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SAS and Action-Oriented Business Processes: Alliances, Partnerships, and Acquisitions
Combining deep analytics with BI solution functionality, expanding in certain verticals, and by acquiring several well thought out companies, have been key for

analytic thought  Customizable telecommunications-specific analytic and reporting components for customer retention, payment risk, cross-sell and up-sell analysis, customer behavior and segmentation to speed implementation and increase ROI. Flexible and scalable telecommunications-specific data architecture that supports modular and more rapid implementations for both mobile and fixed line systems. Enterprise wide business scorecard with telecommunications-specific KPI that enable a more strategic single view of

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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When Provider's Value Is Not In Synch With Customer's Value


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analytic thought  customer. Part of the analytic tool kit can help model this—again, that end-to-end data may have some of the keys! This article is from Parallax View, ChainLink Research's on-line magazine, read by over 150,000 supply chain and IT professionals each month. Thought-provoking and actionable articles from ChainLink's analysts, top industry executives, researchers, and fellow practitioners. To view the entire magazine, click here . About the Author For more than two decades, Ann Grackin, Chief Executive Read More

One Offering to Watch Unfold in 2012: UNIT4 Business Analytics Apps


For me, the third week of December 2011 was a week of revelations of sorts in the realm of enterprise applications. Amid all the IT punditry/buzzword talk throughout the year about cloud computing, analytics, mobility, social, and in-memory, there were two concrete announcements in mid-December from two vendors that gave me pause. Both vendor product announcements are still far away from their

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SAP HANA: A Fast Developing “Toddler” - Part 1


It doesn’t take an exceptional industry analyst or market observer to realize that SAP HANA has become one of the pillars of SAP’s future strategy (possibly even a “bet the farm” move). HANA is a major part of SAP’s goal of being a next-generation database management provider, and SAP now has a number of relational database assets, both developed on its own and from the Sybase acquisition. In fact

analytic thought  processing (OLTP)  and  online analytic processing (OLAP) , structured and unstructured data, fresh data and big data No tuning, no indices, no materialized views, no caching 33 SAP solutions powered by SAP HANA 100 TB benchmark on 16 node IBM X5 server series 20-times data compression SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) query: 300-500 milliseconds Ad-hoc query: 800 miliseconds-2 seconds Insert rate: 770,000 records per second Bulk: 1 GB per minute Data services: 2.5 TB per hour Scale out to 500 TB Read More

Massive Data Requires Massive Measures


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BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction


We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of course, how satisfied they are with the mobile BI solutions they work with. Here we discuss functionality and level of satisfaction, and how they affect mobile BI practices and decision making.

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Case Study: Mitsubishi


Mitsubishi Electric Europe thought its enterprise resource planning (ERP) would address all of its reporting requirements. But long-term, this proved difficult to sustain, due to the company’s ever-changing procedures. So Mitsubishi decided to invest in a tool that would integrate data from disparate systems, speed up the delivery of information, and provide dashboard, analysis, and reporting capabilities. Find out more.

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Teradata


Teradata is an analytic data solutions company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications that provide actionable business intelligence. 

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Lean Knowledge Work


The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it.

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It’s Time to Change the Game


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