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1 RapidDecision © An Expert’s View of the Top BI Tools Presented by: Name goes here Title goes here

2 Which BI tool is right for you? All BI tools are NOT created equal About 80-85% of the features and functions are similar It’s the 15-20% that differentiate them Who decides which tool – IT or Business Users? Identify the key components that separate them Vendors : IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Oracle OBIEE, SAP Business Objects

3 Which BI tool is right for you? Vendors : IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Oracle OBIEE, SAP Business Objects

4 Which BI tool is right for you? All BI tools are NOT created equal

5 Which BI tool is right for you? About 80-85% of the features and functions are similar

6 Which BI tool is right for you? It’s the 15-20% that differentiate them

7 Which BI tool is right for you? Who decides which tool – IT or Business Users?

8 Which BI tool is right for you? Identify the key components that separate them

9 Which BI tool is right for you? Vendors : IBM Cognos, MicroStrategy, Oracle OBIEE, SAP Business Objects

10 What do they have in Common? All the BI tools have a Metadata layer (business rules) Production Reporting Ad-hoc query tool Web Interface Dashboards and Analytics All in the upper right hand corner of the Magic Quadrant (Gartner)

11 What do they have in Common? All the BI tools have a Metadata layer (business rules)

12 What do they have in Common? Production Reporting

13 What do they have in Common? Ad-hoc query tool

14 What do they have in Common? Web Interface

15 What do they have in Common? Dashboards and Analytics

16 What do they have in Common? All in the upper right hand corner of the Magic Quadrant (Gartner)

17 Disclaimer All of the following evaluations represent our opinion and in no way should be used alone in evaluating and purchasing a Business Intelligence tool. All of the tools are leaders in the market and we recommend that prior to purchasing an Enterprise BI tool a thorough and in-depth analysis be conducted.

18 Disclaimer All of the following evaluations represent our opinion and in no way should be used alone in evaluating and purchasing a Business Intelligence tool. All of the tools are leaders in the market, and we recommend that prior to purchasing an Enterprise BI tool a thorough and in-depth analysis be conducted.

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20 Latest release Cognos 10 The latest release Cognos 10 offers a Unified BI Workspace called Business Insight Better performance with shared caching and in-memory processing Cognos 10 now offers access to personal data sources Continue to expand its solution portfolio of packaged analytical applications Cognos 10 delivers built-in collaboration and social networking to promote the exchange of information

21 Latest release Cognos 10

22 The latest release Cognos 10 offers Unified BI Workspace called Business Insight

23 Better performance with shared caching and in-memory processing

24 Cognos 10 now offers access to personal data sources

25 Continue to expand its solution portfolio of packaged analytical applications

26 Cognos 10 delivers built- in collaboration and social networking to promote the exchange of information Integrates with Netezza

27 Metadata can access multiple data sources Known for its ability to do OLAP analysis All content is created with a single Interface Latest release has a visual discovery option, Insight Collaboration capabilities allow users to interact on reports THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

28 Metadata can access multiple data sources

29 THE DIFFERENTIATORS: Known for its ability to do OLAP analysis

30 THE DIFFERENTIATORS: All content is created with a single interface

31 THE DIFFERENTIATORS: Latest release has a visual discovery option, Insight

32 THE DIFFERENTIATORS: Collaboration capabilities allow users to interact on reports.

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35 Only Independent BI Vendor – built from the ground up One of the most integrated architectures of the BI tools The latest version 9 is the biggest release in seven years Offers a FREE MicroStrategy reporting suite Focus on pure BI Tremendous user following – like a cult

36 Only Independent BI Vendor – built from the ground up

37 One of the most integrated architectures of the BI tools

38 The latest version 9 is the biggest release in seven years

39 Offers a FREE MicroStrategy reporting suite

40 Focus on pure BI

41 Tremendous user following – like a cult

42 Users can personalize dashboards/build hierarchies Drillable reports are available on Smart Phones (Mobile BI) Powerful Architecture and Administration tools for metadata No ETL tool for Data Integration requirements No Performance Management tools to track enterprise level data

43 Users can personalize dashboards/build hierarchies THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

44 Drillable reports are available on Smart Phones (Mobile BI) THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

45 Powerful Architecture and Administration tools for metadata THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

46 No ETL tool for Data Integration requirements THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

47 No Performance Management tools to track enterprise level data THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

