Final Sysco paper - Business Intelligence implementation at...

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Business Intelligence implementation at SYSCO Universiteit Maastricht Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Maastricht, June 2nd 2011 Julian Lubke, Nick Mulder, Thomas Weghofer ID: i604429, i573515, i6023189 Study: IBE, Exchange Course code: EBC2061 Group number: 03 Tutor name: Anant Joshi Writing assignment: Report
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Table of Contents Introduction – pg. 3 Decision procedure at SYSCO about BI implementation – pg. 4 Business Intelligence licensing options – pg. 6 Implementation plan for the BI software at SYSCO – pg. 8 - Linking the BI software to the existing IT infrastructure – pg. 8 - Potential resistance from operating units and individual users – pg. 9 - Potential economical problems for operating companies – pg. 10 - The time frame, scope and strategy for successful implementation – pg. 11 Conclusion – pg. 12 References – pg. 13 Introduction
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Being the largest food distributor in North America, SYSCO was faced with an consequential decision, whether or not to upgrade it's current IT software and adopt a complete Business Intelligence software package. If SYSCO foregoes the BI software it faces becoming less competitive then its rivals, however if they adopt it without success they could face a multimillion dollar loss. On the other hand, as technology continues to drive business BI software has become the industry standard and crucial too within any organisation when used properly can even lead to a competitive advantage. SYSCO, a highly decentralised business formed out of 83 regional operations and 62 speciality companies, has become a leader in the food industry by building a huge national client base. Over the years SYSCO has gathered enormous amounts of information but without a properly implemented ERP system the information was rendered useless on a national-scale. In 1996, SYSCO successfully implemented an ERP system that combined basic processes, such as customer orders, among its subsidiaries strongly enhancing efficiency. This was followed by the implementation of a Data Warehouse which collects data and transforms it into a single standardized form. SYSCO continued the modernization of its technologies with the implementation of BI software, allowing them to use data to improve decision making. SYSCO can now statistically analyze data, use data mining, reporting, and predictive analysis to use data to enhance efficiency and meet its strategic goals which in turn will yield higher revenues and profits. Twily Day, Assistant Vice President of Technology and Applications, is faced with the task of BI software implementation in conjunction with consultancy firm Business Objects to create a proposal and decide on the best approach to successfully implement the BI software. This paper explores the decision procedures, evaluates the different software approaches and
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