Business Intelligence (BI) as a Tool for Middle Management

For a full picture of the business environment and make the best decisions, middle managers must have access to business intelligence (BI). You can’t focus on only the functional level—you must see the relationships among various business components. And you can—with a BI tool that’s easily accessible no matter where you reside in the enterprise, and that’s flexible enough to meet each department’s reporting needs.

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Webinar: Expanding BI's Potential with Predictive Analytics

  • Source: Technology Evaluation Centers
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Business intelligence (BI) is an essential decision-making tool. But it can do even more for you when you power it with predictive analytics. In this IBM TechTalk webinar, Jorge Garcia, senior BI and Data Management analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, will show you how predictive analytics goes beyond traditional analysis of past and present data to help you "see ahead." Read More

IBM Cognos Express: Breakthrough Business Intelligence and Performance Management for Workgroups and Midsize Organizations

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To be agile and compete with rivals, employees in midsize organizations need targeted, timely and accurate information. Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications can increase visibility into key metrics to improve business processes and decision-making throughout an organization. Download this paper to learn how Cognos Express can help midsize companies improve performance.  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

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The Road to BI Success

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Organizations are increasingly focused on business intelligence (BI) and analytics projects that help reduce costs or retain customers. But justifying the high cost of BI software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment and these projects can be executed within the long-term strategic plan of the company. Know the questions you need to pose for a successful BI strategy. Read More

Case Study: Financial Services Industry

The company is a financial services group with operations in banking, investment management and insurance. To maintain the profitability of its credit card business, the company maintains vast amounts of customer information. However, its Excel­based tools lack functionality. Learn how a business intelligence (BI) solution can help the company increase its customer base and derive greater profits from existing customers. Read More

Business Intelligence in the Corporate Finance Environment

Executives are placing greater demands on the finance department—and the chief financial officer (CFO)—to provide an accurate picture of the financial health of the enterprise, offer insight into how emerging shifts in key market factors will affect the organization, and establish timely scalable measures of corporate performance that align across functions. Learn how BI solutions can help finance departments deliver. Read More
 
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