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Smart organizations are interested in pursuing information-driven solutions to solve today’s complex business problems and recognize the latest business intelligence (BI) innovations could help improve performance. But how do you ensure a successful deployment with maximum benefit while avoiding common pitfalls?
Read the full article to learn how to find a solution that transforms internal data into trusted information and actionable KPIs.
  


 
Getting Big Results from BI
 
Smart organizations are interested in pursuing information-driven solutions to solve today’s complex business problems and recognize the latest business intelligence (BI) innovations could help improve performance.
But how do you ensure a successful deployment with maximum benefit while avoiding common pitfalls? It starts with identifying your most important business challenge and then finding a solution that transforms internal data into trusted information and actionable KPIs. 
 
Understanding Your Requirements
 
Based on years of expertise, SAP Services combines learning and discovery activities to guide your organization through a structured process.
Certified consultants work with your team to identify the KPIs that will have the greatest impact on your business, determine which user communities need what information, and decide which users take  priority. Leveraging your own enterprise information, we’ll help you  devise an approach that  delivers valuable insights to the right people in the right context.
 
We’ll guide you in an iterative approach – starting with the big picture and then drilling down into a specific business problem and the data, information, and analysis required to solve it. 
 
As experts in the SAP BusinessObjects suite – including our BI products, front-end tools, web intelligence, dashboarding, analysis tools, and visual intelligence, SAP Services offers advanced methodologies to help you:
 
  • Scope – Analyze current situation, objectives, and requirements
  • Design – Model KPIs and map use cases to data and process visualizations
  • Build – Use the right tool(s) to develop a solution that really fits business needs
  • Deploy – Deliver the new solution to users
  • Evolve – Plan for further iterations and deployments
 
Powerful New Tools
  
SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4 is a unified, complete BI suite with self-service tools for data exploration, visualization, organization, reporting, sharing, analysis, and collaboration.
Users can discover, predict, and create engaging, visual dashboards and can quickly build formatted reports on any data source. You can also benefit from mobile integration, in-memory computing capabilities, and social media analysis. With increase agility for business analyst and users, your organization can further improve BI processes and ultimately performance.
  
Best Practice Ideas
  
It is easy to avoid pitfalls common to BI implementations, by following these best practices:
  
  • Think big, but start small.
    Generate momentum from quick wins before rolling out to larger departments.
  • Prioritize opportunities.
    Focus the business case on high needs areas.
  • Listen to both IT and business users.
    Understand the most important issues for your organization.
    What are your current pains?
    Do you have trouble delivering products on time?
    Do you fail to reach financial goals?
  • Create a pilot.
    Business users then respond with immediate feedback, making it clear what works and what doesn’t.
 
Learn More
 
With years of deployment experience, SAP Services knows the SAP BusinessObjects BI suite and tools better than anyone.
We take the time to understand your business problems up front, getting input from both IT and business users, so you get maximum value from your BI investment with the right tools for the job. Learn more at sap.com/services.

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