Connect directly to your existing Data Warehouses, Data Marts, Operational Systems, OLAP cubes, cloud data or local data (e.g. Excel spreadsheets), with no intermediate steps, no need to change or manipulate the underlying data structures and no need to shoehorn your data into a proprietary database. Simply re-use your existing queries – even hook into existing SAP BusinessObjects content – to get up and running straight away.
Re-use the same data set across multiple dashboards to ensure your business users make consistent decisions based on a shared single version of the truth. Enrich your data with:
If your business users need a view across multiple data sources (e.g. because their actuals are in your operational system and their budgets are in Excel), DecisionPoint™ helps you merge these sources to create a consolidated view, so decision-makers always have all the information they need available in their dashboard.
To balance great response times with the ability to work with large data volumes, DecisionPoint™ uses Advanced Cooperative Processing (ACP). ACP pushes as much data storage and processing as possible down to the client device – after all, desktop PCs and tablets are powerful devices. For regular data volumes, the entire results set can be downloaded to the client, so everything happens locally and your users enjoy blisteringly fast response times. With larger data volumes, drilling and filtering can be delegated to the server. So, as a business user drills through their data DecisionPoint™ fetches additional subsets of data from where it is cached on the server to ensure people always see the right information at the right level of detail.
With high–performance, Big Data databases DecisionPoint™ can delegate drill and filtering directly to the source, bypassing its own server cache. This allows users to roam over enormous data sets while still enjoying great performance. Uniquely, thanks to ACP, DecisionPoint™ dynamically generates the queries needed to retrieve each subset of data on the fly. So, you can use all the power of your Big Data database without having to create and maintain a mountain of queries – now that's a huge time–saver.