Software is eating the world. Software is eating the world. Today's reality is Big Data, IoT, and SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud). Here, I cover BI products such as R, Tableau, Information Builders (IBI) WebFOCUS, IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, Actuate, Microstrategy, SAS, QlikView, and others.
An independent adviser and Solutions Consultant, I help companies make better decisions through the effective use of BI/Analytics software and data.
Friday, December 28, 2012
White Paper: Automating Legacy BI Modernizations
Companies are consolidating and modernizing legacy reporting tools. Without methodologies and tools, they are on their own to handle what seems as a one-time-only activity. The manual work efforts can be enormous and full of challenges.
See what Kencura Systems has done to overcome the challenges of modernizing legacy reporting applications.
I am a project-based consultant, helping data-intensive firms use agile methods and automation tools to replace legacy reporting and bring in modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics. For several world-class vendors, I led services teams specializing in providing software implementation and custom application development. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven methodologies and automated software tools.
During twenty years of technical consulting, I have been blessed to work with smart people from some of the world's most respected organizations, including: FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.
I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, graduating summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders, the vendor of WebFOCUS BI and iWay enterprise integration products, and for over a dozen years served in branch leadership roles. For several years, I also led technical teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the custom software services arm of Xerox.
Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting.