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BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?
Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution
when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as easy and simple as it appears. Some BI system consultants and developers consider that when all the basic pieces—data warehouse, data flow, and analysis services—are in place, the reporting tool can be considered secondary and has less relevance in the information cycle. With all the background set up, you can work with a standard reporting
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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web
bi solution , web-based bi resource , business intelligence tool , business intelligence solution evolution , the business intelligence guide , bi solution comparison , web route to business intelligence . BI on the Fly A Guide to Web-based Business Intelligence Web-based BI is becoming mainstream. Organizations want to deploy BI solutions beyond Web portals. This report identifies emerging trends that make Web-based BI more pervasive within the industry, as well as the features and functionality to
IBM Cognos Express: Easy BI?
On Monday, IBM gave me a sneak peek of its new business analytics software tool for midsized clients. The name of the new product is Cognos Express, and IBM’s
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Business Intelligence (BI) as a Tool for Middle Management
For a full picture of the business environment and make the best decisions, middle managers must have access to business intelligence (BI). You can’t focus on
And you can—with a BI tool that’s easily accessible no matter where you reside in the enterprise, and that’s flexible enough to meet each department’s reporting needs.
To BI or not to BI
Nowadays a company should not even question whether it needs business intelligence (BI) or not. Those who do not have it yet should include it in their future
be too late. A BI tool can help you control growth by creating forecasting and patterns that give you valuable information about how your company is doing and about the major obstacles it might have to face in the future. You Have It but You Don't Really Know How to Use It Efficiently I really wanted to talk about this because I have seen companies that had a BI tool but that were not very interested in using it, especially the management team. The owner, controller, production manager, etc., should be
2011 Business Intelligence Buyer's Guide: BI for Everyone
This buyer guide is for business owners, managers, decision makers, and anyone interested in learning about the deployment of business intelligence (BI) systems
Business Intelligence Buyer's Guide: BI for Everyone This buyer guide is for business owners, managers, decision makers, and anyone interested in learning about the deployment of business intelligence (BI) systems across large enterprises as well as small to medium businesses (SMBs). It presents a comprehensive view of the wide spectrum of BI software solutions currently available and investigates how they match different types of organizations according to size and need.
Mobile BI: Features, Challenges, and Opportunities
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Marquee Vendors Partner for Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links
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Deepening Inherent CRM and BI Links Event Summary The strong connection between business intelligence (BI) and customer relationship management (CRM) is being recognized by companies and vendors alike. In order to extend the customer life cycle and meet customer needs, enterprises are looking beyond mere call lists and focus group information. They are seeking to exploit the vast amounts of information they already have on their customers, in order to build more effective marketing strategies, retain
Is My Business Too Small for Business Intelligence (BI)?
Does business intelligence (BI) make sense for really small businesses? While BI solutions can surface and analyze business data, providing a competitive
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IBM Cognos Business Intelligence: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
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a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis.
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