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Expert Webinar Series Designed to Empower Decisions, Drive Success, and Guide BI Initiatives

by Amanda Wierling

August 30, 2018

Protiviti is offering a comprehensive SAP® BusinessObjects™ Business Intelligence suite (BI suite) webinar series that presents SAP best practices you will want to incorporate into your organization. This dynamic three-part series will share proven methodologies including how to gain valuable insight from real-world projects and how a hybrid approach can help organizations quickly and affordably provide more information to a wider userbase driving BI suite adoption. Attendees will walk through the process of establishing a BI suite Center of Excellence (COE), an internal group that provides services and oversight to the various development groups within an organization.

Launching on September 12 and continuing consecutive Wednesdays, each hour-long webinar will be led by one of our subject matter experts. Attendees will take away valuable best practices designed to empower and to influence better decision making in the real world – all developed to help improve performance across your organization.

Register now for one, two, or all three webinars. Details are below.

Webinar 1:   A How-To Guide for Creating a Global Analytics Hub

Speaker: Marshall Kelley

Wednesday, September 12 @ 2:00 pm ET

Imagine 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 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 implemented
  • Hear tips about staying agile in a global analytic environment

Webinar 2:  Hybrid Analytics: Bridging the Gap between Cloud and On-Premise

Speaker: Patrick NeSmith

Wednesday, September 19 @ 2:00 pm ET

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

Webinar 3: Creating a Business Intelligence Center of Excellence: A Step-by-Step Approach for Success

Speaker: Chris Hickman

Wednesday, September 26 @ 2pm ET

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. Learn how establishing a COE will 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 and the risks associated with maintaining the status quo
  • Define the typical properties of a business intelligence center of excellence

The experts from Protiviti invite you to join our webinars and to bring questions about your organizations and the challenges you face. Our expert webinar series is designed to benefit real-world situations and to provide solutions in today’s demanding business environment. It’s never too early to think about adding more structure to your business while remaining agile. Successful organizations often align the right technology, team and expertise to support their current business needs as well as their future expansion. Giving attention to these areas now will position your company for future success.


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