Borchers, an Ohio-based global supplier of coatings additives and specialty catalysts, learned it needed to migrate its data and reports out of SAP BusinessObjects in just four weeks because of a company divestiture. CIO Jonathan Mortlock took this challenge one step further by using it as an opportunity to migrate to a completely cloud-based business intelligence and analytics system.
Analytics and how companies use them are increasingly a differentiator in business success, so it’s important for companies to not only leverage their investments, but also to be thinking about and preparing for the future. For many data-driven professionals in business intelligence (BI) and analytics who have been mostly using on-premise tools, that means looking into cloud options. The easiest way to begin is working with a hybrid environment, where you can expand analytics insights from on-premise investments with high-speed innovation from the cloud.
Over the past few years, most companies have moved towards business intelligence (BI) and data analytics in order to make more intelligent and informed business decisions. Today, organizations of all sizes realize that business intelligence and analytics are no longer an option but a necessity if they hope to survive and stay competitive. It is no wonder that Marketwatch predicts the global market for business intelligence to rise to more than $147 billion by 2025.
While many companies are adopting BI and data analytics tools, our research by ASUG shows that they currently lack the formal executive support and resources needed to sustain it. Only 21% of participants in this research reported having executives that support their BI function. While the importance of BI and analytics is on the rise, clearly, there are many barriers to the implementation of these functions that need to be removed in order to optimize these solutions fully. To learn more about the trends and challenges, see: business intelligence and analytics trends.
The 2019 co-located BI+Analytics and SAP-Centric Financials conference was hit. The agenda included customer success stories on leveraging SAP solutions for analytics and business intelligence. These topics equipped attendees with new concepts and practical examples to maximize SAP solutions for business successes.
Crocs had just wrapped up a new ERP implementation, and the temporary workers on the project were starting to move on to their next assignment. As Manager, BI/BW at Crocs, Shelly Rahe Gordon had only a leftover ticketing system and remnants of the Waterfall approach to project management left behind for the team to use. Gordon could see some potential challenges in how her IT team dedicated to business intelligence and reporting would be equipped to keep the new ERP system running at full speed while managing future releases.
Business leaders are looking to get their hands on the right data that will drive the decision-making process. They want the right tools and the right people to build and implement a strategy everyone can support.
Karma Bevelhimer, vice president of retail operations for National Vision, presented at the ASUG Experience for Enterprise Information Management on the company’s path to creating a data enterprise buy-in around common core measures. She talked about how people, process, and technology each play a critical role in successfully adopting agreed-upon success metrics and how maintenance is key to keeping adoption rates high.
When it comes to implementing new technology or leveraging your existing model, managing organizational change and expectations is often the most complex challenge every organization is faced with. How do you develop a business case and communicate results realized? How do you engage and motivate your employees to drive adoption and sustainability? Hear from these experts and top-rated 2018 BI+Analytics Conference speakers on how you can conquer your next complex technology implementation with proven best practices and lessons learned.
Steve McHugh – Director, Enterprise BI/Hybrid Product Marketing, SAP
Hear SAP’s Hybrid BI strategy plus get more depth into topics such as: delivering the intelligent enterprise, turning data into meaningful information and navigating the path forward in a hybrid world from on-premise to Cloud.
Digital disruption is happening everywhere. We kicked off the 2018 BI+Analytics (BIA) Conference in beautiful, sunny Huntington Beach, CA with an inspirational keynote by the Curator of Cool himself, David Roberts, who leads initiatives within the IT department at a major sports apparel brand. Roberts shared that while users expect a seamless digital experience, many times companies have a tough time delivering because of three things: complacency, complexity and currency. To combat those factors, it’s important for organizations to be pragmatic, agile and strategic about the data they collect from customers and how it’s being analyzed and operationalized.Continue reading