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Monday, November 19, 2007
Issue 2446
The ABCs of Business Intelligence (BI)

BI, which turns the data in your existing IT systems into useful business information, is far and away the hottest solution in today’s small to medium business (SMB) market. But if talk of BI, with its references to OLAP cubes, key performance indicators, and predictive analytics, makes your eyes glaze over, here’s some help.

Contemporary Business Intelligence and Its Main Components, an informative TEC guide, puts the basics of BI in a perspective that’s straightforward and easy to understand.

The TEC article Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators defines BI and business performance management (BPM), and then lays out the differences between them—a distinction that remains unclear in the minds of many business people.

The white paper Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Intelligence clearly shows you how to apply BI reporting and analytics within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

As well, we continue our in-depth look at quote to order systems with Quote-to-order Deployments: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena.

For a shortlist of BI and BPM solutions designed specifically for your organization’s size, industry, and business model, visit TEC’s BI Evaluation Center and BPM Evaluation Center.

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Feature White Papers
Business Intelligence Benchmarking ERP in SMB 5 Ways ERP Can Help You Implement Lean
Controlling Change: The Missing Ingredient Executive Guide to Business and Software Requirements Project-based Companies Need Specialized ERP Solutions
Build a Competitive Edge for Manufacturing Plant Operations Your Guide to Affordable Enterprise-class Storage Resources March of Dimes Follows the Path to a Paperless HR Department
Customer Experience Management: The Value of Moments of Truth Making the Move from QuickBooks to On-demand Financial Management Systems Tuning ERP and Your Supply Chain for Profitable Growth: Three Things Every CFO Should Know
Enterprise Service-oriented Architecture from a Business Perspective: Differentiate, Accelerate, and Simplify Your Business

Market News

Polymita Technologies Presents Its Partner Program

Polymita Technologies, Spanish producer of dedicated software for business process management (BPM), enterprise content management (ECM), and portal management, has announced the launch of its partner program. The main objective of the program is to establish an expert network of contacts on a national level. Partners will obtain a rapid return on investment based on solutions sales, development, and support. Program members also benefit from a range of training courses, support, and promotional tools designed to allow them to offer value-added services to their customer bases, including consultancy services and solution integration, development, and personalization.

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