Who benefits from the Analance™ BI Platform?

In today's business scenario, data is being stored and tracked in disparate systems across the organization. Silos of information are being used by different departments, yet various stakeholders are in need of access to key data across applications to get a more complete picture of their business and find new insights for improved decision making. Analance BI software is designed to help any organization integrate their data and systems to creating a powerful unified knowledge base. This enables all decision makers within the organization to discover more value from data and identify meaningful information through multidimensional analysis. We also help align processes and decision making to help our customers achieve their key business objectives. By leveraging key performance indicators (KPIs) and actionable dashboards, you get more intuitive analytics and insight to optimize results. Analance brings powerful visualization to your users as well; our software helps to analyze trends and uncover more detail tomakemore accurate, real-time decisions.

What reporting features does Analance offer?

Analance BI software offers a broad range of reporting features like multidimensional reporting, KPIs, adhoc reporting, scorecards and dashboards: Analance BI multidimensional reporting helps business users understand and analyze the different facets of their business using trend analyses, predictive analysis, fraud detection, customer segmentation and market basket analysis. Analance KPIs help users measure business success taking into account metrics like planned vs actuals, year-over-year trends, etc. Analance Adhoc Reporting enables users to pull the required data to be analyzed and create user specific, application specific reports with minimal IT dependence. Analance Scorecards and Dashboards give users a comprehensive view of their business to improve productivity and efficiencies, while identifying any bottle necks that may need corrective action. Visual Data Discovery speeds the time to insight through the use of visualization, best practices in visual perception and easy exploration, thereby enabling business agility.

What visualization features does Analance offer?

Analance software provides an intuitive interface allowing users to modify their views on the fly. With simple drag and drop capabilities users can include the measures and dimensions they need and view data from multiple perspectives. Through various data exploration options like drill down, drill through and filters, users can arrive at more granular level detail which helps them makemore meaningful decisions.

What makes Analance BI different from other vendors?

Most business intelligence vendors provide solutions to theircustomers without ensuring the success in implementation and ROI.Unlike other BIvendors, Ducenprovides a one of a kind "guaranteed delivery" model for added insurance. We safeguard the success of every BIimplementationand help to accelerateROI for our customers. If you consider the benefits of our tight collaboration, easy customization, shorter implementation timeand minimal learning curve, you will see that our Analance BI software stands out from other competitive products. In addition, our experienced professional services team provides extensive technical support from the initial phase to final rollout and training, to ensure the success of each project.

How easy is it to create my own dashboards and share them with my colleagues?

Analance Dashboards help you create powerful data views through simple drag-and-drop techniques. You can include charts, graphs,maps andscorecards into your dashboards for high-level viewing. You can also drill down within each for deeper analysiswhen needed. Once a dashboard is created, you can share it with colleagues in a matter of seconds with a simple click of the mouse. Check the appropriate box to grant read-only or edit access and share it with individual customers, users or groups.

Will we receive a technical support / professional service resource as a part of the Analance solution?

Our experienced BI professionals help customersbetter understand their data, providing extensive service and support throughout the BI implementation. Our dedicated resources assist with all phases of BI delivery including data analysis, data modeling, cube deployment and even building predefined analytical reports. Ducen provides our Analance BI suite either as a stand-alone product or bundled with technical support; we tailor our solutions to meet your unique business and support requirements.

Can Analance be deployed enterprise-wide, or is it more of a departmental/LOB solution?

Information lies at all levels of an organization and useful insight can often be found at the department level. Ducen has vast customer experience in implementing Analance Business Intelligence solutions for target departments and across the enterprise. We help you inidentifying your key business metrics and put the proper solution in place to match your current business needs. Once in place, Analance BI suite can also scale to enterprise wide requirements as your needs grow.

Is Analance able to export a report to PDF with support of charts and pictures?

Analance BI gives users the option to export a report into various formats like PDF, Excel and Word. These reports retain all visual cues-including tables, graphs, charts and pictures. All information presented through the Analance user interface is saved within the exported report. Users can share these reports with other key stakeholders, providing added detail to customers, partners, managers or other business groups.

Does Analance support multilevel security for restricted data access?

Analance BI provides multi-level security at the individual customer, user and group level. The software enables administrators to create new user roles and grant permission of access to reports. For example, two users with different permissions may view different reports on their home screen, or have different viewing options such as read-only or edit. This helps to restrict user access to only authorized user of sensitive data.

How much training is required to effectively utilize Analance?

Ducen provides training programs for all user groups including trainers, administrators, business users data modelers etc. Each training program is designed according to the unique requirements of the customer. Our team helps you get up and running quickly, to start analyzing data, and leverage the power of Analance software to start seeing immediate business benefits through ouradvanced BI implementation.

With Analance BI, how can I optimize my business process?

