Business Intelligence in an iSeries / System I architecture

Date: March 22nd, 2011
Location : IBM Business Forum, Bourgetlaan 42, 1130 Brussels-Evere (more info)

Customers running IBM iSeries / AS400 / System i - based systems typically remain quite happy with the reliability, performance and functionality of their AS/400 environment, whether they use home-made operational applications or packaged ERP solutions. Also in these environments, management increasingly needs Business Intelligence, Management Reports and KPIs to steer the business and to understand and drive performance of the organisation.

This seminar will present approaches to move towards Business Intelligence & Performance Management, based on IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence, in order to answer these management information needs without questioning the operational system landscape.

2 iSeries customers, Echo Group, a family-owned SME and De Lijn, a large public sector organization, will share with you their project approach and achievements in delivering Performance Management to their management and knowledge workers.


13.30 Welcome Coffee
14.00 Challenges and Opportunities for delivering reporting & Management Information in an IBM iSeries environment
Toon Puissant, element61
14.30 Customer Testimonial
Performance Management & Business Intelligence in the Public Sector in an iSeries architecture
Sven Croon - Hoofd Beheersinformatie BICC , Vlaamse Vervoersmaatschappij De Lijn

15.15 Break

15.45 IBM Cognos 10 Business Intelligence Demo

16.30 Customer Testimonial
Performance Management in a Medium-Sized Company in an iSeries architecture
Kurt Vandebergh - Chief Financial Officer, Echo Groep
17.15 Cocktail, Networking and Q&A

This event both targets business people and ICT and will focus on delivering business value and building the business case, as well as explaining the technical components of potential resulting data warehouse & BI architectures. It will also explain typical project setup, duration & cost and expected benefits.


ECHO Group QuickFacts
Construction Sector
Family owned – since 1950
100 million €
700 employees
iSeries customer since 1989
iSeries i5 520 on V5R4
Main AS/400 Applications :
Extasy Accounting
In house iSeries Developed Applications :
Sales, CRM, Projects, Production planning,
Inventory, Quality, Purchasing, Orders,
Time registration & Access control
VMM De Lijn QuickFacts
Public Transport
Public Sector - since 1990
997 million € revenues - 531 million passengers
8.500 employees
iSeries customer since 1990
iSeries 570 on V5R4, V6R11 and V7R1
(to be replaced by Power 7 750 in 2011)
Main AS/400 Applications :
In house iSeries Developed Applications :
Human Resources, Vehicle maintenance,
Registration and ticketing, Sales, …

IBM Cognos 10
the newest Cognos Business Intelligence and Planning release. IBM Cognos 10 provides in a
unified BI workspace all the tools you need to manipulate and analyze data.
Users can now access all the Business Intelligence functionalities from one
single application. IBM Cognos 10 also provides a new collaborative
of working through the integration with the Lotus Connections
software, allowing users to communicate and discuss the information resulting
from the BI platform, in a more efficient way.

With the integration of the SPSS
engine, IBM Cognos 10 offers new predictive analytics capabilities
to analyze the data in addition to the existing BI capabilities. Together with
the "what-if” scenario capabilities of the analytical module,
it allows IBM Cognos 10 to get better insight in your historical data in order
to forecast the future. IBM Cognos 10 is also moving forward in giving
access to information by sharing it with other applications using the new
mashup capabilities, allowing the user to get dynamic off-line
by email or to access their data on all the mobile
, including Apple, Blackberry, Symbian or Windows based devices.

IBM iSeries AS400 Cognos
event tags : AS400, As/400, system i, iseries, business intelligence, Ibm, Cognos 10