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What’s Your “Real World BI” Story?

Everyone has a (BI) story to tell which is why we launched the Real World BI Story series. On SCN we’re used to talking about BI in relative isolation but in the field, the story gets much more complex when you consider the political, technical, and resource factors, to name just a few. The goals for this series are to share the details and lessons learned, and to enable readers to share their expertise and similar experiences. For example, would you have done anything differently? Do you have a similar experience, perhaps in another industry or using different technologies? What parts of the story do you agree with?


All this makes for compelling and highly valuable stories which is why we invite you to submit your idea. We’ll work with you to develop your idea into a story that you’ll publish as a blog, after you’ve approved the final version. We’re looking forward to helping you tell your real world BI stories!


For an example of a real world BI story, read SAP Mentor Simon To’s rivetting account of Real World BI Stories: Upgrade or Else.

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
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      A good starting point is a new book to hit the market which includes 7 BI case studies from a number of leading companies.  These include Daimler, Aix les Bains, Federal Employment Agency, Giesecke & Devrient, Tetra Pak and Wurth.  Tetra Pak won the Garnter BI Awrad of Excellence in 2009.

      The case studies have bee written by people actively involved in the BI initiatives.  The book is titled "Effective Strategy Execution:  Improving Performance with Business Intelligence".  The web site for the book can be found at

      Good luck

      Author's profile photo Kirby Leong
      Kirby Leong
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      Thanks Paul for the tip on this upcoming book. I've placed an order and look forward to reading it.