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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Road Map for Delivering BI Publisher Documents from Oracle EBS
Communication between companies is critical for smooth and effective commerce. Delays in information delivery may seriously affect a company’s profitability

diagram bi  are distributed with a diagram and terms and conditions attached, and agents spend an average of seven minutes faxing each PO (approximately six hours a day). Business Case: Vision Operations wants to increase resource efficiency and save money on business operations by implementing an enterprise solution for the automated delivery of BIP documents from Oracle EBS via email and fax Road Map:   Use Oracle's native functionality to create and deliver POs Leverage BI Publisher/XML Publisher to create

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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Creating a Winning Data Transmission Service


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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


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Is BI Really for Everyone?


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BI Maturity and Software Selection Perspectives


While new technology trends are invading the business intelligence (BI) space, technology shifts and hype do not necessarily equate to the ability to exploit the best tools for enhancing business performance. To select a best-fit BI solution, an organization needs to be able to realistically assess the maturity of its BI infrastructure. This allows them to discover where they are, what their BI requirements are, and how to determine the best BI solution or strategy. Download the full report now.

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SAS BI Server


SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment.

diagram bi  BI Server SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment. Read More

BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction


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Five BI Success Factors for the Midsize Organization: Tactical Guidelines for Effective BI Deployment


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Interview with CEO of iPhone/iPad BI App Vendor MeLLmo


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