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1 Jenny Lalik Eastern Region Solutions Engineer March 29, 2011 Because Everyone Makes Decisions

2 Business Intelligence Roadmap Copyright 20011, Information Builders. Slide 2

3 WebFOCUS Key Mission  Expand the current reach of BI from under 20% to 100% and beyond How…  Embracing the needs of each user constituency  Executives, analysts, frontline workers, mobile workers  Partners, customers, citizens  Making it  Easy to use  Cost effective  Scalable & portable Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 3

4 WebFOCUS Industry Recognition “Information Builders had the best forward progress in the leadership quadrant because of their commitment to leading innovation and their ability to listen and respond to their customers.” James Richardson, Analyst, Gartner BI Conference “Information Builders had the best forward progress in the leadership quadrant because of their commitment to leading innovation and their ability to listen and respond to their customers.” James Richardson, Analyst, Gartner BI Conference

5 WebFOCUS Core BI + Extended BI Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 5 Reporting Query & AnalysisDashboards InformationDelivery PerformanceManagement EnterpriseSearch Visualization & Mapping MobileApplications App/Dev, Portals & Mash-ups PredictiveAnalytics MS Office & e-Publishing Front office Extended BI Core BI Extensions to the WebFOCUS platform allow you to build more application types at a lower cost Business to Business Data Warehouse & ETL Master Data Management Data Quality Business Activity Monitoring Back office

6 Business Intelligence Roadmap Copyright 20011, Information Builders. Slide 6

7 Business Intelligence Roadmap Core Guiding Principles Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 7  Customer-driven development projects are highest priority and are most visible throughout Support, Development & Product Management areas  Maximize Utilization: Offer robust set of tools and technologies for every need and employee skill level  ROI and Value Maximization: Ease of use, deployment, and scaling Integration of auxiliary tools and technologies Unique model & architecture to leverage open source

8 Business Intelligence Roadmap Release Plan Snapshot  Release – GA now  Features formerly planned for Release 8 accelerated due to customer demand  Release – GA April, 2011  WebFOCUS Enable, RStat, and Performance Management Framework on flexible, independent release tracks  Release 8 – Beta now; Estimated GA Q3  Expanded beta program will continue throughout the first half of 2011  High impact feedback still possible and encouraged Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 8

9 Business Intelligence Roadmap Key Product Initiatives  InfoAssist: Advanced Web Development Tool **  Active Technologies: New Visualization Enhancements Options**  New GUI facilities to speed Guided Adhoc Development **  WebFOCUS Mobile **  Simplified WebFOCUS Magnify (BI + Search)**  RStat Predictive Analytics**  Enhanced Metadata Capabilities  New Business Intelligence Portal  Enhanced GUI & Workflow for IT Developers  Business Analytics Initiatives ** Release 7.7 & Release 8 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 9

10 InfoAssist Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 10

11 Business Intelligence Roadmap Key Drivers for New InfoAssist Capabilities  Customers’ development models vary widely  Central IT model  Development occurring in Business units  Shadow IT working w/in Business units  Traditional Power User and Developer roles are blurring in many organizations  Strong demand for advanced Web-based development features  Expanding IA’s features and functionality Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 11

12 Business Intelligence Roadmap New InfoAssist Capabilities Now Available (7.7.02)  InfoAssist: Advanced Development Tool  End-user dashboards, sophisticated development capabilities, InfoMini (unique in the industry)  Dashboards easily created via IA (no need for Developer Studio)  InfoMini expands potential deployment of IA and balances “too many features for me”  UI can be customized by “developer” for wide range of consumption by power users and information consumers  Entire applications & gadgets built and automatically deployed Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 12

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16 InfoAssist Plans for Release 8 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 16

17 Business Intelligence Roadmap InfoAssist: Additional Advanced Features Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 17  Cube Support  In :  IA provides reporting and analysis development against major cube data sources (SAP/BW, Essbase, MS Analysis Services)  Metadata maps to cube structures allowing IA users to view and navigate cube hierarchies  Compound documents and dashboards containing both cube and RDBMS sources can be created  In 8.0:  Extend cube support via new Browser mode for cube databases  Allow users to perform analysis, save results, promote analysis into Dashboards, highly-styled reports, Active Technologies, mobile access  Multi-step reports (HOLD file creation)  Financial Reporting (inter-row calculations, account hierarchies, etc.)

