I recently sat in on a demonstration of the Bitam Artus business intelligence (BI) suite, now at generation 6.
Representing Bitam was Antonio R. Rajan, Bitam’s regional manager.
Antonio wished to emphasize several points concerning the product:
The demonstration itself went well: A slick “bubble-up” feature gives real-time insight into various KPIs. The product’s “knowledge intelligence” module keeps track of the user company’s approach to problem solving, and will suggest solutions to various challenges based on previous solutions. If a particular proposed solution is accepted by the user, a task can be automatically created, logged, and routed to the appropriate parties. This component is projected to interface with MS Outlook for April 10, 2008. There is a project assignment facility that allows CFOs to assign projects and to expect follow up and closing out of assignment.
General Conclusion: The product is user-oriented. In contrast to other products, where an administrator sets up the graphics and screen displays, this product allows the user to do his or her own screen setups. The system also provides a skeleton set of displays, lists of key performance indicators (KPIs), and dimensions.