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Analysis and reporting services are an important part of the enterprise resource planning process. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been designed to give users

analytical tools  a versatile and powerful analytical tool. It is important to note that whenever a change has been implemented by executing the configuration from inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the installation program will have to be executed for Business Analytics Advanced to be able to access the cubes on Analysis Services. This is due to the fact that when executing the installation program security is set on the cubes and database allowing Business Analytics Advanced to access them. Microsoft Business Intelligence

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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A Guide to Software Test Tools


Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.

analytical tools  they can be useful analytical tools for manual testing. Most test teams use some sort of a defect tracker to hold a centralized list of logged problems. The tools allow problems to be classified and prioritized, and to be assigned to individuals as they progress from detection to resolution. Data manipulation tools work with bulk data sets and databases. They allow a team to analyze output data, and make it simpler to construct accurate and comprehensive test data. Environment management tools are Read More

Knosys "in the Kno" With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform


Knosys, Inc. announced on November 6, 2000 that version 3.0 of its ProClarity® Analytical Platform and OLAP client are now available. The products were developed for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, so ProClarity is completely tied to Microsoft software. In addition, Knosys has announced a partnership to collaborate with integrated enterprise and eBusiness applications vendor Epicor on development of a portal-based business intelligence solution. Epicor focuses exclusively on the mid-market.

analytical tools  Pricing for the ProClarity Analytical Platform and OLAP client starts at $495 per seat. One impact on the market will be that Epicor will have a leg up on some of the competition, which require that 3rd party business intelligence tools such as Cognos or Hyperion be added on to provide useful analytics. Having the analytics built in as a component of the core product will be a strong selling point. User Recommendations Customers evaluating business intelligence products which provide advanced analytics 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. Fast forward to 2001. CRM has gotten fat, and the fatter it gets, it becomes more difficult to understand, more expensive to buy, more difficult to implement, and less likely to satisfy - either buyers of the software or their customers. Keep your eye on the ball: your customers, and your business.

analytical tools  what you don't measure. Analytical CRM, and Corporate Business Intelligence, are hard core and here to stay, and will only become more important as the fight to keep customers loyal and happy rages ever fiercer. Collaborative CRM Now, we get to the wizzy, obvious, up-front stuff that has given CRM the e-CRM makeover, and made everyone so excited about reducing costs and improving web-based service. This is the part about the new, cooperative efforts in CRM, like web conferencing, web forms handling, Read More

Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

analytical tools  and empirical approach. Using analytical hierarchy process (AHP), I have built the hierarchy (see figure 1) with the overall model showing a top-down approach. As a tool, Expert Choice software was used. The hierarchy is derived from various reviews of TCO studies, and it is further expanded to include elements that have not been considered in prior research. These elements are subcategories of deployment, patch management, compatibility, patch availability, and warranty nodes. Part Two of the series Read More

Lean Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste


A number of lean manufacturing tools and practices have long been used to reduce manufacturing waste. These include the five S's, visual controls, standardized work, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, cellular manufacturing, single-digit setup, pull systems, sequencing, activity-based costing, and leveled production.

analytical tools  Tools and Practices that Eliminate Manufacturing Waste Tools and Practices that Deal with Waste Lean Manufacturing: A Primer described seven categories of waste. The following dozen or so fundamental technical tools and practices of lean manufacturing have long been used to curb or eliminate some of these types of waste. Note that this is not necessarily an exhaustive list, nor are the items within it in any particular order of importance. This is Part Two of a multi-part note. The Five S's The first Read More

TEC's New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions


Impartial software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) announces the launch of its newly redesigned TEC White Papers site, with improved registration and search functionality. The site is designed to provide companies with the research tools they need to help them find key product information related to technology purchases.

analytical tools  s New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions TEC's New White Papers Library Offers Research Tools to Help Companies Make Better Technology Decisions Newly redesigned for greater functionality and ease of use, TEC's white paper and case study web site helps businesses research technical content to assist them with their software and technology purchasing decisions. Visit TEC White Papers Submit an IT white paper or case study Montreal, QC, October Read More

SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts.

analytical tools  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts. Read More

You Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary


This article continues the examination of tools that a vendor may supply that can make the implementation of an ERP package easier for your project team, end users, and IT department. Read on to see what tools you may want to have in your toolbox before proceeding with the implementation.

analytical tools  Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary Introduction It stands to reason that, when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, you must be sure that the software has the functions and features to support your organization. Unless you turn those functions and features into reality with a successful implementation, the benefits and savings that you think are there for the taking, won't materialize. Sure, if you don't select the most Read More

Outsourcing Management Software Tools: An Executive Point of View


Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money?

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Stratyc's Laser-Sharp Focused Tools Retrofit Legacy Systems


When a technology vendor focuses on a tightly defined market of, the value received by its customers is typically greater. Stratyc seems to be the case in point.

analytical tools  s Laser-Sharp Focused Tools Retrofit Legacy Systems Introduction When a technology vendor focuses on a tightly defined market, the value received by its customers is typically greater. Stratyc ( www.stratyc.com ) is one example of a company that has a very tight focus, consisting of: E-business - both the 'buy' side and the 'sell' side Process manufacturing industries - e.g., food, chemical, etc. The IBM AS/400 (now iSeries ) based ERP systems - e.g., J.D. Edwards ' WorldSoftware , SSA GT 's BPCS , Read More

Social Learning 2014: Gaining Importance


Social media has become a ubiquitous part of many of our lives. But the tools and platforms that allow us to connect with friends and family in such a multitude of ways are slowly but surely finding a home within the enterprise. This type of technology-enabled collaboration is beginning to live up to its potential within the learning function. Find out the results of Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Social and Collaborative Learning study based on analysis of data from more than 250 responses from high-performing organizations and their lower-performing counterparts.

analytical tools  Learning 2014: Gaining Importance Social media has become a ubiquitous part of many of our lives. But the tools and platforms that allow us to connect with friends and family in such a multitude of ways are slowly but surely finding a home within the enterprise. This type of technology-enabled collaboration is beginning to live up to its potential within the learning function. Find out the results of Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Social and Collaborative Learning study based on analysis of data from Read More

Software Test Tools Software Evaluation Report


Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools Software Evaluation Report provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.

analytical tools  Test Tools Software Evaluation Report TEC's Software Test Tools Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information about vendor or Read More

Redefining the Tools of Engagement: Integrated Business Planning


Over 80 percent of consultants in service organizations consider spreadsheet-based business plan modeling inadequate. Weak client–partner relationships reflect this inadequacy. An integrated business planning and modeling platform can provide deeper insight into a range of strategic and operational issues. Find out how this can result in enhanced decision making and optimized long-term client engagement and satisfaction.

analytical tools  the Tools of Engagement: Integrated Business Planning Over 80 percent of consultants in service organizations consider spreadsheet-based business plan modeling inadequate. Weak client–partner relationships reflect this inadequacy. An integrated business planning and modeling platform can provide deeper insight into a range of strategic and operational issues. Find out how this can result in enhanced decision making and optimized long-term client engagement and satisfaction. Read More

IBM Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013


The IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing

analytical tools  Presents Social Business Tools Future Releases at IBM Connect 2013 The  IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session  peeked into what the future will bring for IBM's clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite. A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing, activity streams, document sharing, Read More