Business Intelligence Solutions: Buy vs. Build

When an enterprise considers the benefits of a business intelligence (BI) solution, it must anticipate the questions involved in approval of any solution purchase or budget to build a solution. Should the organization spend precious resources, time, and money on a BI solution or some other pressing need? Download this white paper to learn about the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches.

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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

Budgeting: Beyond Spreadsheets

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Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting can be an endless and arid process for business professionals. Spreadsheet-based planning can prove to be confusing and unorganized, which only costs the company more time and money. IBM's Cognos software can help not only reduce the time spent on planning processes, but also build complex business models and perform ‘what if’ scenarios, enhancing strategic decision making. Read More

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Why Midsize Companies Need Business Intelligence Solutions in This Uncertain Economy

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