"The implementation of Business Objects has really empowered our users to gain a better understanding of the Mouchel busines. We selected AgilityWorks as they really understood our requirements and could support us through this intensive project."

Ian Marston, SAP BI/BW Lead at Mouchel Plc

The Project - BEx to BusinessObjects BI Suite

AgilityWorks were engaged by Mouchel to help them support traditional Business Explorer (BEx) based reporting with the latest SAP BusinessObjects BI platform and suite of analytical applications.

Mouchel had acquired the BusinessObjects BI platform in order to deliver highly visual and interactive reporting capabilities through the use of both Dashboards and Web Intelligence reports, as well as other tools in the suite. AgilityWorks assisted and supported them in:

  • Delivering the initial reporting content for their Shared Service Centre, Finance,HR and Sales & Marketing functions
  • Providing advisory services around best practice for the connection of BusinessObjects BI to BW in order to integrate data, security and portals
  • Enabling knowledge transfer on the BusinessObjects BI Platform applications to ensure the Mouchel BI Development team is self-sufficient in supporting and continuing the rollout of BI content to the business
  • Undertaking advisory and knowledge transfer to support the technical elements of the BI Platform with the Mouchel IT teams (performance, monitoring, content promotion etc.)

The project sees the rollout of BusinessObjects BI across the business, supporting BEx Web Analyser and BEx Analyser Workbook reports, but will ensure the investment that Mouchel has made to date in its BW system (Data Warehousing models, Queries, Security protocols and Portal access) can still be leveraged and be further enriched.

The Business Impact

The decision for Mouchel to roll out BusinessObjects is to enable next generation information delivery and accessibility to the business as part of a larger finance transformation program, which also included the implementation of SAP Objects Business Planning and Consolidation. As part of the overall Reporting platform BusinessObjects also supports several of Mouchel’s strategic actions, including the ability to improve operational efficiency, grow its market leadership and improve profitability.     

  • Data Visulisation
  • Significant reduction in manual effort
  • Migration from BEx to BusinessObjects
  • Finance Transformation Programme