Analance BI helps you to analyze and map business processes to spot opportunities and deviations across lines of business. Business users can keep track of performancemetrics with multiple scorecards and determine what actions may be necessary. With Analance multi-dimensional reporting users can perform root cause analysis to identify operational impact and define new waysto streamline and simplify the business.

I want to create my own reports with defined parameters; how can I do that within Analance BI platform?

Analance Adhoc reporting helps you to create your own reports to quickly and easily meet your distinct information requirements. Analance Adhoc services feature a highly intuitive wizard to guide you through the process. With the simple query option you can easily select the data you want and build highly custom reports. Change parameters instantly using sort and swap options; this helps you present and interact with data in a variety of ways.

How does Analance BI platform address scalability?

Analance Business Intelligence suite works on a scale out approach where additional infrastructure can be added as business demands grows; this is achieved without disturbing the existing IT infrastructure. Analance can accommodate an increasing number of users or growing volumes of information and scale out on a single server or more, all while maintaining the highest performance possible.

We have a lot of data, but not sure what is useable or too old. How do I ensure I have the right data available immediately (hot data), the right data stored elsewhere (cold data) and data that is needed for daily, weekly, monthly reporting (warm data)?

Analance works with you to help you define an effective data management strategy. With our vast customer experience, we will help to identify the value of data and determine what information fits within each data tier. Our goal is to give users access to the relevant data they need, when and where they need it. We are committed to helping you leverage Analance BI to transform this data into meaningful information to improve all your key business decisions.

What security is available in the Analance BI platform?

Analance BI provides security to safeguard your information, allowing users to build a highly flexible model to accommodate report and database level security.The Analance BI platform provides an intuitive interface for administrators to control access to reports for a variety of recipients. The software provides row level and cell level security with some extent of granularity. Using anAccess Control List (ACL) mechanism,the data availablewithin the same report can have different access rights depending on the user.

Does it take long to implement Analance?

Typically for enterprise or departmental level solutions, we deploy Analance within two to three months. This includes the time taken for data analysis, data modeling, cube development, deployment and training. In most situations, we also build pre-canned or other customizable reports for specific business units, helping to make the Analance BI sustainable within the customer organization.

How simple, intuitive is the interface?

The Analance user interface (UI) is easy to deploy and use. With simple clicks and drag and drop features youcan easily navigate through screens and create your very owncustom reports. Intuitive menus and displays enable users to see data differently depending on the unique preferences and business requirements. In addition, the software is delivered over the web allowing for easy access to information anywhere, anytime.

I have customized my source system; can I extend Analance for these customizations?

Yes. Your business data is spread throughout your organization in many different kinds of systems, including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP. We help our customers integrate new business systems into any and all of their business processes. This data is then integrated and merged into an efficient Data Warehouse, ensuring your operational systems remain unaffected.

How easy is it for administrators to create a subset of data for access by different user groups?

This is done quite easily through Analance's ACL mechanism. Administrators can provide secure and tailored access to the right subset of information for different user groups. New groups or users can be created or removedwith a simple click of the mouse. Privileges can include read-only, save, share, delete and export options.

What is the infrastructure that is required to install the AnalanceTM BI Platform (e.g. hardware requirements, OS versions and upgrade compatibility)?

Webserver Requirements Operating System: Windows Server 2003/2008/2012; Memory: 4GB and above; Disk Space: 4 GB and above; NET Framework 4.0; IIS 5.1 or above Database Server Requirements Operating System: Windows Server 2003/2008/2012; Memory: 4GB and above; Operating System: Windows Server 2003/2008/2012; Memory: 4GB and above; SQL Server 2005/2008/2012 Enterprise/Standard / Express Each of the requirements can vary depending on the customer's BI and reporting requirements and the expected performance and scalability.

How does Analance work with SharePoint?

Analance provides a solution to integrate seamlessly with SharePoint and offers a turnkey enterprise solution that maximizes collaboration, social intelligence, data delivery, management and workflow efficiency. Analance reporting offers the ability to do reporting on SharePoint data as well as the associated workflow data. This enables users to view data in a manner that can be best utilized to solve their business problems.

I have created a report with Analance BI platform; how can I share the report within our SharePoint site?

Analance integrated solutions utilize plug-and-play web parts to build rich analytic dashboards and scorecards within SharePoint. The software pulls together valuable content from various data sources, making collaborative business intelligence possible within an organization's existing SharePoint environment.

Do I need to purchase any additional software to implement Analance BI platform with SharePoint?

Analance does not require any additional investment for SharePoint integration, helping customers leverage their existing infrastructure without adding costs.

How does an organization benefit from using Analance and SharePoint together?

Analance integration with SharePoint enables companies to quickly integrate real-time business intelligence content and deliver it to Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server users without any additional programming needed-effectively increasing the value of Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server deployment.Analance tightly integrates security and access control with reports and provides authorized SharePoint users with access to information based on their department or role within the organization.