The ERP/BI Connection: Adding Value through Actionable Intelligence

Prompted by volatile markets and a troubled economy, the need to reduce costs is a top business driver impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategies. Combine this need with the need for transparency, and the marriage of ERP with business intelligence (BI) becomes the perfect storm, igniting improved performance and visibility. This report from the Aberdeen Group is a benchmark to companies seeking these results.

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool

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If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in real time. Read More

Analyzing Big Data: The Path to Competitive Advantage

Big data is different from ordinary database information because of the massive volume, the variety, and the velocity. And the data mix now includes product reviews, video, blogs, tweets, and more. But the biggest current challenge may be to articulate a compelling business case for using big data. Find out how companies in various industries are finding value in the data they have already collected and making it actionable. Read More

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If you're a value-added reseller (VAR), you face tough competition and high customer expectations. But tight profit margins mean you have to differentiate yourself through a flawless service offering.

This white paper describes some of the pitfalls VARs commonly encounter in trying to balance profits, customer relationships, and efficiency. Here are five tips for VARs, including prioritizing collaboration, to help them thrive by better managing their supply chain lifecycle, through order, procurement, and inventory. Read More

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