Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) is a term that was created in the 1990s and describes procedures and processes of an operational analysis in the form of collection, evaluation and presentation of data to support strategic decisions. Strategic decision is the intelligence gained from raw data in relation to business objectives for a more transparent, effective and efficient business performance. Strategic decision support is the central topic at BI and should always be in the foreground. Intelligent reporting leads to an increase in knowledge, which contributes to cost reduction and more performance, and at the same time also to optimization, streamlining and more profitability of the added value.

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The advancing globalization of markets on the one hand, and the continuously increasing demands of customers on the other, have led to companies today speaking only in terms of  tera, peta and some even exabytes. The volume of data has risen exorbitantly in recent years, and the trend is rising. A data evaluation with classic BI methods quickly reaches its limits here. Therefore, the term Big Data has established itself in recent years, which specializes in the processing of astronomically large amounts of data.

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The volume of data in a Data Warehouse system has grown significantly in recent years. The reason for this is undoubtedly the current strong competitive situation with which more and more companies are confronted. Companies that react promptly to changing market conditions are the survival artists of tomorrow. In order to hold one’s own in the market, intelligent strategies are required that enable detailed real-time analysis at any time. The granularity that makes this fact possible leads to an undesirably high volume of data. A Data Warehouse system can only optimally support well-founded decisions if high-performance evaluations are based on a complete and up-to-date database. This means that almost continuously new data must be loaded into a system that, despite its size, allows fast access.

Below is our strategy model for real-time reporting:

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SAP Analytics Cloud is a new generation of analytics solutions in the cloud that enable users to analyze data quickly and in detail. Machine learning technology and embedded artificial intelligence help you gain deep insights, simplify access to critical information, and enable informed decision-making for all. Analysts can retrieve and visualize data, operational staff can create reports and plans, financial experts can predict, data scientists can generate predictive models, and management can view relevant information in a dashboard.

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Predictive analytics is an area of data mining that deals with prediction of the probable future and trends. The central element of Predictive Analytics is the predictor, a variable measured for a single person or entity to predict future behavior. The exponential growth of information and the latest technologies and techniques for managing and analyzing data offer more opportunities than ever before. SAP Analytics Cloud for planning is a cloud-based planning solution that focuses on the end user, the planner. It enables fast and agile planning applications including Analyses and supports the planning process with comprehensive collaboration options. SAP Analytics Cloud for planning thus combines planning and reporting in one application, whereby the look and  the feel is very much based on Excel.

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Lean thinking cannot be achieved automatically with any software solution, but is rather the result of a corporate culture. It is precisely this lean corporate culture that, in addition to implementation, also shapes and covers other corporate processes. It requires a transparent, direct consideration of the classic organizational fields in order to make functional requirements more transparent and more agile than with conventional development methods.

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We first determine the SCRUM team, consisting of a “Product Owner”, a “SCRUM Master” and the development team. Managers, customers and users are in close contact with the SCRUM team for the duration of the project, but are not regarded as team members. After the roles are defined, a product backlog is created, which contains the “User Stories”. A user story is a simple description of product features from the product owner’s point of view.

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MDA refers to a model-driven implementation approach that requires strict encapsulation between technology and function. It is also referred to as an automated process for generating code. For code generation, a framework is used that generates schematic programs (codes) from an already defined database (model) on the basis of defined rules (framework logic). The primary goal of MDA is to shorten development time and improve manageability due to high abstraction.

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In contrast to an agile or SCRUM-based BI implementation methodology, a document-driven implementation approach attaches particular importance to complete documentation of the individual project phases. At the end of each project phase, an independent document is created. Despite agile approaches, this methodology is still used in more than 80% of BI projects.

The process for creating and maintaining an M+K list in the BPMN notation is described below:

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Planning is a methodical function for controlling a company. It includes almost all company key figures, such as turnover, sales, costs, etc. In addition to classic key figures, planning objects also include resources, performance, skills and balance sheet development. Planning is an overarching process with mutual effects. Therefore, the analysis of planning effects is of particular importance.

We are aware of the immensely important position of planning in a company. That is why we pursue a well thought-out methodology for a successful planning process. We roughly subdivide the planning process into the functions described below:

  • Actual value analysis
  • Analysis of the historical development
  • Planning & Forecast
  • Plan-Actual Comparison
  • Budget planning

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Financial consolidation and reporting place complex demands on companies in the form of multi-layered group structures, harmonization and elimination of redundancies, currency conversions, cash flow calculations and constantly changing regulatory requirements. Dedicated, versatile consolidation applications such as Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) help companies meet the challenges below:

  • Increase the transparency of consolidation, taking into account the full compatibility of general ledger accounting with consolidated results.
  • Automate manual steps such as cross-enterprise accounting and cash flow calculations to ensure data consistency and adapt data security across the enterprise.
  • Modelling of acquisitions and divestments for actual and plan data
  • Reduce the cost of adhering to the implementation of a fully auditable and secure application

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Mobile BI refers to functional services that enable business-related information analysis by providing a mobile application (app) on mobile devices. The location- and time-independent characteristics of mobility clearly contribute to an early reaction to market changes. The mobile business analytics brings a comfortable flexibility with itself and leads to a drastic time saving.

