Shawn Hessinger

NYC Probation Department Puts Open-Source BI to Good Use

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Joe Stanganelli   9/30/2011 4:34:56 PM
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Hi, Shawn.

Thanks for this post.  It seems that open-source BI software offers a great deal of promise in government, education, and other "bureaucracies" in providing greater flexibility and efficiency in environments that are often inflexible and inefficient.

Was Sempertegui able to offer any other specific figures on the ROI they've realized?

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Maryam@Impact   9/30/2011 10:30:25 AM
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Shawn thanks for the article it’s a great example of using open source in the real world. I think open source has many benefits depending the organization and its needs. This is a great example.

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scucci   9/29/2011 12:06:20 PM
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@Shawn - Great post!!

Its great to see government using analytics for such important cause. With decisions as important as this, that have time sensitivity, its great to see them using analytics to make more informed choices at a greater speed.

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Shawn Hessinger   9/29/2011 9:28:54 AM
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Hi Pierre,

Yes, productivity was the main gain here as opposed to any spectacular new functionality. And certainly that productivity includes the ease of reporting which increases the overall speed at which users in the department can communicate and interact. Another component of this, of course, is that at some point in the future some sort of data mining will be possible and that will take the department's BI functionality to a new level, but at the moment not having to pass around PDFs is a huge step forward in simply making communications easier.

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Pierre DeBois   9/29/2011 3:08:13 AM
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Shawn,

 

This is a great example of open source BI benefits for a government agency, particularly regarding productivity. I really liked that the department found a way to develop ad-hoc reporting.

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