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Thinking Radically: Interview with Gary Cokins
One of the things I love about my job is the opportunity I have to speak with great people. In this installment of Thinking Radically, I speak with Gary Cokins,

analytical thinking  with decision rights and analytical tools with which to reach those decisions is the key to organizational improvement. Studies have shown that the two major barriers to effective strategy execution are: (1) not distributing decision rights downward into the layers of the organization chart; and (2) poor cross-functional information flows. Contrary to common belief, removing these two barriers trumps reshaping the boxes and lines in the organization chart and incentive systems. There is an iron law of Read More...
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Thinking Radically about Data Warehousing and Big Data: Interview with Roger Gaskell, CTO of Kognitio
Managing data—particularly in large numbers—still is and probably will be the number one priority for many organizations in the upcoming years. Many of the

analytical thinking  an interesting virtual online analytical processing (OLAP) cube solution. We had the pleasure of interviewing Roger Gaskell, chief technical officer (CTO) of Kognitio, and got some of interesting insights on Kognitio’s systems as well the BI and the data warehouse space in general. Roger Gaskell is responsible for all the product development that goes on at Kognitio. Prior to Kognitio, Mr. Gaskell worked as a test development manager at AB Electronics, primarily for the development and testing of the Read More...
Can Technology Make CFO's and Controller’s Jobs More Strategic? - Part 1
While setting down the thoughts for my recent “SaaSy discussion” blog series To SaaS or Not: Is that a Question?, something else related to software as a

analytical thinking  of gaining valuable new analytical time, based on streamlined business processes gleaned from their new IT gadgets, increasing amounts of time are spent on deploying systems, training staff, altering systems, testing, and then beginning the cycle anew. A Voice From Financial Trenches What could be done differently to help controllers and CFOs to free up the time lost to IT or staff monitoring activities?  We asked Jane Bohrer, Controller of a $1 billion US subsidiary of a European manufacturing company: Read More...
CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born
Back in the early 90’s, ‘CRM’ wasn’t even a trendy acronym. You had a few players thinking beyond 'stovepipe' enterprise applications, but not much beyond

analytical thinking  CRM; namely, Operational CRM, Analytical CRM and Collaborative CRM. We've got wireless customer service, customer self-service, marketing analytics, collaborative e-commerce, employee portals, operational data stores, data warehouses, data marts, data about data (metadata), business intelligence, OLTP and OLAP, and enterprise value management we can't call all that, simply, CRM, now could we? Analysts like to compartmentalize in an effort to simplify and understand, and forecast winners and losers, and Read More...
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems: A Tutorial Part One: Challenges and Features
Companies are looking for more areas to squeeze savings out of operations. One such area that may be fertile ground to explore is equipment maintenance. The

analytical thinking  information and utilizing the analytical capabilities of a CMMS, you can start to address these unanticipated situations, identify commonality with other processes, and suggest changes to your current scheduling activities. Ready to perform preventive maintenance? The production workload is diverted to other pieces of equipment. The equipment resource is taken offline and prepared for maintenance. The qualified personnel are scheduled to perform the maintenance. You are about to perform the maintenance Read More...
iVelocity
iVelocity contains comprehensive capability to route and optimize shipments, process invoices for payment to freight companies, file and monitor freight loss

analytical thinking  damage claims and extensive analytical tools for managing a supply chain. Read More...
Using Predictive Analytics within Business Intelligence: A Primer
What are predictive analytics, and how are they used within business intelligence applications and for business performance management?

