Vanderbilt University Medical center Fact Sheet Business Objects BI4.2 upgrade saving $300 000 and 75% daily admin time


BI4.2 Migration Challenges

  • 11 Years old BOBJ environment required cleanup and restructure
  • Reorganization resulting from the split between the Medical Center and the University
  • Removal of 4K+ dormant or duplicated users
  • Growth in Data warehouse use with an average increase of 200 new users per month
  • Removed 12K reports (40% of total). Reports that are no longer being used.
  • Webi reports totaling over 150GB of server disk space. Questions: Are they all used? What about the instances?
  • Do Cleanup, archiving and support a diverse user base that perform key organizational functions
  • Reorganize security for users that moved between entities or may require access to data in both new entities
  • Cleanup all no longer used universes and objects

360 Tools helped us to…

  • Get a better/clearer picture of our BOBJ environments (using out of the box dashboards reports PLUS add customized reports)
  • Make educated and informed maintenance decisions
  • Reduce total number of reports, universes objects, increase reliability/data confidence
  • Provide a reliable back up and disaster recovery solution (Have used it a few times – Seen as a super hero 
  • Do in house migration and avoid expensive consulting 3 consultants saved, 300K+USD
  • Automate report comparison (regression testing) with the 360bind solution
  • Without Bind reports would need to be recreated. Human hour savings are invaluable
  • Prepare for 4.2 migration with greatly reduced workload and faster migration process
  • Daily time saved 75%
  • Gain confidence and Increase Quality Control
  • Improve User adoption + 200 Users / Month

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City of Chicago Fact Sheet Business Objects BI4.2 migration saving 200.000$


BI4.2 Migration Challenges

  • 16 year old BO environment needed to be cleaned up, but how?
    112,000 Webi reports taking up over 400 GB of server disk space. Are they all used? What about the instances?
  • 18,000 Deski reports. RCT is not enough. How do you analyze and
    intelligently decrease this number keeping business happy?
  • 300+ universes. Which ones are no longer used?

360 Tools helped us to…

  • Get better and clear picture of our BO environment (out of the box dashboards and reports)
  • Make educated and informed maintenance decisions
  • Reduce total number of objects by 25% (and we are not done yet)
  • Provide a great back up and disaster recovery solution
  • Automate converted report comparison (regression testing) with the 360Bind solution saving at least $200,000 in consulting fees
  • Prepare for 4.2 migration with greatly reduced workload and faster conversion/migration process
  • Preform many pre-migration tasks ourselves, which again saved us time and $$$

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