Preparation of the BI Roadmap

In business today, more and more data is available but too few users and decision makers have timely access to it. Silos of information and complex architectures are often in place (with their history related to various business requirements) leading to:

  • Dubious data sources
  • Increased Complexity and support
  • Tight budgets for new projects
  • Limited Resources

Organisations need a Business Intelligence Solution that is easy enough for anybody in the organization to adopt to gain agility and give insights, collaborate and drive a more profitable business.

of companies are interested in cloud based business intelligence according to Forbes & Gartner.

Simplifying the complexity

Many companies already have analytics in place, but often the solutions in use are not answering their needs. There’s a lack of real-time reports, the interface is not user friendly, the set-up is overly complex and functionalities are missing. Lots of current solutions are not aligned with the renewed SAP Roadmap.

Analytics used to come at the end of the process. Today it is included within the transactional process. As a result, everybody in the company needs to be involved, including those who may need more agility, visualizations, and contextualized information than the IT departments can provide, such as:

  • Marketing Department
  • HR Department
  • Sales Department
  • Finance Department

Gain the latest generation of SaaS for your analytics

SAP BusinessObjects Cloud is a new generation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that redefines analytics by providing all capabilities for all users in one product – Reporting, Planning, Predictive and soon Risk Management. It is built natively on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform and provides:

One product for all needs

Real-Time Performance Analysis

Mash-up data sourced from different cloud applications

Easy End User Experience

Connect to cloud and on premise data sources with or without data replication

Professional Charting (developed within IBCS standards)

Collaboration and sharing platform

Personalized home screen

Business Intelligence from a position of… intelligence

Since most companies already have an analytics solutions in place SOA People’s Ready to Perform Business Intelligence solution starts from the current situation and, working with you helps identify the ideal BI Roadmap. There are several possible outcomes based on the current context and the business needs.

  • Upgrade of current BI systems (BW/BO)
  • Moving the SAP transactional system towards the SAP HANA platform: real-time reports, new user interfaces,…
  • Implementation of strategic reporting on premise (BusinessObjects) or in the cloud (BusinessObjects Cloud).
  • Review of current data-warehousing approach: BW on HANA, move to more real-time reports.
  • Starting up with predictive analysis
  • Review of the current planning/budgeting solution

For each of these points we present the best approach to our customers. Analytics solutions are now included in every part of the process including:

  • Strategic reporting
  • Smart Business Cockpits based on Fiori
  • Hybrid apps (transactional + analytics in 1 app)
  • Planning
  • Predictive

Why SOA People? A history of excellence

To be successful you need to know the BI process, the functional process and the technical background. SOA People is a SAP BI Gold Partner with a strong background and knowledge of BI solutions, reporting and planning (BW, BO, BPC), plus gained cloud partner of the year (2015) in Benelux. We have experts in every domain that have an overview of the complete process.

SOA People covers the complete SAP portfolio and not just a niche. With inside access to United VARs, the world-wide network of top SAP resellers, SOA People is responsible of the Center of Excellence C4A and was at the very beginning Ramp-Up Partner on C4A (former SAP BO Cloud).

Thanks to the heavy investments in the Digital Transformation of SOA People and in cloud solutions, we participated with SAP France to deliver the first BO Cloud & Digital Boardroom Blitz in SAP France history.

Our customers

The difference… SOA People’s people

Our BI consultants have an unrivalled view on the functional modules and the planning/budgeting options. Our functional consultants can advise on the best and most suitable reporting options available. We have an international team of very senior BI consultants with on average > 10 years of BI experience.

They are in direct communication with our functional domain experts and our technical team. For every single part of the flow, we have in-house knowledge.

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