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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor
Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the

decision column  Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor Vendor Genesis Based in Palo Alto, California, Informatica was founded in late 1993 by Gaurav Dhillon, the current Chief Executive Officer, and Diaz Nesamoney, the current President. Originally they were strictly an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) vendor who competed with Platinum Technology, Prism Solutions, Carleton, and Evolutionary Technologies (ETI). With his background at Unisys and Sterling Software, Dhillon understood that applications were Read More

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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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A Definition of Data Warehousing
There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing

decision column  contains technologies such as Decision Support Systems (DSS), Executive Information Systems (EIS), On-Line Analytical Processing (OLAP), Relational OLAP (ROLAP), Multi-Dimensional OLAP (MOLAP), Hybrid OLAP (HOLAP, a combination of MOLAP and ROLAP), and more. BI can be broken down into four broad fields: Multi-dimensional Analysis Tools: Tools that allow the user to look at the data from a number of different angles . These tools often use a multi-dimensional database referred to as a cube . Query Read More
Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they

decision column  Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers Business Intelligence : Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under Read More
SaaS Buyer's Guide for Wholesale and Distribution
SaaS, despite its phenomenal popularity, is certainly not one-size-fits-all. You need to consider decision criteria such as fit, return on investment, and risk.

decision column  the impact of each decision being made within business processes. Human resources (HR) manages the personnel-related tasks for corporate managers and individual employees, including personnel management, benefit management, payroll management, employee self-service, and health and safety. Financials applications manage the financial resources of the organization, including accounting and financial reporting, budgeting, collection of accounts receivables, and risk management. The ratings on page 16 are Read More
Reduce IT Procurement Time And Risk
All one has to do to get with the best product at the best price is to identify every requirement, find a product that meets all of the criteria, negotiate the

decision column  have consensus around the decision? Am I getting the best price? Note : This note first appeared in a column by James F. Dowling in Mid - Range Computing . Look for other previously published Mid - Range Computing columns by Mr. Dowling at this site or visit Midrange Showcase at www.midrangecomputing.com/showcase/. IT Selection Myths and Magic   Research into hundreds of product and supplier selections has revealed myth and magic of IT product selection. Myth #1 - One can compile a complete set of Read More
Japanese Decision-making Processes Can Influence Enterprise Content Management Functionality
Traditional Japanese Decision-making, or Ringi The decision-making process in North American companies operates within a centralized system, and generally

decision column  company, to finalize a decision in the decision-making process, a proposal document is first created by a lower-level manager as a paper document with a written statement of proposal. This is then passed on to the manager of the next higher level of the company’s hierarchy, asking for approval of the proposal. In a typical Japanese proposal document, several spaces, often in squares, along with the titles of those that are required to make approval, are provided at the top or bottom edge of the Read More
Driving Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance
Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most

decision column  Better, Faster Decision Making through Finance Software can’t tell you how to beat the competition, but it can determine which products and services have the greatest profit margin, who are the most productive employees, or how investments are impacting the bottom line. Knowing that information helps you make the right decisions. This report addresses how finance can create an accurate, actionable 360-degree view of your company Read More
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) launches its ERP for Services Evaluation Center
In response to its global demand from IT decision makers in service industries, software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has launched its

decision column  global demand from IT decision makers in service industries, software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) ( www.technologyevaluation.com ) has launched its ERP for Services evaluation center to help companies select the right ERP software solution -- an often challenging process ( http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/ ). Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for Services is defined as an enterprise-wide integrated information system that manages the operations, services and resources for Read More
Complexity, Decision Making, and Big Data
The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the

decision column  Decision Making, and Big Data The technology market is giving significant attention to big data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision support, but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? This white paper looks at the results of a 2013 survey by Aberdeen examining the analytics and big data activities of manufacturers, Including time-sensitive, complex decision making and decision making challenges and capabilities. Read More
Improving Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management
Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project

decision column  Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project, including evaluation, selection, planning, execution, and control. How many project decisions are made without formally evaluating the potential consequences? When budgets are tight and competition is fierce, this question is more relevant than ever. Read More
Sage Advice on Selecting Analyst Services
Step away from the decision--let's look at the meta-selection. The SageCircle blog features some recent posts on selecting analyst services. So here we are, TEC

decision column  identify topics needed for decision support, 2) analyze the info you'll need for that support, 3) make a system to prioritize that info, 4) make a scoring system, 5) make a list of accesses for influencing, and 6) generate an RFI. If we modify this a little bit, it's much like selecting software. 1) Instead of topics you probably have some business processes you need help with. 2) Instead of information needed for decision support, you map those business processes to software functionality. 3) You still Read More
Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have made big investments in data collection and integration. But, much of the data from their IT systems hasn’t been

decision column  Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers Business Intelligence for Consumer Packaged Goods If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Founded in 1972, SAP has a rich history of innovation and growth as a true industry leader. SAP currently has sales and development locations in more than 50 countries worldwide and is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and NYSE under the symbol SAP. Source 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

decision column  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
Pluto 7
Pluto 7 helps companies institutionalize data-driven decision making and harness Big Data using predictive and social analytics.

decision column  helps companies institutionalize data-driven decision making and harness Big Data using predictive and social analytics. Read More
Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy
A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a

decision column  by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

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