X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 bi editorial


READER’S POLL: What Type of Software or Business Area Are You Interested in Learning More About?
TEC’s research analysts are currently putting together a calendar of enterprise software buyer’s guides for 2011. Our Buyer Guides and State of the Market

bi editorial  of the Market: HR BI State of the Market Report In view of current enterprise software and business trends, some areas that we’re considering covering over the next year are: Mobile Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software as a Service (SaaS) for Human Resource Management (HRM) Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Fashion Retail Enterprise Collaboration Software Help Desk/Customer Support Software Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for the Services Industry Software as a Service (SaaS) for

Read More


Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » bi editorial

Leveraging Technology to Maintain a Competitive Edge During Tough Economic Times--A Panel Discussion Analyzed Part Four: RFID Software Issues


Logically, radio frequency identification (RFID) deployment will be a far cry from a minor development project that can be completed in a few months or weeks. It will take months and years to assess how RFID will affect manufacturing and shipping operations and IT systems. It will take time to bring software up to a pilot stage, and after that, years of fine-tuning and IT system development will be needed to fully realize the gains in operational efficiency that the technology promises.

bi editorial  How It Impacts Your Profitability , which was aimed at helping companies find out where enterprise software is going in the next five years, and how it can make or break their profitability and market share. The panel, which was moderated by Josh Greenbaum, included the following participants: Barry Wilderman; Peggy Smedley, president and editorial director; Start Magazine ; Dave Turbide, an independent consultant and renowned columnist for magazines such as The Manufacturing Systems ; and Predrag Read More

SAP Bolsters NetWeaver's MDM Capabilities Part Three: Market Impact


As business applications' scope continues to expand, so does a propagation of data sources across the businesses and IT systems. Achieving consistent understanding of this scattered data has become a major hurdle to improved business processes, with redundancy, waste and a plethora of lost opportunities as a result.

bi editorial  reach of ERP and BI systems. Many companies are already realizing value from recent BI/ERP and PLM/ERP convergence and consolidation (see Has Consolidation Made the PLM Market More Agile? and BI Market Consolidation Compared to ERP Market Consolidation ). The eventual ECM and PCM convergence with ERP should also result with benefits of allowing companies to take advantage of knowledge and content hidden within enormous untapped pools of unstructured content. This concludes Part Three of a five-part note. 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.

bi editorial  (ERP) to business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), and security and testing, this online directory of downloadable research and product information provides companies with easy access to a database of thousands of technology white papers and case studies. Whether they're white papers from industry vendors and thought leaders, or case studies addressing real-world business challenges, all content is vetted and approved according to editorial guidelines before being added to the Read More

TEC's Industry News Watch: This Week in Enterprise Software News


SOFTWARE SELECTIONS AND GO-LIVESU.S. Army selects HP for enterprise cloud computing services Cloud computing "HP was selected by the U.S Army to provide the Department of Defense and other agencies with cloud computing services. This contract includes private cloud services as well as mobile and data center management. This is an important step for HP and cloud computing providers in order to

bi editorial  technologies. —Jorge García, TEC BI Analyst Press release   Heiler Software launches new PIM platform for multichannel commerce Cross-industry This is an improved version of Heiler's globally recognized product information management solution. Heiler is pushing toward simplicity and integration of product information sharing through more advanced collaboration tools, which will help businesses support their multichannel activities. —Philippe Reney, TEC SCM Analyst TEC profile for Heiler Sofware Read More

Affordable BI: Why Your Business Needs It now!


In why BI is ripe for businesses of any size, you'll learn why the ideal time to consider a BI solution is now; and how new BI solutions for smbs a...

bi editorial  businesses comes in. New BI solutions with lower price points offer you clear and concise integrated reporting—so you can get a bigger, more precise picture of your company, its customers, markets, and competitors. In Why BI is Ripe for Businesses of Any Size , you'll learn why the ideal time to consider a BI solution is now; and how new BI solutions for SMBs are more affordable and valuable than ever. Today, the same powerful technology that helped drive the success of many big corporations is Read More

Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions?


Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise application vendors. Over the last few years, the strategy has proven to be successful; however, the ongoing industry consolidation continues to shrink the prospective partner list—is this an opportunity or a challenge to Vanguard and its partners?

bi editorial  the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions? Vanguard Formula for Success Vanguard Solutions Group, Inc . ( http://www.vanguardsolutions.com ) might confirm that the business intelligence (BI) market, and associated corporate performance management (CPM)/ enterprise performance management (EPM) and analytics markets, have been having good times lately (in spite of the abundance of providers). Vanguard is a Chicago, IL-based, privately held BI provider that focuses on small and medium manufacturers and Read More

BI: On Demand, On Premise, Open Source, or Outsourced?


