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eMBA Presentation

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Shannon Lehmann

on 15 November 2014

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How do companies use their data?
What is the Value?
Business Intelligence
Shannon Lehmann, MBA
Dakota Analytics

Why Does it Matter?
What is Business Intelligence?
Financial Reporting
Yearly Tracking to Budget
Capital Management
A Few of our Clients in Calgary

Focus on the Business Drivers
Thank you!

Monitor Company KPIs
Human Resources
Production to Budget Comparison
Ad Hoc Analysis from the Cubes
Location Mapping
Variance Analysis
Cube Analysis
Enterprise Wide BI Solutions
One Source of Data

How did I get into BI?

Dakota Analytics
Business Intelligence Consultant

Calgary Corporate Challenge
Games Manager
eMBA class of 2010
Student/ Account Manager/ New Mom
SMART Technologies
Product Marketing Manager
Shannon Lehmann

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
Tangible Returns

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

Higher Expectations
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.

- Wikipedia
Integrated platform for decision making

One version of the truth

Understand the uses and abuses of data

Insight into business drivers/opportunities

Packaged Reports
Excel Templates and Charts
Drill Thru for analysis
Sources of Data
Investigate and resolve
Data Discrepancies
vLook ups
Data Entry
Convert to Excel
Run System Reports
Copy/ Paste
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.

Competitive Advantage
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
eMBA Alumni Assignment
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