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BI Approaches of Enterprise Software Vendors
The need for business intelligence (BI) is real for all enterprise software users. It is rare to find a user who feels they get the information they need from

bi vendors  follows this strategy? These BI vendors tend to offer product suites that are broad but lack deep industry specific needs. Are your industry specific needs provided by the solution? The horizontal BI vendor may have a large customer base, but limited customers in your specific industry. Does this make a difference to you? As both the enterprise and BI products evolve, who is responsible for keeping the two in synch? Who is responsible for the integration? A solution based upon a BI product from a

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ERP Vendors Can Improve Competitive Advantage and End-user Value with BI Integration


Today, organizations are cautious about IT investment. If the value of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is stymied by cumbersome reporting or ineffective integration of information, companies may choose to abandon ERP solution integration. This white paper offers insight into the competitive advantage and enhanced customer value ERP vendors can achieve through the integration of business intelligence (BI).

bi vendors  and End-user Value with BI Integration Today, organizations are cautious about IT investment. If the value of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is stymied by cumbersome reporting or ineffective integration of information, companies may choose to abandon ERP solution integration. This white paper offers insight into the competitive advantage and enhanced customer value ERP vendors can achieve through the integration of business intelligence (BI). Read More

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bi vendors  success from their high-profile BI solutions. Other vendors such as Tableau, QlikView, MicroStrategy, and Information Builders are rapidly establishing themselves as major BI providers and making their presence known on the mobile BI stage. Though the information presented in this post can be considered neither conclusive nor extensive, it can be used as a good starting point or basic point of reference for gauging what mobile BI solutions your peers in companies with a similar size as yours and in the Read More

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bi vendors  Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links Event Summary The strong connection between business intelligence (BI) and customer relationship management (CRM) is being recognized by companies and vendors alike. In order to extend the customer life cycle and meet customer needs, enterprises are looking beyond mere call lists and focus group information. They are seeking to exploit the vast amounts of information they already have on their customers, in order to build more effective marketing strategies, retain Read More

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bi vendors  and Market Standing (Corporate Viability, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Service & Support, and Client Site Reference) criteria. Figure 1 shows the initial standings of the four best responses and indicates a virtual tie for second place. Since the scores were so close, TEC recommended that all four vendors - Oracle , SAP , J.D. Edwards and IFS - be included in the scripted scenarios demonstration phase. Although we were aware that four detailed demonstrations might 'numb' the selection team, we also felt Read More

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