13Jul2013

The most important 2013 business intelligence trends

SAP Insider’s BI Conference appeared to be the great source for the best ideas in the field of business intelligence and its most important trends.

The whole conference took place in March 19-22 and appeared to be the most important meeting for the IT professionals, where they could discuss various problems in their field. The most creative individuals have visited it this time, so needless to say the event was really profitable.

The program content

There were over 130 sessions, that totally covered the most wanted areas of the IT evolution. These were BI implementations and upgrades, SAP HANA, SAP BusinessObjects, Self-service BI, business analytics, date management and integration, reporting etc. There were even more sessions opened for BI 2013 attendants – like the Financials 2013, Admin & Infrastructure 2013 and GRC 2013.

Case studies

This appeared to be the source of new experiences in Shell International, Schwan Food, Lexmark International, 3M, Intuit, Valero Energy and a lot more cases. Anyone who wanted the real insight there had a chance for it.

Networking specialties

The people working in SAP BI industry found this case really attractive due to the limitless options. Everyone knows the importance of the network; still here it was displayed in the perfect way though. All the connections to Twitter and LinkedIn were clear and creative.

The sweetest treasure appeared to be Meet the Experts table, where a lot of useful and up-to-date questions were stated.

Here is the list of the most important changes in the field of Business Intelligence

  1. There were significant informational changes like digital worlddefinitely change etc. The great amount of data appeared to be spread in the local networks.
  2. The cycles most of developers use have now shortened in the great way. The conditions of the market have changed, so people have to put more strength into achieving the wanted position.
  3. The significant environmental changes led to defined changes in the Business Intelligence field. Practically the future of BI was totally reshaped. The data-driven approach appeared to be valuable since huge amount of data in terms of volume, variety and velocity is now accessible to regular users.
  4. The insights derived from data for decision-making is what people are mostly relying on nowadays. This means BI is now really close to the main IT support function and shall be treated just this way.
  5. Most of Web-savvy users who decided to adopt the principles of interactive computing faced rather high responsiveness.
  6. The users can not share insights due to massive collaborative features in Web 2.0
  7. The future of BI lays total collaboration with Analytics and Data trends.
  8. The BI gets main adaptive to changes by using multiple data sources.

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