Friday, 17 October 2014

Companies rely on Self-Service Business Intelligence

The world's largest user survey on the use of software for Business Intelligence "The BI Survey" of the Business Application Research Center (BARC) is in this year's edition, that now more than 50 percent of the company to their employees in the department more freedom in the design of reports and analyzes grant. The former interest in Mobile BI can however to always on.

Companies rely on Self-Service Business Intelligence
With "Self-Service Business Intelligence" is gaining a powerful trend in the provision and use of business intelligence (BI) software in importance worldwide. The aim is to make create more than before their own reports and data analysis for cost and time reasons, end users, instead of this as yet to apply for IT support. These freedoms can reach so far that end users can build their own, highly configurable BI applications that link different data sources. "Of all the trends that the" The BI Survey 14 "shows, is currently Self-Service BI (SSBI) with" operational BI "by far the strongest," said Dr. Carsten Bange, CEO and founder of BARC, and Co- author of the world's largest BI study, the results (see chart). Of the more than 3000 respondents BI experts explained 55 percent, currently working on SSBI projects. Another 24 percent plan to begin in the near future.

Rends as 'Collaborative BI' and 'Mobile BI', which received "a lot of attention in the public debate and in the marketing of the provider, are in practice, however, far less of an issue for companies," said Bange. Then use currently only 29 percent of respondents with collaborative approaches to BI and only 18 percent of mobile BI solutions.

Mobile Business Intelligence

Among all BI trends is specially Mobile BI less and less popular. Step "The number of companies with related projects in 2012 to five percent (from 8 to 13 percent) and in the last year by three percent, this year only: So the growth has already slowed in the third consecutive year at Mobile BI still showed an increase of two percentage points." Correspondingly, for the second time, the number of companies like, the plans to introduce mobile BI solutions in the next twelve months. The reasons for this reluctance are to experience the BARC analysts, especially in security concerns, the questions about the added value and the additional investment requires the Mobile BI.

Overall, the interest in mobile solutions increases but to continue, but there is a lack of compelling offerings in the market, for example, links the Mobile BI with the strongest trend "operationalization".

More "Power Users" in the Business Intelligence

Another finding of "The BI Survey 14" is the increase experienced BI users in organizations. So now designated 30 percent of respondents as a "Power User". "So far, the ratio was 80 per cent 'casual users' to 20 percent 'power users'. In the future, we need a much larger group of experienced users in the company go, "said Wayne Eckerson, co-author of" The BI Survey 14, "this development. For this fit the observations that are addressed in the media and in the product announcements of providers often complex issues such as Big Data, Analytics and Data Science.

About The BI Survey

The BI Survey is a global user survey on the use of business intelligence tools. 3244 BI experts took part in the recent "BI Survey 14". The aim is to make the market more transparent and for all players. The focus of the detailed online survey the motives are for the use of business intelligence software, their applications and user satisfaction with the achievements - including the assessment of manufacturers and their support. The BI Survey provides a unique opportunity to compare more than thirty providers based on the practical experience of its customers, including large international companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, as well as specialists QLIK, SAS Institute, Micro Strategy, Tableau and Tibco.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

SAP redeemed with hope Hana cloud platform only a few million euros

SAP wants to make its database technology Hana standard in the IT industry. An important component in the composite Hana comes through loud an internal paper on the market but not to. Now the software giant is planning drastic discounts to attack the competitors salesforce.

SAP redeemed with hope Hana cloud platform only a few million euros
Hamburg - The software giant SAP has a difficulty, his new database technology Hana to establish themselves in the IT industry. As can be seen from an internal strategy paper of SAP, the company redeemed currently "only one to two million euros in sales per quarter" with his Hana-cloud platform. On this customer and IT specialists, applications that are based on the Hana technology develop, and expand - like this, as do developers for the App Store by Apple for private clients. SAP is planning drastic price reductions.

The weak acceptance of the platform is a setback for the strategy of CEO Bill McDermott and its supervisory board chairman Hasso Plattner, which depends on the product family Hana. The Hana-core product of the company allows it to evaluate data in seconds and analyze. SAP is building around its entire product and sales structure around Hana and cloud offerings.

When Hana cloud platform is not about the distribution of its own Hana-products, but the business partners. To program applications for Hana and feed in the family, similar to the App Store from Apple developers on the platform. The Walldorf Company has resolved its fast database technology Hana to establish a standard in the IT industry. On October 20, SAP reports its financial results for the third quarter.

SAP's Solution should be cheaper

Manager magazine online is the Board paper before with the sobering Hana cloud platform numbers. Development Chef Bernd Leukert and Sales Director Rob Ensslin are responsible for the area. Thus, the software company is pricing model fits to the competitive offer of nearest rivals for its Hana platform in the cloud. An SAP spokesman declined to comment on the subject.

Currently, customers would have to pay to use the service for SAP in the least case $ 5,932 a month, according to the summary. When competitors against only 25 dollars would be due in the best case. "This slows down the adoption of the market," the study concludes. Why would the pricing of SAP "similar adapted from with better terms to similar price points, including a free Home Edition". The aim of the new strategy is to "aggressively pursue the market acceptance (of Hana Cloud platform) and to propose". However, the revenue goals remain modest in the business. By 2020, SAP plans to deliver with his Hana cloud platform around 158 million euros; it is clear from the paper.