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BI State of the Market Report
IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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A Definition of Data Warehousing


There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

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Podcast: Interview with CEO of iPhone/iPad BI App Vendor MeLLmo


Listen to the podcast. Many business applications are going mobile. And BI is no exception. Many BI software vendors are launching new versions that support mobile features, while others are launching special BI applications specifically for mobile devices.This is the case with California-based MeLLmo, which offers the native iPhone/iPad RoamBI app—designed from the ground up as a

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TEC 2015 Cloud BI and Analytics Buyer's Guide


After the advent of the Internet, “cloud computing” is perhaps the biggest trend in the recent history of the information technology (IT) industry. Having emerged as the ultimate software delivery platform paradigm, cloud computing has dramatically impacted not only the IT industry, but also the way business is conducted. It has accelerated the emergence of highly innovative business intelligence (BI) and business analytics offerings while boosting the evolution and radical adaptation of existing BI and business analytics platforms.

Organizations that are looking to adopt a BI or analytics solution in the cloud, or are currently planning their BI initiative, need to understand the different types of cloud BI software offerings that exist in the market. This buyer’s guide will help you understand the various types of software offerings on the market, give you insight into what your peers are looking for in BI solutions offered in the cloud, provide an overview of the main features and functions of these offerings, and show you how these solutions can help you potentially transform the way you conduct BI and, consequently, your business.

The buyer’s guide further breaks down standard cloud BI and analytics product functionality—particularly SaaS BI and analytics database offerings—and details how a select list of vendors supports those requirements.

Lastly, the guide presents a range of real-life case studies that highlight client successes and thought leadership about relevant cloud BI issues and challenges, and the solutions vendors offer to address them.

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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI: Designed for Growing Companies


Read about affordable business intelligence (BI) software for midsize companies that includes solutions that address BI requirements from operational reporting to flexible ad hoc query reporting and analysis, to dashboards and visualization, to powerful data quality and integration, to planning and budgeting. The solution provides an intuitive BI experience for where and how you work.

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A Guide to Microsoft’s BI Ecosystem—Understanding Microsoft’s Approach to BI for the Enterprise


In the last 4 to 5 years, the business intelligence (BI) and data management scene has evolved at an incredibly fast pace. Software pioneer Microsoft has extended the reach of its enterprise software solutions to the BI and analytics space by offering a wide variety of software applications to enterprises for performing BI and analytics capabilities based on different organizational needs and requirements. Aiming to help users with their BI software selection efforts, this research series explores the complete Microsoft BI product stack, describing the outstanding features of each of Microsoft’s BI offerings. The first part of this series describes the development of the Microsoft BI product landscape and provides insight into Microsoft’s set of enterprise BI solutions.

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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions


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BI Software Review: ESS BI Portal Business Intelligence


This business intelligence (BI) software review report examines the BI software by Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) and its support for business management processes against known benchmarks. It assesses ESS BI Portal version 4.0 for BI functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

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The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the BI software based on a demonstration provided by ESS. The review identifies the features of ESS BI Portal that distinguishes it from other business process management solutions, including its integration capabilities with the SQL Server product stack, its performance monitoring capabilities for optimized task performance, and its reporting and data visualization tools with flexible import/export capabilities. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

ESS BI Portal achieved TEC certification status for its BI software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the BI software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of ESS BI Portal, a TEC analyst has assessed the BI software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that ESS BI Portal is a strong BI system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how ESS BI Portal can help businesses achieve their BI objectives.

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