Apr 24, 2008 – Three fundamental concepts of BI for mid-size organizations – Sage Insights 2008

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San Jose, CA, April 24, 2008 – Joni Girardi and his team have guided mid-size companies into business intelligence for more than 10 years, and he has some advice: Don’t waste your money unless you’re going to do it right. That starts with understanding a few   fundamentals.

“Business intelligence   has proven its ROI potential, no doubt about it,” said Joni Girardi, session speaker at Sage Insights 2008. “But when they shop, most mid-market clients and even many accounting consultants are unaware of the three fundamental concepts that are critical for selecting a BI system.”

Girardi goes into those concepts in an educational breakout session at Sage Insights 2008. In the session, Girardi explores the main BI technologies, the BI competitive market landscape, and ROI (including some less obvious aspects of ROI).Girardi also looks at the benefits, the costs and the risks of buying from upper-market or mid-market vendors, how overworked managers can maintain BI on their own, and how to ensure prompt ROI.

Successful BI projects begin with an understanding of the work ahead, says Girardi. With that, leaders can build efficient, well-planned BI systems.  Over the last 10 years, Girardi and his team have guided mid-size organizations on the road to improved efficiency, higher profits, and sharper strategy.

Ultimately, the DataSelf team used that knowledge to build a BI solution for mid-size organizations: DataSelf Business Intelligence. At the top of the list of features, the team puts easy and intuitive reporting. Second, they created a rich set of templates for metrics and reports to be used out of the box or customized.

Managers in mid-size companies don’t have time to search for best-practice key performance indicators (or  ‘KPIs’) and reports,” says Girardi, “so we provide over 550 templates   ready-made.” The product also includes a ready-made data warehouse and OLAP cubes designed to work with Sage ERP and CRM systems.

In the long run, users need to be able to customize the solution to meet changing business conditions. In this regard, managers find that DataSelf BI is easily adaptable” he said. “They can even write new reports from scratch faster than they can eat a donut.”

Donuts included in the breakout session.

The session will be held on Tuesday, May 13 at 2:15 p.m. in the Chesapeake Room at Sage Insights 2008. The conference runs May 12 through 15 across the river from Washington, D.C.

About DataSelf  Corporation:

DataSelf, with main offices in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is a privately owned software publisher of business intelligence (BI) solutions.

DataSelf provides user-friendly and high-end BI solutions designed to support decision-making in mid-size organizations. DataSelf BI clients find that they can fulfill from 70% to 100% of their reporting needs without technical assistance. With DataSelf BI, decision makers can write reports from scratch faster than they can eat a donut.

More than 550 out-of-the-box report templates and key performance indicators (KPIs) allow fast deployment and adaptation by non-technical managers. These templates and KPIs are so extensive that some customers say they amount to a   virtual “consultant in a box.”

The solution leverages an easily customizable data warehouse and several OLAP cubes, allowing users to fine tune the BI system as reporting needs change. DataSelf BI also provides such valuable BI features as traditional reporting,   analytics, dashboards, forecasting, budgeting, data mining and business activity monitoring.

DataSelf’s solutions have grown out of more than 10 years of experience providing best-practice, high-end reporting, data analysis and analytic solutions to mid-size organizations. The DataSelf team understands the reporting needs of this   market and knows how to fulfill them. The team gathers business requirements from cross-functional groups and extracts data from a wide variety of mid-market business systems, including Microsoft Dynamics, Sage Accpac ERP, Sage BusinessVision, SageCRM, Sage MAS 90 ERP, Sage MAS 200 ERP, Sage MAS 500 ERP, Sage Pro ERP, Sage PFW ERP, Sage SalesLogix, and Everest Software.

For more information about DataSelf, please visit www.dataself.com.


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