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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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The Business Value of Business Intelligence
Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion

business intelligence software  Business Value of Business Intelligence Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion through key initiatives, including advocating ‘BI for the masses.’ However promising expanded BI use may be, a careful and balanced discussion of the specific business and technical preconditions for capturing the business value of BI investments is needed.

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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.

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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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Business Intelligence


The ability to extract and present information meaningfully is vital for business management. Indeed, business intelligence tools enable companies to make better decisions, by providing the right information to the right people at the right time. Moreover, employees increasingly suffer from information overload, and require solutions that make informed decisions a more natural part of the everyday work experience.

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Making Business Intelligence Easy: Collaborative Business Intelligence


The merging of BI and Web 2.0 technologies has given rise to the new concept of collaborative BI, a type of collaborative decision making (CDM) platform. Collaborative BI has been hailed by many as the answer to the persistent problem that, despite increasing amounts of money being spent on BI, many organizations are failing to utilize reporting and analytics effectively. Read this white paper to learn the essential features of a collaborative BI platform and how to enable collaborative BI in your organization.

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BI Software Review: Tableau Software 8.1 for BI


This business intelligence (BI) software review report examines the BI software by Tableau Software and its support for BI processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Tableau Software 8.1 by Tableau Software for BI functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Analytics
  • Data Warehouse
  • Workflow
  • Data Integration
  • Support
  • Purchasing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales Management

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the BI software based on a demonstration provided by Tableau Software. The review identifies the features of Tableau Software 8.1that distinguish it from other BI solutions, including its data analysis and data visualization capabilities and its integration capacity with R statistical language. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Tableau Software 8.1 achieved TEC certification status for its BI software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the BI software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Tableau Software 8.1, a TEC analyst has assessed the BI software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Tableau Software 8.1 is a strong BI system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Tableau Software 8.1 can help businesses achieve their manufacturing BI objectives.

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Business Intelligence (BI) Software Evaluation Report


This business intelligence (BI) Software Evaluation Report covers 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 Software Evaluation Report covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis.

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Software Evaluation and Software Selection


Organizations are surrounded by ambiguity when making their implementation decisions. Accurate and relevant criteria that are properly weighed against an enterprise’s needs, what-if scenarios, and supporting graphics and reports are essential when making a software selection.

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American Software, Inc


Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (US), American Software develops, markets, and supports an offering of integrated business applications, including enterprise-wide supply chain management (SCM), Internet commerce, financial, and manufacturing packages. e-Intelliprise is a total enterprise resource planning (ERP)/SCM suite, which leverages Internet connectivity and includes multiple manufacturing methodologies. American Software owns 88 percent of Logility, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTY), a leading supplier of collaborative supply chain solutions. Other wholly-owned subsidiaries include New Generation Computing, a supplier of ERP systems to the textile and apparel industry, Demand Management, Inc., and The Proven Method.

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Most Overlooked Features when Buying a Business Phone System


When buying a new business phone system you are faced with a wide variety of phone features to choose from. Before you buy, make sure you don’t overlook these commonly forgotten features. This guide details such features as conferencing, auto attendant, mobile extensions, and many other valuable features.

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Small Business Software (SBS) Software Evaluation Report


The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets the functional requirements necessary to support a typical small business. If your organization doesn't have many sites to operate, seeks a solid base of ERP functionality, but doesn't need the biggest systems on the market, this model is a good starting place. Extending beyond accounting functions, it includes general ledger, accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, multinational accounting, light manufacturing, inventory, technology, and more.

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Guide for Serious Business Phone System Buyers: What You Need to Know Before You Buy Your New Business Phone System


You’re on a budget and need the right kind of phone for your business. But before diving into the sometimes overwhelming market, there are a couple of things you might want to know first. This guide offers unbiased information to equip the small business owner with the tools to make the right business phone decision for your business. Download now.

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Ultimate Software


Ultimate Software’s cloud-based UltiPro aims to simplify and improve work experiences for employees. Organizations can manage global people data and processes with UltiPro and ensure their people feel engaged and productive. UltiPro enables personalized recruiting and onboarding experiences, guides employees through benefits choices, simplifies complex payroll computations, manages time and attendance needs, supports continuous performance management and development, and builds proactive succession plans for the future. UltiPro’s solutions are supported by business intelligence and reporting.   Founded in 1990 and based in Weston, FL, Ultimate Software supports thousands of customers, representing diverse industries and managing millions of employees across the world.   Ultimate Software operates with a commitment to always put people first. This philosophy is the underlying fabric for Ultimate’s corporate culture, its partnership with customers, and the strategy when designing its solutions. Ultimate has been ranked consistently on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For since 2012, which rates U.S. companies with more than 1,000 employees that use smart people management strategies to develop highly productive and satisfied workforces.   Ultimate Software has received numerous accolades from industry influencers. Ultimate was recognized as a ‘Leader’ in Nucleus Research’s HCM Technology Value Matrix 2015. In 2014, UltiPro’s Talent Acquisition solutions were selected among the annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition’s “Awesome New Technologies for HR.”

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