Debunking the Top Three Myths of Business Intelligence for Midsize Companies

There is a belief that midsize companies simply can’t afford, can’t handle, or can’t appreciate business intelligence (BI)—but that’s simply not true. Midsize companies can and do benefit from a variety of tools built specifically for the midsize market that are often easier, less expensive, and faster to adopt and use than the ones designed for giant enterprises. Learn the truth behind the top three myths about BI.

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Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies

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Once you are able to provide people easy access to a little bit of information, they start asking for more—which ultimately sets a foundation for leveraging information to make better decisions. Read this report to learn why an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution helps maximize the return on investment (ROI) in technology for midsize companies. 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

Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

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Business intelligence derived from analytics has given large companies an edge for years. And now, midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. A recent survey of information technology (IT) managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses face around business analytics and intelligence. Read the results of the survey.  Read More

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