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A Demand-driven Approach to BI
The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate

define technical approach  security, enabling administrators to define access down to the field level for multiple data types. Additionally, its security defines access to data-specific filters, such as sales territory, business unit, or location, and it includes a user-friendly application for security setup that does not require complex database security applications. This concludes Part Two of a four-part note. Part One detailed Vanguard's formula for success. Part Three will look at direct access for the mid-market.

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CRM for Financial and Insurance Markets

Customer relationship management (CRM) focuses on the retention of customers by collecting data from all customer interactions with a company from all access points (by phone, mail, or Web, or in the field). The company can then use this data for specific business purposes by taking a customer-centric rather than a product-centric approach. CRM applications are front-end tools designed to facilitate the capture, consolidation, analysis, and enterprise-wide dissemination of data from existing and potential customers. This process occurs throughout the marketing, sales, and service stages, with the objective of better understanding one’s customers and anticipating their interest in an enterprise’s products or services.  

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