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Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (Part 2: 1010data and Illuminate)
Although information analysis continues to be vital for insights into a company’s health and future, the traditional data warehouse structure may already be

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  my last blog post Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (LiveDashBoard and QlikView) , I talked about how some software providers are dramatically changing the traditional way we design and deploy a data warehouse solution. I specifically reviewed two interesting solutions available in the market ( LiveDashboard [ Evaluate the product ] and QlikView [ Evaluate the product ]). Having a keen interest on the topic and seeing the richness of options available for technology applications, I’ve decided to Read More...
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Are Data Warehouses as Dead as the Dodo? (LiveDashBoard and QlikView)
If you think you have seen everything in the BI space, I’m sorry, but you may be wrong. Traditional BI solutions for large enterprises consider the data

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  the sense that they are taking new approaches to handling and storing data: while they still extract data from the source systems, they avoid the use of a traditional data warehouse structure, favoring instead an analytic data structure model to speed information analysis and the data visualization process. Recently I had contact with two of these vendors in the BI space: PRELYTIS and QlikTech. These vendors might be changing the way we design data warehouses, and may even render them obsolete. PRELYTIS: Read More...
Pragmatist's Guide: Building a Business Case for a Formula-based ERP
If you're a process manufacturer taking a close look at the option of acquiring an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, you may be finding that you're

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Building a Best-run Finance Organization: A New Role to Address Today’s Business Realities
One company executive has a growing influence in today’s boardroom@the chief financial officer (CFO). And the role of the finance organizations that these CFOs

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  processes, top finance performers are lowering the cost of financial activities, reducing errors, and increasing turnaround speeds. In fact, benchmarking studies reveal that top quartile performers have finance costs that average just 0.7% of company revenue, compared to greater than 1.3% for the bottom quartile. Automated processes can also ensure that an organization’s core data is reliable and readily available. But without a systematic method to ensure compliance with these processes, companies can Read More...
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  transactions in the past are now recurring relationships that must be planned, monitored, and measured for their impact on business goals. The best supplier may not be the one who offers the lowest price but rather the one who can collaborate with the buyer to achieve multiple, interrelated business goals. Furthermore, as sourcing and procurement have become more strategic and global, purchasing roles have stratified. Namely, the procurement executives (vice presidents [VPs] or CPOs) in a business Read More...
The Benefits of a Software Selection Project-Even when Management Imposes a Decision
The Project Delivery Group (PDG) here at Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) works closely with our clients to assist and guide them through the process of

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  system adoption. However, there are learnings the selection team and others can take away from this seemingly negative experience: The time, money, and efforts invested on the internal priorities evaluation and business process revision and reassessment are not wasted, even though another system was selected. The software selection exercise brings value to a company—helping it better understand the business and, more importantly, discovering new ways to improve it. It’s possible that the final Read More...
A Traditional
Rather than pursuing the usual route and writing our opinions and analyses of major market trends and then giving the pertinent vendors a chance for a factual

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  more easily customizable). There are also similar, potential overlaps with Accpac ERP, which has a good presence in several English-speaking markets (see Will Sage Group Cement Its SME Leadership with ACCPAC and Softline Acquisitions? ) Organizations considering Accpac ERP should also perform a similar exercise to help pinpoint their needs. Asserting Technology Prowess To put the things into perspective, prior to being acquired by Sage in 2005, the privately held French vendor Adonix, had a number of its Read More...
Ross Systems - A Bright Spot On A Difficult Enterprise Application Landscape
Ross is among a very small group of vendors who have decided to build product exclusively for the process market. The resultant financial success should buy it

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  applications license revenue. There are indications that Baan , another example of the comeback success, might have also posted five consecutive quarters. These cannot be confirmed though, as its parent Invensys does not report Baan's separate results. Figure 1: In addition to the financial results released by the company, a clear indication of its health is its record in signing new accounts. Ross signed 14 new customer accounts during the last quarter. This performance has been achieved in an economic Read More...
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  made manually, but they are made using software that automates the gathering and distribution of data and decisions and automates the workflow steps resulting from any decision made. Other solutions both manage the operation and automatically make decisions—so any new data may automatically trigger algorithms that make new decisions and modify earlier decisions. A typical example: a technician reports that the current job will take much longer time than expected. As a result, the technician’s next Read More...
Facing A Selection? Try A Knowledge-Based Matchmaker Part 4: User Recommendations
This tutorial identifies the significance of researching technology vendors to both buyers and vendors/VARs. Buyers require research to determine the short

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  a summary, the following are some of the main mutual benefits that all the parties would benefit from being on 'the same page': Upfront identification of issues and negotiation perspectives, enabling more efficient and productive negotiations   Enabling the solution implementers to be better aware of the challenges   Enabling vendors to be aware of product gaps with client needs   Manage expectations of the implementation results to be realistic   Enable better implementation planning   Enable Read More...
Scala Shows Far More Than A Bit Of A Backbone Part 3: Challenges and User Recommendations
Although the value proposition offered by Scala should bode well to creating increased demand and acceptance of the Scala offering in the global SME market

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  Scala 5.1, as there are still existing customers who are in the middle of a roll out of the product and as not all languages have been implemented in this initial release of iScala 2.1. Further, the company has to build the Hospitality and Pharmaceutical functionality into a forthcoming new release of iScala 2.x. Some of the confusion that may exist over whether the company has two product lines may have arisen because it did release some of the collaborative functionality as add on capability to Scala Read More...
Selecting a PLM Solution: Addressing the Needs of a Small Business
Selecting a product lifecycle management (PLM) system can be a challenge if a company is not aware of the options available on the market. But if an

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  a smaller business employees are expected to take on multiple functions so it is likely they will need to understand many aspects of the software. If a software is easy to learn and easy to use on a daily basis companies will see a greater and quicker transformation across the development process. Selecting a PLM system can be a challenge if a company is not aware of the options available within the marketplace. But if an organization starts the process by understanding what the technology should Read More...
Taking Innovation from a Buzzword to a Business Standard
Companies realize that innovation can mean the difference between effectively growing or transforming their business and falling behind. But for a company to

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Get Closer to Your Best Customers: A Shift in Customer Strategies in a Time of Crisis
An unsettled economy needs a different approach to managing revenues. Companies must identify their most profitable customers and the most effective marketing

are data warehouses as dead as a dodo  as they sound. Companies are awash in customer data but get little insight from it. They know what customers have bought, but not what they are likely to buy in the future. Insights from the field are too slow to reach marketing planners and sales managers to enable timely action. How then do best-run companies stay close to customers? Successful strategies include the following: Develop a single view of customers across product lines, business units, and service divisions with a firm focus on data Read More...

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