The Building Blocks for an Effective Business Intelligence Implementation

Simply automating business transactions, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, doesn’t provide a measurable return on investment. The real value comes from a meaningful use of the data the ERP system generates. Find out how using business intelligence functionality can help you enhance visibility into ERP system activity and improve reporting needs with business dashboards and portals.
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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

11 Criteria for Selecting the Best ERP System Replacement

An enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is your information backbone, reaching into all areas of your business and value chain. That’s why replacing it can open unlimited business opportunities. The cornerstone of this effort is finding the right partner. And since your long-term business strategy will shape your selection, it’s critical that your ERP provider be part of your vision. 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

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Building Blocks to Evolving Your Predictive Analytic Practice

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Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

The term "business intelligence" (BI) has emerged over the last ten years as a catch-all for a wide range of financial, analytical, and reporting systems that companies use to steer their business toward higher profitability and sustainable competitive advantage. Fewer and fewer companies deny the need for BI in today’s ever more competitive world, and numerous, increasingly sophisticated technologies have emerged to support this trend. Yet, despite the technological advances, failed BI implementations litter the landscape. What steps can companies take to insure the successful integration of effective BI into the daily management of their operations? Read More
 
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