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Getting to Excellence in Business Intelligence Webinar Series


We invite you to join experts from Protiviti’s Data Management and Advanced Analytics team for this three-part webinar series. Join us on consecutive Wednesdays in September at 2:00 pm eastern to learn how to take your BI programs to the next level.

Register for one or all three! 

A How-To Guide for Creating a Global Analytics Hub
Speaker: Marshall Kelley, Manager
Wednesday, September 12 @ 2:00 pm

Imaging bringing 15 different ERP systems into one unified analytics data mart, using SAP Data Services and SAP HANA®. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to create a global analytics hub using several SAP® solutions in a complex technological environment. This session will also cover proven methodologies for BI success and share tips with attendees on how to gain valuable insight from real-world projects.

Key Learning Points:

  • Identify systematic and repeatable best practices for driving success and increasing user adoption
  • Review real-world projects, discussing the technology, strategy and methodologies
  • Hear tips about staying agile in a global analytic environment

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Hybrid Analytics: Bridging the Gap between Cloud and On-Premise
Speaker: Patrick NeSmith, Director
Wednesday, September 19 @ 2:00 pm

It seems everyone has a cloud analytics solution these days and there are many valid use cases for moving analytics to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean abandoning an existing SAP® BusinessObjects™ on-premise solution in favor of the cloud. This webinar will review use cases for both on-premise and SAP Analytics Cloud and discover how a hybrid approach can help organizations quickly and affordably provide information from a greater number of sources to a wider user base – ultimately, driving adoption and empowering users to make better decisions.

Key Learning Points:

  • Learn how to leverage your on-premise investment to get the most out of cloud analytics
  • Discover when to use on-premise, cloud, or hybrid
  • Learn how to add cloud analytics without complicated licensing

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Creating a Business Intelligence Center of Excellence – A Step-by-Step Approach for Success
Speaker: Chris Hickman, Associate Director
Wednesday, September 26 @ 2:00 pm

Establishing a Business Intelligence Center of Excellence (COE) is a proven approach to achieving a strategic, cohesive, enterprise-wide BI environment. This session will walk attendees through the process of establishing a COE, an internal group that provides services and oversight to the various development groups within an organization. Attendees will learn how establishing a COE will allow them to guide BI initiatives within their firm (regardless of size or maturity) to achieve common goals. Attendees will also experience the challenges and benefits inherent in this process, along with the bottom-line results that can be expected when a successful COE is in place.

Key Learning Points: 

  • Understand how to evaluate your organization’s business intelligence maturity model
  • Assess the value opportunities of implementing a center of excellence
  • Assess the risks associated within maintaining the status quo
  • Define the typical properties of a business intelligence center of excellence

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