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.