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Sadly, a division exists between business analysts and IT?they often perform separate data-related duties. There are benefits for companies that unite business analytics with business intelligence. But the adaptive information cycle?a model linking the center-out approach of traditional data warehousing to the emergent prototyping typifying today?s analytic environment?is not as complex as it may sound. Learn more.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Data Management and Analysis, Data Mart, Data Mining, Data Warehouse, Development, Information Lifecycle Management, Integrated Development Environment (IDE), IT Monitoring and Management, Knowledge Management and Collaboration, Lyzasoft
32 Our organization treats business analysis as a profession and has trained staff dedicated to this function 0.25 Our organization has a formalized approach to doing business requirements which is consistently followed by business analysts on projects 0.24 Our organization can predict how much stakeholder time will be needed, and which stakeholders will be involved in the requirements phase of a project 0.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Process Management, Business Process Modeling, Failure Analysis, Practices and Business Issues, Project and Process Management, Project Estimating, Project Management, Requirements Analysis and Definition, IAG Consulting
Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes?not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it?s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Process Management, Project and Process Management, Project Management, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Requirements Analysis and Definition, Requirements Management, IAG Consulting
As stated in IAG Business Analysis Benchmark, "the vast majority of projects surveyed did not use sufficient business analysis skill….
Related to Business Analysis: Business Process Modeling, Decision Making, Decision Making Considerations, Executive Views, Practices and Business Issues, Project and Process Management, Project Management, Requirements Analysis and Definition, Requirements Management, Software Selection, Technology Evaluation Centers, Industry Independent
Most chief executive officers (CEOs) have developed strategies that push their companies to achieve certain goals. So why are so many companies failing to achieve these goals? Because their twenty-first century vision is being held back by twentieth century processes and IT systems. The missing ingredient: information. And the key to facilitating the flow of information lies in integrated processes.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Performance Management (BPM), Project and Process Management, SAP, Information
Managing growth is a monumental undertaking?and one that Valero Energy Corporation has mastered. But as one of the largest oil refinery companies in North America, with revenues exceeding $90 billion (USD), the company needed to find a way to fit new applications into its existing infrastructure in a quick and cost-effective manner. By switching to SAP?s NetWeaver platform, Valero saved $480,000 (USD) in the first month.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Networking, Outsourcing, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), SAP, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
Business intelligence (BI) is not only an imperative for big companies. Growing and midsized organizations also require visibility into all aspects of the business for their day-to-day decision-making, with accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information. We outline the issues, business ramifications, and solutions for the BI requirements of growing companies.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), NetSuite
For many companies, a challenging business event or critical business pain precipitates a conversation about business intelligence (BI). But don?t wait until you introduce new products, upgrade your IT environment, or notice that your inventory is increasing but not your sales. Find out how to build a return on investment (ROI) for your BI applications and projects, so you can leverage your own data before it?s too late.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Data Management and Analysis, Data Mining, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Return on Investment (ROI), Oco, Inc
For example, many retail companies send their Point-Of-Sale transaction information to analytics service providers for trend and business analysis.
Related to Business Analysis: Encryption and Key Management (PKI), Patrick Townsend Security Solutions
To make timely, well-informed decisions, you need just that: time and information. This means having fast access to accurate information from every department in your company, and time away from fighting fires to focus on priorities, problem solving, and marketing strategy. We examine how you can gain reliable, accessible information from efficient, integrated IT systems?and use that information to make faster, smarter decisions.
Related to Business Analysis: Decision Making, Enterprise Management, Practices and Business Issues, SAP
Current manual processes caused significant inefficiency and potential for error, made reporting and management difficult, and prevented the efficiency and effectiveness gains that were enabled by an integrated system, central database and business analysis capabilities.
Related to Business Analysis: Inventory Management, Telecommunications Expense Management, Telephony, Time, Billing, and Invoicing, AnchorPoint, Telecommunications
Studies indicate that as finance organizations evolve, a greater percentage of their time is spent on business analysis (see Figure 2).
Related to Business Analysis: Accounting and Financial Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Strategy, SAP, Finance and Insurance
Hospitals around the world are facing increased pressure to improve operations from multiple directions. Legal requirements, aging populations, and an ever-growing need to be service-oriented are forcing hospitals to do more with less. Hospitals could be doing more to coordinate, analyze, and use data to improve operational performance. A new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools, such as dashboards, can help.
Related to Business Analysis: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Statistical Data Analysis, SAP, Health Care and Social Assistance, Hospitals
Whatever you offer as a service provider, success depends on how well you manage key accounts to ensure long-term relationships and the highest possible margins. But with today?s challenges, it?s difficult to maintain market share, let alone grow. SAP?s All-in-One fast-start program offers a solution that can help you maximize client and service-line profitability by supporting industry best practices. Learn more.
Related to Business Analysis: Application Service Provider, Best Practices, Consulting and Services, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Decision Making, Practices and Business Issues, Return on Investment (ROI), Software Selection, SAP, Internet Service Providers, Web Search Portals, and Data Processing Services
The economic downturn means that businesses must capitalize on every opportunity to gain revenue. With the right customer relationship management (CRM) solution, you can protect current revenue streams and unearth new customer revenue opportunities?despite the most challenging market conditions. CRM helps ensure you deliver exceptional service to your current customers, building their long-term loyalty. Find out how.
Related to Business Analysis: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Field Service Management, Help Desk and Call Management, Lead Distribution Management, Marketing Automation, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Sage
 
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