Business Intelligence that Works: Getting True Value out of Your Business Intelligence Investment

With business intelligence (BI), decision-makers can feel the organization’s pulse, evaluate the performance of key business functions, and take action based on their analysis. However, many organizations invest time, money, and resources in BI processes, only to waste their newfound capabilities. Why? And, more importantly, how do you ensure that your BI solution won’t be one of them?

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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

Reaping the Benefits of Next-generation Dashboards

The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

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Case Study: FirstEnergy Corp. (Webinar Transcript)

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This white paper is a transcript of a webinar hosted by SAP Insider and presented by IBM Cognos Software. In it, you’ll find out how FirstEnergy Corp., a leading diversified electric company headquartered in Akron, Ohio (US), uses the unified performance management platform of IBM Cognos 8 business intelligence (BI) to enhance the value of its investment in SAP. Read More

Business Intelligence: 5 Things to Watch for in 2010

Business intelligence (BI) efforts can only result in a truly intelligent, agile business if they are driven by business goals—comprehensively deployed and adopted; and managed in ways that produce meaningful, measurable and credible results. Discover five BI trends to watch out for in 2010, and learn how to develop an approach to BI that’s effective, and tailored to your organization’s unique needs and goals. Read More

The Two Faces of Risk: Cultivating Risk Intelligence for Competitive Advantage

You needn’t be a seer or sage to perceive risk—it’s as predictable and devastating as a Florida hurricane and as far-reaching as a corporate scandal. But you do need to be a visionary to see the underside of the risk coin. This side represents opportunity, competitiveness, and growth. Find out why insight into managing two types of risk, rewarded and unrewarded, can help you explore opportunities for growth and profit. Read More
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