Author: Lyndsay Wise


Comparing Business Intelligence and Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors' Extract Transform and Load Solutions

There are two types of extract transform and load (ETL) vendors. Business intelligence (BI) vendors integrate ETL functionality into their overall BI framework, while best-of-breed data integration vendors, who provide enhanced ETL functionality, have an increased focus on data cleansing and integrity. Read More

Using Business Intelligence Infrastructure to Ensure Compliancy with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has affected organizations, their data, and their reporting processes, putting a strain on how their financials are managed. Business intelligence solutions provide answers to these issues, allowing organizations to address SOX compliancy. Read More

Embracing Complexity: A Speedy Business Performance Management Solution

Applix is a leading business intelligence and performance management vendor for Global 2000 mid-market organizations. For users considering implementing a solution such as Applix TM1, it is vital to consider key TM1 modules and strengths, along with opportunities for improvement. Read More

Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market

Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities. Read More

A One-stop Event for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Information

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  • Published: October 25 2006
The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) hosts quarterly World Conferences to help organizations involved in data warehousing, business intelligence, and performance management. These conferences supply a wealth of information aimed at improving organizational decision-making, optimizing performance, and achieving business objectives. Read More

The Challenges of a Business Intelligence Implementation: A Case Study

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  • Published: October 27 2006
The University of Illinois provides a good example of extensive integration of its business intelligence (BI) solution and data warehousing environment with its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Read More

Case Study: Community College Embarks on Financial Reporting System Implementation

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  • Published: December 8 2006
The Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) implemented Business Objects to create a financial reporting system that would run in real time, as opposed to taking weeks to generate reports. However, the NSCC environment presented its own unique set of challenges. Read More

Business Intelligence and Identity Recognition-IBM's Entity Analytics

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  • Published: January 3 2007
IBM's Entity Analytics Solution (EAS) enables organizations to identify and connect individuals based on collected data and their associated data patterns. EAS is used primarily within governments and the financial and insurance sectors to detect and prevent fraud. Read More

A Simplified Approach to Powerful, Flexible Data Visualization

Corda's CenterView™ enterprise performance dashboards allow users and software partners to use Corda's dashboards to create the presentation layer of analytics, and to help organizations present and achieve their business goals across the organization. Read More

Flexible Customer Data Integration Solution Adapts to Your Business Needs

Siperian's master data management and customer data integration (CDI) solutions allow organizations to consolidate, manage, and customize customer-related data. The type of CDI hub implemented depends on the CDI environment's maturity, requirements, and alignment with an organization's internal processes. Read More
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