The Value Proposition of Business Intelligence (BI) for Small and Medium Enterprises

No matter the size of your company, you need critical business information and integrated reporting. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) shouldn’t discount the importance of business intelligence (BI). In fact, most SME owners make decisions based on a best guess, and don’t know the value of business intelligence (BI) systems. But you don’t have to empty your coffers—new BI software is Web-based and affordable. Learn more.

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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

Self Service Business Intelligence

Self service BI is technology that provides non-technical individuals who need data with the ability to gather and display meaningful information. The technical and business complexities of identifying data sources, transforming and integrating data sets, enhancing data quality, and providing a data repository are necessarily addressed before a self service BI application is made available. Read this white paper to learn more about how the technical framework and infrastructure for supporting self... Read More

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How SMEs Can Tap into Real-time Business Intelligence

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