Accelerating the Speed of Intelligence for Fast and Flexible Forecasting: Engaging the Business for Better Results

Forecasting is changing from a top-down process to a bottom-up one. High-level targets may be useful starting points, but they must be combined with input from line management and department heads before being rolled up into enterprise-wide financial goals. Some companies find it effective to “embed” members of the finance function within other business units. Read this white paper to find out more.

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Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy

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A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

Reaping the Benefits of Next-generation Dashboards

The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

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Analytics at the Speed of Business for Midsize Organizations

In today's global marketplace, transaction data is running 24x7x365, and midsize companies that want to leverage that information must be able to analyze it in a very short time. Next-generation business intelligence (BI) tools deliver this critical functionality. This white paper discusses the benefits of in-memory analytics technology for speeding BI and explores SAP solutions based on its High Performance Analytics Appliance (HANA). Read More

Fast-growing Company, Mayflex, Chooses IBM Cognos Express to Deliver Essential Business Intelligence and Planning Capability

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Read about how Mayflex used IBM Cognos Express to replace a complex spreadsheet system, improve time-consuming budgeting and forecasting processes, compare actuals against budgets at various levels, and save time for end users through automatic system updates. Read More

Accelerating Time to Insight for Midsize Companies Using In-memory Analytics

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In-memory analytics provides midsize companies with a faster, more flexible, and arguably lower-cost way of accessing and processing information, allowing users to get answers to business questions in seconds rather than hours. By virtue of its high-performance architecture, in-memory has the potential to help midsize organizations become more informed, and respond quicker to changing market conditions. Find out more. Read More
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