ON-DEMAND WEBCASTS

Learn How Data Warehouse, Metadata, and Modeling Are Being Transformed

Sponsor: Embarcadero
Date: May 19, 2011

Hear from the leading authority on data warehousing, Bill Inmon, in this insightful webinar on modeling and metadata management strategies for next generation architectures. In this webinar you’ll learn: How the Data Warehouse, Metadata, and Modeling environment will be transformed in the next few years—and what you need to do to leverage it for your business The major components of Data Warehouse 2.0 architectures and the role of metadata and modeling Key modeling and metadata management strategies for Data Warehousing 2.0 Data warehousing is in a constant state of evolution. In this webcast you’ll learn about Data Warehousing 2.0 – the next generation of data warehousing architecture that recognizes the life cycle of data within the data warehouse and the need for unstructured data as well as the need for a formal and powerful metadata infrastructure and data modeling strategy.


Content Analytics Dialoginar

Sponsor: IBM
Date: May 17, 2011

Introducing the Dialoginar! Listen in as Randolph Kahn of Kahn Consulting asks IBM’s Craig Rhinehart tough questions about Content Analytics. Learn about identifying hidden trends, creating cost savings, and differentiating yourself from your competitors. Kahn asks the questions you want to know the answers to.


Information Lifecycle Governance Dialoginar

Sponsor: IBM
Date: May 17, 2011

Randolph Kahn and IBM’s Frank McGovern talk ILG from a business, IT and legal perspective. It’s the most efficient way to soak up 20 minutes of valuable Information Lifecycle Governance insights.


Dispensible Disposable Diologinar

Sponsor: IBM
Date: May 17, 2011

See what Randolph Kahn and Deidre Paknad, Director, Information Lifecycle Governance, recommend to fix retention challenges across your enterprise. Also, be sure to download the "Benchmark Report on Information Governance in Global 1000 Companies" from the CGOC. Paknad was a key contributor to the report, and it’s a perfect companion to the Defensible Disposal dialoginar.


Creating New Value for Manufacturers Through FP&A

Sponsor: Adaptive Planning
Date: April 8, 2011

With 2011 budgeting behind us, it’s the ideal time to “upgrade” your FP&A processes. This year, would you like to be able to:

  • Get a real-time view of KPI performance, including product margins, inventory turns, COGS, average prices, and more?
  • Plan units, and automatically drive both revenues and costs (raw materials cost, direct/indirect labor costs, etc.)?
  • Model integrated P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow statements, with effects of inventory, capital spending, etc.?
  • Streamline processes and improve business decisions -- driving increased revenues and decreased expenses?
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2011.


A Best Practices Webinar for Insurance Firms

Sponsor: Adaptive Planning
Date: April 8, 2011

This year, would you like to be able to more easily:

  • Decrease budgeting and forecasting times by up to 90%?
  • Plan, report on, and analyze complex revenue streams -- by BU, product, channel, etc. – with amortization of premiums over time?
  • Plan, report on, and analyze expenses by department, including allocations to product lines based on premium distributions?
  • Analyze what-if scenarios to understand the sensitivity of revenues to changes in key ratios, such as loss and seating ratios?
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2011.


A Best Practices Webinar for Higher Education and Nonprofits

Sponsor: Adaptive Planning
Date: April 8, 2011

As a higher education or nonprofit organization that has expressed interest in transforming your FP&A processes, are you getting as much value as you can out of your budgeting, forecasting, monthly reporting, and what-if scenarios? Are they integrated and aligned? Are they really creating strategic value?

This year, would you like to be able to more easily:

  • Manage performance against key financial and operating metrics, such as revenue, funding, expenses, and cash?
  • Plan, analyze, and report on different revenue sources and drivers (e.g., grants, endowment income, tuition and fees, etc.)?
  • Perform detailed multi-dimensional analysis -- by fund, activity, programs, and other dimensions?
  • Create cross-fund reports, CIP reports, cross-department reports, and more?
Join us for an informative webinar and learn how easy it can be to create exceptional value through FP&A in 2011.


Demo - Adaptive Planning Product Demonstration

Sponsor: Adaptive Planning
Date: April 8, 2011

Now that you’ve completed your 2011 budgeting cycle, it’s the perfect time to re-evaluate your FP&A processes. As you look back at the past year: · Were monthly variance analyses efficient -- and high value? · Could you quickly create and evaluate what-if scenarios? · Were business managers actively engaged in all processes -- budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis? · Did FP&A make a significant contribution to company strategy and value creation? If you would like to dramatically improve your FP&A processes and elevate the strategic contribution of finance within your company, we can help. Adaptive Planning's award-winning solution makes it incredibly easy to move beyond spreadsheets and completely transform budgeting, forecasting, monthly variance reporting, and what-if analysis. With Adaptive Planning, your FP&A processes can be far more efficient, accurate, and collaborative -- resulting in better decisions that create greater strategic value. Best of all, Adaptive Planning is easy to use, affordable (starting at $50 per user per month), and goes live in a matter of weeks. And it doesn't require any new hardware, software, or IT support -- so it’s a great fit for companies of all sizes, from small businesses and nonprofits through multi-billion dollar corporations. View our online demo to learn how easy it can be to transform your processes and drive greater success in 2011.


