What is Predictive Analytics and Can it Help You Achieve Business Objectives?


Today’s self-serve predictive analytics and forecasting tools are designed to support business users and data analysts alike. Predictive analytics is the process of forecasting or predicting business results for planning purposes. Can Predictive Analytics Help You Achieve Business Objectives? Predictive analytics can help the organization to develop promotions, expand marketing channels, and identify high-performance, high-value targets for the business.

SpeakBO Experience Launches BO into a New Decade in a Whole New Way

Paul Blogs on BI

These are unprecedented times and we have never been more unsure about the future which is why Business Intelligence is more important than ever. Well the 2020 decade has certainly got off to an unexpected and challenging start.

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Celebrating BusinessObjects for the Next Decade

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community Dashboard design IBIS Let's Speak BO SAP BusinessObjects Web intelligence

The BusinessObjects Hell Freezes Over Tour

Paul Blogs on BI

In fact, The Eagles are a lot like BusinessObjects in that they have a unique and addictive Business Intelligence solution whose fan base just continues to grow. The fact is that BusinessObjects remains the Business Intelligence suite of choice for both SAP and non-SAP customers. Business Intelligence and BusinessObjects have become synonymous and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Democratizing AI for All: Transforming Your Operating Model to Support AI Adoption

Democratization puts AI into the hands of non-data scientists and makes artificial intelligence accessible to every area of an organization. With the emergence of enterprise AI platforms that automate and accelerate the lifecycle of an AI project, businesses can build, deploy, and manage AI applications to transform their products, services, and operations. But in order to reap the rewards that AI offers, it is essential that businesses first address how their organizations are set up, from their people to their processes. Democratizing AI through your organization requires more than just software. It may require changing your operation models and finding the right guidance to realize the full breadth of capabilities.

Farewell to Two BusinessObjects Heroes

Paul Blogs on BI

Thanks to these heroes it has thrived over the last 10 years and BusinessObjects remains the most widely used Business Intelligence suite in the world today. Blog Featured Business Intelligence InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Community Inspired BI Inspired Business Intelligence SAP BusinessObjects Sapphire

BusinessObjects and PowerBI May Lead to Hair Loss

Paul Blogs on BI

Whereas Tableau is a true Business Intelligence tool built for business users, PowerBI is more of a tool built for IT programmers that can be used by business users. In fact, I have noticed that when making a decision between Tableau and PowerBI, if the initiative is driven by the business they almost always pick Tableau but if the initiative is driven by IT, they tend to favor PowerBI. There has been a lot of talk and hype about PowerBI in the last couple of years.

Dashboards Everywhere and Along Comes Squirrel

Paul Blogs on BI

The fact is that dashboards dominate as the primary user interface for both Business Intelligence and operational solutions. Xcelsius is also used by many small to medium sized companies as well as solopreneurs and some run their entire business around it.

What Does Flying Look Like?

Paul Blogs on BI

Being someone who is passionate about Business Intelligence, I realized that passion is driven by inspiring, learning about and sharing Business Intelligence solutions that make a positive difference in people’s lives. At this year’s IBIS event there will be a boat load of amazing Business Intelligence solutions being shared and I will be in my element attending as many of the sessions as possible. I have always been fascinated by butterflies.

The Dashboard Salsa Dance

Paul Blogs on BI

The same can be said when creating Business Intelligence dashboards. Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoBurst Dash InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Tableau Web Intelligence Webi Xcelsius BI Dashboards Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard Dashboard design Dashboards Inspired Business Intelligence

The BusinessObjects Upgrade Dilemma

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects Community Inspired Business Intelligence SAP Business ObjectsBuying a car has always been a challenging experience for me. I never know what to buy, when to buy, what features to include, and I definitely don’t enjoy the inevitable frustrating bartering with the sales and finance people.

InfoSol Dashboard Awards that Inspire at IBIS 2018

Paul Blogs on BI

The love for BusinessObjects was in the air at this year’s InfoSol Business Intelligence Seminar (IBIS). Dashboards continue to be the primary interface of most business intelligence solutions. Best Business Dashboard Award. The InfoSol 2018 Best Business Dashboard Award went to The Waldinger Corporation for their Technician Dashboard. Limitless Business Intelligence Dashboard Award.

BusinessObjects Certification Could be the Perfect Fit

Paul Blogs on BI

I have also noticed more and more people adding IBIS attendance to their resumes so this year’s IBIS will also introduce a unique IBIS Business Intelligence certification which you can receive for attending 15 hours or more of IBIS sessions. BusinessObjects Highlights Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI Products SAP Business Objects Web Intelligence Webi Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community IBIS IBIS 2018

BusinessObjects Coexistence – The Way to Build a World Cup Dream Team

Paul Blogs on BI

In the world of Business Intelligence there are many good players out there too and historically they have just played on one team. But Business Intelligence is more than just self-service data discovery and visualizations and the BI legacy companies remain dominant in other areas of BI like BI reporting, ad-hoc query and analysis, BI applications and data preparation.

