Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation to Build a Complete Business Intelligence Solution

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In today’s fast-paced, dynamic business environment, organizations need timely, accurate information to make critical decisions about their businesses, and to respond quickly to changes in operations, competition, and customer needs. However, many organizations that have adopted business intelligence (BI) tools to address their informational needs are faced with critical challenges in deriving benefit from these technologies.

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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

Product Analysis Report: IBM Cognos and SPSS Solutions

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Many organizations today have come to realize that using data effectively should be a key component of their business strategy. Businesses can expand and improve the information analysis capabilities gained through BI by using predictive analytics to anticipate risks and outcomes, predict trends, and discover unseen patterns in data. IBM SPSS solutions provide a complete set of predictive analytics capabilities and a flexible set of integration points with Cognos Business Intelligence. Read the report to learn more about how IBM Cognos software capabilities can be extended with the use of IBM SPSS predictive analytics capabilities. Read More

How Microsoft Dynamics AX is Moving Towards the Dark Cockpit

In November 2013 Nucleus outlined the principles of the “Dark Cockpit” approach to enterprise software design, which leverages the intelligence of the software around four key principles: simplify, focus, automate, and coach. In looking at Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and the experiences of users, we found five key characteristics of the application that are aligned with Dark Cockpit principles, driving greater productivity for users and better business outcomes.  Read More

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