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The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate
warehouse (DW) or repository, which will be detailed later on. Business users receive Information Views on a predefined schedule via e-mail, or over a network, or by accessing a Web page. For example, one Vanguard customer uses eDeployment to deliver updated Information Views via e-mail to several hundred sales executives across the US every Monday morning. The sales executives are then able to take the information with them on their laptops in a disconnected and mobile fashion, and use it to stay on top
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Performance Series (GPS) solution, which delivers integrated enterprise information directly to business decision makers without relying on a data warehouse (DW), thereby potentially saving time, increasing business agility, and reducing costs. The Vanguard GPS solution has since been able to directly access the information stored in enterprise systems, without requiring businesses to move or stage data, or invest in complex and unwieldy data warehousing technology. For a more detailed analysis on this su
Retail Applications Vendor Provides a Solid
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Exact Acquires Vanguard Solutions Group
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When it comes to demand intelligence, which comes first? The right solution or the right architecture?
Hands down, it’s the right business intelligence (BI) architecture. If your enterprise currently uses retail demand data in a manner that favors either tier one
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What Keeps EAM/CMMS Away From PLM?
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Ask the Experts: So, This ERP Thing… How Does It Work?
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International Trade Logistics Challenge Automated Global E-Trading
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