standard for formatted reporting, SAP Crystal Reports, which can add very nice capabilities on top of your existing data warehouse. I assume that some of you will know the product already, but did you know that we have developed a couple of Healthcare specific examples ready for download from SDN? Our collection comprises:
- Case-Related Costs on Basis of Case-Based Orders
- Referral Statistics
- Occupancy Overview
- Internal Transfers From
- Internal Transfers To
- Diagnosis Overview
- Procedure Overview
- Overview Cost Centers Cost Elements
- Debits Including IS-HCO Information
- Material Consumption Per Cost Center
- Case-Related Services
These examples are based on existing SAP Business Warehouse queries which are part of the Healthcare content. Just check them out! Besides these Healthcare specific examples, the SAP Business Objects BI Content Library also offers examples for Finance, Supply Chain Management, Supplier Relationship Management, and Customer Relationship Management.
The next area where we see great potential using SAP Business Objects technology are dashboards which provide relevant and up-to-date information in a visually rich way to improve the quality of care. We believe that the success of a dashboard will not only depend on the underlying technology, but really whether the content meets the individual needs of a given role.
And this is why we also wanted to involve our customers and partners in the design and have kicked-off new working groups to hear your ideas. The first physical workshop took place in Walldorf already on May 18/19, but registration is still open for all who want to join. We will continue the dialog using virtual collaboration mainly so distance to Walldorf should not be an issue.
Last but not least many people think that the capabilities of SAP Business Objects Explorer can be very valuable in our industry. Have you seen SAP Business Object Explorer in action already? If not, here are some options:
First, check out http://microfinance.sap.com/ and you’ll learn not only about a software product but also about some ways to improve life conditions for millions of people.
Second try it out with your own data in the cloud at https://create.ondemand.com/polestar (I analyzed my iTunes library…).
Or, simply have a look at the following screen shot to get a first impression.
We will provide more details in due course, so stay tuned!