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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

GROW

Increase ROI

S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

“Grow” Needs Productivity for Users,
Developers, and IT Pros

IT PROS
DEVELOPERS

USERS
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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

State of Business Intelligence



Agile BI Out
of
The Box, Forrester Research, Inc., April 22, 2010

32% of Excel users are
comfortable with using it

for
“Advanced Analysis”

e.g., PivotTables

Only 28% of potential

BI
users have any
meaningful
access

31% of all BI initiatives
partially meet or don’t

meet
the business goals
originally
set

Knowledge
workers spend
too much time looking for,
not enough time analyzing
the information
.

Lines between producers
and
consumers
of
information
have
largely
disappeared.

Requirements change
way
too fast for IT and
traditional technology
to
keep up.


Excel
Segmentation Research


BI
Survey
9, BARC



Business Intelligence Purchase

Drivers and Adoption Rates, Gartner

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BI
Enables
K
ey
B
usiness
P
riorities
for CIOs



Top 5 Business
Priorities

Business
process improvement

Reducing
enterprise costs

Increasing
the use
of

information and analytics

Attracting
and retaining

new customers

Improving
enterprise

workforce effectiveness

Source: Gartner EXP (January
2010)


Top 5 Technology Priority

4 years running

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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

BI Continuum: IT
-
Managed and Self
-
Service BI
for Individuals and Teams

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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Microsoft’s BI Solutions

Next generation business intelligence empowering users across your organization

Build on what you already know

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BI for
everyone

Microsoft BI Vision

BI for a
few

“Managed Self
-
Service BI” refers to


The ability of end users to conduct deep analysis

using powerful BI tools like SQL Server and PowerPivot


The ability of IT to maintain security and control


The ability to share interactive reports with other users (via
SharePoint 2010) for consumption or continued analysis


Use of dashboards for decision makers

Benefits


Lower dependency on IT for BI


Auto
-
refreshed
data for accurate/timely analysis


Richer collaboration and innovation

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Better ROI and Adoption for BI

Source: InformationWeek Analytics 2010 BI and
Information Management Survey

$1,066,348

$522,333

$220,804

Mega
-
Vendor Average
without Microsoft

Microsoft

55%

45%

MICROSOFT

42%

58%

ORACLE (INCLUDING HYPERION AND SIEBEL)

40%

60%

SAP BUSINESSOBJECTS

38%

62%

IBM COGNOS (INCLUDING TM1)

9%

91%

TABLEAU

8%

92%

QLIKTECH

Using/Planning to Use

Evaluating/Not Using

Are You Using, Planning, to Use or Evaluating BI Products
from the Following Vendors?

Five
-
Year BI Platform Cost

Source:
Gartner 2010 BI Platforms Licensing Models & Negotiation Strategies

Self
-
Contained
Pure
-
Plays

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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Microsoft BI

Only Available on SQL Server
Premium Editions

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Customer Case Study:

25% increase in report production

Vectorform
,

a global digital experience studio, wanted to improve its business intelligence
(BI) capabilities. The company had data in several mission
-
critical applications and lacked
an easy and secure way to distribute appropriate and current BI data to employees
.


Vectorform

implemented Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and began generating
reports using the Microsoft SQL Server
PowerPivot

for Microsoft Excel
technology to pull
BI
data from disparate sources, making it instantly and securely available in attractive charts
that support data
-
driven decisions
.


With
these
more
-
effective
decisions,
Vectorform

has improved its project acceptance,
hiring decisions, and resource
allocation.
Vectorform

has also
increased efficiency in
report production by more than 25 percent
.

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This
reference
is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.
S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Customer Case Study:

250% cost savings, 300% gain in access, more users

Smead

Manufacturing Company
: relies
on business intelligence (BI
) to remain
competitive.
A
Cognos

BI solution met basic requirements but was costly, slow, and
complicated.

Benefits:


With
a Microsoft BI solution,
Smead

can cut its overall BI costs by 250
percent


Smead

decision makers will gain 300 percent faster access to
data


Due to
the familiarity of Microsoft technology, more users will take
advantage of the new tools to obtain useful information from the company’s
data

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This
reference
is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.
S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Microsoft a Leader in Gartner
BI

Platform
Magic Quadrant

Microsoft is recognized by Gartner as a Leader in
Business Intelligence based on “Ability to Execute”
and “Completion of Vision


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Integrated Development Across the Stack

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Custom Application Development

Improve Development Efficiency and Quality


Increase
productivity and quality through integrated and familiar
tools


Develop
, test, and secure your critical
web
applications and
infrastructure


Reduce
costs through better visibility of your development
process


Provide
better predictability and planning through integrated process and methodology
support

Process and Guidance

Management Tools

Application Life
-
Cycle Management

Individual

Team

Organization

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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Microsoft and Appliances

A
portfolio of SQL Server
Appliances


Complete
solutions that integrate hardware, software,
support,
and
services

The
appliances include enhanced software and high performance hardware to
deliver:


Very fast time to solution


Proven scalability


Reduced risk


Lower
cost


Help
customers reduce IT
investments,
accelerate time to value, and
enables their IT
pros to
focus on other
priorities

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Simplicity Through Appliances

WORKLOAD

REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE

APPLIANCE

Available
Now

Available Q4 2011

OLTP

DW

BI

Private
Cloud

FastTrack

(10 Partners)

5 TB

80 TB

HP Reference Architecture

HP Business Data Warehouse

up to
5 TB

HP Database Consolidation

HP Enterprise Transaction

Processing

HP Enterprise Transaction

Processing

HP Business Decision

HP Enterprise Data Warehouse

10TB

500+ TB

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S o l u t i o n B r i e f i n g

Higher Capacity, Comparable Throughput, and
Lower Cost Than
Exadata

$725

$1,160

$2,552

Exadata

X2
-
2

Exadata

X2
-
8

HP Enterprise Data Warehouse
with Microsoft SQL Server
Parallel Data Warehouse

HP
FastTrack

3.0 (“Mainstream” DL585
Configuration for ¼ Rack, “Premium”
DL980 Configuration for ½ Rack)

F
ull

Rack

½

Rack

¼

Rack

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Customer Case Study:

DW functionality at lower cost, faster deployment, and adoption of BI

Las Vegas Sands Corp.
needed a world
-
class enterprise data platform for a new
destination resort in Singapore.


We selected SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse because we
wanted the performance of a data
-
warehouse appliance product
without the cost,” says
Zommick
, Executive Director of Enterprise
Architecture and Development for Las Vegas Sands. “Our users are
very familiar with Microsoft technologies, so we knew there would
be rapid adoption of the Microsoft business intelligence tools that
would be part of the solution.”

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This
reference
is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS SUMMARY.