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Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence, small to medium-sized companies are often at a disadvantage. Compared to larger companies, they may lack the

olap disadvantage  can save, and re-use OLAP cubes. As they develop a strong focus on understanding business conditions, employees can manage their work more effectively. A more advanced offering of Business Analytics supports businesses that have more complex reporting and analysis needs, while maintaining the simplicity and ease-of-use that are hallmarks of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Working within a graphical interface that is similar to Microsoft ® Outlook ® 2003, employees can gain a 360-degree view of business Read More
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Using BI and BPM to Address the Information Challenges of Midsize Companies
Business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) are two disciplines that become critical as companies progress through the midsize stage

olap disadvantage  an online analytical processing (OLAP) server to build multidimensional cubes for analysis. Variations on these methods and alternative methods are also available. Look for the maximum number of methods to merge data sources in order to remain flexible. Maximize Existing and Future IT Investments Your company has made huge investments in IT infrastructure and applications. Multiple data sources are just one piece of the puzzle. A BI/BPM solution must integrate seamlessly within your overall IT Read More
Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?
Getting ERP transaction data into a summarized form that is useful to knowledge workers is one way to extend the value of your ERP system. This article

olap disadvantage  Processing (OLAP) tool. Today, OLAP tools are available as client-server applications or can be operated from a Web browser. The data warehouse also can include information that is not in your ERP system. By adding information from outside the ERP system, IT can provide users access to ALL the transaction information that the company collects as well as whatever information they might want to collect from OUTSIDE the company. This is a significant difference and a potentially powerful advantage. Pat Read More
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

olap disadvantage  Analytical Processing (OLAP), Relational OLAP (ROLAP), Multi-Dimensional OLAP (MOLAP), Hybrid OLAP (HOLAP, a combination of MOLAP and ROLAP), and more. BI can be broken down into four broad fields: Multi-dimensional Analysis Tools: Tools that allow the user to look at the data from a number of different angles . These tools often use a multi-dimensional database referred to as a cube . Query tools: Tools that allow the user to issue SQL (Structured Query Language) queries against the warehouse and get Read More
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

olap disadvantage  develop end user reports, OLAP cubes, analyses, and performance management tools to allow end users to leverage BI tools. OLAP capabilities OLAP allows users to analyze data using dimensions and drilling through information to create different views to capture the required data. Generally, OLAP cubes are relegated to super users. However, they can be used to interact with reports and provide users with the ability to create customized reports by developing their cube views based on their business needs. Read More
SAP HANA-One Technology to Watch in 2012 (and Beyond)
Did you know that SAP HANA is much more than a high-speed analytic appliance? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reveals how HANA is a universal database

olap disadvantage  an InfoCube is an OLAP cube, or a set of relational tables arranged according to a star schema, whereby a large fact table in the middle is surrounded by several dimension tables). SAP BW Accelerator is a blade server that is optimized for fast indexing and searching. Both products can nowadays run on top of HANA. Confused and overwhelmed enough?   HANA: A Universal (Future) Database The major point here is the HANA database will be able to handle both transactional and analytical (decision-making) Read More
Ask the Experts Question: Do Organizations Really Need a Physical Data Warehouse Structure?
We recently had a question from one of our readers (through our Ask the Experts page) discussing QlikView’s approach to data collection.Reader’s Question

olap disadvantage  hierarchies—for online analytical processing (OLAP). It seems impressive and merits further reading. •    The company does claim to support the “no data warehouse” model. Data from a number of sources can—in theory—be loaded into memory. Of course, memory requirements are proportional to the size of the data. •    Does the company support data quality and data cleansing? It seems to support data cleansing on the fly, but I think this needs some deliberation and testing. To us, this is Read More
A User Centric WorkWise Customer Conference
WorkWise's business model is all about 'loving the customer'. A recent visit to their Customer Conference showed us the business plan in action. Is it time for

olap disadvantage  User Centric WorkWise Customer Conference The Company WorkWise ( www.workwiseinc.com ) has provided enterprise-wide solutions for make-to-order, engineer-to-order, repetitive, make-to-stock and mixed-mode manufacturers for over 20 years. Their product, WorkWise TCM (Time Critical Manufacturing) is installed in over 500 companies worldwide. With a staff that averages 10 years TCM product experience the company provides extensive consulting and support services including implementation, process Read More
Avinor Selects IFS for Quality Assurance Reporting
IFS recently announced that Avinor has chosen IFS solutions for health @ safety, quality assurance (QA), and risk management to streamline HSEQ-related (health,

olap disadvantage  for field reporting and OLAP cubes for data processing, the system will be used by some 3,900 Avinor employees working at airports all over Norway. The IFS solution will be equipped with interfaces for Microsoft SharePoint and mobile devices, developed by IFS technology partner Din ERP . The contract includes licenses and services worth approximately NKr 10 million. The implementation will start immediately and should be completed by June 2014. Read More
Business Intelligence Status Report
Spurred by government mandates for more business transparency, business intelligence has emerged to extract information from ERP systems. How has BI emerged

olap disadvantage  representations for each combination. OLAP is often used in data mining , which is a class of database applications that look for hidden patterns in a group of data that can be used to predict future behavior. For example. ,it can help retail companies find customers with common interests. Yet, the term is commonly misused to describe software that presents data in new ways, since true data mining software does not just change the presentation, but actually discovers previously unknown relationships Read More
Nimble Releases New Social CRM Platform
Yesterday Nimble released the public beta of its social CRM platform at the Demo Spring 2011 event. In a future blog post, I will share my thoughts on the

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Looking For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises
Small and medium enterprises (SME) looking for software must understand their needs and articulate their expectations to get what they want and need from

olap disadvantage  For Software-The Expectations of Small and Medium Enterprises Introduction Many small and medium enterprises (SME) are actively looking for software. Many vendors are trying to meet their needs. However, what the SME expects to gain from software is not always what the vendor expects. SMEs must understand their needs articulate their expectations to potential vendors if they are to get what they want and need from software. SMEs—Who Are They and What Are Their Characteristics? Polling vendors, Read More
Business Intelligence and Database Management Services
Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to

olap disadvantage  management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards. Read More
The Shortcut Guide to Achieving Business Intelligence in Midsize Companies
This guide introduces you to the key concepts of business intelligence, including data modeling, data warehouses, online analytical processing (OLAP), and more.

olap disadvantage  warehouses, online analytical processing (OLAP), and more. The author debunks many of the prevailing myths that scare small to medium businesses from investigating the use of business intelligence, and explains how the very same techniques and technologies used by massive enterprises are now available to them. Read More

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