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50 Has dabbled with many BI tools for years Acquired Siebel Analytics (now OBI) and Hyperion Leader in “Business Analytics” – defined by analyst firm IDC Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) – all web – zero footprint BI is a small part of Oracle’s product line Part of “Exa-Everything”

51 Has dabbled with many BI tools for years

52 Acquired Siebel Analytics (now OBI) and Hyperion

53 Leader in “Business Analytics” defined by analyst firm IDC

54 Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) – all web – zero footprint

55 BI is a small part of Oracle’s product line Part of “Exa-Everything”

56 Access to multiple data sources via a common metadata layer Pervasive Analytic Applications Robust Security Model Addition of Scorecard and Strategy Management in 11g BI Publisher production reporting tool uses Word and Adobe THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

57 Access to multiple data sources via a common metadata layer THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

58 Pervasive Analytic Applications THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

59 Robust Security Model THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

60 Addition of Scorecard and Strategy Management in 11g THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

61 BI Publisher production reporting tool using Word and Adobe THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

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64 New release version 4.0 Information Design Tool is replacing the Universe Designer Now supporting multiple data sources at the metadata layer Xcelsius is renamed to Dashboards with a new cache service to improve performance Enhanced graphing/charting capabilities Integrated with HANA

65 New release version 4.0

66 Information Design Tool is replacing the Universe Designer

67 Now supporting multiple data sources at the metadata layer

68 Xcelsius is renamed to Dashboards with a new cache service to improve performance

69 Enhanced graphing/charting capabilities Integrated with HANA

70 The leader in ease of use and flexibility Only vendor with integrated ETL and BI metadata Publishing (report bursting) works for both Crystal and Web Intelligence in latest release Latest release allows users to interact with web documents while disconnected Explorer tool provides “Google Like” search information Latest release includes BI Widgets

71 The leader in ease of use and flexibility THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

72 Only vendor with integrated ETL and BI metadata THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

73 Publishing (report bursting) works for both Crystal and Web Intelligence in latest release THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

74 Latest release allows users to interact with web documents while disconnected THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

75 Explorer tool provides “Google Like” search information THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

76 Latest release includes BI Widgets THE DIFFERENTIATORS:

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78 Evaluation Architecture & Administration Office Integration Production Reporting Dashboards Ad- Hoc Query & Analysis = Excellent = Good = Needs Improvement

79 ++ = Excellent + = Good – = Needs Improvement X = Not Available How do they compare?

80 How do you succeed with the BI tools? Determine User Adoption Approach Ensure Executive Sponsorship Establish a BI Center of Excellence Create a SOLID Data Foundation The BI tools in and of themselves will NOT guarantee success

81 How do you succeed with the BI tools? Ensure Executive Sponsorship The BI tools in and of themselves will NOT guarantee success

82 How do you succeed with the BI tools? Determine User Adoption Approach The BI tools in and of themselves will NOT guarantee success

83 How do you succeed with the BI tools? Establish a BI Center of Excellence The BI tools in and of themselves will NOT guarantee success

84 How do you succeed with the BI tools? Create a SOLID Data Foundation The BI tools in and of themselves will NOT guarantee success

85 How to Connect BI to you Data That Is the Question! To Direct Connect or Not to Direct Connect

86 Unlocking the Data

87 Oracle E-Business, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Data: How to Handle the Complexity AmountLevel of DetailAccountBusiness Unit Code Company Name

88 E-Business Data: How to Handle the Complexity AmountLevel of DetailAccountBusiness Unit Code Company Name

89 PeopleSoft Data: How to Handle the Complexity AmountLevel of DetailAccountBusiness Unit Code Company Name

90 JD Edwards Data: How to Handle the Complexity AmountLevel of DetailAccountBusiness Unit Code Company Name

91 It’s all about the ‘Left Side’

92 »TRANSFORM»RENAME »CUSTOMIZATION »RENUMBER RapidDecision a Pre-Built Data Warehouse for E-Business, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards Other Data Sources JD EdwardsPeopleSoftE-Business »TRANSLATE RapidDecision ©

93 Consolidate Multiple Sources and Archived Data Pre-Built Queries, Reports and Analytics ERP Upgrade Protection Metadata Layer Included for the Leading BI Applications 200,000 plus Transformations Pre-Built Data Warehouse/ Data Marts Real Time Continuous Updates Knowledge Transfer & Training FASTEST Time to Value MATURE Proven Solution Guaranteed Implementation Success Subject Areas 20 Supported RapidDecisio n ®

