Curious About Role-Based Reporting?

Watch our new video and learn how you can start benefiting from Role-Based Reporting yourself, or check us out at the next webinar on Thursday to see our Role-Based Apps in action!

See how individuals are gaining better business insights from BI@S pre-built dashboards & reports in order to improve overall performance for their business area.  Our dashboards will show you improved decision making within hours, and in this webinar we will be discussing:

  • Business Objects Data Tools
  • Best in Class dashboards, using predefined Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile dashboards on tablets and phone
  • Free use of reporting apps
  • Free data integration

In the webinar, we will demo Business Objects Dashboards for  3 major roles that can be found in most companies:

  1. VP of Sales,
  2. Financial Controller
  3. Supply Chain Manager.

These roles are historically important to all businesses, but these days there can be too much data to reel into a simple report, and that is where the BI@S Role Applications come in for your company!

This webinar aims to demonstrate how BI@S can capture & integrate your data from any source, then load it into our BI@S Role Apps and onto your mobile device for you to view in real-time and from anywhere.

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Don’t Miss Our BO Services Webinar on May 22!

Webinar: ‘Maintaining Business Objects with BI@S’

5/22/14 @ 1pm EST

If you use Business Objects or Crystal Reports today, have you been able to keep up with your business needs, roll out new tools and perform system upgrades?  Business Objects is a multi-tool solution requiring a diverse skill set which is difficult to find in one person.

To keep BO up to date with the business and support packages normally requires multiple resources and so:

  • Support costs rise

AND/OR

  • Business Objects support drops where users stop using the solution

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This Webinar will explain how Southern Maryland Electric Co-Op (SMECO) transformed their internal BO systems from shelf-ware to a core BI solution by choosing BI@S for their BI support.

At BI@S, we can maintain your Business Objects as a service for the cost of 1 FTE. (Approx. $9K per month)

See how BI@S has helped SMECO:

  1. Re-engage with business users and their BI requirements
  2. Expand their functional BI footprint
  3. Upgrade their technology
  4. Build new or refined BO reports
  5. Take advantage of new tools, such as Predictive Analytics, from the existing license agreement
  6. Take advantage of new BO functions like mobile reporting

Be like SMECO; breathe new life into Business Objects and your Business Intelligence by attending our webinar on BI@S Business Objects Support May 22, 2014; and you will see that maybe your own BI Initiative needs a similar BI@S boost!

Schedule:

This webinar will consist of 30 minutes of explanation, followed by 30 minutes of questions from participants.  Questions during this period will be taken only from participants, not from vendor representatives.

Speakers:

  • Paul Grabham, CEO of BI@S
  • Dan Pirato, Customer Engineer, BI@S

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Don’t miss our next Webinar with Free Reporting Apps!

Benefit from Free Role-Based Mobile Reporting

See How To Integrate Your Data With Free Pre-Built Dashboards

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Thursday, 5/8/14 @ 1PM

In our next webinar, we will demo Business Objects Dashboards for  3 major roles that can be found in most companies:

  1. VP of Sales,
  2. Financial Controller
  3. Supply Chain Manager.

These roles are historically important to all businesses, but these days there can be too much data to reel into a simple report, and that is where the BI@S Role Applications come in for your company!

See how individuals are gaining better business insights from BI@S pre-built dashboards & reports in order to improve overall performance for their business area.  Our dashboards will show you improved decision making within hours, and in this webinar we will be discussing:

  • Business Objects Data Tools
  • Best in Class dashboards, using predefined Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile dashboards on tablets and phone
  • Free use of reporting apps
  • Free data integration

 

This webinar aims to demonstrate how BI@S can capture & integrate your data from any source, then load it into our BI@S Role Apps and onto your mobile device for you to view in real-time and from anywhere.

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Take A Look At The New Supply Chain Management Application!

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BI@S has just released it’s new Supply Chain Management Application, check out this video to see how you could be using it to manage a Lean Supply Chain at your company!

To see some of the other Business Intelligence Applications by BI@S click here.and browse through the BI@S Dashboard Portal.

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Weather: Is Advanced Analytics In Play At All?

