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.
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.
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.
Adopted from an article originally appearing in CMSWire.
Data and information management expert Joanna Schloss explores the concept of companies moving to a “hybrid” approach, utilizing various analytics solutions and tools.
The premise of hybrid analytics centers around the idea that organizations leverage a blend of both cloud-based and on-premises technologies to deliver the optimal data center configuration. Some of the key issues that drive analytics towards a hybrid future include:
Data governance is a hot topic in the Business Intelligence and Analytics space right now. Most professionals in this area are familiar with it, but it has been largely considered a nice-to-have up until now.
This article was written by our Guest Blogger, Jamie Oswald, who is an expert in data analytics.
Gabe Orthous – Analytics Strategist Consultant, National Initiatives, Himformatics
Healthcare Analytics is a huge factor in today’s transformation towards Value-Based Care. The power of data is instrumental for making actionable decisions to improve both healthcare and financial outcomes. View this webcast to learn how your company can drive results with effective front-end strategies that optimize user adoption and support a culture of analytics including:
It’s become basic knowledge that humans are capable of registering information through visuals quicker than we can comprehend text. In fact, studies prove that we process graphics 60,000 times faster than the written word! Given this visual literacy statistic, as well as the progress of new technological capabilities within Business Intelligence, it’s easy to understand the significance of utilizing Data Visualization within your organization.
…And why your organization needs to adopt them, now!
The massive influence BI and analytics have recently had on companies can be seen in the staggering increase of adoptions within medium and smaller sized organizations. This level of availability has proved how quickly technology has infiltrated the business world and will undoubtedly continue to impact how these infrastructures communicate, collaborate, and cultivate. With this reality comes remarkable new trends that have the ability to catapult organizations into a data-driven and digitally-integrated future.