I'm John Whittaker, director of product marketing for Dell, and today I'm going to talk about enabling effective business intelligence. To start off, let's go to the Dell XPS One Touchscreen and map out which capabilities you should look for in a business intelligence solution.
First, any effective business intelligence solution needs to be open. That means it has to connect to any of your platforms and be application agnostic. Second, a solution must be complimentary to your current business intelligence investments by connecting to and using the business knowledge from existing systems. Third, an effective business intelligence solution must enhance your productivity by giving your IT department better data analysis capabilities, providing self-service data integration to your lines of business, and enabling collaboration between IT and lines of business.
Now that I've laid out the requirements for an effective solution, let's see how Toad Business Intelligence Suite-- the integrated business intelligence solution of Dell-- fits into each category. In terms of openness, Toad BI Suite connects to any data source and can access data from traditional and nontraditional sources. Toad BI Suite also complements your existing investment in business intelligence applications like OBIEE, SAP's Business Objects, and Data warehouses, Spreadmarts, and other IT systems. And Toad BI suite enhances productivity by bridging the gap between IT and the business, increasing collaboration between the two groups. Business users can perform self-service data integration by cleansing and preparing data on their own desktops, decreasing their dependence on IT, and freeing IT up to focus on high-value activities.
Let's switch to a new board now, and take a look at the Toad Business Intelligence Suite components and how they work together. Toad Business Intelligence Suite is made up of three components. The first is Toad Intelligence Central, the virtual analytic layer that serves as the collaboration platform for Toad Business Intelligence Suite. Toad Intelligence Central provides data access to a wide variety of data sources-- including Cloud and NoSQL databases like Hadoop and Salesforce-- corporate BI layers-- like OBIEE-- Excel spreadsheets, and traditional relational databases-- like Oracle, SQL, and DB2.
Toad Data Point is the provisioning tool that lets data providers perform advanced cross-platform queries, combine, cleanse, and reconcile the resulting data, and then provision it into the enterprises, all in a secure and compliant fashion. Toad Decision Point is the client tool that enables true self-service data integration by allowing lines of business users to access data from any source, convert it into business intelligence, and easily share it across the enterprise as reports, charts, graphs, and tables. Together the components of the Toad Business Intelligence Suite quickly and efficiently provide deep business insights and increase the productivity of business users and IT.
To learn how Toad Business Intelligence Suite can help you enable effective business intelligence, visit Quest.com/Toad-BI. Thanks for watching.