Essential Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) exists in many corners of a company, and even outside its walls. BI is hidden in industry publications, staff knowledge, market research, sales data, project schedules, spreadsheets, and packaged and legacy software applications. Without a true and complete picture of all available data and information, you cannot effectively plan for success or appropriately leverage a BI system. Learn more.

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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‚Äôs 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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Fast-growing Company, Mayflex, Chooses IBM Cognos Express to Deliver Essential Business Intelligence and Planning Capability

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Read about how Mayflex used IBM Cognos Express to replace a complex spreadsheet system, improve time-consuming budgeting and forecasting processes, compare actuals against budgets at various levels, and save time for end users through automatic system updates. Read More

Is My Business Too Small for Business Intelligence (BI)?

Does business intelligence (BI) make sense for really small businesses? While BI solutions can surface and analyze business data, providing a competitive advantage for enterprises, this inquiry puts the spotlight on smaller businesses. But how does a small business deal with the costs associated with this kind of system? Learn why (and how) BI can be a smart choice for even the smallest business. Read More

A Practical Framework for Business Intelligence and Planning in Midsize Companies

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Every company needs a clear set of goals and objectives to achieve maximum benefits from its business intelligence (BI) and planning projects. But a company must do more than state its goals to achieve its BI and planning objectives. It needs a working framework that provides a blueprint for success. Learn how a software solution can provide essential BI and planning functions while setting the stage for future growth. Read More
 
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