Metrics that Matter: The Most Effective KPIs to Transform Your Business

Sophisticated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence tools have made it possible to quickly calculate and report key performance indicators and metrics. In this white paper, learn about a balanced approach, applying lean and Six Sigma concepts, to business process re-engineering, assessing the alignment of your policies and strategic goals, and implementing systems and organizational structures, to support a culture of measurable improvement.
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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions

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For many companies, traditional business intelligence (BI) software is costly and resource-intensive. So are open source alternatives that require significant configuration and integration. In contrast, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions can reduce the cost of a BI deployment by providing automation and pre-integration. Compare total cost of ownership (TCO) for traditional, open source, and SaaS BI solutions. Read More

TEC 2014 Mobile BI Buyer's Guide

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Once considered a nice-to-have, mobility is now standard in most business intelligence (BI) applications. Most traditional BI and analytics software providers have a complementary mobile offering, and new software offerings are emerging that provide BI functions solely for mobile platforms. This buyer’s guide surveys the mobile BI landscape and describes some of the more important solutions in this space. This guide will help you understand the various types of software offerings on the market, give you insight into what your peers are looking for in mobile BI solutions, provide an overview of the main features and functions of mobile BI solutions, and show you how these solutions can help you transform your business. Read More

Maximizing the Robustness of Your Data Movement Infrastructure

Data movement within modern IT systems demands sophisticated fault tolerance and disaster recovery capabilities that keep information flowing no matter what. By layering innovative functionality on top of its inherently advantageous hardware solution, Solace makes it easier than ever to harden your system so it can keep supporting your business even through the inevitable failures and disasters that will affect your IT systems.  Read More

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Business Intelligence: What Makes a Good Performance Indicator?

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Decision makers use key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the present state of business and choose a course of action. But what are KPIs? And more importantly, how do you determine your company’s KPIs? Don’t neglect the customer’s perspective when doing your performance measurement metrics. And ensure data assessment is done in real time. Find out more about how to get the right KPIs for your business operations. Read More

Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs

When it comes to acquiring business intelligence, small to medium-sized companies are often at a disadvantage. Compared to larger companies, they may lack the resources to process data and turn it into business insight, or their systems may not be able to keep pace with organizational growth. This can severely limit their ability to compete—and ultimately, to survive. Read More

Managing Product Innovation

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