Business Answers at Your Fingertips: The Real-time Value of BI

This Aberdeen Research brief homes in on the critical time element of a best-in-class business intelligence (BI) strategy. The research shows that top performer are leveraging real-time of near real-time analytics to proactively manage their business and drive substantial performance improvements. Download this report for full details.

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

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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. Read More

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool

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If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in real time. Read More

Data Blending for Dummies

Data analysts support their organization’s decision makers by providing timely key information and answers to key business questions. Data analysts strive to use the best and most complete information possible, but as data increases over time, so does the time required to identify and combine all data sources that might be relevant.

Data blending allows data analysts a way to access data from all data sources, including big data, the cloud, social media sources, third-party data providers, department data stores, in-house databases, and more, and become faster at delivering better information and results to their organizations. In the past, the challenge for data analysts has been accessing this data and cleansing and preparing the data for analysis. The access, cleansing, and preparing data stages are complex and time intensive. These days, however, software tools can help reduce the burden of data preparation, and turn data blending into an asset.

Read this e-book to understand why data blending is important, and learn how combining data means that you can get answers to your business questions and better meet your business needs. Also learn how to identify what features to look for in data blending software solutions, and how to successfully deploy these tools within your business. Data Blending for Dummies breaks the subject down into digestible sections, from understanding data blending to using data blending in the real world. Read on to discover how data blending can help your organization use its data sources to the utmost.  Read More

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Today’s businesses are challenged by a multi-dimensional and continually evolving competitive environment. Top-performing organizations must develop strategies to manage the growth of data volume and complexity while exploiting that data to create quicker business insight. See how these top performers are leveraging (near) real-time analytics to proactively manage their business and drive huge performance improvements. Read More

Business Intelligence Standardization

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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. Read More

Building the Case for BI—Part 1

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