BI in the real world – ClearPeaks presents challenges and solutions at 2014 Dubai Innovation Day

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The Middle East, and especially UAE, is arguably one of the most dynamic areas in terms of Business Intelligence growth, where BI maturity is rising fast and so are the efforts by local companies to implement their BI platforms in a successful way. What are the most common pitfalls and challenges to overcome, and the key success factors to consider before starting your BI journey? Gianluca Nacci, our MEA Practice Manager, explained to over 200 attendees how to lead a BI project to succeed at yesterday’s Oracle Innovation Day event in the Meydan IMAX Theatre.

After an overview of the common characteristics of BI projects in the Region, Gianluca highlighted how tight cooperation between Business and IT, a rigorous project start checklist and approaching upgrade-consolidation-migration projects in the right way are the key to a successful BI implementation.

BI Projects are Business-driven, IT-executed” he claimed while showcasing examples from some of our BI success stories from UAE, where engaging the Business and obtaining their sponsorship while ensuring commitment and support from IT proved to be the winning combination, particularly when the challenge is regaining momentum to the project – and user confidence - after the failure of earlier implementations.

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What are the relevant actions to take before embarking in a BI endeavor? Investing time in creating a proper roadmap, budgeting properly and getting the key players’ buy-in will transform into significant savings in project time and costs. Gianluca showed how a Global Business Analysis exercise before the implementation kick-off paved the way to a successful delivery at one of our customers.

Multiple BI tools, several data sources, legacy data marts, redundancy of information, no simple way to consolidate and manage master data: a familiar scenario for local companies where Business Intelligence has been spread wide but without a scalable plan. Gianluca and ClearPeaks demonstrated with a case study how it is possible to streamline and consolidate the technical and functional reporting capabilities in a single Oracle BI instance, lowering TCO and establishing a single version of the truth for all relevant company data.

Whether you are well into your BI journey or about to take off, choosing the right implementer is key. At ClearPeaks we can look back on a wide range of successful BI projects across EMEA, from End-to-End deployments to rescuing failed implementations. We make sure the right steps are taken so your BI investment achieves the expected ROI. If you already have a BI project in place and have some unresolved issues you can count on our Support Services, or get a BI Health Check to find out about possible improvements of the current situation.

At Dubai innovation day we could again prove that everyone is aware of the benefit a BI system brings to a company, and we are proud to provide this service with our full commitment and passion. If you want to know more about our services or would like to discuss your BI requirements just contact us at info@clearpeaks.com.

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