An Architect's Evaluation of Form and Function—the Dimensional Data Model

A detailed assessment and evaluation of data warehouse system functionality and how it applies to the dimensional data model using tools that the architect works with.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:
  • (Originally Published On:) )
 
comments powered by Disqus


Featured publications:

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Usability as an ERP Selection Criteria

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is often criticized for being complex and difficult to use—which puts up a barrier to receiving potential benefits. Systems with integrated search functionality and Web-like interfaces can make ERP solutions easier to use. Learn how to evaluate ERP software for its usability, so you can avoid investing in platforms that aren’t evolved toward usable and efficient interfaces.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Linked Enterprise Data: Principles, Uses and Benefits

Companies today are faced with a new challenge: how to manage and extract value from disparate, isolated data. Linked enterprise data offers a radically different form of information access, creating a unified informational space and ensuring employees have access to contextual information appropriate to their responsibilities. Find out how linked enterprise data returns data management to the CIOs and restores autonomy for both functional units and users.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

You may also be interested in these related documents:

Driving Business Optimization with Trusted Information

The chief executive officer’s (CEO’s) priority list has expanded, resulting in more risk and uncertainty. People skills are now as important as market factors. Environmental issues demand twice as much attention as they did in the past. Suddenly, everything is important, and change can come from anywhere. Learn what the enterprise of the future will look like, according to over 1,000 CEOs interviewed for this white paper.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

How Kelly Moore Paints Simplified Its ERP Software Evaluation and Selection

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
Kelly-Moore Paints, the largest employee-owned paint company in the US, was looking to consolidate all business activities into one company-wide platform. The challenge: it had only 10 months in which to complete the project—including requirements-gathering, evaluation and selection, and implementation. Find out how Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helped Kelly-Moore take control of its software selection project.
  • Written By:
  • Published On:

Adopting Service-oriented Architecture Increases the Flexibility of Your Enterprise

Time was, information technology (IT) systems lasted much longer. Organizational restructuring was uncommon, as business did not really require it. However, with ever-shrinking business cycles, IT must now be capable of quickly adapting to changing business needs. That’s why present-day IT systems must be built to change—and services-oriented architecture (SOA) may just hold the key.
  • Written By:
  • Published On: