Thursday, 20 January 2011

Free BI Seminar: Fishing for Information: Feeling Hungry?

  • Date: Wednesday 6th April 2011
  • Time: 9.30 am to 1 pm
  • Venue: SAP Business Objects, Maidenhead, UK
FishIt is highly likely that the internal rate of return your organisation is reaping from its investment in Business Intelligence is less than it could be, due to some mundane, real life challenges which may not be mentioned in the boardroom or corridors of power.

Many people in your organisation only need to analyse corporate data sporadically and If it’s outside of their routine work they may have limited time to dedicate to the task.

Silver Bullet Approach?

There are several recognised methodologies for getting people the numbers they need, yet these problems persist. Whilst there may not be a silver bullet, could there be a silver fish?  We know from history that “give a man a fish he will eat for a day; teach him to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime”. 

Join us on the day to see how this has been applied to BI.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Five Benefits of Faster Report Design

Some report requests come with far too little lead time. And, it’s these instances that tend to be the most urgent. To fulfill the request, you have to drop everything, pull the necessary data and format the report in a way that will highlight the right information and resonate with the target audience. Meanwhile, other tasks continue to accumulate. Figure out how to accelerate report design, and you’ll deliver a higher level of analytical services while also recapturing time to address your other responsibilities.

SAP Crystal Presentation Design can take the stress out of short-lead report requests. Use this solution to design complex reports quickly, and you’ll save time you can use for other tasks, while also increasing the visual quality of your reports. Here are five ways you can use SAP Crystal Presentation Design to accelerate results.

1. Plan ahead: create presentation templates for reports you run frequently. You don’t have to start from scratch every time.

2. Use automation: SAP Crystal presentation design includes a number of tools that are ready for use immediately, obviating the need for repeated manual efforts.

3. Go interactive: use SAP Crystal Presentation Design to bring data to life … without having to engage a designer or programmer. Interactive tools will help presenters illustrate key points, making your reports far more effective in the decision-making process.

4. Mitigate risk: reduce the manual involvement in presentation design, and mistakes become less likely. Increased accuracy naturally results in better reports.

5. Cut costs: there’s an implicit cost associated with everything you do. Faster presentation design can alleviate workload, making it possible to defer hiring and make existing employees more productive.

Source:  SAP

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