Advanced Business Analytics

Business Reporting

Advanced Business Analytics– Majid Karimi

Business Reporting, De�nitions and Concepts

• Report = Information → Decision
• A report can ful�ll many functions

• To ensure proper functioning
• To provide information
• To provide the results of an analysis
• To persuade others to act
• To create memory

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What is a Business Report?

• A written document that contains information regarding business matters.
• Purpose: to improve managerial decisions
• Source: data from inside and outside the organization (via the use of ETL)
• Format: text + tables + graphs/charts
• Distribution: in-print, email, portal/intranet

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What is a Business Reporting — Organizational View

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Key to Any Successful Report

• Clarity
• Brevity
• Completeness
• Correctness
• User-aware (in terms of content and format)

• Formal or Informal — single letter or a memo vs 10-100 pages; cover + summary + text
• Report frequency — yearly, monthly, daily, hourly, or live information monitoring
• Level of analysis — descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive

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Types of Business Reports

• Metric Management Reports
• Help manage business performance through metrics (SLAs for externals; KPIs for

• Can be used as part of Six Sigma and/or TQM
• Balanced Scorecard-Type Reports

• Include �nancial, customer, business process, and learning & growth indicators
• Dashboard-Type Reports

• Graphical presentation of several performance indicators in a single page using various
information visualization techniques

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The guiding process for Designing Business Reporting:
Business Performance Management (BPM)

• Business Performance Management (BPM) is a real-time system that alerts managers
to potential opportunities, impending problems and threats, and then empowers
them to react through models and collaboration.

• Also called corporate performance management (CPM by Gartner Group), enterprise
performance management (EPM by Oracle), strategic enterprise management (SEM
by SAP)

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A Closed-Loop Process to Optimize Business Performance

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Strategize: Where Do We Want to Go?

Strategic planning
Common tasks for the strategic planning process:
1. Conduct a current situation analysis
2. Determine the planning horizon
3. Conduct an environment scan
4. Identify critical success factors
5. Complete a gap analysis
6. Create a strategic vision
7. Develop a business strategy
8. Identify strategic objectives and goals

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