Monday, September 26, 2011

Case Study for Upcoming #BIWisdom TweetChat

Hello Folks!

At last week's #BIWisdom TweetChat, we decided to try a different format for this coming Friday. Instead of open chat, we're going to analyze a customer case study and suggest possible solutions.

Our inaugural case study has been contributed by one of our eminent "tribe" members, Jacqui Taylor, Founder and CEO at FlyingBinary.

Case Study: What would you do next?

Background: A large global brand with staff worldwide.
The existing BI infrastructure is one of the large vendor packages which has been in place for over 10 years with the expected Data Warehouse style deploy. Standard ETL and Reporting processes exist. They have approximately 3 Terabytes of data to consider.

Client: The Head of IT
We had been asked to supply a resource to ‘straighten out’ the business users. We were allocated a budget of 7 days to produce some self serve BI reports in order to establish the WIP (Work In Progress) stock position.

Assignment: How did we do?
After 5 days we had not been able to establish WIP stock position, discovered data integrity problems in the data warehouse, clients not invoiced, incomplete sales pipeline data, most of the business users were using Excel extracts to run their business units. Additionally, we were approached by an additional 15 business users whose reporting requirements have not been met by the existing BI infrastructure.

What would you do with the remaining 2 days of the assignment?

Jacqui Taylor
Founder, CEO
FlyingBinary Limited

Don't forget that this is the last week to participate in our upcoming Mobile Computing & Mobile Business Intelligence Market Study. Participants receive a complimentary copy of the findings.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Research Nugget from Our Impending Mobile Study

Hello Folks!

As we get ready to close data collection for our Mobile Computing & Mobile Business Intelligence Study, I thought I would share another research "nugget" with you.

In this analysis, I created a crosstab of major geography and expectations for numbers of exclusively Mobile BI users.

As you can see, North Americans appear to be the most aggressive in plans surrounding exclusive Mobile BI usage, followed by EMEA and APAC.

Of course, we're still collecting data for another 8 days - until September 30th! And, the larger the sample the more interesting the crosstab analyses will be.

So, we ask you to do your part and spend 10 minutes completing the survey. Not only will you be making an important contribution to this body of research, but we'll send you a complimentary findings report later this year!

Click here to be directed to the survey!

Thanks in advance!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Is Your Business Intelligence Vendor Listed? Vendor Participation in Upcoming Mobile Study

Hello Folks!

As with previous Mobile Business Intelligence Market studies, the current study, in addition to user input, will include information gathered directly from Business Intelligence vendors.

I feel that it is important to include this information to give readers a balanced view of BI vendor mobile capabilities and plans for the coming months/years.

My thanks to these vendors that have already provided this information:

  • Actuate
  • Arcplan
  • Birst
  • Connexica
  • Dimensional Insight
  • Extended Results (PushBI)
  • GoodData
  • IBM
  • Information Builders
  • Jaspersoft Corporation
  • Jedox (Palo)
  • LogiXML
  • MeLLmo Inc. (Roambi)
  • Microsoft
  • MicroStrategy
  • Oracle
  • PivotLink
  • QlikTech
  • SAP
  • SAS Institute
  • Tableau Software
  • TIBCO Software (Spotfire)
  • Transpara
  • Yellowfin

I have personally invited several dozen BI vendors to participate. If you don't see your vendor's name listed, please ask them to get in touch!

We expect to publish the results of this latest Mobile Computing/Mobile Business Intelligence study sometime next month.



Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mobile Computing Study - Some Preliminary Findings

As many of you know, Bob Egan (MGI Research) and I have chartered a new market study, focused upon Mobile Computing and Mobile Business Intelligence.

In analyzing the preliminary data, some interesting trends are already emerging. For instance, 70% have indicated that Mobile Computing is either "critical" or "very important" to their IT/Business strategies.

However, we need more data to properly analyze this important market trend and that's where you can help!

Please use the link below to access and complete the survey:

Click here to access the survey!

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and we'll provide you with a copy of the findings when they're published!

Thanks in advance for your support!


Chief Research Officer
Dresner Advisory Services