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simplify the concepts  Intelligence Best Practices: Simplify the Reporting Landscape Best practices for reporting have often been overlooked. Most of the time we focus on eye candy—such as dashboards—and overlook report generation and report production, which are crucial concepts at the heart of business intelligence (BI). Learn more about the current reporting situation, and learn about ways to use reporting tools to improve the reporting processes in your company and make them more efficient. Read More

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simplify the concepts  Infor CloudSuite Financials should simplify diagnostics and quickly identify the operational sources of financial performance information, helping companies become more efficient and profitable. At Inforum 2014, there was no mention of global payroll capabilities, and Infor might be wise to pursue local partnerships in this regard.   Figure 3. Infor CloudSuite Financials Modules   Infor CloudSuite Financials will be built for the cloud, with analytics and mobility in a multitenant cloud environment, Read More

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simplify the concepts  use these characteristics to simplify the gathering and distribution of information to non-technical decision makers, and to still allow a fair amount of personalization by the end user. In the future, dashboards will represent data from increasingly different data sources. In fact, many of these data sources will not even be in the company data center. This may be shocking to some, especially the proponents of enterprise data warehouses that contain anything and everything about the company. The reality Read More

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simplify the concepts  Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket What is Service Lifecycle Management? Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) is a business initiative focused on servicing a company''s products, and the customers that bought them, after the product has been sold. Simply put, SLM focuses on making more money from the product after the initial sale. But it is more than that; it is also a way to become a strategic part of the customer''s business after the sale is completed. General Read More

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