94 Product Overview Pre-Built Data Warehouse/ Data Marts RapidDecision ®

95 Product Overview 200,000 plus Transformations RapidDecision ®

96 Product Overview Subject Areas 20 Supported RapidDecision ®

97 Product Overview Real Time Continuous Updates RapidDecision ®

98 Product Overview Pre-Built Queries, Reports and Analytics RapidDecision ®

99 Product Overview Consolidate Multiple Sources and Archived Data RapidDecision ®

100 Product Overview ERP Upgrade Protection RapidDecision ®

101 Product Overview Metadata Layer Included for the Leading BI Applications RapidDecision ®

102 Product Overview FASTEST Time to Value RapidDecision ®

103 Product Overview Knowledge Transfer & Training RapidDecision ®

104 Product Overview MATURE Proven Solution RapidDecision ®

105 Product Overview Guaranteed Implementation Success RapidDecision ®

106 Data Transformations JDE Data GBMCU GBOBJ GBSUB GBFY 11 GBLT AA GBAPYCGBAN Business Unit Object Subsidiary Description AR Sales Fiscal Year 2011 Balance Ledger Type AA Ledger Type Description Actual Amount

107 ERP Source DataTransforms Output /31/ Expenses G&A Expenses Salaries & Benefits Date Lookup Calculation Hierarchy Parent Sold to Customer Ship to Customer Bill to Customer JDE Transformations

108 Data Transformations PeopleSoft Data PLAN_TYPE 67 TREENAME TREENODE ACCOUNT 01 HIRE_DT 04-JAN-2011 CUSTOMER 1004 Prior Year Close Accounting Period Plan Type Desc Health Savings Account TreeLevel Account 02 INCMSTMT Fiscal Year 2011 Bill-To Customer Inception To Date Period

109 Transformations PeopleSoft ERP Source DataTransforms Output 12/31/2009 Cust ID = 1004 Prior Year Close = Acct Period 01 Bal = Account Tree Node ( ) FY=2009 FQ=4 FM=12 FY=2009 FQ=4 FM=12 Inception to Date = Expenses G&A Expenses Salaries & Benefits Date rollups Lookup Calculation Hierarchy Parent Sold to Customer Ship to Customer Bill to Customer

110 RapidDecision DATA SOURCES BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE TOOLS DATA EXTRACTION DATA WAREHOUSE/ DATA MARTS METADATA Reporting & Publishing Ad Hoc, Query, and Analysis Analytic Applications MS Office & Outlook Integration Oracle E-Business JDE World One World E1 Other Data Sources Planning & Budgeting PeopleSoft RapidDecision ®

111 Supported Marts General Ledger Job Cost Fixed Assets Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Home Builders Property Management Equipment Management SalesInventoryPurchasing Work Order MRPHRPayroll Expense Management Service Billing Asset-Life Cycle Management Other Modules Upon Request Transportation Logistics Warehouse Management

112 Supported Marts for PeopleSoft General Ledger Project Costing Asset Management Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Talent Management Order Management Time & Labor Purchasing Recruiting HRPayroll Expense Management Billing Contracts Future Subject Area Support Learning Management

113 Supported Marts for E-Business General Ledger Projects Fixed Assets Accounts Payable Accounts Receivable Home Builders Property Management Equipment Management SalesPurchasing Work Order MRP HR Inventory Expense Management Service Billing Asset-Life Cycle Management Other Modules Upon Request Transportation Logistics Warehouse Management In Development Future Subject Area Support

114 Discover RapidDecision An innovative BI platform designed to be the foundation of your BI solution Question s and Answers

115 To Learn More About RapidDecision or to Arrange a Demo Call: ext Visit:

116 Call to Action…

117 Invitation to free monthly webinar: RapidDecision provides educational webinars, scheduled monthly. These webinars are designed to show you how, as an Oracle e-Business, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards customer, you can rapidly implement a data warehouse. RapidDecision attends all the major Quest meetings, participating in the elective sessions and Exhibitor Showcases.

118 Take a Test Drive……

119 Schedule an Onsite Meeting with RapidDecision Joe Guerra Renowned Expert in Business Intelligence solutions Innovator and architect of RapidDecision ® More than 24 years experience Frequent speaker and panelist on Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing

120 RapidDecision © An Expert’s View of the Top BI Tools


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