At the Business Objects Insight User Conference in Orlando yesterday, Mark Doll, Senior VP and General Manager of Services and EPM covered the need to bridge the gap between finance and IT teams with enterprise performance management systems, assisted by Trevor Walker, VP of EPM product marketing. (photos and presentation)
It’s the Business Objects Insight 07 User Conference in Orlando. Bernard Liautaud’s keynote covered the future of “full-spectrum Business Intelligence”, including the launches of Crystal Reports 2008 and the new BusinessObjects Polestar products. (Photos and presentation…)
At the Business Objects Insight 07 User Conference this morning, John Schwarz presented the importance of Performance Excellence across the organization, illustrated with examples from AT&T, Columbia Valley Health, and Disneyland Paris. (Photos and presentation…)
Slides and Q&A from the SAP/Business Objects web cast
It hasn’t always been easy to access data from SAP systems: the Business Objects acquisition will help… (cartoon)
After years of rumors, the news is finally here: it’s SAP for 4.8 billion euros. This will be the biggest acquisition SAP has ever done, and the biggest in the BI industry — but in a twist, it’s almost as if Business Objects is acquiring OutlookSoft and Pilot… (more…)
The third and final web seminar presentation on BI maturity that I did last week with Wayne Eckerson: how to make BI a strategic asset for the organization: “crossing the chasm”. What’s next? The BI “canyon” separating information from strategy… (more…)
Here’s a presentation Wayne Eckerson and I did last week as part of the series on BI maturity, and a link to the recording.
The results of a survey called “In search of clarity: unraveling the complexities of executive decision-making”, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, were announced today. The report concludes that it is “cause for alarm…that executives themselves perceive the quality of decision-making at their company as mixed at best”, and identifies five ingredients of good decision-making. Obviously, supporting good decisions requires a lot more than technology, but I believe BI can help. (more…)
Business Objects is trying to turn Inxight into insight. It’s trying to make it as easy as possible for existing customers to implement and use the cool new technology options — are they ready?