Business Best Practices

What differentiates highly successful companies from the ones that struggle, or worse yet, don’t make it? What do companies like Microsoft and Boeing have that ensures that they maintain their market leader status? They deliver their products, services, and images differently, but consistently. They have spent a great deal of money, research, and effort to determine their optimal business flow, and they follow business best practices that put in place “systems” that guarantee their success. Small businesses can also gain the competitive advantage by implementing best practices. Learn how Advantage can model, facilitate, and enforce those best business practices for small businesses.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

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

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Best Practices for Implementing BI in ERP-centric Environments

Business intelligence (BI) is a priority for many organizations, promising enhanced visibility and improved efficiencies. But for those with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, implementing or updating a BI program raises especially interesting challenges. This set of vendor-neutral articles outlines best practices for creating or optimizing BI programs that effectively leverage existing ERP investments. Read More

Business Intelligence Best Practices: Simplify the Reporting Landscape

Best practices for reporting have often been overlooked. Most of the time we focus on eye candy—such as dashboards—and overlook report generation and report production, which are crucial concepts at the heart of business intelligence (BI). Learn more about the current reporting situation, and learn about ways to use reporting tools to improve the reporting processes in your company and make them more efficient. Read More
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