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   December 20, 2011        Vol. 4, No. 137 
  Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool
Focus Research
Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.
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Seven Steps to Building a Business Case for ERP
Sage
Businesses are looking to make technology investments to prepare for growth, but remain cautious in the current economic climate. One thing is clear: any technology investments must deliver value to the business. Know the 7-step process that enables organizations to precisely measure the value of any enterprise resource planning (ERP) investment to their operation and estimate the potential return on investment (ROI).
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Beating Complexity, Achieving Operational Excellence
Infor
Our global study of small and medium-sized discrete manufacturers worldwide revealed the industry is struggling with increasing complexity, global competition, rapidly changing business environments, and volatile raw materials prices. While manufacturers worldwide face similar challenges, this study clarifies how strategic initiatives and priorities vary by sector, geography, and job description.
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Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth
Plex Systems
For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making-and ultimately increases company profitability.
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Charting a Better Course for Your Business: Eight Rules for Investing in a New Accounting System
Intacct Corp
A good financial and accounting system should propel your business forward. It should give you the specific insights you need to spot the storms ahead, help you maximize resources with streamlined processes, and be nimble enough to help you navigate the changing currents of today's business environment. Download this white paper to make sure you have the facts straight about what to look for-and what to look out for.
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Failure Is No Accident
IntegrateIT Inc.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are complicated beasts, and buying one without a plan is like giving your 16-year-old the keys to a Porsche without teaching him to drive. He's headed for a deadly accident, and if you purchase an ERP system without first learning the basics, you are too! Download this white paper for expert advice on what you should know.
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