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Russell Beech BSc (Hons), MSc, DipM, MCIM

Biography – Russell Beech, Founder of BISB & Cornerstone Solution®

Russell is a Business Intelligence Leader who has specialised in providing Analytics, Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions for almost two decades. He is the founder of BISB (BI System Builders Ltd) and the innovator of BISB’s Strategic Business Intelligence Framework known as Cornerstone Solution®. Russell developed Cornerstone Solution® as a strategic framework  to successfully deliver Business Intelligence services within End to End BI  solutions.

Russell holds a BSc in philosophy and Science, a MSc in Tourism Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. After studying, Russell started work in Strategic Marketing becoming a fully elected member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 1997. His involvement in analysis and planning activities extended into databases. This encompassed Ralph Kimball’s Redbrick Platform, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and several analysis tools including BusinessObjects. Post the Millennium, he joined the Product Group at BusinessObjects UK. After several years at BusinessObjects Russell worked for two prominent BusinessObjects partners. Firstly, Northgate Information Solutions as their SAP BusinessObjects Solution Architect, followed by HCL Axon as their SAP BusinessObjects Subject Matter Expert. He founded BISB in 2009. He has extensive technical, functional and business knowledge around Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions.

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Xcelsius Dashboards

Xcelsius provides visually impressive and interactive presentations. Xcelsius is a powerful presentation tool that bridges the gap between static spreadsheets and the need for visual, interactive presentations.

Xcelsius software illuminates the business by providing consolidated views of key metrics, making it possible to answer business questions at-a-glance. It allows users to interact with their data with what-if scenarios and other visual components.

With Xcelsius, the user can create dashboards for personal use – Xcelsius provides the power to transform complex data into a comprehensive dashboard created from Microsoft Excel or a live data source. The dashboard can then be exported to a familiar format – Microsoft Office, Flash (SWF) files, Adobe PDF, and Adobe Air. 

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Dashboard Builder

Business Objects Dashboard Builder provides dashboard layout and interactive visual analytic capabilities to help your organizations gain a quick view of your business performance. It is based on the previous Dashboard Manager product, but without the metrics engine, rules engine, or alerting capabilities.

Dashboard Builder provides:

  • Flexible templates
  • Drag-and-drop dashboard creation
  • The ability to integrate reports and report parts from Crystal Reports and Web Intelligence, as well as Voyager and Xcelsius
  • Universe-based analytics for display inside dashboards