18 Planned Cube Browsing Capabilities Expandable Navigation/Drill-Down for Multiple Dimensions Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 18

19 Planned Cube Browsing Capabilities Expandable Navigation/Drill-Across Dimensions

20 Planned Cube Browsing Capabilities Filters Tab Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 20

21 Planned Cube Browsing Capabilities Right-Click Context Menus for Filtering, Calculations… Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 21

22 Active Technologies Copyright 2010, Information Builders. Slide 22

23 Business Intelligence Roadmap Key Drivers for New Active Technologies Capabilities  Growing market demand for end-user dashboards  Competition in the mobile market  Emergence of HTML5 as a market rival to Flash and critical in order to support Apple devices  Emergence of iPad as the current industry leader in the tablet market  Increasing market share of Android devices as challenger to Apple and Blackberry devices  Expectations in user community for ongoing visualization enhancements Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 23

24 Business Intelligence Roadmap New Active Technologies Capabilities Now Available  New controls allow for the creation of custom, portable Dashboards  Mobile support: Active content delivered to any mobile device’s browser  In :  Automatic device detection supports specific devices’ gesturing, touch technologies  Initial set of HTML5 charts with animation properties  All WebFOCUS charts (approximately 100 charts) will follow later this year Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 24

25 WebFOCUS Mobile Strategy & Offerings Copyright 2010, Information Builders. Slide 25

26 Business Intelligence Roadmap WebFOCUS Mobile: Open Strategy  Today, WebFOCUS reports can be displayed on any mobile device  Mobile Favorites  Users can subscribe to reports and view them via any browser on any mobile device  Active Technology content provides embedded analytics for Android, Apple and other mobile devices with features mentioned earlier  Core Technology (guided adhoc applications, InfoAssist, etc.) will be available via Web apps for mobile browsers Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 26

27 WebFOCUS Mobile Faves For iPad and iPhone

28 Mobile Faves for iPad and iPhone: Native App from App Store

29 Business Intelligence Roadmap Mobile Faves for iPad and iPhone: Native App from App Store  Core abilities of app:  Connect to your WebFOCUS Mobile Favorites server and run any online WebFOCUS reports, graphs and dashboards  Save, annotate and catalog WebFOCUS Mobile Favorites BI documents locally for offline analytic operations  Subscribe and receive pushed WebFOCUS Mobile Favorites BI documents automatically  Open and catalog WebFOCUS BI documents received as attachments  Use native Search abilities to find the BI document you want quickly  Combines values of native app and portable web content  Single tap access to portable WF BI content  Auto-login and local user settings  Value grows as WF BI is enhanced  Native Getting Started tutorials – including embedded videos Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 29

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32 Mobile Faves Online/Offline list of Content

33 WebFOCUS Enable Copyright 2010, Information Builders. Slide 33

34 Business Intelligence Roadmap Key Drivers for New WebFOCUS Enable Capabilities  Adobe’s Flash development environment remains a strong industry force, with a huge development community  New version of Adobe’s Flash development released  Demand from customers for Flash-based, specialized, highly visible applications (customer-facing)  Competitive considerations: allow customers to build custom components

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36 Business Intelligence Roadmap WebFOCUS Enable in 2011  Enable Engine for Flash Builder 4 (Q12011)  Google Maps SDK Update (Q12011)  Dashboard Builder Component (Q32011)  Managed Reporting Components (Q32011)  Dashboard framework component to provide customizable widgets to the end user (Q32011) Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 36

37 PMF, Rstat and Magnify Copyright 2010, Information Builders. Slide 37

38 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 38 Gartner On improving business performance “Just deploying BI systems and executive dashboards isn’t enough for companies looking to improve their business performance and gain a competitive edge on rivals.” Gartner

39 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 39 Business Intelligence Roadmap Challenges Organizations Face Today Frustrations in failing to execute a strategy Lack of accountability Rapid decision making is just a dream Poor customer value management Poor communication and alignment Unfulfilled ROI promises from IT (lack of integration)

40 Business Intelligence Roadmap Performance Management Framework  Manage the performance of ANYTHING through metrics – people, systems & processes  Out-of-the-box framework and data model with strategy maps, scorecards, reports, charts, roles and hierarchies  Fully integrated with WebFOCUS  Easily combine operational reporting with performance metrics  Rapid implementation and time to market Business Value: Communicate strategy and improve performance. Drive results to higher standards and identify opportunities for improvement. PerformanceManagement

41 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 41  Operational Performance Management (OPM) is about translating the strategy into operational goals & initiatives  Linking the initiative back to any metric in your organization  Leading Indicators of performance – not a Rear View Mirror  Based on customer facing and operational processes  Addresses Any Key Enablers  Human Capital  Information Capital  Organization Capital Business Intelligence Roadmap PMF = Operational Performance Management Everyone Makes Decisions

42 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 42  Communication  Dashboards  Robust alerting  Collaboration  Publishing  Alignment  Operational and strategic closed loops  Visual cause/effect tools  Aligned projects/initiatives  Aligned Processes  Feedback loops  Cascaded scorecards  Pooled metrics  Analytics  Guided ad hoc and OLAP  Trending & predictive analytics  Visual analytics and GIS  Correlation tools Business Intelligence Roadmap PMF is the “How”

43 Business Intelligence Roadmap PMF – Strategy Map  Map out your path to success  Understand the risks you face that may inhibit you  Transform goals into measurable objectives  Communicate to everyone  Everyone is accountable Strategy Where are we going? What risks may effect the outcome? Risks

