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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. 

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BI State of the Market Report


IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the information that they receive. Learn how business intelligence (BI) 2.0—also known as collaborative BI—is helping business users create and modify their own reports, share and enrich information, and provide feedback to each other and to information producers.

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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 tools available market  more insightful and functional BI tools is helping enterprises operate more efficiently and profitably. Many manufacturing and distribution enterprises of all sizes are amenable to leveraging software that will not only sense a daily pulse of the operations, but will also help spot incongruities, analyze performances of many areas, and initiate corrective adjustments. The current latest evolutionary step of BI introduces the concept of corporate performance management (CPM) (often interchangeably Read More

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


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bi tools available market  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

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bi tools available market  and scheduling), CRM, and BI. In addition, Made2Manage offers business collaboration tools, all of which are running on the Microsoft .NET platform, including an enterprise portal ( M2M VIP ) and an integration layer ( M2M Link ) that enables automated data exchange between disparate systems via XML and Web services technology. Wireless and mobile technology and Web-based training and support have also become Made2Manage''s landmark capabilities (see Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness ). Read More

Reporting Tools


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bi tools available market  ERP market is its ability to provide reporting solutions for users. By combining Microsoft Dynamics NAV with other options offered by Microsoft or by building/customizing new solutions, Microsoft Dynamics NAV can provide an effective ERP solution. The following whitepaper describes how this is done. Options for analysis and report building, possibilities for customization, and an outline of various packaged solutions are presented. What Is Analysis with Microsoft Dynamics NAV? Analysis and reporting Read More

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bi tools available market  a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis. Read More

ProClarity : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report


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Examples Of How Some Mid-Market Vendors Might Remain Within The Future Three (Dozen)? Part Two: Agilisys Market Impact


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bi tools available market  or an engine''s intricate bill of materials (BOM) results in many entities being involved in its making. Thus, both BRAIN and Future Three have long been dealing with helping automotive companies and their suppliers/OEMs cut through the maze of their needs within seemingly endless lists of manufactured parts, where checking and tracking every detail manually is simply a Sisyphus task. Information transparency and supply chain integration are, therefore, the name of the game, and e-business technology, Read More

PeopleSoft Revamps World for Its Mid-Market "Express" Conquest Part Two: Market Impact


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