Will 2018 See More BusinessObjects in the Cloud?

Paul Blogs on BI

In the world of Business Intelligence, predictions by leading experts and vendors have also not always been stellar. Highlights Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects Business Objects Community BusinessObjects BusinessObjects CommunityWhile it’s fun to make predictions at the beginning of a new year, I must admit that my track record on getting them right has not always been perfect.

The Future of BusinessObjects Dashboards – Lessons from Egypt

Paul Blogs on BI

Blog Featured Business Intelligence BusinessObjects InfoSol Let's Speak BO News Paul Blogs on BI Products Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard SAP Business ObjectsOn a recent trip to Egypt, I was amazed at the number of older vehicles I saw on the road dating back to the 1960’s and even older.

Business Intelligence and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Paul Blogs on BI

At the same time because I am so passionate about Business Intelligence and can see how it is being both used and abused in this situation, I felt compelled to share my viewpoint. I have always believed that Business Intelligence is only 50% about analyzing the data and that the other 50% is the human action taken as a result of that analysis. With news, social media and conversation completely dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, I was hesitant to write a blog that even mentions it.

Why Replacing BusinessObjects is Bad for Business

Paul Blogs on BI

The key to BusinessObjects huge global success over the last 25 years is the semantic layer with its unique ability to present simple business terms to users that they can drag and drop and apply conditions and formulas to without writing any SQL or needing to know the underlying data. Business Intelligence BusinessObjects Highlights InfoBurst Tab InfoSol Paul Blogs on BI SAP Business Objects TableauI have learned many valuable life lessons coaching kids’ soccer.

Four critical data management attributes for AI and digital transformation

IBM Big Data Hub

The labyrinth of convoluted data management systems often evolves as a natural response to data growth, diversity of data types, and varying needs based on business objectives

Do you have the right talent to put AI to work?

IBM Big Data Hub

Business-as-usual means something far different today than it did just a few months ago. For most enterprises, digital transformation isn’t just a distant business objective—now it’s an imperative to find new ways of doing business Around the world, companies are pivoting to adjust to an entirely new reality.

IBM Cloud Pak for Data enhances DataOps services to deliver business agility with cost savings and risk reduction

IBM Big Data Hub

With business continuity top of mind, leaders are turning to DataOps programs to deliver trusted data quickly by creating trusted data pipelines between data sources and data users mapped to their critical business objectives Today’s market conditions elevate the need to put trusted data into the right hands almost in real-time. The market has been experiencing a dramatic demand for near-frictionless, fact-based decision-making processes.

Power Pictures Improve Effectiveness of Dashboards

Paul Blogs on BI

BusinessObjects InfoSol News Paul Blogs on BI Products Xcelsius Business Objects Community BusinessObjects Community dashboard Dashboard design IBIS 2018 InfoBurst Let's Speak BONew Zealand is an extraordinary place to visit with an incredible range of natural wonders, stunning landscapes and the remarkable Maori culture.

How a “PRACtical” Approach to Risk Management Will Aid COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

John Wheeler

However, the COVID-19 recovery will be grounded in how business operations in industries as varied as manufacturing, transportation, retail, healthcare, life sciences, energy, etc. That leaves board members with significant blind spots across the other three objectives.

Unicorns or Data Architects?


Data architects have a tendency to feel like unicorns: somehow they can manipulate data storage and computation structures like putty and also keep business objectives in mind. business Team data architecture communication

Data Champions: Balancing IT and Business Needs


At the same time IT, whose job it is to ensure security and compliance while meeting the needs of the business, tend to be unfairly blamed for holding projects back. Data Champions find the common ground that successfully meets the requirements of both business AND IT.

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Web Analytics 101: Definitions: Goals, Metrics, KPIs, Dimensions, Targets

Occam's Razor

Definitions and standard perspectives on these terms will be covered in this post: Business Objectives. Business Objectives: This is the answer to the question: "Why does your website exist?" " Or: "What are you hoping to accomplish for your business by being on the web?" Without a clearly defined list of business objectives you are doomed, because if you don't know where you are going then any road will take you there.

Integrated Planning: Now’s the time


It ensures that the subplans of all business areas of a company are brought together and coordinated. Each business unit creates internal plans with its own KPIs. Thought Leadership Business Intelligence CPM Enterprise planning Integrated Planning

Predictive Analytics: 4 Primary Aspects of Predictive Analytics

Smart Data Collective

This can cause certain business problems with both your data points as well as your data analytics, web analytics , and response variable. Objectives and Usage. Predictive models are sure to change the landscape or many businesses.

