Traditional and Modern BI Tools Have Their Place

The world of data and analytics is quickly evolving. The role of traditional BI tools like SAP BusinessObjects is shifting as today’s software-as-a-service subscription-based platforms incorporate advanced analytic capabilities.

Ken Coleman, Business Intelligence Manager for the American Red Cross, describes several trends impacting the data and analytics space. Modern BI tools like SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) are becoming more widely adopted for their interactive dashboards and feature sets. However, this does not mean there is not a place for traditional BI solutions.

Learn how ERP and other source systems are shifting the data landscape in operational reporting. What are the architectural differences between SAP BusinessObjects and SAC and their ideal applications? And why does data need to be architected properly for it to be analyzed?




Ken Coleman American Red Cross
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Ken Coleman has been designing, implementing and managing Business Intelligence and Marketing Intelligence solutions since 2001 - helping business customers understand what happened, why it happened, and what could happen in their business through effective Data Analytics. As an expert at dimensional modelling he understands the art and science of architecture for data analytics. He has extensive experience integrating data into data warehouses from a multitude of functional sources including Financial, CRM, Campaign Automation, On-Line Stores and Learning Management.