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   Monday January 19, 2009 | Spotlight on Business Intelligence | Issue 2536
Open Source BI: How to Get Full-fledged Business Intelligence on the Cheap

You're interested in deploying a business intelligence (BI) solution or upgrading your current one, but the financial heat is on and it's hard to justify the costs. Enter open source BI, a low cost and increasingly viable alternative to conventional BI solutions. Today's feature article looks at the current state of open source BI software, and by examining one vendor's solution, shows how open source BI can provide a full-fledged solution to your BI needs.

Having trouble distinguishing between operational business intelligence and business performance management (BPM)? You're not alone—it can be quite confusing. Today's second feature article helps out by looking at the major differences between the two.

The best BI solution in the world won't do much for you if the implementation is botched. Today's feature white paper shows you how to make sure your BI solution is successfully integrated into the daily management of your operations.

Read the article: Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution

Read the article: Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators

Read the white paper: Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Compare BI/BPM Solutions
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Feature White Papers
CDC Software Conquering the Credit Crunch
Laserbeam Software 10 Things to Look For in an Enterprise Compensation Tool
NetSuite The Sales Benchmarking Primer
Access Commerce Case Study: Manitou (Case Study)
Technology Evaluation Centers It's About Process (or The Ability to Be Responsive)
Technology Evaluation Centers Financial Analysis Clears the "Profit Haze"
Salesforce 8 CRM Essentials: An Executive Guide to the Must-have Elements of Every Successful CRM Initiative
Microsoft Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface: IT Decision-maker Perception
Market News

Fully Integrated ERP Software Provides Roadmap for IT Independence in Coatings Webinar

WAYNE, PA – January 14, 2009 – Paint and Coatings Industry (PCI) magazine and enterprise resource planning (ERP) provider Deacom, Inc. (www.deacom.net) will present a free webinar on March 11 at 2 PM EST titled "Break Free from IT: How Fully Integrated ERP Software Can Provide the Roadmap for IT Independence." The hour-long event will explore how using a single ERP software system for manufacturers of paint, coatings, adhesives, and sealants can help manage all aspects of a business—from formulation and inventory control, to order entry and invoicing—without the involvement of an IT department.

Webcasts / Live Events / Podcasts
Webcasts / Webinars
Title Date Time Presenter  
Professional Services Execs: Streamline Your Internal Processes to Help Reduce Costs and Increase Earnings
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Momentum Webcast: The Power of Choice with Microsoft CRM
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Momentum Webcast: Developing and Strengthening Profitable Customer Relationships with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Microsoft Register
Momentum Webcast: Financial Management and Business Intelligence Solutions for a High-Performance Workplace
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ERP Vendor Shootout
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Feature White Papers
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