The nature of business Intelligence is a new normal in the era of Digital transformation. It has changed the way BI systems are deployed and used. Industry people need actionable insights faster than the competition by reducing the data-to-decision gap. BI is no more just an IT –function. It is about people and business decisions. With the proliferation of web-based data to Cloud based services, BI applications are available over the web. Now it is consumed as service from the cloud.
In the last few years, business and government entities in India have invested heavily in IT. This has generated huge amounts of data. They are now working towards creating actionable intelligence out of this vast data and this has led to huge investments in BI solutions. Working with IBM, one of IBM’s partner Elements Blue has identified this need and have been working to build solutions that allow customers to implement Analytics solutions faster and derive quicker ROI. Sanjay Jalagam, Director, Elements Blue excerpts, “We have been ramping up our sales and delivery teams to help customers deploy and get results faster from their BI investments. Our teams are working closely with customers in leveraging the IBM BI platforms to help in improving Supply Chain efficiency, Sales and financial analysis among other areas.”
“With enterprises adopting actionable analytics as game changers for their business, it is but natural that enterprises depend on Business Intelligence for taking informed decisions leading to increasing their revenues.”
Co-Founder & COO
The increasing trend in the adoption of Big data, mobile, cloud, social and IoTs increases the adaption of solutions and services by enterprises. There is an urgent need to make sense of all the data being generated when using these technologies. Sunil Paul, Co-Founder & COO, Finesse explains, “We at Finesse foresee a substantial growth in business with enterprises turning to use solutions for Business Intelligence to stay ahead in the competitive market. These will create new opportunities for us to penetrate markets as we understand their challenges better.
“Our teams are working closely with customers in leveraging the IBM BI platforms to help in improving Supply Chain efficiency, Sales and financial analysis among other areas.”
Elements Blue excerpts
By deploying right solutions with the right skills Finesse ensures that our enterprise customers are relieved from their challenges. We thus bridge between our principal vendors, channel and customers helping this region adopt increasingly newer Business Intelligence technologies in the coming years. Actionable and relevant data analytics are the life line of businesses today. With enterprises adopting actionable analytics as game changers for their business, it is but natural that enterprises depend on Business Intelligence for taking informed decisions leading to increasing their revenues. A strong partner, in depth knowledge, right skill sets with a collaborative approach to deliver solutions always works whether it is for Business Intelligence or for any other business.”
Game for Channel Partners
Channel partners are integral to successful execution for a BI/Analytics project as they are the bridge between the customer’s expectation and the latest capabilities and features in technologies which are being offered to customers to help scale their business. Analytics on cloud, fast implementations (time to business), business user friendly (ease of use to business) is the need of the hour from customer on BI. Solutions like Watson Analytics are available for IBM’s partners to help address these requirements of customers. Business Intelligence tools have cut down the amount of time it takes to solve complex business problems, from weeks to minutes. It helps in saving lot of time and money. More and more companies are accepting that they’re accumulating ever-increasing amounts of data, but not necessarily gaining business insights from it. The missing link is the transformation of data into information that is comprehensive, consistent, correct, and current. BI acts as a catalyst to solve complex business equations in real time. More and more organizations are now defining the road map of Data governance.
“While enterprises take the first step to deploy a BI tool, the challenges that we see with most organization is there readiness to use the power of a BI tool and not to look at it like any other reporting tool.”
Lauren Information Technologies
Challenges for Partners
In today’s world of constant changes; where decisions have to be taken at the speed at which businesses are changing, it is very important to connect users with data for better decision-making. With so much data getting generated and used in the business environment today, businesses need software that harnesses the collective human intelligence of an organization so that BI can be optimized. It needs to deliver naturally intuitive solutions that bring the best out of people that allows people to constantly adapt to changing environments. Businesses need software that stays agile with this highly changing environment to help take better decisions; else they will not be able to survive in today’s time. This applies to businesses in the domestic markets as well as across the world.
Talking about the initial challenges faced with adoption of Business Intelligence, Lathesh Shetty, Director of Lauren Information Technologies opines, “While enterprises take the first step to deploy a BI tool, the challenges that we see with most organization is there readiness to use the power of a BI tool and not to look at it like any other reporting tool.” Further, Lathesh adds, “Over and above the challenges mentioned in the previous question, there is an opportunity for a partner like us to provide our services and guide the organization through the deployment journey of a BI tool, as well as exhibit to them that how by deploying such a tool, will improve organizational efficiency. With the cognitive feature now built in the BI tool (Watson Analytics), it has further helped us to show the potential of a BI tool.”
BI should not be sold just as a dashboard and reporting tool. Partners need to present the customer with the complete potential of a BI tool and how it could transform and bring about more organizational efficiency.