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ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software
According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to

effective evaluation form  deployments can be so effective at identifying bloated assets and determining their root cause that this is often one of the first business challenges tackled after the go-live date. Nucleus commonly sees IBM Cognos software used to better control asset levels: An IBM Cognos TM1 user that operates gift shops at its resorts said, We use TM1 to monitor inventory and identify slow-moving stock. Immediately we reduced inventory by half a million dollars. Now we use it to make sure only this year's models

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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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Human Capital Management at the Forefront of Progressive Companies and Technology Evaluation Centers’ (TEC’s) Latest Buyer’s Guide


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Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation


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5 Tips to Effective Compensation Management


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