2 BI Certification Planning towards a BI solution Best Practices for BI solution
3 BI Certification Industry independent BI Certification: –Certified Business Intelligence Professional (CBIP) –http://www.tdwi.org/Certification/CBIP/index.aspxhttp://www.tdwi.org/Certification/CBIP/index.aspx SAS Specific Certification: –Link: http://support.sas.com/certify/creds/ Partner-Specific –SAS 9 Enterprise Business Intelligence Installation Certification –SAS 9 Enterprise Data Integration Installation Certification
4 Planning Towards BI Solution & BI Best Practices Involves 3 components: –1)Planning Process –2)Technical Infrastructure –3)Maintenance of Environment
5 Planning Process Charting a Smooth Course to BI Implementation By Dr Claudia Imhoff –http://www.sas.com/apps/whitepaper/index.jsp?cid=3529http://www.sas.com/apps/whitepaper/index.jsp?cid=3529 Key Points: –Know what you have –Decide what you want to do –Maintain resource integrity –Keep the goal in mind –Make better decisions
6 Technology The SAS ® Enterprise Intelligence Platform: SAS ® Business Intelligence http://www.sas.com/apps/whitepaper/index.jsp?cid=3596 Key Challenges to delivering business intelligence –turn around time to investigate business questions is getting less –Disparate data sources and systems –Initial reaction is to provide a single business intelligence tool –Multiple independent information chains Outlines how the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform can integrate individual technology within the existing infrastructure into a single unified system.
7 Maintenance Business Intelligence Competency Center: Creating a successful business intelligence strategy with SAS ® http://www.sas.com/apps/whitepaper/index.jsp?cid=3548 – BICC will continuously evaluate the BI system and make necessary modifications to ensure the business goals and objectives are being met Maximizing Technology and Resource Investment with a BI Competency Center –https://support.sas.com/edu/schedules.html?ctry=us&id=42
9 Other Resources Best practices for implementing a BI strategy with SAS – SAS Global Forum 2007 http://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2007/245- 2007.pdfhttp://www2.sas.com/proceedings/forum2007/245- 2007.pdf Roles in Business Intelligence – SAS Global Forum 2009 http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceeding s09/049-2009.pdf