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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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Reporting Tools


Analysis and reporting services are an important part of the enterprise resource planning process. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been designed to give users options for optimal analysis and reporting, and to leave room for partners to provide customized solutions. With the correct reporting tools and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, practical analysis and reporting is available and adaptable to individual users’ needs.

analytical tools  a versatile and powerful analytical tool. It is important to note that whenever a change has been implemented by executing the configuration from inside Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the installation program will have to be executed for Business Analytics Advanced to be able to access the cubes on Analysis Services. This is due to the fact that when executing the installation program security is set on the cubes and database allowing Business Analytics Advanced to access them. Microsoft Business Intelligence Read More

Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and scorecards are two such tools. Though often confused, they have functional difference, especially in modern BI suites.

analytical tools  It has encompassed on-line analytical processing (OLAP) technology; data mining, digital cockpits, and dashboards to portals and other broadcasting tools. These all have has a common aim to provide more timely information, filtered for importance and in a context that supports better decision-making. Nowadays, popular uses of BI include management dashboards and balanced scorecards, collaborative applications, workflows and alerts, analytics, enterprise reporting, financial reporting, and customer and Read More

Knosys "in the Kno" With ProClarity 3.0 Analytical Platform


Knosys, Inc. announced on November 6, 2000 that version 3.0 of its ProClarity® Analytical Platform and OLAP client are now available. The products were developed for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, so ProClarity is completely tied to Microsoft software. In addition, Knosys has announced a partnership to collaborate with integrated enterprise and eBusiness applications vendor Epicor on development of a portal-based business intelligence solution. Epicor focuses exclusively on the mid-market.

analytical tools  Pricing for the ProClarity Analytical Platform and OLAP client starts at $495 per seat. One impact on the market will be that Epicor will have a leg up on some of the competition, which require that 3rd party business intelligence tools such as Cognos or Hyperion be added on to provide useful analytics. Having the analytics built in as a component of the core product will be a strong selling point. User Recommendations Customers evaluating business intelligence products which provide advanced analytics Read More

A Guide to Software Test Tools


Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.

analytical tools  they can be useful analytical tools for manual testing. Most test teams use some sort of a defect tracker to hold a centralized list of logged problems. The tools allow problems to be classified and prioritized, and to be assigned to individuals as they progress from detection to resolution. Data manipulation tools work with bulk data sets and databases. They allow a team to analyze output data, and make it simpler to construct accurate and comprehensive test data. Environment management tools are Read More

Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

analytical tools  and empirical approach. Using analytical hierarchy process (AHP), I have built the hierarchy (see figure 1) with the overall model showing a top-down approach. As a tool, Expert Choice software was used. The hierarchy is derived from various reviews of TCO studies, and it is further expanded to include elements that have not been considered in prior research. These elements are subcategories of deployment, patch management, compatibility, patch availability, and warranty nodes. Part Two of the series Read More

You Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary


This article continues the examination of tools that a vendor may supply that can make the implementation of an ERP package easier for your project team, end users, and IT department. Read on to see what tools you may want to have in your toolbox before proceeding with the implementation.

analytical tools  Need More Than Functions and Features to Implement an ERP Package Part Two: More Tools and Summary Introduction It stands to reason that, when selecting an enterprise resource planning (ERP) package, you must be sure that the software has the functions and features to support your organization. Unless you turn those functions and features into reality with a successful implementation, the benefits and savings that you think are there for the taking, won''t materialize. Sure, if you don''t select the most Read More

Aligning Technology to Business Strategy: New Tools, Old Rules


Technology innovation continues at an incredible rate. Computing power, end user devices, networking and communication options, and software applications all offer new capabilities and options unimagined even five years ago. But the challenge remains the same as ever: how to select technology investments wisely? By following some basic guidelines, a company can help ensure its technology investments support business direction.

