Business intelligence (BI) efforts can only result in a truly intelligent, agile business if they are driven by business goals?comprehensively deployed and adopted; and managed in ways that produce meaningful, measurable and credible results. Discover five BI trends to watch out for in 2010, and learn how to develop an approach to BI that?s effective, and tailored to your organization?s unique needs and goals.
Related to Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Software as a Service (SaaS), Focus Research
Learn how JE Mondou Ltd., a 33-store, Montreal-based pet food and accessory chain updated its retail IT system with a cost-effective, end-to-end ERP solution from Microsoft.
Related to Related to Business: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Groupe Conseil LVMB Inc, Food and Beverage Stores, Food Manufacturing, Miscellaneous Store Retailers, Retail Trade
Daniel Mourand, CEO, chose Microsoft Great Plains sofware and, today, he does not regret his decision.
Related to Related to Business: Accounting and Financial Management, Groupe Conseil LVMB Inc, Food Services and Drinking Places
Orezone strikes gold with Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains. Orezone is a Canadian mining company that needed a more efficient means to track and store data sent from its African mines to its Canadian offices. Learn how it used MBS Great Plains to boost efficiency.
Related to Related to Business: Accounting and Financial Management, Groupe Conseil LVMB Inc, Mining, Mining (except Oil and Gas), Support Activities for Mining
Decision makers use key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the present state of business and choose a course of action. But what are KPIs? And more importantly, how do you determine your company?s KPIs? Don?t neglect the customer?s perspective when doing your performance measurement metrics. And ensure data assessment is done in real time. Find out more about how to get the right KPIs for your business operations.
Related to Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Competitive Analysis, Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)/Balanced Scorecard, Sage
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 Related to Business: 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
To adapt your supply chain communication process to the demands posed by changing customer expectations, volume increases, and multiple communication formats, automating your supply chain is essential. Business community management (BCM) integrates the technology, business processes, and communication of the entire trading community to create end-to-end supply chain visibility. Learn how to use BCM for your enterprise.
Related to Related to Business: Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Production and Supply Planning, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Trading Partner Management, Inovis
Companies are under huge pressure to cut all SAP-related costs and are seeking every opportunity to exploit their huge investments in SAP to reduce total business expenses. A survey of 18 respondents reveals how companies are seeing the potential to squeeze further costs savings by exploiting SAP software investments, especially in enterprise resource management (ERP) and supply chain business process areas. Learn more.
Related to Related to Business: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Return on Investment (ROI), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Technology Tools and Methods, Time and Expense Reporting, SAP
Business intelligence (BI) is often an area of friction between information technology (IT) (who provide information) and the business users (who need it to do their jobs). By allowing you to connect goals, metrics, and people across the enterprise, an enterprise BI standard helps organizations manage and optimize information flows like other business processes, leading to improved alignment and transparency.
Related to Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Data Warehouse, SAP, Information, Management of Companies and Enterprises
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 Related to Business: Decision Making, Enterprise Management, Practices and Business Issues, SAP
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn?t been well analyzed or used. What?s needed is a new generation of business intelligence (BI) tools that can integrate cross- and inter-enterprise processes and data. Learn how BI can help you make better decisions, change business processes, and drive overall performance.
Related to Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Competitive Analysis, Data Cleansing, Data Management and Analysis, Data Warehouse, Data Warehousing, Database Management System (DBMS), SAP
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 Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Statistical Data Analysis, SAP, Health Care and Social Assistance, Hospitals
Designed for the IBM System i and iSeries platforms, Inovis? BizManager400 provides secure managed file transfer of critical business documents like purchase orders, advance ship notices, and invoices. BizManager400can also serve as a single business-to-business (B2B) gateway for trading partner connectivity, community management, integrated mapping, and integration. Find out about the key capabilities of BizManager400.
Related to Related to Business: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Managed Data Network Services, Middleware, Security, Time, Billing, and Invoicing, Inovis
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence, small to medium-sized companies are often at a disadvantage. Compared to larger companies, they may lack the resources to process data and turn it into business insight, or their systems may not be able to keep pace with organizational growth. This can severely limit their ability to compete?and ultimately, to survive.
Related to Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Microsoft
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 Related to Business: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Performance Management (BPM), Data Management and Analysis, Data Mining, Outsourcing, Practices and Business Issues, Return on Investment (ROI), Oco, Inc