Evaluating Business Intelligence Front-End Tools

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2008 End Date/Time: May 06, 2008
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The Business Intelligence front-end tools empower Business users to make better decisions and improve Business performance. Deploy the right tool and your Business Intelligence initiative will be a raging success. Deploy the wrong tool for the wrong user, and your Data Warehouse becomes a data wasteland—inaccessible and inactionable. The Business Intelligence market is changing at an increasingly rapid pace with a spate of recent acquisitions and new products. This seminar provides an overview of the Business Intelligence market, latest trends, and strategic differences among leading vendors. The course provides a framework for evaluating Business Intelligence tools so that you can pick the best tool for your company. It’s an ideal course for any company new to BI or for customers trying to standardize on a single BI platform. The Business Intelligence tool is only one aspect to engaging business users, so the course concludes with Best Practices for ensuring greater Business Iintelligence success, addressing both broader technical and organizational issues.

Topics that will be covered include:

• Business Intelligence Industry Overview
• Strategic differences among leading vendors
• Framework for evaluating Business Intelligence vendors and platforms
• Core components of a Business Intelligence platform
• Evaluation criteria for major Business Intelligence components
• BI 2.0
• Summary of vendor strengths and weaknesses
• Best Practices for Successful Business Intelligence

She is the founder of BIScorecard®, a Web-site for in-depth Business Intelligence product reviews and has 15 years of Business Intelligence and Management reporting experience. She is the author of “Successful Business Intelligence: Secrets to Making BI a Killer App” and “Business Objects XI: The Complete Reference”. Prior to founding BIScorecard®, Mrs. Howson was a manager at Deloitte & Touche and a BI standards leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is a TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) faculty member, writes for Intelligent Enterprise, and advises clients on BI strategy and tool selections. She has an MBA from Rice University.


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