2. Business Intelligence…examples
A hotel franchise uses BI analytical applications to compile statistics on average
occupancy and average room rate to determine revenue generated per room. It also
gathers statistics on market share and data from customer surveys from each hotel to
determine its competitive position in various markets. Such trends can be analyzed
year by year, month by month and day by day, giving the corporation a picture of how
each individual hotel is faring.
A bank bridges a legacy database with departmental databases, giving branch
managers and other users access to BI applications to determine who the most
profitable customers are or which customers they should try to cross-sell new products
to. The use of these tools frees information technology staff from the task of generating
analytical reports for the departments and it gives department personnel autonomous
access to a richer data source.
A telecommunications company maintains a multiterabyte decision-support data
warehouse and uses business intelligence tools and utilities to let users access the data
they need without giving them carte blanche to access hundreds of thousands of
mission-critical records. The tools set boundaries around the data that users can access,
creating data "cubes" that contain only the information that's relevant to a particular
user or group of users.
3. BI Industry Scenario…
Today's exciting BI market is ripe with opportunities to hit your strategic
Gaining market share, keeping customers and controlling costs remain key
objectives. Mid-market executives and big corporate department heads rush
to cost effectively meet these complex needs. How? Through improved use of
their existing database systems.
CFOs require 'business intelligence' systems that display accurate SKU or
customer-level P&Ls, permitting reliable channel and store comparisons over
time. Improved forecasts are vital, too!
Data warehousing and analytical skills are combined with an understanding
of industry issues, as we refine and implement your vision.
According to Gartner survey of 1,400 CIOs, business intelligence was ranked
the top technology priority surpassing security.
The BI and analytics market is currently valued at $8.5 Billion and is
expected to grow to $13 Billion over the next five years
4. Business Intelligence (BI)
BI refers to
which is used
to gather, provide access
to, and analyze
data and information
about the company
5. Business Intelligence Definition
BI is neither a product
nor a system.
It is an architecture and
a collection of
as well as decision-support
applications and databases
that provide the business
easy access to business data.
6. BI Popularized…
a Research Fellow
at Gartner Group
as an umbrella term
to describe a set of concepts
and methods to improve
by using fact-based
13. Key Stages of BI
14. BI applications and technologies
can help companies analyze:
changing trends in market share
changes in customer behavior
and spending patterns
15. Significance of BI…
To know about Customers
Having access to timely and accurate information
is an important resource for a company,
which can expedite decision-making
and improve customers' experience.
In the competitive customer-service sector,
companies need to have accurate, up-to-date information
on customer preferences,
so that the company can quickly adapt to their changing demands.
BI enables companies to gather information
on the trends in the marketplace and
come up with innovative products or services
in anticipation of customer's changing demands.
16. Significance of BI…
To know about Competitors…Market…
BI applications can also help managers
to be better informed about actions that a company's
competitors are taking.
BI systems can also be designed to provide managers
with information on the state of economic trends
or marketplace factors, or to provide managers
with in depth knowledge about the internal
operations of a business.
17. Significance of BI…
For avoiding Guesswork…
BI can be used to help analysts and managers
determine which adjustments are most likely
to respond to changing trends.
BI systems can help companies develop a more
consistent, data-based decision making process
for business decisions, which can produce better
results than making business decisions by
18. Significance of BI…
For sharing of information…
BI can help companies share selected strategic information
with business partners.
Some businesses use BI systems
to share information with their suppliers like…..
other supply chain data
19. Significance of BI…
For improving performance…
BI applications can enhance communication among
departments, coordinate activities, and enable
companies to respond more quickly to changes
(e.g., in financial conditions, customer
preferences, supply chain operations, etc.).
When a BI system is well-designed and properly
integrated into a company's processes and
decision-making process, it may be able to
improve a company's performance.
