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The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI
Users of SQL Server value its power, speed, and affordability. But research shows that these users often face significant challenges in producing the business

gartner etl tool  (see Figure 1 below.) Gartner has cited Microsoft's lack of a reusable common metadata as one of the main factors leading to its high Total Cost of Ownership. While Microsoft began to work on the reusability of its metadata layer with the concept of the Universal Data Model (UDM) and the Report Models, Microsoft still does not have a common metadata across its BI platform, nor has Microsoft announced long range plans to create a common enterprise metadata layer. In Microsoft Report Services, report

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Ariba's 15-Year Journey into the B2B Commerce Cloud


Ariba’s collaborative business commerce solutions focus on the basics: buying, selling, and managing cash. Ariba’s cloud-based vision has grown a vast network trading community to help businesses connect with each other and with suppliers. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reviews Ariba's 15-year history and discusses its market with Dan Ashton, Senior Manager of Solutions Marketing for Commerce Cloud Solutions.

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T-Plan


Since 1990, T-Plan, has supplied best-of-breed solutions for testing needs—from its Test Process Management tool to its functional and load testing products. The T-Plan method and tools enable management when implementing projects in almost any industry to manage costs and business risks, and to regulate the process. The T-Plan product suite is currently installed in one hundred blue chip sites predominantly in banking and finance, insurance, utilities, and telecommunications. T-Plan is based in Cornwall, the UK.

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Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool


Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.

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A Suggested Workflow to Complement Issue Management Systems


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Advanced ETL with Pentaho Data Integration


When evaluating a data integration tool, you need to ask whether it handles dimension and fact transformations in a robust manner. You also need to determine how it handles error processing, and captures changes to dimensional data across time. Does it include reusable objects? What late-arriving fact functionality does it provide? And which data stores does it actually connect to?

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Sugar Enterprise


Sugar Enterprise delivers CRM functionality aimed at large companies needing a tool to manage all interactions across the customer life cycle. The application includes reporting tools such as SQL reporting. Sugar Enterprise supports MySQL and Oracle databases.  

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Informatica Conforms to Metadata Standard


Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), a major extract/transform/load tool vendor, today announced the general availability of MX2 1.6, the latest version of its Metadata Exchange (MX2) application programming interface (API). Informatica bills MX2 1.6 as the first object-oriented metadata exchange facility to support XML, a text-based programming language standard for integrating and managing bi-directional metadata exchange.

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