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Xcelsius Restaurant Analytics Hub Rocks Dubai

Dubai has become the business and entertainment hub for the Middle East and is definitely a “larger than life” place to visit and a great place to have a global conference.

So last month I was invited by our partner Intellytics to participate at their booth at the Global Restaurant Leadership Conference (GRLC) and found myself at what is apparently the tallest hotel (twin 72 story towers) in the world.

This was a first class conference with senior C-level executives from major global restaurant chains, franchises and their suppliers in attendance.

I learned that the global restaurant space is estimated to be a $3 trillion market and that there are very few Business Intelligence applications built specifically for this industry segment. Maybe this explains why there was so much excitement over the new Restaurant Analytics Hub launched at the event.

The Hub provides both powerful analytics and amazing data visualization for all aspects of the Restaurant and Restaurant Franchise business. From analyzing Point Of Sale (POS) data by every category imaginable, to looking at Google analytics for on-line sales, social media sentiment, brand analysis, customer survey analysis as well as detailed business scorecards. All of this is delivered in a compelling and intuitive way through a single BI data visualization interface that requires no user training.

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The solution is being delivered on a subscription basis housed in the cloud with templates provided for the data. Clients have the option to subscribe to just some or all of the features offered.

The technology and engine behind the Restaurant Analytics Hub is the Xcelsius (SAP BO Dashboards) for the data visualization and the InfoBurst Dash XML data caching (XDC) providing the in-memory data caching for handling large amounts of data with excellent response times. For mobile, the dCode add-on Xcelsius component is used using Xcelsius HTML5 output.

So why did Intellytics choose these technologies to build the next generation BI solution for the Restaurant industry?

Quite simply because they are tried, proven, flexible, quick and easy to develop and deploy, affordable and incredibly powerful.  As Anjum Sadaqat, CEO and Founder of Intellytics, said, “Xcelsius is still very much the king, we just showcase its true capabilities. We use InfoBurst XDC for all our dashboard solutions because it makes Xcelsius fly” .

There were certainly no arguments with this from the attendees at the GRLC last month as they were simply blown away by the solution and literally lining up to see it in action and try it out.

About Paul

Paul Grill started his career in Information Technology in the U.K. in 1978, as an Executive Data Processing Trainee for Honeywell. More than thirty years later, he still has a voracious appetite for learning as Information Technology continues to advance at an ever accelerating pace. He was first introduced to the world of Business Intelligence in 1991, in France, when he saw a demonstration of an early version of BusinessObjects on Windows 2.1. He returned to the U.S. to rave about this phenomenal product, but it was many years before BusinessObjects made it into the mainstream. Paul founded InfoSol in 1997, and made Business Intelligence one of the key solutions offered by the company. Today, InfoSol is a leading SAP BusinessObjects solutions partner, known for its expert consulting, education and innovative add-on solutions. Paul is well known within the SAP BusinessObjects community for his extensive knowledge of Business Intelligence, and he has lectured and written many articles on the subject. Paul enjoys writing, running and coaching kids soccer, and is passionate about Ancient Egyptology.

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