As this was being written, the first potential hurricane of 2013 to potentially affect the U.S., Karen, was brewing in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.  It was predicted to either get stronger and transition from tropical storm to hurricane, or maybe not.  It was projected to make landfall near New Orleans, skip over the lower Mississippi River delta and then head for the Florida Panhandle, or maybe not.  Where I live in Northwest Georgia, we were expected to get some rain by Saturday even or Sunday morning, or maybe not.

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If you’ve ever looked at the weather forecast a few days ahead and planned a family outing for the predicted sunshine and warm and then had to cancel because of rainfall and cold, it would make you wonder if weather science has come very far since Ben Franklin sent horseback riders west of the Appalachians to ride back and give him the next day’s forecast for his newspaper.

 

I’m not picking on weather forecasters here, the “art” has improved quite a bit in my lifetime–radar certainly helped by letting forecasters look out a ways toward where their area’s weather usually come.  However, forecasting still seems to be a largely hit-or-miss activity, especially for the short-term.  Of course, it doesn’t do very well for the long-term either, global temperatures were supposed to continue to rise over the last 14-15 years and they haven’t.  And the Arctic ice pack was supposed to be gone this year.  It isn’t, it’s 60% bigger than it was last year.

 

I know weather forecasting uses probability tables and a lot of other tools, but it still seems very much more art than science.  Maybe advanced analytics could help?  Are they in use?

–Warren B. Causey

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Data Analytics Will Improve the US Economy

According to a McKinsey report, computing and analytics technology is transforming “data into insights that create operational efficiencies”.  More specifically, by the year 2020, data analytics has the potential to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the manufacturing and retail sectors by upwards of $325 billion.

Fortunately, the costs associated with government and health care services can decrease a generous $285 billion by this same date.

Called Data Driven Innovation (DDI), a recent report also suggested that the proper use of Big Data can significantly save money, resources, and increase overall efficiency.  After all, data analytics can benefit all industries that include healthcare, education, the environment, security and many more areas.

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Data Analytics and Healthcare

In North America, healthcare organizations currently spend over $20 billion on IT-related expenses and over the next decade, this number is expected to increase to almost 7.5 percent.  Moreover, due to the HITECH Act, the US government has committed to pay over $30 billion to healthcare facilities and professionals. Health care related IT expenditures include data analytics, electronic health records, revenue cycle management, therapy software, telemedicine, informative websites and patient interaction phone apps.

Therefore, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and approximately 35 million new health care users, the need for efficient technology is greater than ever.  For example, information gathered from patient data can be used to improve proactive healthcare delivery for individuals at risk. Further, pharmacists would be better equipped to track and customize individual prescriptions. Understandably then, there is also demand for technology that will ensure that this data remains secure.

 

 

Big Data Helps Analysts to Understand the Economy

While data analytics will definitely improve the overall economic outlook in the future, it can interestingly also help analysts understand the workings of the economy itself.  For example, analysts traditionally had to rely on time consuming research surveys to garner a better picture about what is going on in the economy.  However, due to the advances in data analytics technology, vast amounts of data can now be collected and analysed in an extremely effective manner.  In particular, the activity of small business can more readily be monitored.  Since the output of small business accounts for approximately 15 percent of the total US economic output, the importance of understanding small business activity cannot be overlooked.

Overall then, recent technological advances in data analytics will definitely help the US economy in the near future – as well as help individuals to understand this economy.

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Check out the new Business Intelligence Dashboards by BI@S!

How are you monitoring your business? BI@S has just released 3 new dashboards; Procurement Self-Analysis and Production Capacity for the Manufacturing industry and Healthcare Financials for the Healthcare Industry; which would not only bring you up-to-speed, but put you ahead of the curve on the latest business information your company is generating!

Click Here to check out other dashboards made for the Manufacturing Industry!

Click Here to check out other dashboards made for the Manufacturing Industry!

Click here to check out more dashboards made for the Healthcare Industry!

Click here to check out more dashboards made for the Healthcare Industry!

To get a closer look at how you can be managing your enterprise with your own business data, whether it be a manufacturing company or healthcare facility, sign up for a free trial with BI@S today!

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