20. BI Technologies
need to have a secure computer system
which can specify different levels of user access
to the data 'warehouse',
need to have sufficient data capacity,
a plan for how long data will be stored
BI analysts have developed software tools
to gather and analyze
large quantities of unstructured data such as
customer attrition figures.
21. BI Tools
AQL – Associated Query Logic
Business Activity Monitoring
Business Performance Management
Business Process Re-engineering
User/End-User Query and Reporting
Enterprise Management System
Executive Information System
SCM – Supply Chain Management
Demand Chain Management
Finance and Budgeting tools.
22. Other BI applications are used
to store and analyze data
Data Mining, Framing & Warehousing
(DSS) and Forecasting
Document Warehouse & Management
Information Visualization and Dash boarding;
Management Information System (MIS);
Geographic Information System (GIS);
Software As A Service (SaaS)
Business Intelligence offerings (On Demand)
Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) and
sometimes called "Analytics"
(based on the "hypercube" or "cube");
Real Time Business Intelligence
Statistics and Technical Data Analysis
Web Mining, Text Mining and
23. Other BI applications are used
to analyze or manage the
"human" side of businesses,
24. Some common factors of
ill-equipped organizations to implement BI…
Lack of understanding of the complexity of BI decision-
Lack of recognizing BI decision-support projects as
cross-organizational business initiatives and not
understanding that cross-organizational initiatives are
different from stand-alone solutions
Unavailable or unwilling business representatives
Unengaged business sponsors or business sponsors who
have little or no authority due to their low-level positions
within the organization
25. Some common factors of
ill-equipped organizations to implement BI…
Lack of skilled and available staff as well as suboptimum staff
Inappropriate project team structure and dynamics
No software release concept (no iterative development method)
No work breakdown structure (no methodology)
Ineffective project management (only project administration)
No business analysis and no standardization activities
No appreciation of the impact of dirty data on business profitability
No understanding of the necessity for and the usage of meta data
Too much reliance on disparate methods and tools (the "silver bullet"
26. Designing and implementing a
Business Intelligence Program
Factors need to be considered
Goal Alignment queries
Cost and risk queries
Customer and Stakeholder queries
27. The Future of BI…
BI users are beginning to demand
[Real time BI] or near real time
analysis relating to their business,
particularly in front line operations.
They will come to expect up to date and fresh
information in the same fashion as they
monitor stock quotes online.
Monthly and even weekly analysis
will not suffice
28. The Future of BI…
don't want to wait for information.
Information needs to be always on
and never out of date.
This is the way we live our lives today.
Why should Business Intelligence be any
CEO of See Why, a Software company,
29. The Future of BI…
In the not too distant future companies
will become dependent on real time
business information in much the
same fashion as people come to
expect to get information on the
internet in just one or two clicks.
"This instant "Internet experience"
will create the new framework for
business intelligence, but business
processes will have to change to
accommodate and exploit the real-
time flows of business data."
Nigel Stokes, CEO, DataMirror Corp.
30. Kinds of Business Intelligence
Compares current business
events with historical
patterns to detect problems
system that maintains the
current state of the
31. Tactical BI (or task-oriented/-centric)
Tactical business intelligence,
called traditional and/or analytical in
various industry articles, is the
application of business intelligence tools
to analyze business trends, frequently
comparing a specific metric (such as
sales or expenses) to the same metric
from a previous month or year. In most
companies, there are usually a few
analysts in each department who use
online analytical processing (OLAP) and
ad hoc query to perform this task. To
date, BI tools are mostly used to analyze
historical business data to discover
trends or anomalies that need attention.
32. Investigative BI (or exploratory)
Investigative BI is generally launched
from a dashboard. Flexibility of
drilldown is a key differentiator.
This concentrated specialty focuses
on the current status of the business.
Specifically, will take a good hard
look at the location of assets,
pertinent financial information, and
can perform background
investigations on officers and
employees within the organization.
33. Third-party BI
At the higher end, third-
party BI can be delivered via
dashboards. Often, however,
it just looks like a single
parameterized report. (E.g.