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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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Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, while seriously

bi community strategy  on delivering a solid BI platform. As for the ISV community that was looking to embed MOPPS, they can still offer PerformancePoint Services (the dashboards, scorecards, and analytic capabilities) through MOSS. It also appears that Microsoft will be making White Papers, how to instructions, and making sample code available that will allow ISVs and customers to extend the planning component of PerformancePoint Server. A New Lease on Life for Microsoft FRx? I believe that this change is also good for Read More

Enterprise Information Management: Strategy, Best Practices, and Technologies on Your Path to Success


New data sources, unstructured data, and greater volumes of data than ever before are creating an information overload. Plus, customers’ demands for faster service stress front-office applications, while parallel demands from internal users place greater demands on back-office systems. Before you discover that your data quality has been rendered ineffective, consider adopting enterprise information management (EIM).

bi community strategy  organization’s operating infrastructure; then binding those repositories together into one effective information management environment where information is delivered to the person who needs it, when they need it, and how they need it. EIM, as the term denotes, spans the entire corporation, regardless of size, from a small, 30-person garment maker to a 50,000-person, multi-national manufacturer. Agility, accuracy, and completeness of data delivery are the three primary objectives. An EIM initiative Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 1


Tough times demand tough decisions and sacrifices even from seemingly untouchable corporations. Most of us were likely discouraged (if not necessarily disappointed or surprised) by Microsoft’s mid-January 2009 layoffs announcement, the first ever in the company’s illustrious (at least when it comes to financial performance) history.  Whether related to these layoffs or not (some will argue the

bi community strategy  in the number of BI related opportunities going forward. Providing a clear financial planning and reporting product roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics customers will allow our partner community to feel confident in position these solutions with prospects. Part 2 of this blog series will conclude with my views on this strategy shift, devoid of Microsoft’s spin. In the meantime, your views and comments are welcome as usual. If you are existing users of SharePoint, PerformancePoint, or FRx, what have been Read More

Made2Manage Affirms Its Technological Astuteness Part 2: Strategy


During the last few years, Made2Manage has evolved from a vendor of traditional MRP/ERP software to a provider of ‘one-stop-shop’ enterprise business applications.

bi community strategy  with ILOG ); M2M BI in the form of Advanced Notifier; M2M CRM; HR/payroll; and Fixed Asset Register. As for the future, Made2Manage aspires to expand both geographically and functionally, albeit still while penetrating more its discrete manufacturing SME arena. The firm has aspirations to move more into multi-site, multi-language, multi-currency, multi-national manufacturers with its new functionality, but will not desert its heartland nor will it depart from its adherence to the Microsoft .NET strategy Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

bi community strategy  management (EM), workflow, common BI store, reporting, and universal access ( Infor MyDay ) Deliver a toolset / development environment to build both the new functional components and common services Open SOA was instrumental in the successful first phase of Infor’s interoperability strategy, acting as the architectural foundation for application data sharing and integration. Phase one is now drawing to a close, as Open SOA is now included in 25 of the most widely adopted Infor applications.  Infor Read More

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Mobile BI Market Survey


Take our mobile BI survey. The business intelligence (BI) space is finally seeing mainstream adoption of mobile capabilities, and increasing numbers of software providers are developing mobile BI capabilities to meet the demands of their customers. This evolution is shifting the way people consume and use data. TEC is currently preparing a report that captures the landscape of mobile BI.

bi community strategy  BI Market Survey Take our mobile BI survey.  The business intelligence (BI) space is finally seeing mainstream adoption of mobile capabilities, and increasing numbers of software providers are developing mobile BI capabilities to meet the demands of their customers. This evolution is shifting the way people consume and use data. TEC is currently preparing a report that captures the landscape of mobile BI. Mobile BI applications enable anytime, anywhere access to data for analysis, improving the Read More

Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions


Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing and to have confidence that they are delivering the right message to their market.

bi community strategy  describes the company''s unique ability to satisfy customers'' problems and needs. Well, this is certainly a step in the right direction, but now what the company needs to do is add a yearly audit to this process. A message strategy audit determines the effectiveness of your positioning strategy and whether you need to change or tweak it. The audit assesses your situation by answering these three basic questions: Is your marketing claim important to the target market? Is it unique? Is it consistently Read More

NetSuite Two-tier ERP Strategy Kit


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Birst Cloud BI


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Mobile BI Market Landscape Report


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BI Hits the Road


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Case Study: Howard Community College


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bi community strategy  Study: Howard Community College The desire to be environmentally responsible—and save money—led Howard Community College (HCC) to green its campus. Seeing that there was room for savings in its computing technology, HCC searched for an energy management solution that would make workstations available when system resources are required, while conserving power during productivity downtimes. Learn how the solution HCC chose offered energy savings and more. Read More

PRISM Users Get A Dedicated, Independent Web Community


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