Reporting Tools versus Business Intelligence

Reporting has been significant to businesses by providing a platform for users to get immediate access to business information via using simple analysis. However, business intelligence (BI) caters to strategic, tactical, and operational needs, providing a platform for comprehensive performance management. Compare standard reports and BI in terms of functionality, capability, architecture, process, and management benefits.
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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

IBM Cognos Disclosure Management

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For many companies, the processes and tools used every day to support critical activities directly affect their ability to gain insights for decision making. By integrating financial and business intelligence operations, Cognos Disclosure Management can transform report production and make processes more efficient and effective, while ensuring data accuracy. Read More

The 11 Key Questions to Ask of a BI Solution

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This white paper first looks at the fundamental requirements that a business intelligence (BI) solution should deliver to your company. Next, this white paper covers the 11 key questions that you should be asking of a future BI technology partner. When the BI provider can answer “yes” to all of these questions, you have BI that is capable of fulfilling your analytical and reporting needs.  Read More

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Business Intelligence Best Practices: Simplify the Reporting Landscape

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Business Intelligence versus Spreadsheets

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