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Shannon Lehmannon 15 November 2014
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What is the Value?
Shannon Lehmann, MBA
Why Does it Matter?
What is Business Intelligence?
Yearly Tracking to Budget
A Few of our Clients in Calgary
Focus on the Business Drivers
Monitor Company KPIs
Production to Budget Comparison
Ad Hoc Analysis from the Cubes
Enterprise Wide BI Solutions
One Source of Data
How did I get into BI?
Business Intelligence Consultant
Calgary Corporate Challenge
eMBA class of 2010
Student/ Account Manager/ New Mom
Product Marketing Manager
Suite 3300 - 205 5th Avenue SW
Calgary Alberta Canada T2P 2V7
Tel: 403.264.6999 | Fax: 403.266.2453 |
Now you're thinking.
Where are the Issues
What's Making Money
Financial reports are completed
Duplicate data reduced by
Accruals accuracy improved by
6,000 hours saved
in organizational efficiencies
Having a BI Solution is a Competitive Advantage
Data Integration - not just a presentation layer
Broader view of the business
Move faster than the competition
Reduces time wasted
Focus on the business drivers
Companies are under increasing pressure to do what they do
Better Cheaper Faster
Business intelligence (BI) is the set of techniques and tools for the
transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information
for business analysis purposes.
The goal of BI is to allow for the easy interpretation of large volumes of data.
Integrated platform for decision making
One version of the truth
Understand the uses and abuses of data
Insight into business drivers/opportunities
Excel Templates and Charts
Drill Thru for analysis
Sources of Data
Investigate and resolve
Convert to Excel
Run System Reports
Tie to Budgets
BI Solutions streamline and integrate data
Psst...What's a Cube?
An OLAP (On-line Analytical Processing) Cube is a data structure that allows for fast analysis and manipulation of data from a variety of perspectives
Easier way of viewing and analyzing database information.
For me Business Intelligence is
Sources of Data
Business intelligence, or BI, is an umbrella term that refers to a variety of software applications used to
analyze an organization's raw data.
BI as a discipline is made up of several related activities, including
data mining, online analytical processing, querying and reporting.
- Gartner IT Glossary
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