For Business Analytics to Work, You Need a Sound Strategy
With the emergence of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the role of analytics has been elevated to centre stage. The winners in the modern world are those who can give all their employees, partners and customers immediate access to the most relevant information. But winning requires more than answering tough questions, understanding the business at every turn, and seizing opportunities before your rivals do. It’s also about creating value and ROI with every decision you make.
A strategic approach to analytics will provide the key to unlocking the value in your data – enabling you to gain unprecedented insights, bridge the gap between analysis and business outcomes, and combine the power of big data with analytics to drive business success.
Department for Transport
We now have data all in one place with integrated business processes supported and the visibility we need to make important business decisions.
Sarah Baskerville, Head of BI Systems, Department for Transport
The Changing Face of Business Intelligence and Analytics
The traditional approach to delivering Business Intelligence is being challenged. BI and analytics solutions are evolving at a rapid pace – with many organisations leveraging modern, agile platforms to create business value. Being able to reason, plan, predict and solve issues with deeper insights from increasingly diverse data sets is opening up a whole new world of opportunity as well as defining new methods and approaches. But to enable such business capacity founded on knowledge and innovation, the following three areas require close attention;
The Modern Data Platform
Current trends are causing a proliferation of data. Traditional data warehouses cannot handle this unprecedented volume and variety of information.
Information driven organisations are more productive: 30% reduced safety issues with predictive analytics, 97% reduction in report creation time.
Forrester Research: The Total Economic Impact™ of SAP Analytics - Cost Savings and Business Benefits
SAP Analytics and Business Insights: How We Can Support You
itelligence has helped thousands of customers benefit from the very latest SAP Analytics solutions that are powering digital transformation. From business intelligence and advanced analytics to insight from the cloud, we are empowering our customers to improve data quality, lower the cost of data integration and increase data efficiency.
With our analytics and big data expertise, we deliver value quickly using our proven agile approach and solution accelerators to optimize all data-related processes and match the pace of change. As a result we are able to drive business engagement, develop your business intelligence capabilities and if necessary, define and deliver the right analytics strategy for you.
Our UK Customer, Leeds Building Society, Talk about Their Approach to BI
Chris Long, Head of Data and BI at Leeds Building Society, talks about itelligence as their preferred partner on their data journey and how they benefit from new BI technologies. itelligence implemented the full SAP BI Suite with SAP HANA and SAP Predictive Analytics capabilities.
How a Modern Data Platform and Analytics Enable Organisations to Run Live
Watch Andy Steer, Chief Technology Officer at itelligence UK, discuss the importance of accessing data inside and outside the organisation in order to deliver knowledge to the people who need it, when they need it.
More Useful Insights into SAP Analytics
The Modern Data Platform: A Necessity in Today’s Rapidly-Changing Business Climate
Our new white paper examines the five key challenges inherent in a traditional data warehouse approach and explains how a modern data platform, can help eliminate them.
itelligence supports you from start to finish with your analytics strategy. Beginning with an initial review of your current analytics capabilities, we identify areas where improvements can be made. We then go on to road mapping and planning your strategy based on your needs. Our BI strategy services help organisations break down complex data silos and remove process barriers that prevent business users and IT from working together.
Basing your decisions on accurate, relevant, timely and trusted data is key to being successful. itelligence has a heritage of supporting organisations with data and process governance. We can assist you in mapping, monitoring, and managing your data lifecycle with our tried and tested methodology that boosts accuracy and gains control over your data.
itelligence is committed to designing and delivering technical architectures and platforms to drive success for our customers. Furthermore, our consultants are here to seamlessly guide you through upgrades and migrations and ensure you are able to optimise your existing investment. We can help you develop a successful data and analytics platform, whether that be on premise, in the cloud, as a hybrid, or with a hyper-scale cloud provider.
The role of EPM is to ensure that an organisation has a complete view of business performance. This means unifying information from operations, finance and compliance to ensure everyone is linked together in a collaborative manner. itelligence can help you move complex data management and transformation processes into a business planning solution and give financial analysts more time to perform insightful analysis. From standardising financial processes across organisations to advising on best practice for managing processes and automation, itelligence can help translate business requirements into reality.
Our extensive SAP BusinessObjects capability, global operations, and our open access to a vast pool of SAP BI resources provide the ability for itelligence to flex from the lightest of touch through to full managed services during major analytics projects and beyond. We partner with our customers and offer the flexibility and commercial management to meet their business objectives in a dynamic manner. No other partner offers the combination of exclusive SAP BI focus, knowledge and capabilities that we can. We are an SAP Partner Centre of Expertise (PCoE), with 24/7 service, and the ability to offer agile delivery with a blend of onsite, nearshore and offshore support.
The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing are now in reach of many organisations. Such disruptive innovation can bring a level of automation, electronic monitoring, and sensor-enabled insight that was once inconceivable. itelligence offers a number of services from strategy creation and design thinking to proof of concept and project delivery, to help rapidly introduce Analytics projects founded on emerging innovation.
Understanding how your analytics technologies work is key to leveraging the benefits that they offer. That is why itelligence provides comprehensive SAP BusinessObjects training services. We are an authorized SAP Education Partner and train over 2,000 people per year. And just like the solutions we offer, our training services are also tailored to your needs. Whether you would like training in SAP BusinessObjects, data warehousing, or SAP BPC in the format of public, private, or online courses, the choice is yours.
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