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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing

analytical project definition  Information Systems (EIS), On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), Relational OLAP (ROLAP), Multi-Dimensional OLAP (MOLAP), Hybrid OLAP (HOLAP, a combination of MOLAP and ROLAP), and more. BI can be broken down into four broad fields: Multi-dimensional Analysis Tools: Tools that allow the user to look at the data from a number of different angles . These tools often use a multi-dimensional database referred to as a cube . Query tools: Tools that allow the user to issue SQL (Structured Query Language) quer

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Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of Business Intelligence Solutions


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.

analytical project definition  can be used for analytical ETL, but is designed on the Informatica model of generalized data movement (much more complex to setup than more focused solutions) Pentaho Reporting - a separate project for reporting that requires low- level connections to data sources. This project was formerly known as JFreeReport, another Open Source Java-based reporting tool Weka - a Java-based data mining set of libraries and tools for testing and evaluating various data mining algorithms, built and maintained by the Univ Read More

TEC Certified: 2009 Vendor Wrap-up


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analytical project definition  end-user report design, online analytical processing (OLAP) analysis capabilities and a very powerful and flexible Web interface. If this is not enough, the SAP BO native keyword search is included to enable users searching all types of objects within the application. It is also worth mentioning that Edge BI includes scorecard functionality, along with forecasting and planning processes. This will enable midsized companies to take advantage of business performance functionalities under the same product pa Read More

Open Source Business Intelligence: The Quiet Evolution


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analytical project definition  not part of the analytical engine; they have to be built using an ETL-style process. Pentaho offers a tool called Aggregation Designer that helps create and maintain aggregate tables. Mondrian includes an in-memory aggregate cache that saves multidimensional result-sets on first access for use in subsequent calculations. The extensive CacheControl application programming interface (API) is included for granular access to Mondrian's cache. Organizations can choose from several approaches to provide a clien Read More

TEC Helps Utilities Company Select Best-fit Financials and Human Resources Systems


South Coast Water District (SCWD), an independent provider of high-quality water services based in Laguna Beach, California (US), was experiencing some of the common problems utilities companies face with inefficient IT systems. The company recently discovered that its paper-based processes—such as purchasing and procurement—were not only producing volumes of waste paper, but also creating extra work for its finance and human resources staff. SCWD decided to define its process requirements internally in order to select an appropriate financials system with integrated human resource (HR) functionality so it could operate more efficiently and eliminate the need for paper processes.

analytical project definition  recommendations kept vendor scoring analytical and objective, enabling the SCWD selection team “to divorce the sales experience from the actual requirements and put their subjective opinions to the side,” Bryon adds. When it came down to the final decision, the objective comparison data produced by TEC Advisor helped all stakeholders feel confident that the right decision was being made. To read the full case study on South Coast Water District BPM project, go to http://www.technologyevaluation.com/se Read More

Weather the Recession with Project ERP


There’s a notable difference between management by project and project management. By using project-centric software, organizations can implement the former and better address how to supply on-going demand, allowing them to better weather the recession and optimize their position during the recovery.

analytical project definition  the Recession with Project ERP Everything manufacturing executives thought they knew about project management and operations management is changing. It used to be that project management had to do with building a one-off item or executing a one-off plan. But now, project managers may be connecting certain elements of an ongoing enterprise with a project in order to achieve certain, defined goals or to use projects in more of a recurring fashion, as in the development and launch of new products or Read More

Mid-project Profitability Scorecard


As businesses grow, the size and complexity of their projects tends to increase as well. One challenge is staying on top of mid-project profitability as the combination of services, equipment, and post-sales support become more complex. Read further and know how to close the gap between sales, project delivery, post-sales support, and equipment management, and how to improve mid-project profitability and reduce project risk.

analytical project definition  project Profitability Scorecard As businesses grow, the size and complexity of their projects tends to increase as well. One challenge is staying on top of mid-project profitability as the combination of services, equipment, and post-sales support become more complex. Read further and know how to close the gap between sales, project delivery, post-sales support, and equipment management, and how to improve mid-project profitability and reduce project risk. Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II


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analytical project definition  10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part II Featured Author - Joseph J. Strub - January 1, 2004 Introduction You are about to embark on an important project. Perhaps the project is implementing an ERP package, getting critical applications ready for the busy season, or setting up a warehouse and inventory for radio frequency operations. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Read More

Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I


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analytical project definition  10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I Top 10 Reasons For Having A Project Kickoff - Part I Featured Author - Joseph J. Strub - December 31, 2003 Introduction You are about to embark on an important project. Perhaps the project is implementing an ERP package, getting critical applications ready for the busy season, or setting up a warehouse and inventory for radio frequency operations. Whether the project is software or hardware related, it is a good idea to hold a project kickoff meeting. Read More

Are You Ready for the Project Economy?


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analytical project definition  You Ready for the Project Economy? Are You Ready for the Project Economy? If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. In the new Project Economy , the ability to bring high-quality products to market more rapidly is driving many companies to engage contract engineering firms such as Rampart Global to handle entire engineering processes, just as they did with manufacturing processes in years past. Source : IFS Resources Related Read More

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In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the study's key findings regarding existing issues in project management functionality in ERP systems, and how to use this information for making smarter ERP purchasing decisions.

analytical project definition  Project ERP Solutions Often Fall Short In a recent study conducted by IFS North America, where ERP manufacturing professionals of middle- to large-market manufacturers were asked about their ERP solutions, more than one-third of respondents indicated that they have no integration between their project management software and their enterprise system, even though the great majority consider the use of set projects to manage tasks and procedures to be a necessity. IFS's Charles Rathmann explains the Read More

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Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented organizations have special accounting needs. Find out more about those needs, along with recommendations for what solutions you should be taking a closer look at.

analytical project definition  oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems Originally published - December 22, 2003 Project-oriented Organizations The unique business needs of project-oriented organizations, when addressed by large ERP vendors that offer general-purpose enterprise software, require heavy customization in order to work. On the other hand, when project-oriented organizations turn to small off-the-shelf project-management solutions, these solutions are soon outgrown by the user company. These Read More

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analytical project definition  2013 Market Survey Report: What Organizations Want in Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software This report is based on aggregate data collected from more than 375 Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software comparisons performed using Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) TEC Advisor software selection application during the 2012 calendar year. Read this report to see what TEC data reveals about what your peers are looking for in PPM solutions, including the most common PPM requirements for Read More