44 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

45 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

46 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

47 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

48 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

49 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

50 Win, Place or No-show? The 4 Critical Elements to Smarter Decisions  Need screenshots for PMF (black ones)

51 Business Intelligence Roadmap PMF + WF Solution Approach  Validated solution paradigm  PMF for Metrics Management (and Strategy)  Business Analytics: Forecasting, Correlation, Cause/Effect  WF for Operational Details (Drill-down to BI)  Business Analytics: VizDiz, Rstat  WF 7.7 provides enhanced integration  InfoAssist is PMF “aware”  Automatic Slicers and PMF Gadget creation with non-PMF reports  PMF 5.2 works with 7.7 or 7.6. All production, all high performance  Combines pre-built Metric knowledge (over 400 out-of-the-box) and BI custom flexibility Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 51

52 Business Intelligence Roadmap Predictive Analytics – RStat – “Next-Gen BI”

53 Business Intelligence Roadmap RStat in 2011  Expanding the library of scoring routines:  Market Basket Scoring Routine  Survival Analysis – used extensively in warranty applications  Language Support: Japanese, French, German, Spanish  Packaging 64-bit version of R for use with larger data sets  Extending in-database scoring  Embed models as RDBMS functions Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 53

54  Challenge: Building Search Based Applications (SBA) required specialized skills and often cumbersome (creating the indexes)  Realization: Building Search Based Applications is no different than building reports  New Feature (7.7.02): FORMAT MAGNIFY for quick feeds  Create a report in Dev Studio  Magnify category fields equal BY fields in WebFOCUS  Searchable content equal PRINT fields in WebFOCUS  Change format to Magnify...Indexes are dynamically created and you’re done! Business Intelligence Roadmap Magnify Quick Feed: Create Magnify Applications Easily

55 Business Intelligence Roadmap Magnify

56 WebFOCUS Developer Studio Copyright 2010, Information Builders. Slide 56

57 Business Intelligence Roadmap Key Drivers for New Developer Studio Capabilities  Customer Feedback:  Make developing customer-facing, guided adhoc applications faster and easier via improved workflow and templates  Create UI consistent with InfoAssist and modern Web development paradigm  Maintainability of guided adhoc applications  Lessen reliance on specialized FOCUS language skills Copyright 2009, Information Builders. Slide 57

58 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 58 Business Intelligence Roadmap New Developer Studio Capabilities Now Available  Developer Studio (7.7.02): Automatic Generation of guided ad-hoc applications  Goal is to reduce development time  Pre-built templates provided as starting point  New “Guided Report” development mode provides one-click parameterization of dimensions, measure, ranking and sort objects’ properties, report output choices, other options  A full application with launch pages, reports, filters, dashboards, and other options is automatically generated and easily deployed  Ideal for developers who are new to WebFOCUS

59 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 59 Business Intelligence Roadmap Developer Studio Guided Adhoc Application Templates

60 InfoAssist-style Ribbon UI coming to Developer Studio in Release 8.x later this year!

61 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 61 Business Intelligence Roadmap Next Generation of Security Integration  OWASP-Certified: Release is hardened against hacker attacks  Open Web Application Security Project (open source standard)  Personalized approach  GUI responds & displays options based on roles  Set of permissions mapped to which objects and tools a user or group of users can access  Can be highly customized, flexible  List, Create, Delete an object  Read, Update  Execute (report, report template, etc.)  New model will be RDBMS-based and provide single repository for the entire product (including Report Caster )

62 Business Intelligence Roadmap Metadata Enhancements  Key Business Benefits:  Reusable Components Available to WebFOCUS Tools & Applications  Represent data in business terms (Business Views)  Technical operations & complexity hidden from users  Simplicity of Metadata Creation & Administration  Data sources defined once to WebFOCUS, stored centrally, then referenced as needed  Mapping of OLAP dimensional views available for all data sources  Provide benefits of multi-dimensional analysis w/o the cube admin costs

63 Business Intelligence Roadmap Extended Metadata & Adapter Capabilities  New Metadata Wizard makes creating metadata easy  New adapters for columnar databases (ParAccel)  Support for complex metadata relationships  Star Schema Join (Multi-fact Table Joins)  Demonstrable now in Metadata tools; InfoAssist & Dev Studio support planned for Release 8  Can address requirements raised by users accustomed to B.O. and/or have strong relational heritage Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 63 STORE,PROD,SALESTORE,PROD,REORDER PROD, PTYPE Sale Fact Table Reorder Fact Table

64 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 64  ArcGIS Server Support: Available in today’s product release  Based on customer and field demand, new product strategy is to integrate with ESRI’s Flex- based map viewer  IB to deliver value-add components for bi-directional integration with ArcGIS Server Business Intelligence Roadmap ESRI Integration Innovation Iitiative

65 New Business Intelligence Portal Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 65

66 Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 66  Next Generation of Business Intelligence Portal  Built with Rich Internet Application approach  Consistent ribbon-style navigation for both building new portal views and user-based personalization  Open, component approach Business Intelligence Roadmap New BI Portal Initiative: Release 8

67 BI Portal New Feature Snapshot Developer Created Custom Portal Views Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 67

68 BI Portal New Feature Snapshot End User Portal Content Customization Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 68

69 Thank You! Copyright 2007, Information Builders. Slide 69


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