The Business Analyst's Guide To Encouraging Critical Thinking

BA Learnings

If you’re a manager in charge of a business analyst team or are a part of any team in charge of achieving key business objectives, this article discusses useful insights on how you can trigger and sustain critical thinking in the team. You present a business analysis plan and ask your team members to share their thoughts. Business Analyst Career

In Times of Rapid Change, Business Process Modeling Becomes a Critical Tool


With the help of business process modeling (BPM) organizations can visualize processes and all the associated information identifying the areas ripe for innovation, improvement or reorganization. Bringing IT and Business Together to Make More Informed Decisions.

Accelerate Your Business Performance With Modern IT Reports


They have to align with the company’s strategic objectives and priorities, therefore, their realization needs to be thought out. When setting up a business strategy for your IT department, you need to craft a vision, identify goals to achieve and a clear path of how to get there.

Your Ultimate Guide To Modern KPI Reports In The Digital Age – Examples & Templates


Essentially, it means that we are living in a world rich with data, and for businesses looking to streamline their processes, monitor various areas of performance, and understand their customer base on a deeper, more personal level, collecting, analyzing, and leveraging this wealth of insights is critical for success. Let’s start by considering what KPIs are and what they mean in a business context. One of the best ways to grow your business is by increasing your conversion rates.

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Change Management: Enterprise Architecture for Managing Change


Change management describes the process(es) an organization will undertake to ensure changes to business operations, systems and other assets cause as little disruption as possible. A systems change also could disrupt business operations more directly – if it turns out a new system is incompatible with the current technology infrastructure. While good ideas help a business grow, sometimes their implementations cause stumbles.

The 10 Essential SaaS Trends You Should Watch Out For In 2020


SaaS is a software distribution model that offers a lot of agility and cost-effectiveness for companies, which is why it’s such a reliable option for numerous business models and industries. Scalability: Cloud-based SaaS enables businesses to expand with ease due to its inherent scalability.

2 Success Factors Every Top IRM Tech Solution Must Deliver

John Wheeler

Top IRM technology solutions deliver two success factors – balance and alignment – to customers seeking to add value to the business. Like a car has four wheels, IRM technology solutions enable four primary business objectives – better performance , stronger resilience , greater assurance and more effective compliance. To succeed, IRM technology must help the business maintain balance across these objectives. Business Continuity Management.

Using Strategic Data Governance to Manage GDPR/CCPA Complexity


The complexity of regulatory requirements in and of themselves is aggravated by the complexity of the business and data landscapes within most enterprises. So it’s important to understand how to use strategic data governance to manage the complexity of regulatory compliance and other business objectives … Designing and Operationalizing Regulatory Compliance Strategy.

Data Lineage and Power BI: Why is it important?

Jen Stirrup

Businesses need a clear line of sight on data asset ownership and stewardship. IT can do so much, but the business do need to bring things to the table. In this blog post, I’ll cover the main reasons why this is important, and why every self-respecting Power BI Business Intelligence really needs to care about the issues involved. Without data governance, it is hard to have robust business intelligence, data science and artificial intelligence.

AI Experience Sydney: Transforming Global and Local Markets


To ensure that customers achieve their business objectives, DataRobot offers AI Success , a combination of a technology platform with expert services. Recently, more than 200 delegates joined a DataRobot team of local and international staff in Sydney, Australia for the AI Experience Roadshow. As the GM for Asia Pacific, I kicked off the event by stating that the AI and machine learning revolution is transforming global and local economies, markets, and companies.

Digital Marketing and Measurement Model

Occam's Razor

It is quite simply the lack of structured thinking about what the real purpose of the campaign is and a lack of an objective set of measures with which to identify success or failure. Here is what each step in the process helps accomplish: Step one is to force us to identify the business objectives upfront and set the broadest parameters for the work we are doing. Step two is to identify crisp goals for each business objective. Are your objectives dumb?

Top DevOps Trends that Will Matter in 2020 For Your Business

Smart Data Collective

If you haven’t, then you should start to care about implementing DevOps infrastructure into your business as it helps to deliver applications or any software faster and effectively while spending fewer team efforts. It has always been the way forward for businesses.

How to Do Data Modeling the Right Way


Data modeling supports collaboration among business stakeholders – with different job roles and skills – to coordinate with business objectives. Data resides everywhere in a business , on-premise and in private or public clouds.

3 Monthly And Annual HR Report Templates To Empower Your Business


If managed strategically, your HR department could enhance your business in a number of ways. Moreover, interactive HR dashboard templates offer businesses the means to better understand their personnel, spot emerging problems or issues, and deploy proactive solutions to manage their HR departments in a more fluent, result-driven fashion. Human resources reports play a pivotal role in the effective management of your business’s human HR activities, big or small.

Which Data Center Strategy Will Rule 2020?

Sirius Computer Solutions

IT administrators have a full plate when it comes to setting up the best possible infrastructure to support their business outcomes, especially when that means keeping core legacy systems running while integrating new technologies. Hyperconverged systems vs. composable infrastructure.