Cost Effective Techniques for Designing the Data Warehouse, with Dr. Kimball

Sponsor: Embarcadero
Date: March 11, 2011
A cost effective data warehouse project doesn't have to be an oxymoron. Rather than committing to a full-fledged waterfall style approach, it is possible to build a data warehouse incrementally and inexpensively, while at the same time preserving high-level architectural goals that lead to a true enterprise data warehouse. In this webcast, Dr. Ralph Kimball will show you specific design techniques for building and maintaining highly-scalable data warehouses more cost effectively. You’ll learn more about:

Dimensional schemas and how to use these proven data models with business users and implement them across BI delivery tools

Conformed dimensions and how these essential enabling structures can provide integration across separate data sources in the data warehouse

Time variance tracking techniques for representing all possible time tracking situations

Data quality management and how to tackle data quality problems at the source

Incremental development techniques for an agile approach to designing enterprise data warehouses

This webinar will also include a discussion and demonstration of some of these data warehouse design techniques with Embarcadero’s data modeling tool, ER/Studio.

About the Speaker:

Ralph Kimball founded the Kimball Group. Since the mid 1980’s he has been the data warehouse/business intelligence (DW/BI) industry’s thought leader on the dimensional approach and trained more than 10,000 IT professionals. Prior to working at Metaphor and founding Red Brick Systems, Ralph co-invented the Star workstation at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). Ralph has his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Fast-tracking Data Warehousing & BI Projects via Intelligent Data Modeling

Sponsor: Embarcadero
Date: February 8, 2011

Why do so many Business Intelligence (BI) projects miss the mark with their business users? Did the implementers misinterpret the requirements? Were the users unable to articulate their needs? Was the wrong technology deployed? More likely, the root cause is a poorly constructed (or completely absent) data model to properly document the needed data and related business rules, and therefore no way to confirm the requirements as stated by the business users. Data modeling tools that enable effective collaboration between business users and data architects is essential to align business needs with the data infrastructure supporting them. This webinar examines the major benefits that data models have on BI environments.


Reducing Billing Declines

Sponsor: Cybersource
Date: November 18, 2010

View this On-Demand Webinar NOW to learn key performance benchmarks for billing operations, allowing you to compare your results to those of your peers. Learn techniques CyberSource billing analysts use to assess billing trends and implement strategies for decline abatement and recovery. And, you’ll see how these have been applied in real-world situations. So, if you’re not managing billing declines today, here’s your chance to start. And, even if you are managing declines already, you’ll find out how to raise performance to a whole new level.


Simplify and Improve Content Publishing with DITA

Sponsor: IBM
Date: October 14, 2010

This on-demand webcast illustrates how DITA is ideally suited for content management requirements such as modular content, reuse, personalization and dynamic publishing. By providing a common architecture and infrastructure for content publishing, you’re able to achieve a level of information quality you can be proud of and better manage your workload—all while incrementally adopting DITA. Hear the case studies that validate these benefits and more in this on-demand webcast from IBM.


Don't Start from Scratch; Reuse your Business Content

Sponsor: IBM
Date: October 14, 2010

How many times have you had to create a document from scratch when most of that document, let’s call it Document A, is composed of many of the exact same elements from Documents B, C, and D? Wouldn’t it be simpler, faster, and more accurate if you could reuse blocks of content to build your Document A? Enter the Darwin Information Typing Architecture, DITA. Delivering on the promise of XML, being the content management poster child for reusability, DITA brings structure to unstructured content and saves your employees time as they create the same document over and over – allowing them to devote their energy to more productive work. Join us for a one-hour overview of DITA where you’ll learn:

• What DITA is
• How it’s applicable to multiple ECM applications
• The Business Value of using DITA

According to OASIS, DITA “defines a set of techniques for using XML in order to enable the effective and efficient development of re-usable information components, primarily in the context of technical documentation, informative websites, and similar types of structured, topically-focused information for consumption by humans.”


Fast-Tracking Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Projects via Intelligent Data Modeling

Sponsor: Embarcadero
Date: September 9, 2010

Why do we read about so many Business Intelligence (BI) projects missing the mark with their business users? Often, the root cause is a poorly constructed (or complete lack of) a data model for the application and therefore, no way to confirm the requirements as stated by the business users. At the core of any BI should be the ability to align business needs with the data infrastructure supporting them. This is almost impossible to do without a data model. Yet many BI implementers do not understand the need for or the benefits from these design components. This web seminar, by leading Business Intelligence expert Claudia Imhoff, examines the major benefits that data models bring to Business Intelligence initiatives.

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