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The company’s performance can be measured by the degree to which critical KPIs have been met. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges in reporting is the right selection of KPIs. In order to ensure the intuitiveness of a report, no more than 20 KPIs may be available at the top level. In order to measure the success of a company more precisely, we introduce reporting zones that display technically related KPIs in a report and embody a business process in its entirety.

Below we would like to present you a simplified KPI catalogue from practice:

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A Business Intelligence Dashboard is a graphical interface that displays the current status of a company’s metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). It is an information centre for managers to support the entire management process in the phases of information acquisition, information analysis, controlling, decision-making and corporate communication.

Best Practice Method:

Below is an excerpt from our checklist:

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The SAP BusinessObjects Suite includes products for data integration, reporting & analysis, dashboarding, visualization, planning, consolidation, and budgeting. The BI Suite acts in its entirety as a uniform data pool and provides users with a company-wide information platform. With Business Objects products, you are always provided with precise, process-specific information that is closely tailored to your needs. SAP Business Objects offers you separate solutions for GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM).

The graphic below illustrates the Business Objects summary:

Below is the optimal approach to SAP Business Objects:

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Data analysis in the recruiting process is becoming more and more important and at the same time occupies an outstanding position in the corporate structure. The aim of personnel analysis is to provide new insights that support decision-makers in personnel management more effectively in order to achieve company goals promptly and efficiently. The challenge for the realization of a meaningful HR analysis consists primarily in the adequate collection of decision-relevant data. Once this hurdle has been overcome, the next question is how to use the data collected. Only a user-compliant and teleological processing of the data enables precise and predictive analyses. With the intelligence gained, an optimal Return On Investment (ROI) in human capital can be realized.

Below is the best way to increase your business:

Below is the chronology of the topic HR:

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Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a strategic planning and management process that is used across applications and industries to measure, document and control the activities of a company with regard to its visions and strategies. The aim of BSC is to provide a controlling instrument which, based on a financial and non-financial key figure model, brings the business activities of a company in line with the company’s visions and goals. The mixture of financial and non-financial indicators allows a comprehensive, multidimensional evaluation of the company’s performance from various perspectives, e.g. from the point of view of finances, customers, employees, regional aspects and internal business processes. This type of business valuation enables a holistic visualization of the business interrelationships.

Our strategy model on BSC is presented below:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

The advancing globalization of markets on the one hand and the continuously increasing demands of customers on the other have led to companies today speaking only in tera, peta and some even exabytes. The volume of data has risen exorbitantly in recent years, and the trend is rising. A data evaluation with classic BI methods quickly reaches its limits here. Therefore, the term Big Data has established itself in recent years, which specializes in the processing of astronomically large amounts of data.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

The volume of data in a data warehouse system has grown significantly in recent years. The reason for this is undoubtedly the current strong competitive situation with which more and more companies are confronted. Companies that react promptly to changing market conditions are the survival artists of tomorrow. In order to hold one’s own in the market, intelligent strategies are required that enable detailed real-time analysis at any time. The granularity that makes this fact possible leads to an undesirably high volume of data. A data warehouse system can only optimally support well-founded decisions if high-performance evaluations are based on a complete and up-to-date database. This means that almost continuously new data must be loaded into a system that, despite its size, allows fast access.

Below is our strategy model for real-time reporting:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please clickhere

SAP Analytics Cloud is a new generation of analytics solutions in the cloud that enable users to analyze data quickly and in detail. Machine learning technology and embedded artificial intelligence help you gain deep insights, simplify access to critical information, and enable informed decision-making for all. Analysts can retrieve and visualize data, operational staff can create reports and plans, financial experts can predict, data scientists can generate predictive models, and management can view relevant information in a dashboard.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Predictive analytics is an area of data mining that deals with prediction of the probable future and trends. The central element of Predictive Analytics is the predictor, a variable measured for a single person or entity to predict future behavior. The exponential growth of information and the latest technologies and techniques for managing and analyzing data offer more opportunities than ever before. SAP Analytics Cloud for planning is a cloud-based planning solution that focuses on the end user – the planner. It enables fast and agile planning applications including Analyses and supports the planning process with comprehensive collaboration options. SAP Analytics Cloud for planning thus combines planning and reporting in one application, whereby the look and feel is very much based on Excel.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Lean thinking cannot be achieved automatically with any software solution, but is rather the result of a corporate culture. It is precisely this lean corporate culture that, in addition to implementation, also shapes and covers other corporate processes. It requires a transparent, direct consideration of the classic organizational fields in order to make functional requirements more transparent and more agile than with conventional development methods.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

