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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web

generate custom reports based on ad hoc specifications  review The ability to generate HTML-based documentation to share with users Creation of activity logs to view user activity The ability to monitor user activity to identify changes and views to data, reports, and OLAP cubes, and to account for regulatory requirements Data modeling and process modeling integration within the same tool set to share data definitions and to reuse data set s The ability to reuse business rules and reports based on created data models Saves commonly used queries for quick

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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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A dashboard is a vital tool for monitoring the daily health of your organization. From a single interface, decision makers have access to key performance indicators (KPI)—actionable information that can be used to effectively guide and track business performance. Successful implementation of a dashboard is complex and requires a step-by-step process using a methodology that considers all aspects of the project life cycle.

generate custom reports based on ad hoc specifications  implement- ed, NQS will generate over 600 Answers based on key functional areas such as finance, sales, service, supply chain, etc. These Answers can then be used as queries to support KPIs. Noetix QueryServer also provides caching, scheduling and refresh capabilities. This ensures optimum performance and allows dashboards to be updated as frequently as required. Scheduling and refreshing is completely controllable, ensuring that the content is updated and accurate as per user requirements. Deploy Read More

Unlocking Hidden Value from Investments in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse


Extending the capabilities and value of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse is a concern for users. To improve data use and fact-based decision making, and reduce stranded spreadsheets, SAP users can choose a business intelligence (BI) software solution such as IBM Cognos 8, with budgeting, planning, and forecasting functions. Find out more about how you can improve your business performance management content with BI.

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BI on the Go . . . So, Who’s Using Mobile BI?


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