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Splunk
Splunk@aims to make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone by offering operational intelligence. Machine data is one of the fastest growing

usable synonym  make machine data accessible, usable, and valuable to everyone by offering operational intelligence. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most pervasive segments of big data —generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile devices, and all the sensors and RFID assets that produce data. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records, Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights.

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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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usable synonym  broad-based functionality that is usable in a variety of technology environments. These products are offered to larger, more sophisticated project-oriented organizations in the aforemented industries. Time is of essence for any business that bills for its services rather than sells a physical product, but it can be particularly tricky for design firms that may need to bill at different rates depending on things such as project phase, task, client type, or escalation clause. At the same time, the industry Read More

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usable synonym  the new solution have usable and user-friendly mobile options that would allow sales representatives to schedule customer meetings or appointments on the fly. Also, Global Refund wanted to improve efficiencies overall-including database management and data mining/extraction-with a solution that would be able to meet the present and future business requirements at all of its divisions and branches. Getting a Long List of CRM Vendors Shouldn't Take So Long … With so many potentially viable CRM solutions o Read More

SAP Delivers Commercial Project Management Solution


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usable synonym  is to provide a usable and flexible application so that front-office users like project managers, engagement managers, and project directors will directly interact with the system.   SAP Commercial Project Management runs on the SAP HANA platform, is mobile-enabled, and can be used by companies selling and delivering projects to customers as well as those running internal projects. Additional mobile apps are also made available by partners—e.g., SAP partner Mindtree offers mInspect , a mobile app that Read More

Aderant Redwood Analytics


A comprehensive performance enhancement suite, Redwood Analytics helps the right people at your firm run the business of law in a better, smarter, more intelligent way. Convert your firm data into usable information and insightful assessments about profitability, firm trends, client segments, and productivity, and share that financial and performance intelligence with the right people through dashboard displays, predictive insights, reports, and alerts that build understanding and encourage action that will mitigate risk and enhance performance.

usable synonym  your firm data into usable information and insightful assessments about profitability, firm trends, client segments, and productivity, and share that financial and performance intelligence with the right people through dashboard displays, predictive insights, reports, and alerts that build understanding and encourage action that will mitigate risk and enhance performance. Read More

Most Misunderstood Link in Supply Chain Management


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usable synonym  performance? Do you have usable written policies and procedures? If clients have any kind of trackable numbers with which to measure credit and collection performance, those numbers are usually tied to average turn-time on the accounts receivable (A/R)—the days sales outstanding (DSO) or collection days index (CDI)—and percent of A/R written off as a bad debt loss (money the customer didn't pay). The same as in the '50s. As for usable written policies and procedures, many of these companies have Read More

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usable synonym  Practices in Creating a Usable Report A good report doesn’t just show the conclusions you want it to. The best report is one that contains the data you need and facilitates making vital decisions based upon that data. But what exactly constitutes a usable report? This white paper covers the key features of a usable report: accuracy, completeness, relevance, visual interest, timeliness, and clarity. Read More

Usability


Poor usability leads to irritation and fatigue and it has an adverse impact on the usage experience. In an on-line shopping web site, it can lead to loss of revenues. Poor usability in business applications leads to increased help desk costs. On the other hand, better usability makes our usage experience more fun and can increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential.

usable synonym  increase productivity. A highly usable on-line shopping web site tempts repeat visits, builds customer loyalty, and increases its revenue-earning potential. For a company developing a software product, better usability plays a significant role in defining the brand appeal and conveying a certain positive brand experience. The enjoySAP initiative of SAP AG is a case in point. Owing to enjoySAP , the previously difficult-to-use screens of SAP software were completely re-designed, making them much easier to Read More

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usable synonym  of this space, a usable and intuitive user interface (UI), and easy customization by business users (versus information technology [IT] staff). Prolog is best suited for the “Build” phase of Meridian’s PBO solution set, and includes more than 400 packaged reports.  It manages a wide breadth of activities including purchasing/bid management, budgets and cost management, contract and change management, correspondence management, design collaboration management, daily journal entries, jobsite Read More

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usable synonym  site to identify a usable part in another storeroom. By standardizing nomenclature, Mohawk can keep parts inventory lower and potentially leverage purchases in the future by having common stores items. In addition to SQL Server, the EAM system works with other Microsoft tools like Excel and Project Server. For example, Osgood can easily export shutdown workloads into Excel and Project, which are used as major outage planning tools. Technology streamlines project With the help of open systems technology, M Read More

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usable synonym  them in a structured, usable format. The main component of Agent Community is Agent Studio . Within this IDE, users can create, modify, publish, and monitor intelligent agents. Agent Studio uses templates that recognize content “type” patterns to map and define metadata content. This allows mass numbers of agents to be created and deployed quickly.   Figure 4. Connotate—Agent Studio   The secondary component of Agent Community is the Agent Library , which enables users to personalize pre-existing Read More

Addressing Channels and the Low-End Market


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usable synonym  set of visual controls usable in Visual Studio projects; Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 ; the release to manufacturing of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) ; and a Microsoft Windows Server System Midsize Business Promotion. These are planned for launch during the next year and a half, in addition to Microsoft's anticipated release of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Longhorn, the code name for the next major release of the Windows operating system. As for the programs for its cha Read More

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usable synonym  test, and deliver real, usable production code (not prototypes) incrementally in 2-3 week cycles. The whole focus is: think small—what's the smallest possible useful/usable functionality I can build, then deliver it very quickly [1] . This allows much more reality-based progress indicators, since measurement of actual vs. plan for the overall project can start almost immediately, rather than not knowing about delays until very late in the project. It also allows the end user to start seeing the end Read More

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usable synonym  appeal, adoption and traction: Usable - is the application simple to use? Does it fit established application norms; style, layout of options, and the use of device specific interfaces (such as touch screens or scroll wheels)? Does it recognise the limits of the device and the constraints of the environment the user may be operating in? Affordable - is the basic application price point acceptable? Is it clear where and when costs are or will be incurred? If free, are there reasons for this and are the Read More

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