The implementation of IBM solutions in Orbico group, Europe's biggest distributor owned by Branko Roglić, and continuing customer of Poslovna inteligencija in Zagreb, was presented at the IBM Insight 2015 conference, which took place from October 25th to 29th in Las Vegas. This is the largest analytics and data management conference in the world that brings together more than 13,000 delegates. Ms. Romina Oreskovic, Director of Finance in Orbico group, together with a member of the Management Board of Poslovna inteligencija, Mrs. Lidija Karaga, which introduced IBM solutions into Orbico, gave a presentation "Orbico Case Study: Empowering Better Decisions and Performance with Analytics". This is also the first time that a Croatian company gave a presentation in the domain of business analytics and reporting at the IBM Insight.
- The presence in 17 markets with more than 40 companies and strong growth in the last few years brought complexity to the process of reporting and analyzing at the Group level in Orbico, as an important business decisions making element. Each company has worked independently through a variety of ERP systems and it was not possible to consolidate data in order to obtain a business overview of the key business dimensions of the Group, such as principals and brand. The information is needed to standardize, consolidate and enrich the additional analytical attributes and thus provide a stable platform for high-quality analysis and planning. We looked for a superior platform that can support our long term vision and a reliable local partner who understands the complexity and dynamics of our business - explained Oreskovic.
The implemented system is extremely complex and involves corporate data warehouse supported system for master data management, collection of reports and dashboards of standardized Group reporting dimensions, and specialized applications for financial planning, profitability calculations and financial consolidation with automated elimination of intercompany transactions. With the implementation of such a comprehensive solution Orbico, the company with 3100 employees, approximately 41 thousand customers and which is expecting 1.2 billion euros in revenues this year, will be able to make faster and better business decisions.
As an IBM Premier Business Partner for Business Analytics and Information Management family of products, to Poslovna inteligencija, such a presentation at IBM Insight is a great honor and recognition for many years of cooperation.
FERARI (Flexible Event pRocessing for big dAta aRchItectures) is an international research project, funded by the European Union, in which Poslovna inteligencija is partaking together with some of the most eminent European experts in the field. It is a research project aimed to define architectures and develop algorithms for efficient, real-time Big Data technologies of the future.
The Meeting is organized twice a year by one of the partners on the FERARI project. This year, from 26th to 28th October, it took place in Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik Hotel with Poslovna inteligencija as a host. Topic of the meeting was the integration of components and features being developed by the members of the consortium, and the preparation for the annual project audit by the European Commission in February 2016. After the first year audit, the project was assessed as excellent.
On FERARI project, alongside Poslovna inteligencija,five other partner institutions are collaborating together from the start. Representatives of all partner institutions will join the Meeting. Fraunhofer - Institut für Intelligente Analyse und Informations systeme (IAIS) was represented by Project manager Dr. Michael Mock, Michael Kamp, Daniel Trabold, Moritz Fürneisen and Rania Briq. Technology University of Crete was represented by Project manager Antonios Deligiannaki and other members: Vasiliki Manikaki, Ioannis Flouris and Nikos Giatrakos, and IBM Israel by project manager Fabiana Fournier, Gennady Laventman and Inna Skrabovsky. Taji Ćurin as Project manager, Kristijan Furić, Maja Vekić-Vedrina, Mario Mihoci i Dren Butković were representing Croatian Telecom, while Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is represented by Izchak Sharfman and Yoni Yom-Tov. PI, as this year's host, were represented by the President of the Board Dražen Oreščanin, Director of Innovation and Development Marko Štajcer, consultants Marina Marković and Marko Štajcer, and the Project manager on the PI side Tomislav Križan. More information about FERARI project can be found on its official website.
Poslovna inteligencija has become a member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). AmCham is an independent, non-profit organization with more than 160 members and an accredited affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington and AmChams in Europe (ACE) network. Its members are provided the opportunity to expand their business and government contacts, exchange useful information, enhance community goodwill and to use other AmCham’s services, including:
AmCham members come from many parts of the business community: U.S. companies, Croatian companies, companies from other countries and non-proﬁt organizations. We believe this membership will help us to strengthen and expand our business network.
At the Congress Centre Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia, on October 9, 2015, for the sixth time in a row Zanesljive odločitve conference was organized by our distributor for Slovenia Marmis d.o.o. with support of IBM. More than 200 people attended the conference, including IBM partners and users of IBM technology. This year, Poslovna inteligencija participated as a sponsor and with a presentation "IBM Netezza: practical implementation experience and expectations". It introduced the participants to the first Croatian user experience of IBM Netezza technology and business value they gained from implementation of Netezza.
The presentation was given by Ivan Radić, Director of application support for BI, CRM and HRMS in the business and technology company mStart, responsible for the complete development and management of BI solutions at the Agrokor Group. He shared experiences in the implementation of, and experience gained by offering this advanced technology to its users within the Agrokor Group.
The central theme of this year's Zanesljive odločitve was cloud computing. Through best practices and a wide range of solutions, presenters addressed topics in the field of business analytics, IT security, business process management, e-commerce and other.