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Business Intelligence Vendors
Current pure play business intelligence (BI) leaders offer the advantage of superior analytics and planning capabilities; however, enterprise resource planning

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  surprises. Although Hyperion and Cognos are the undisputed leaders in financial planning and budgeting, with Oracle (including the former PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management product) and SAP also having a sizeable market share, Geac, is still worth mentioning. While not a market leader per se, it is still notable because it has been reinventing itself within the realm of BI. Part Five of the Business Intelligence Report Status Quo series. Geac MPC is a centrally-maintained, Web-based application Read More

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Business Intelligence Corporate Performance Management Market Landscape
The arms race to marshal the most complete corporate performance management platform has intensified among major vendors. Many have a comprehensive set of

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  large BI vendors like Cognos , Business Objects , SAS , Actuate , and Hyperion (see Has the BI Market Consolidation Been Crystal-Clearly Actuated? ), 2004 and 2005 have also had their smaller share of M&A, with IBM acquiring AlphaBlox and Ascential , and Cognos acquiring Frango and Optima Analytic Solutions . The pressure for these pure-play BI players also comes from large enterprise applications vendors like SAP , Microsoft , Oracle , or Siebel and their resources and business motivation to invest in Read More
Factors Inhibiting the Widespread Adoption of Business Performance Management
Business performance management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI) solutions are at a crossroads. Vendors from each domain compete in the same market. BPM

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Traditional BI vendors include Cognos , Business Objects , Information Builders , and MicroStrategy . In 2005, analyst consensus placed the overall BI market between $4 billion and $6 billion (USD) with high growth rates for subsequent years. BI vendors provide users with the ability to create and leverage data from within a data warehouse, and extract, transform, and load (ETL) functionality that pools data from across various applications to create a centralized data repository. Additionally, Read More
Competitive Challenges for Vanguard
Vanguard's challenge is to continue to be nimble and responsive to the needs of its target market and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  recognizable BI name in Cognos as a marketing advantage, They attach the vendor's large size and geographical coverage to the image of stability and good customer support, They see the BI vendor's abundance of reference customers as an assist in selling efforts, They see a very broad BI product line from the renowned horizontal BI vendor; and The vendor also enables the connection of other data sources to its BI solution, given a number of like alliances. With or without the blessing of the enterprise app Read More
Business Intelligence for SMBs: MBS Excel Applications and Competitive Analysis
Companies relying on an Excel or Excel-like system need to know that, while Excel might suffice for ad hoc analysis and data storage for individuals or small

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  former Crystal , and Cognos to make defensive moves. As a result, many renowned enterprise-level analytic and reporting vendors, such as Actuate, Business Objects, MicroStrategy, OutlookSoft , or ProClarity provide Excel add-in products, thus further confirming Excel's popularity at the desktop, especially since even in largest corporations, not everyone is delighted with the idea of familiarizing with yet another proprietary user interface (UI), workflows, and navigation. Seeking new growth opportunity, Read More
Top 10 Must-have Business Phone Features
Small Business or enterprise, some phone system features are must-haves. Not all phone systems are made equal. Some phone system features improve efficiency

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  10 Must-have Business Phone Features Small Business or enterprise, some phone system features are must-haves. Not all phone systems are made equal. Some phone system features improve efficiency significantly and help prevent losing business due to business inaccessibility. Investing in these phone system features will ensure a competitive edge for any business. Our guide details top 10 phone system features, and explains why they are indispensible. Read More
Business Intelligence: the Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations
Business intelligence (BI) tools are now affordable for midsize companies, and accessible to non-technical business users. Managers can use BI to analyze

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Intelligence: the Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations Business intelligence (BI) tools are now affordable for midsize companies, and accessible to non-technical business users. Managers can use BI to analyze complex information and support their decision-making processes—combining data from many sources into an integrated, up-to-date view. Find out what midsize companies need to know to select the right BI product, the right BI vendor, and the right approach to BI. Read More
Microsoft
Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and Read More
Positioning Starts With A Message Strategy
In business-to-business (B2B) software marketing, you'll get little debate about the importance of positioning. Yet few B2B software companies do it well, thus

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Starts With A Message Strategy Introduction If positioning is one of the most misunderstood concepts in business-to-business (B2B) software marketing—which it is—part of the problem is that it can seem vague or difficult to develop and apply. Are we talking strategy or tactics? Who can dispute the importance of positioning in a strategic sense—communicating the unique benefit of your software product? In Crossing the Chasm , Geoffrey Moore writes, Positioning is the single largest Read More
Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band Make Their Debuts
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Todd Holmdahl has announced a new platform called Microsoft Health, which includes a cloud service for consumers and the

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  industry watch, wearables, internet of things, iot, Microsoft band, health, fitness, big data, analytics, productivity, mobile, cortana, windows phone, machine learning Read More
The Business Value of Enterprise Business Intelligence
While BI continues to be closely aligned with sales analysis and reporting, more companies are evolving in their use of it to not only understand, predict and

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Business Value of Enterprise Business Intelligence While BI continues to be closely aligned with sales analysis and reporting, more companies are evolving in their use of it to not only understand, predict and influence the behavior of their customers, but to plan, evaluate and monitor their supply chains. The ultimate goal: to drive performance improvements across their businesses. This paper focuses on the influence of Enterprise BI on manufacturing and distribution organizations. Read More
Business Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions
We live in an era of the “intelligent economy.” Organizations are recognizing the need for better intelligence about their business. But how far have we come

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Analytics and the Path to Better Decisions We live in an era of the “intelligent economy.” Organizations are recognizing the need for better intelligence about their business. But how far have we come? And what are the best practices that distinguish companies where employees bring intelligence to decision making? This report considers the use of analytics and business intelligence for improving decision making, and the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this. Read More
Exact Business Analytics
Exact Business Analytics (EBA) is a solution with a clear mission--to provide ready access to information that empowers business people to make better

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  Business Analytics Exact Business Analytics (EBA) is a solution with a clear mission--to provide ready access to information that empowers business people to make better decisions directly affecting business performance. Information that had been locked away within ERP or CRM systems becomes available to provide the basis for improved corporate and personal performance. Exact Business Analytics is designed to put power and functionality into the hands of business managers. It offers the power to Read More
Dynamics AX
Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  AX Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Read More
Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence
For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be

cognos business objects microsoft strategy  the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the Read More

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