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Larissa Baier

Senior Analyst Data & Analytics

Larissa is a Senior Analyst working in research and consulting.



Larissa is Senior Analyst Data & Analytics at BARC. She specializes in front ends for dashboarding, reporting, analysis, planning, data discovery and in self-service BI and analytics.

As part of the BARC Advisory practice, Larissa supports companies in their software selection processes and in strategic decisions regarding their BI front end portfolio including architecture and usage scenarios. She is also an expert in landscapes and requirements of SAP customers.

In the area of research, she is responsible for the BARC Score product line and acts as product manager for “BARC Score Enterprise BI & Analytics Platforms”. She is also acting Head of Data & Analytics Research and co-author of various market analyses, including “The BI & Analytics Survey”, “Data & Analytics Manager” and the BARC Scores.

Areas of expertise

  • Years of project management in the BI and analytics sector
  • Supporting customers in the selection of BI and analytics front ends (dashboards, reporting, analysis, planning for various scenarios from traditional BI, data discovery and self-service BI & analytics to embedding)
  • Coaching on various topics such as market trends, BI and analytics front ends in general, BI architectures and front ends in SAP environments (S/4HANA, BW and BW/4HANA, HANA, DWH Cloud).
  • Support for BI strategy and architecture issues, especially related to heterogeneous front-end landscapes, tool deployment scenarios and user types.

5 questions to Larissa Baier

What are you known for in the office?

Turning up the thermostat – it’s a never-ending negotiation between myself and our dear Dr. Fuchs.

What did you want to grow up to be?

A teacher – it actually matches my current role at BARC 😉

How did you come to join BARC?

I spontaneously applied 11 years ago: The job ad was a bit intimidating (“become an expert in various fields and look after numerous vendors”), but nothing ventured, nothing gained!

How do you like to spend your lunch break?

At our big lunch table with BARC colleagues from all departments where even the CEO is a regular.

What’s the coolest thing about working at BARC?

The variety: Visiting many customers and vendors in different cities and – especially – different countries. And the split of tasks between research and consulting keeps the travel from getting too much and helps maintain a good work-life balance.

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