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McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants Gains New Insight into Dining Trends and Financial Performance with IBM Cognos Express
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants needed better insight to understand and take advantage of key business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos

why cognos  business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight.

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Lean Business Intelligence: Why and How Enterprises Are Moving To Self-service Business Intelligence


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ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software


According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to reporting, financial statements, budgeting, and analysis. Learn about some of the barriers to better data use, as well as the key features and functions of this BI solution—and how you can improve data access and analysis, employee performance, and productivity.

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Case Study: US Lumber Group


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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management


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why cognos  time and money. That’s why planning and forecasting systems must not be seen in isolation from other components in the performance management system. They must be part of a coherent system that supports the right behavior. ABOUT COGNOS,AN IBM COMPANY Cognos, an IBM company, is the world leader in business intelligence and performance management solutions. It provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and operational Read More

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Executive Guide to Internal Data Theft: Why You’re at Risk


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why cognos  to Internal Data Theft: Why You’re at Risk With your Internet and e-mail gateways largely secured against external hackers, most security breaches are now occurring within your network. But why should this issue be placed above the many other IT and governance concerns vying for your attention? Well, where would you be if your closest competitors suddenly had your latest technical blueprints—or if your customers all cancelled their accounts thanks to a data leak? Read More

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why cognos  CRM? Why You Need Marketing Automation, Too When you create a campaign in your marketing automation system, it should map back to your customer relationship management (CRM) so that you can tie closed deals back to the campaigns that created them. This closed-loop reporting capability allows you to measure your ROI and make data-driven marketing decisions. Learn how the systems complement each other, and why you need both. Read More

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Enterprise Software Conferences: Why Bother?


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