We first determine the SCRUM team, consisting of a “Product Owner”, a “SCRUM Master” and the development team. Managers, customers and users are in close contact with the SCRUM team for the duration of the project, but are not regarded as team members. After the roles are defined, a product backlog is created, which contains the “User Stories”. A user story is a simple description of product features from the product owner’s point of view.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

MDA refers to a model-driven implementation approach that requires strict encapsulation between technology and function. It is also referred to as an automated process for generating code. For code generation, a framework is used that generates schematic programs (codes) from an already defined database (model) on the basis of defined rules (framework logic). The primary goal of MDA is to shorten development time and improve manageability due to high abstraction.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

In contrast to an agile or SCRUM-based BI implementation methodology, a document-driven implementation approach attaches particular importance to complete documentation of the individual project phases. At the end of each project phase, an independent document is created. Despite agile approaches, this methodology is still used in more than 80% of BI projects.

The process for creating and maintaining an M+K list in the BPMN notation is described below:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Planning is a methodical function for controlling a company. It includes almost all company key figures, such as turnover, sales, costs, etc. In addition to classic key figures, planning objects also include resources, performance, skills and balance sheet development. Planning is an overarching process with mutual effects. Therefore, the analysis of planning effects is of particular importance.

We are aware of the immensely important position of planning in a company. That is why we pursue a well thought-out methodology for a successful planning process. We roughly subdivide the planning process into the functions described below:

  • Actual value analysis
  • Analysis of the historical development
  • Planning & Forecast
  • Plan-Actual Comparison
  • Budget planning

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Financial consolidation and reporting place complex demands on companies in the form of multi-layered group structures, harmonization and elimination of redundancies, currency conversions, cash flow calculations and constantly changing regulatory requirements. Dedicated, versatile consolidation applications such as Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) help companies meet the challenges below:

  • Increase the transparency of consolidation, taking into account the full compatibility of general ledger accounting with consolidated results.
  • Automate manual steps such as cross-enterprise accounting and cash flow calculations to ensure data consistency and adapt data security across the enterprise.
  • Modelling of acquisitions and divestments for actual and plan data
  • Reduce the cost of adhering to the implementation of a fully auditable and secure application

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Mobile BI refers to functional services that enable business-related information analysis by providing a mobile application (app) on mobile devices. The location- and time-independent characteristics of mobility clearly contribute to an early reaction to market changes. The mobile business analytics brings a comfortable flexibility with itself and leads to a drastic time saving.

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

The company’s performance can be measured by the degree to which critical KPIs have been met. Therefore, one of the biggest challenges in reporting is the right selection of KPIs. In order to ensure the intuitiveness of a report, no more than 20 KPIs may be available at the top level. In order to measure the success of a company more precisely, we introduce reporting zones that display technically related KPIs in a report and embody a business process in its entirety.

Below we would like to present you a simplified KPI catalogue from practice:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

A Business Intelligence Dashboard is a graphical interface that displays the current status of a company’s metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). It is an information centre for managers to support the entire management process in the phases of information acquisition, information analysis, controlling, decision-making and corporate communication.

Best Practice Method:

Below is an excerpt from our checklist:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

The SAP Business Objects Suite includes products for data integration, reporting & analysis, dashboarding, visualization, planning, consolidation, and budgeting. The BI Suite acts in its entirety as a uniform data pool and provides users with a company-wide information platform. With Business Objects products, you are always provided with precise, process-specific information that is closely tailored to your needs. SAP Business Objects offers you separate solutions for GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM).

The graphic below illustrates the Business Objects summary:

Below is the optimal approach to SAP Business Objects:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Data analysis in the recruiting process is becoming more and more important and at the same time occupies an outstanding position in the corporate structure. The aim of personnel analysis is to provide new insights that support decision-makers in personnel management more effectively in order to achieve company goals promptly and efficiently. The challenge for the realization of a meaningful HR analysis consists primarily in the adequate collection of decision-relevant data. Once this hurdle has been overcome, the next question is how to use the data collected. Only a user-compliant and teleological processing of the data enables precise and predictive analyses. With the intelligence gained, an optimal Return On Investment (ROI) in human capital can be realized.

Below is the best way to increase your business:

Below is the chronology of the topic HR:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here

Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is a strategic planning and management process that is used across applications and industries to measure, document and control the activities of a company with regard to its visions and strategies. The aim of BSC is to provide a controlling instrument which, based on a financial and non-financial key figure model, brings the business activities of a company in line with the company’s visions and goals. The mixture of financial and non-financial indicators allows a comprehensive, multidimensional evaluation of the company’s performance from various perspectives, e.g. from the point of view of finances, customers, employees, regional aspects and internal business processes. This type of business valuation enables a holistic visualization of the business interrelationships.

Our strategy model on BSC is presented below:

For more information, please download the following white paper. Please click here