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Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions?
Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and
iSeries systems such as PRISM , JDE World , and MAPICS XA along with Oracle- and Microsoft SQL Server -based solutions such as PeopleSoft Enterprise One , Exact Progression , and AssetPoint's TabWare solutions . Therefore, GPS should be seen as a near real-time integration tool, allowing one view of data from a variety of systems, since it offers business users the power and flexibility to access the information they need to address specific business issues, regardless of where that data is stored.
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The Name and Ownership Change Roulette Wheel for Marcam Stops at SSA Global Part Three: Last-Ditch Effort by Invensys
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a popular module for PRISM and the company saw success for BI as part of Protean. Last but not least, at the end of 2004, it planed to release a Quality Management module for Protean that has been seen as vital part of ERP by many process manufacturing companies. Namely, Marcam's PRISM product has included comparable functionality for some time and has proven to be a popular module. Unfortunately, it has not exactly been back to the future for Invensys-owned Marcam, given it had meanwhile forsaken its
A Definition of Data Warehousing
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Datawarehouse Vendors Moving Towards Application Suites
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with the purchase of Prism Solutions. Prism's mainframe based ETL tool provides Ardent with mainframe job scheduling and improved access to legacy data sources. Market Impact Data warehouse vendors are flocking to the suite concept. Ardent and Cognos have joined the ranks of larger vendors, such as Microsoft (with SQL Server 7.0) and Computer Associates (with DecisionBase 1.9), in attempting to provide end-to-end data warehousing solutions. Customers and prospects have been complaining for years about
MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard
MAPICS XA expands its Business Intelligence (BI) offerings via a partnership with the Vanguard Solutions Group. With GPS, MAPICS has taken a critical step
set of JDE, MAPICS, PRISM and BPCS. In the fast moving BI market, Vanguard should continue to invest in GPS to maintain its competitive position. About the Author Olin Thompson is a principal of Process ERP Partners. He has over 25 years experience as an executive in the software industry with the last 17 in process industry related ERP, SCP, and e-business related segments. Olin has been called the Father of Process ERP. He is a frequent author and an award-winning speaker on topics of gaining value
Is BI Really for Everyone?
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BI for Small and Midsized Businesses
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and Pervasive BI In the world of Web-based business intelligence (BI), mashups combine two or more data sources in a single feature. Mashups are among the innovations that help spread BI wider and deeper across organizations. Known as “pervasive BI,” this concept hinges on offering features and applications that blend with—and navigate like—the familiar Web browser. Find out how pervasive BI can help your organization today.
Focus Experts’ Briefing: BI Buying Advice and Market Leaders
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Affordable BI: Why Your Business Needs It now!
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BI: Why Your Business Needs It now! Why should only large companies have the luxury of a 360-degree view of their organization? Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) like yours have the same competitive pressures as the big guys. You all require fast, accurate decision making, budgeting, and forecasting to succeed. That's where a business intelligence (BI) solution that's affordable to small and midsized businesses comes in. New BI solutions with lower price points offer you clear and concise
BI on the Go: About Functionality and Level of Satisfaction
We thought it would be useful to take another look at what was revealed in our recent survey on mobile BI regarding what’s important for mobile BI users, and of
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Organizations are increasingly focused on business intelligence (BI) and analytics projects that help reduce costs or retain customers. But justifying the high
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SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
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BI on the Go
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