Prospects of the market of BI solutions in Russia (part II)Eugene Kuryshev | 05.11.2020
(Continued. In the beginning IT News No. 10/2020)
Dynamics and state of the market
In connection with certain events as many spheres of activity in 2020 is the major concern, however, the situation on the market of BI solutions special. The fact that the demand for solutions
to predict the future, only increased, and that affected the dynamics of development we are discussing the market.
Sergey KULIKOVSKY (“Polymedica”):”Analytics is one of the few branches of it that will not subside this year”.
Sergey KULIKOVSKY (“Polymedica”) notes that the growth of the market of BI solutions will be provided including at the expense of new players who, in addition to the traditional tasks associated with the regular
reporting and dashboards will suggest that machine learning algorithms for predictive Analytics. Growth in this segment in the next two to three years can reach 30%, he said.
Andrew SMERECHUK (OCS Distribution):”In a large part of companies (probably the vast majority) is still not completely developed tools for automated analysis and reporting, they live in Excel”.
Andrew SMERECHUK (OCS Distribution) says that the implementation of BI-solutions in domestic companies is very uneven: many people do not use such software in their practice.
however, some, on the contrary, have made significant progress in this area. Basically, it is a major business, banks, international companies with available funds for development and under strong
competitive pressure that forces them to actively introduce new technologies. Modern tools of business Analytics allow you to effectively streamline business processes: it is obvious that those
who successfully mastered, will gain substantial competitive advantages. The Russian market of BI solutions is located at the beginning of the period of rapid growth, considers g-n Smerechuk.
Yulia KUDRYAVTSEVA (“foresight”):”the Russian market of BI solutions is on the rise: business and state agencies are launching a new BI-projects, a more complex functionality and increasing the scale of implemented systems.”
Yulia KUDRYAVTSEVA (“foresight”) emphasizes the General trend for digitalization and import substitution: the dynamics of these processes every year is growing, which has and will have a positive impact
on the domestic market.
Svetlana VRONSKAYA (GK “KORUS Consulting”):”the Market introduction of bi systems is growing. Over the last few years, many new vendors and traditional system integrators are beginning to engage in BI”.
Svetlana VRONSKAYA (GK “KORUS Consulting”) notes that customers who have closed the most topical issues of automation, are now generating a demand for more sophisticated products. Growing
interest in solutions that provide quality of data and quality management, there are cases for using advanced features the classic BI systems. You can safely
to say that the market is becoming more Mature, says Ms. Vronskaya.
Anton SPIRIN (“Technoserv Consulting”):”Dynamics of Russian BI market shows very rapid development – around 30% a year.”
Anton SPIRIN (“Technoserv Consulting”) noted in our market, the prevailing implementation projects light BI solutions that have a higher time-to-market that resonates with the presence of
platforms functions so that users can create ad-hoc reports and generally self-service Analytics. If we talk about the vendors, then this region include Tableau, Qlik, Oracle, and
Microsoft. In addition, it is important to note that the dynamics of different sectors, he concluded.
Maxim LAKE (Navicon):”Customers moving from the simple implementation of solutions “turnkey” forces integrators to develop their competences centres”.
Project Director Pharma&FMCG company Navicon Maxim OZEROV believes that the fast growing BI market in Russia can be divided into two main trends. First, is the creation of
the company’s own centers of excellence. Navicon helps the clients to use best practices for the organization of centers of competence not only in BI, but in General, in the field of Data
Management. “We provide training, regular meetings to exchange experiences, talk about successful case studies at events,” says Mr. lake. Second, the BI-tasks become
cross-functional, and the solutions more complex. Standard storage and visual dashboards can be supplemented with components machine learning and Analytics trigger. In particular, in the last
Navicon projects for representatives of the retail sector was actively used as a standard technology for building data warehouses and ML models for customer Analytics and Big Data tools for
processing large amounts of information on checks, says Mr. lake.
Vendors and their products
Svetlana VRONSKAYA (GK “KORUS Consulting”) notes that it companies have deep expertise in building business intelligence platforms Qlik and Microsoft implement
projects in the BI stack from SAP and Oracle, Tableau develop practice and monitor domestic developments, in particular from the company “foresight”. In addition to the BI systems, for the implementation of the tasks actively
used system for data management (data governance & data management) from companies Informatica and “Unidata”. “Additionally, we are developing our own solution for data analysis
created in open source technologies,” adds Ms. Vronskaya.
And as noted by Yulia KUDRYAVTSEVA (“foresight”), domestic business and government agencies the necessary software created in Russia, taking into account all safety requirements and policies
of import substitution. “At the moment, our portfolio comprises the following products: “foresight. Analytics platform”, “foresight. Budgeting”, “Foresight. Investment management”, “foresight.
Consolidated financial statements”, lists it.– All these solutions are easily integrated into the IT infrastructure of the customer, compatible with solutions class open-source DBMS Postgres Pro, Arenadata DB, OS ALT Linux
I should add that the software on the basis of “foresight” is used in “Transneft”, “Rostelecom”, as well as in Federal and regional authorities and a number of other organizations.
Anton SPIRIN (“Technoserv Consulting”) says a key partner for them remains Oracle. “Technoserv Consulting” is also working with the products of Qlik, Tableau and Microsoft
Power BI, he adds.
