SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us

Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts.
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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

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

Webinar: Expanding BI's Potential with Predictive Analytics

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Business intelligence (BI) is an essential decision-making tool. But it can do even more for you when you power it with predictive analytics. In this IBM TechTalk webinar, Jorge Garcia, senior BI and Data Management analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers, will show you how predictive analytics goes beyond traditional analysis of past and present data to help you "see ahead." Read More

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