Embedding BI in Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact

The business world is evolving into one that rewards timely, data-supported decisions as a supplement or replacement for “gut-feel” judgments. The challenge is that most organizations have more data than they know what to do with. For software provider considering the addition of business intelligence (BI) capability and end-users exploring its business value, this brief seeks to investigate and quantify the business impact of embedded BI.

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Why ERP Fails at Enterprise Project Management

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Because enterprise resource planning (ERP) came from the world of materials planning for repetitive manufacturing, these applications cannot address the more anecdotal, complex, and dynamic requirements of real-time enterprise project management. Even tier one ERP products cannot meet the needs of some companies—engineer-to-order manufacturers, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and even process manufacturers. Read this white paper to learn more. Read More

CMMS vs EAM: What Is the Difference?

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Every enterprise asset management (EAM) application can be used as a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application. More specifically, CMMS is essentially about managing maintenance work necessary to sustain an asset, whereas EAM has more to do with managing the asset over its lifecycle to minimize cost and risk while maximizing return. This white paper explores how CMMS applications and EAM applications... Read More

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Integrating BI with Enterprise Business Applications Can Add Value for End-users

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