On-premise or on-demand, business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses become more intelligent about key processes. But what are the benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now.

bi editorial  benefits to implementing cloud-based BI over traditional software? Are on-demand BI applications as popular in the enterprise as they are with midmarket companies? And what are some reasons people don’t outsource BI? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Download this guide now. Read More

Mobile Business Intelligence (BI)-The Importance of On-the-Move Business Clarity and Agility


Today’s employees expect to have access to business data in a single mobile device with intuitive tools to quickly perform tasks. If enterprises wish to provide BI to every end user, they need a BI solution that is flexible, scalable, and practical enough to function on all smartphones and tablet computing devices with all the features and functionality needed to manage the business at strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

bi editorial  enterprises wish to provide BI to every end user, they need a BI solution that is flexible, scalable, and practical enough to function on all smartphones and tablet computing devices with all the features and functionality needed to manage the business at strategic, operational, and tactical levels. Read More

Sole-sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision?


The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth market and an opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). This consolidation has rendered sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors an alluring option for many organizations. Find out why.

bi editorial  sourcing BI from Your ERP Vendor: IT Convenience or Strategic Business Decision? The software industry has witnessed a consolidation in the business intelligence (BI) market. In BI, enterprise technology conglomerates identified a growth market and an opportunity to upsell to their existing install base, primarily that of applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP). This consolidation has rendered sole-sourcing BI from ERP vendors an alluring option for many organizations. Find out why. Read More

BI Portal from Enterprise Software Solutions Is Now a TEC Certified Application


Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) from Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) has become part of TEC’s group of certified BI applications, and is now available for online evaluation in comparison with other BI software solutions in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. ESS, a US-based software provider with offices in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, and Bulgaria

bi editorial  TEC’s group of certified BI applications, and is now available for online evaluation in comparison with other BI software solutions in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center . ESS, a US-based software provider with offices in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, and Bulgaria, is the major player behind a new breed of BI and analytics solutions. The company’s BI product portfolio, of which BI Portal is part, covers an interesting set of applications called Companion for MS Read More

BI Analysis in a Nutshell: Lyzasoft


In my previous post, Give BI to the Masses, I wrote about the strategies that have been implemented in some companies to empower more and more users to use business intelligence (BI) tools as part of their regular daily tasks. This extends not only to decision makers and to those in charge of knowledge management,  but also to company-wide use. This has the potential to generate very different

bi editorial  my previous post, Give BI to the Masses , I wrote about the strategies that have been implemented in some companies to empower more and more users to use business intelligence (BI) tools as part of their regular daily tasks. This extends not only to decision makers and to those in charge of knowledge management,  but also to company-wide use. This has the potential to generate very different types of strategies; and thus (as with all innovations) will create the need to address other issues. Inevitably, Read More

IBM Cognos 10.2 BI Is Now a TEC Certified Product


We are pleased to announce that IBM Cognos BI, one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) space, is now part of TEC’s certified BI applications family of products, and is available for evaluation online in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. Cognos, the former Canadian company, has been a longtime leader in the BI space and one of the most

bi editorial  Cognos 10.2 BI Is Now a TEC Certified Product We are pleased to announce that IBM Cognos BI, one of the leaders in the business intelligence (BI) space, is now part of TEC’s certified BI applications family of products, and is available for evaluation online in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center . Cognos, the former Canadian company, has been a longtime leader in the BI space and one of the most well-known BI solutions globally. Since its acquisition by IBM in 2007, Read More

Mobile BI Market Survey


Take our mobile BI survey. The business intelligence (BI) space is finally seeing mainstream adoption of mobile capabilities, and increasing numbers of software providers are developing mobile BI capabilities to meet the demands of their customers. This evolution is shifting the way people consume and use data. TEC is currently preparing a report that captures the landscape of mobile BI.

bi editorial  BI Market Survey Take our mobile BI survey.  The business intelligence (BI) space is finally seeing mainstream adoption of mobile capabilities, and increasing numbers of software providers are developing mobile BI capabilities to meet the demands of their customers. This evolution is shifting the way people consume and use data. TEC is currently preparing a report that captures the landscape of mobile BI. Mobile BI applications enable anytime, anywhere access to data for analysis, improving the Read More

Is BI Really for Everyone?


It’s been a long time (in this business, anyway) since the very first business intelligence (BI) solutions turned up, enabling big organizations to perform data analysis, generating reports with primitive dashboards for company execs. Since then, the BI space has become agile, operational, self-service, social, and even reactive. When I started to prepare a BI buyer guide, I had to reconsider

bi editorial  BI Really for Everyone? It’s been a long time (in this business, anyway) since the very first business intelligence (BI) solutions turned up, enabling big organizations to perform data analysis, generating reports with primitive dashboards for company execs. Since then, the BI space has become agile , operational , self-service , social , and even reactive . When I started to prepare a BI buyer guide, I had to reconsider why any individual or organization would want to acquire, change, or upgrade a BI Read More