BI News: September Edition
Business Intelligence News
Strategies for creating an information-driven culture
Welcome to the September issue of Business Intelligence News!
September marks the one year anniversary of our BI newsletter. We hope it has proven to be an asset and we welcome any comments on what you like about the newsletter and what you feel is currently missing. This issue offers a variety of content that aligns with the annual ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. This includes a recap of the event, some interesting content we’ve pulled together for the event, and more.
In October, we hope to start a series of content to help you cultivate a culture that better understands how to use and understand information to make better decisions.
The year has flown by! We would like to take this opportunity to let you share your insights and stories on how BI News has impacted your business. Also, feel free to provide both positive and negative feedback regarding any aspect of our newsletter – it is, after all, for all of you!
Once again, the energetic SAP BusinessObjects community displayed its passion and quest for knowledge at the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference. The highlights of the event included SAP’s new vision on analytics and over 100 educational sessions covering the latest developments in SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence, SAP Lumira, and several other solutions. And of course, the NFL Fantasy theme party on the show floor with a Data Geeks sighting!
Martin Grob explains how the global wholesale healthcare provider he works for took a number of key steps to ensure it fostered a trusted and highly accurate BI solution across its organization. This includes creating an identity for its BI solution in order to increase user adoption and decrease perceived complexity within the organization.
Have you heard of a federated business intelligence organizational structure? If not, it might just be the form your BI team needs to solve some of the inefficiencies found in a centralized structure and the cost ineffectiveness found in a decentralized approach.
Business intelligence isn’t only for large companies. Small and midsize companies can gain substantial equity by making smart and calculated investments in their BI solution.
Joe Mulligan, VP of Customer Innovations at ProMophics, discusses how they found the final BI deliverables for a customer. They started by defining key ‘BI Requirements’, and considering critical KPI’s. They then moved on to determining which Predictive Analytic algorithm would be best.
SAP launched a new BI innovation site at SAP BusinessObjects User conference this month. This site is designed to help customers maximize their success with our business intelligence solutions by providing tools and technical information in one easy location to help streamline BI upgrades and implementations.
Did you attend Data Mania at the ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference? If not, here’s a recap of the exciting showcase of SAP Lumira and its visualization potential.
Listen to the head of Large Enterprises and Public Sector at TeliaSonera, a Swedish telephone and mobile network operator, discuss how the company uses SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence software and mobile applications to gain insights that lead to revenue increases.
October 1-3, 2013: SAP BI Strategy and Innovation Day:
- Newtown Square – October 1, 2013
- Palo Alto – October 2, 2013
- Downers Grove/Chicago – October 3, 2013
October 8, 2013: SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.1 Upagrade– Webinar
October 8, 2013: NFL.com Offers Fans Real-time Information on Player Stats– Webinar
October 15, 2013: Empower Your Business By Creating, Visualizing, and Sharing Your Data – Webinar
October 21 – 25, 2013: SAP TechEd – Las Vegas
November 20 – 22, 2013: Reporting and Analytics 2013 – Orlando, Florida