As explained by Sergey KULIKOVSKY (“Polymedica”), on account of his company’s development of two Russian products – the platform for big data Analytics and Polymatica
designer dashboards Dashboards Polymatica. Together they form the class of BI solution that enables you to work interactively with data at the atomic level, and units in
a configured and updated dashboards. “Our products are created in accordance with global trends, among which the simplicity of the interface for the business users. We have
defined it as “not difficult to Excel.” Has built-in advanced algorithms, intelligence and the ability to automate analytical processes,” he adds.
In turn, Andrey SMERECHUK (OCS Distribution) notes that currently, his company never promotes any BI solution, and in this review commented on the situation in the industry
from the point of view of the consumer of BI.
Maxim LAKE (Navicon) said that his company is actively implementing solutions based on Microsoft technology (including Azure), Tableau, Qlik, and ThoughtSpot. In recent times
there are cases of unions of products of several vendors in the same project. For example, the construction of a warehouse and analytical models based on Microsoft Azure and use of additional
tools ad-hoc analysis on the basis of the Tableau, he says.
Drivers and obstacles
We tried to figure out which factors have the greatest positive or negative impact on the Russian market of BI solutions in the last couple of years. What supports the market for
afloat, and that, on the contrary, inhibits its growth?
Andrew SMERECHUK (OCS Distribution):”the Key driver for the development of BI solutions is the desire of companies to raise their awareness and speed of decision-making, improve the activity due to the release of staff from routine regular reporting.”
According to Andrew SMERECHUK (OCS Distribution), low awareness of most companies about the benefits of BI, as well as the complexity of the implementation approach create barriers to implementation
automation projects for reporting. Also, do you get the full effect of the digital transformation can be achieved only by complex measures for data management and business processes, where
BI-component is part of a system of information support of activity of the enterprise. In addition, these projects are still very expensive to implement. “At the same time simple approaches to
implementing BI solutions with rapid outcome is not reported and advertised,” – concludes g-n Smerechuk.
Anton SPIRIN (“Technoserv Consulting”):”a major driver for the market is the state programme on the digital economy, which greatly encourages the use of BI-solutions in the public sector”.
Among the factors constraining the development of the market, Anton SPIRIN (“Technoserv Consulting”) highlights the need to meet large number of requirements in the field of information security industry
(e.g. data security standard payment card industry – PCI DSS) and interdisciplinary (Federal law on protection of personal data). In particular, companies that use
the personal data of citizens, we have to create in its stores to special restrictions on the level of access depending on security level.
Yulia KUDRYAVTSEVA (“foresight”):”the Main driver of development of Russian market of BI solutions in the last two years was import substitution”.
Yulia KUDRYAVTSEVA (“foresight”) notes that our country has already passed through several stages in the development of import substitution. The first steps of the company were acquainted with the Russian software for analysis of data
and then started the pilot projects, showing the high level functionality of domestic systems. “Now the Russian software implemented in the framework of full-scale projects, and according to their results, we expect
a new leap in the development of the domestic market BI systems,” she explains.
In the “Foresight” sure that the Russian developers in this period did everything possible to make customers powerful solutions: developed technology partnerships ensure the compatibility
domestic products. “For example, we together with our partners – the Russian companies and Postgres Professional Arenadata – provided compatibility decisions “foresight. Analytical platform” with
domestic Postgres Pro and Arenadata DB”, – said Ms. Kudryavtsev. This integration allows customers to take into account all the requirements of import substitution and implemented a comprehensive solution.
It is worth noting that the domestic decisions and in implementing those business structures where such a step is not required by the legislation. In this case we are talking about the conscious choice of the company,
which is committed to business growth and with a full understanding of the advantages of Russian SOFTWARE. Says Ms. Kudryavtseva, over the last years have witnessed a number of such implementations.
Sergey KULIKOVSKY (“Polymedica”):”Among the barriers in this activity can indicate a fundamental problem with data quality”.
Despite the popularity of the statement “data is the new oil”, Sergey KULIKOVSKY (“Polymedica”) notes that the data itself is not very interesting – much more important than their use, which
with the right approach leads to the increase of profit and/or cost reduction. In other words, according to Mr. Kulikov, analytical platform can be called by the refinery, and the quality
they receive product depends on, including the capabilities of the used solution. “Thus, the market drivers right now are: 1) growth; 2) the maturity of customers who are not
only at conferences are aware of the benefits a data-driven approach, but they did a few pilots; 3) reducing operating costs by simplifying work with BI,” he concludes. In this case
most companies pay little attention to fundamental data. Even among the most Mature, well understanding how and where to apply a data-driven approach, only a third (according
IDC) has completed the creation of end-to-end data models that allow for retrieving information necessary for managerial decision-making.
Maxim LAKE (Navicon):”Russian companies, remains the prejudice that cloud deployment option. Because of this, they do not use many of the pieces modern solutions.”
Maxim LAKE (Navicon) emphasizes that solution vendors are actively developing in the direction of the service model in a cloud infrastructure, however, not all potential customers are ready to
these changes. Leaders of growth from the point of view of the adoption of new technologies become either Russian subdivisions of international companies, or medium-sized local players. As for
drivers, then, according to Mr. Azarov, the emergence in recent years a full-featured BI solution with a very affordable price tag (for example, Power BI from Microsoft) gave the opportunity to develop
BI-competence in companies of any size.
(To be continued)
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