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Understanding and Evaluating the BI Platform
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5 hour Online Course by Cindi Howson
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Our Price: $480.00

Product Code: BI-06-A

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As the face for the data warehouse, the BI tool is the most important component to business users. Select a great tool that facilitates insights, and users will embrace business intelligence. Fail to manage your BI tool portfolio, and you will waste money, frustrate users, and never achieve the full potential of self-service BI.

Understanding strategic and functional differences between solutions from "Big 4" and BI pure-plays is critical to developing a successful BI tool strategy. The first part of this online training course highlights recent events, industry trends, and challenges. The course includes a discussion of standardization approaches and how to position particular BI tool modules, with a view of deploying the right tool for the right user. You will review a methodology for making better BI investments and evaluating core features of a BI platform. Each of the main modules of a BI platform are defined along with what capabilities to look for. Specific product examples are interwoven for illustrative purposes.

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You will learn:
  • An overview of the business intelligence market and vendors' positions
  • How to manage your BI tool portfolio
  • Pricing and packaging policies
  • A framework for evaluating business intelligence vendors and suites
  • Key modules within a BI platform and which deliver self-service BI
  • Key capabilities to look for within each module, including:
    • business or ad hoc query
    • production reporting
    • visual data discovery
    • dashboards
    • OLAP and in-memory
    • architecture and administration

This course is geared towards:
  • BI and DW project sponsors
  • BI directors
  • Business analysts
  • BI application owners

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Course Review January 6, 2015
Reviewer: Yonetaro Kawada  
This is excellent course. The information provided here is very practical and useful. Actually there are a lot of questions regarding BI products from different departments but it is really time consuming task to collect information.

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Course Review May 30, 2014
Reviewer: Kumar Rampura  
Would like to get a full list of evaluation criteria. Need more info on how to crete an architecture where we have multiple presentation tools with common security, metadata and BI application framework. Would have liked more information on self-service BI.

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Course Review May 30, 2014
Reviewer: Steve Lutter  
It was good to see an overview of the vendor landscape , how the vendors are unique or not, and some good ideas on how to pursue solution sets.  This was very pragmatic.

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