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Big Data Analytics: Profiling the Use of Analytical Platforms in User Organizations


While terabytes used to be synonymous with big data warehouses, now it’s petabytes, and the rate of growth in data volumes continues to escalate as organizations seek to store and analyze greater levels of transaction details, as well as Web- and machine-generated data, to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and drivers. This report examines the rise of "big data" and the use of analytics to mine that data.

analytical tools  Profiling the Use of Analytical Platforms in User Organizations While terabytes used to be synonymous with big data warehouses, now it’s petabytes, and the rate of growth in data volumes continues to escalate as organizations seek to store and analyze greater levels of transaction details, as well as Web- and machine-generated data, to gain a better understanding of customer behavior and drivers. This report examines the rise of big data and the use of analytics to mine that data. Read More

HR Executive’s Guide to Web 2.0: Cracking the Code for Talent Management


This report is a roadmap for understanding the uses of Web 2.0 tools across the employment lifecycle. From sourcing to offboarding, these tools are providing value for organizations that have adopted them effectively. Discover which Web 2.0 tools are most commonly used, which elements of talent management they are applied to, and the supporting capabilities that generate a positive return on investment (ROI) in them.

analytical tools  Executive’s Guide to Web 2.0: Cracking the Code for Talent Management This report is a roadmap for understanding the uses of Web 2.0 tools across the employment lifecycle. From sourcing to offboarding, these tools are providing value for organizations that have adopted them effectively. Discover which Web 2.0 tools are most commonly used, which elements of talent management they are applied to, and the supporting capabilities that generate a positive return on investment (ROI) in them. Read More

Introduction to Customer Relationship Management


The time when a company decides to move to customer relationship management (CRM) tools marks their progress to professionalism and profit in multiple ways. This introduction to CRM provides guidelines for companies contemplating this critical step in their development.

analytical tools  to Customer Relationship Management The time when a company decides to move to customer relationship management (CRM) tools marks their progress to professionalism and profit in multiple ways. This introduction to CRM provides guidelines for companies contemplating this critical step in their development. Read More

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate


Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. Read this document for a discussion of the benefits of each option, plus some success stories from manufacturers that are working with IQMS' Automation Group to automate their shop floor processes.

analytical tools  Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate Through applications that integrate seamlessly into an enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom automation programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. Read this document for a discussion of the benefits of each option, plus some success stories from manufacturers that are working with IQMS'' Automation Group to automate their shop floor processes. Read More

Application Performance Starts with Database Performance Analysis


Application performance management (APM) tools have helped create a new corporate culture of continuous performance monitoring and improvement. But these tools generally tend to focus on application-level issues, while database and infrastructure-related issues go undetected.

This white paper examines the gap in the monitoring capabilities of traditional APM tools, which so often fail to identify the true root of problems, particularly as production performance issues often lie in the relational databases that run the majority of enterprise applications.

This paper also introduces a subcategory of APM solutions—application database performance management (ADPM) tools—that aims to give a unified perspective of a system’s overall performance. Read the report to discover the benefits of putting an ADPM tool in place and help you build a business case.

analytical tools  Performance Starts with Database Performance Analysis Application performance management (APM) tools have helped create a new corporate culture of continuous performance monitoring and improvement. But these tools generally tend to focus on application-level issues, while database and infrastructure-related issues go undetected. This white paper examines the gap in the monitoring capabilities of traditional APM tools, which so often fail to identify the true root of problems, particularly as Read More

Quality and Value in the Management of Unstructured Information: Tools Based on Semantic Analysis


Information chaos is one of the primary sources of inefficiency and waste for knowledge workers. So how do you improve efficiency and make more informed decisions? There’s a new direction in content management policy that can help: semantics-based search tools that go beyond just the “find” function, to search, categorize, analyze, and extract meaningful information from unstructured data and texts.

analytical tools  and Value in the Management of Unstructured Information: Tools Based on Semantic Analysis Information chaos is one of the primary sources of inefficiency and waste for knowledge workers. So how do you improve efficiency and make more informed decisions? There’s a new direction in content management policy that can help: semantics-based search tools that go beyond just the “find” function, to search, categorize, analyze, and extract meaningful information from unstructured data and texts. Read More

Methods and Tools Operationalizing Data Governance


Data governance is about standardizing principles and implementing best practices. This white paper looks at common challenges to effective information use, and the practical lifecycle associated with defining and then implementing observance of data policies through defined business rules, inspection, reporting, and monitoring.

analytical tools  and Tools Operationalizing Data Governance Data governance is about standardizing principles and implementing best practices. This white paper looks at common challenges to effective information use, and the practical lifecycle associated with defining and then implementing observance of data policies through defined business rules, inspection, reporting, and monitoring. Read More