Business Intelligence SIG

Tuesday 8th September 2015 at 9:30am - 9:30am

Gallows Hill,

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Daniel Senter & Phillipa Parkes from National Grid will present BusinessObjects moving to 4.1.

National Grid have been on a journey for the last 12 months in upgrading their BO platform to 4.1 and introducing a HANA side car to enable data visualisation and real-time reporting. Big drivers change within both the Gas Distribution and Finance areas of the business to access data faster, visualise more easily and drive insight driven decision making.

The session will cover:

  • Drivers for change
  • Technology road map
  • End user experience
  • Live demo of new dashboards
  • Learnings : pros / cons

Craig Dale will be delivering the latest User Group Update, including information on this year's annual conference.

Graham Brammall & Ian Machin from SAP will present Best Practice in SAP licence Management

The session will be cover:

  • SAP Business Intelligence (BOBJ) licensing
  • Basic concepts
  • Licensing metrics (named user, concurrent session, CPU)
  •  Legacy and current models
  • Software governance and a Case Study.

Matt Potts & Nick Bewers from Agility Works will present Unlocking true enterprise agile analytics with Bi-Modal BI.

Businesses want to benefit from the value of delivering BI projects through an agile approach but are finding it increasingly difficult to align their on-premise BI platforms to fully execute this way.

We’ll be discussing the concept of Bi-Modal BI where we believe more agile BI products and platforms such as Lumira and Birst can co-existent with more traditional BI platforms.

Learn how Birst’s cloud based 2-tier BI platform enables enterprise agility for analytics within your business, complementing existing data warehouses, such a BW or HANA, by allowing new, existing and multiple data sources to be available to your consumers via the Birst User Data tier. Via its partnership with SAP, Birst can leverage HANA Cloud Platform as its in memory-database.

We will wrap up the day with a feedback session on How we can help you get best value from your software. In this session we will look at how we can tailor our future SIGs, where applicable, to meet your requirements.

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Event Resources

Matt Potts - AgilityWorks -Unlocking true enterprise agile BI with Birst (1.19 MB)
Daniel Senter - National Grid - BusinessObjects moving to 4.1 (781.79 KB)

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