analytical thinking  Their General Business Application Analytical tools enable greater transparency within an organization, and can identify and analyze past and present trends, as well as discover the hidden nature of data. However, past and present trend analysis and identification alone are not enough to gain competitive advantage. Organizations need to identify future patterns, trends, and customer behavior to better understand and anticipate their markets. Traditional analytical tools claim to have a 360-degree view of Read More...
Panorama Software
Founded in 1993, Panorama Software provides business intelligence (BI) solutions. Panorama sold its online analytical processing (OLAP) technology to

analytical thinking  Panorama sold its online analytical processing (OLAP) technology to Microsoft Corporation in 1996. That technology became the foundation for SQL Server Analysis Services, and Panorama has since been a strategic Microsoft partner. Panorama focuses on delivering BI solutions to companies as traditional on-premise offerings or through software-as-a-service (SaaS). Panorama's BI solution combines aspects of Microsoft's BI platform, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft SharePoint, with BI functionality designed to Read More...
Increasing Sales and Reducing Costs across the Supply Chain-Focusing on Data Quality and Master Data Management
Nearly half of all US companies have serious data quality issues. The problem is that most are not thinking about their business data as being valuable. But in

analytical thinking  Sales and Reducing Costs across the Supply Chain-Focusing on Data Quality and Master Data Management Nearly half of all US companies have serious data quality issues. The problem is that most are not thinking about their business data as being valuable. But in reality data has become—in some cases—just as valuable as inventory. The solution to most organizational data challenges today is to combine a strong data quality program with a master data management (MDM) program, helping businesses Read More...
Realize the Benefits of Design, Operate, Maintain Thinking Today
The key to plant efficiency and profitability is open communication between those who design industrial facilities and those who operate and maintain them

analytical thinking  the Benefits of Design, Operate, Maintain Thinking Today The key to plant efficiency and profitability is open communication between those who design industrial facilities and those who operate and maintain them. Communication between these entities has long been lacking, however. Companies that use design, operate, and maintain (DOM) concepts can facilitate and standardize their proactive approaches to this open communication—whether collaboration takes place internally, or with outside Read More...
Embedding BI in Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact
The business world is evolving into one that rewards timely, data-supported decisions as a supplement or replacement for “gut-feel” judgments. The challenge is

analytical thinking  Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact The business world is evolving into one that rewards timely, data-supported decisions as a supplement or replacement for “gut-feel” judgments. The challenge is that most organizations have more data than they know what to do with. For software provider considering the addition of business intelligence (BI) capability and end-users exploring its business value, this brief seeks to investigate and quantify the business impact of embedded BI. Read More...
QueryObject Partners With Cognos
On November 15, QueryObject Systems announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible

analytical thinking  and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure (a type of data mart), which is optimized for high volume transactions over the Internet. Some of the features of the QueryObject System include the ability to handle large data volumes and number of users, fast data mart builds, dense (highly compressed) data marts, and a patent-pending Distributed Replication Server to handle both Read More...
Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)
The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what

analytical thinking  Sized Business (SMB) The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what really matters for these companies. Not surprisingly, there has been a marked uptake in use of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the SMB market over the past year. Follow the road map for SMBs looking to achieve best-in-class performance through BI deployment. Read More...
Thinking Radically: Interview with Timo Elliott, SAP’s Technology Evangelist
It is hard to imagine that organizations like SAP or former Business Objects (BO)—now a division of SAP—were once start-up companies. Nowadays on the business

analytical thinking  Radically: Interview with Timo Elliott, SAP’s Technology Evangelist It is hard to imagine that organizations like SAP or former Business Objects (BO) —now a division of SAP—were once start-up companies. Nowadays on the business intelligence (BI) scene it’s almost impossible to avoid the BO initialism. Like many other successful companies, SAP has grown into itself by offering a product that applied a radical approach to a business problem solution, and this is particularly true of its BO Read More...
Intellicus Enterprise Reporting and Business Insights Platform
Intellicus provides reporting@both ad-hoc and traditional pixel-perfect@dashboards, online analytical processing (OLAP), advanced visualization, scheduled

analytical thinking  traditional pixel-perfect—dashboards, online analytical processing (OLAP), advanced visualization, scheduled report generation and delivery, business user meta layer, and mobile analytics with industry standard security features.   Its comprehensive set of features enables organizations to build a business intelligence solution for business users, on-premise customers, or hosted software subscribers. Read More...

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