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The Business Value of Business Intelligence
Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion

business intelligence owb  Business Value of Business Intelligence Now that technical aspects of delivering information to the business intelligence (BI) user community are understood, BI vendors are focused on market expansion through key initiatives, including advocating ‘BI for the masses.’ However promising expanded BI use may be, a careful and balanced discussion of the specific business and technical preconditions for capturing the business value of BI investments is needed. Read More
Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)
The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what

business intelligence owb  Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) The analytical capability once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of small to medium businesses (SMBs), providing visibility into what really matters for these companies. Not surprisingly, there has been a marked uptake in use of business intelligence (BI) solutions in the SMB market over the past year. Follow the road map for SMBs looking to achieve best-in-class performance through BI deployment. Read More
Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence
For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be

business intelligence owb  Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the IT/business gap. BEGI Read More
Business Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned
Is business intelligence (BI) an application that pays off? We have all heard mixed results but a 2003 extensive study on on-line analytical processing (OLAP

business intelligence owb  Intelligence Success, Lessons Learned Business Intelligence Benefits Are Real An extensive 269 pages industry report, OLAP 3 that was published in November 2003 by Nigel Pendse explains that BI benefits are very real. While the report covers many aspects of OLAP and BI, we will focus on business benefits and overcoming the obstacles of achieving those benefits. According to the report, approximately 19 percent of companies implementing BI claim they have met or exceeded their business goals. Over 60 Read More
Business Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems
Business strategy, a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful, does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes

business intelligence owb  Strategy, Business Processes, and Business Systems Introduction Business strategy is a road map telling us how the business plans to be successful. But the best strategy does not guarantee success. Strategy execution requires business processes that do what the strategy calls for—and do it well. In today''s automated world, these business processes rely on business systems. Therefore, a direct link exists between the success of business strategy and business systems. That is not to say great Read More
Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence, small to medium-sized companies are often at a disadvantage. Compared to larger companies, they may lack the

business intelligence owb  Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Microsoft business intelligence solutions help you empower users by giving them quick access to relevant structured and non-structured business intelligence information found in systems across the Read More
Business Services and Consulting
There are several ways to define the business services and consulting industry, but they all make a clear distinction between business services (services a

business intelligence owb  ways to define the business services and consulting industry, but they all make a clear distinction between business services (services a client cannot or does not want to perform in-house) and consulting (services that will improve a client''s activities). Of course, these two different types of activities can be combined into one, depending on the client''s requirements. However, the line between the two types is sometimes blurry. For instance, a company may provide shipping logistics services for a Read More
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

business intelligence owb  Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization Originally published - April 12, 2006 The market uses the terms business performance management (BPM), corporate performance management (CPM), and enterprise performance management (EPM) interchangeably. Vendors and industry analysts use these terms to describe performance management, but essentially they all mean the same thing. BPM represents the next generation of business intelligence (BI), and is defined as Read More
Business Analytics: New Opportunities for the Medium-size Business
New business analytics solutions are bringing large-enterprise solutions and benefits down to the medium-size business’s level. They are exceptionally

business intelligence owb  Opportunities for the Medium-size Business New business analytics solutions are bringing large-enterprise solutions and benefits down to the medium-size business’s level. They are exceptionally comprehensive but exceptionally customizable to the needs of the individual business, easy to upgrade to target new strategic initiatives, and in tune with customer trends such as social media use. This paper discusses one such effective business analytics solution. Read More
Explore Your Business at the Speed of Thought
For effective decision making, information workers need quick answers to off-the-cuff questions, better understanding of the business, and fast access to

business intelligence owb  Your Business at the Speed of Thought For effective decision making, information workers need quick answers to off-the-cuff questions, better understanding of the business, and fast access to relevant information. But IT departments can’t react quickly enough to meet the dynamic needs of the organization while keeping costs within budget. Learn about business intelligence (BI) solutions that can help you extend the reach of BI to all information workers. Read More
The 2011 Focus Experts'' Guide to Business Intelligence
Not all business intelligence (BI) solutions fit every situation, and many BI solutions can be quite pricy. As an organization grows and its experience with BI

business intelligence owb  Focus Experts'' Guide to Business Intelligence Not all business intelligence (BI) solutions fit every situation, and many BI solutions can be quite pricy. As an organization grows and its experience with BI increases, new types of analysis from a broader range of sources become worth the additional spend. This guide will help you determine what stage of BI “maturity” you are in, and then what features you need and what vendor choices you have at that stage. Read More
Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies
Business intelligence—or decision support—allows you to better understand, analyze, and predict what’s occurring within your company. BI turns data from

business intelligence owb  Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies Business intelligence—or decision support—allows you to better understand, analyze, and predict what’s occurring within your company. BI turns data from financial, manufacturing, and sales systems into useful and meaningful information and then distributes it to people who need it. Midsize organizations have limited resources, so a BI solution should deliver low cost of ownership through off-the-shelf integration. Read More
TEC Talks to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz
In conversation with the Open For Business (OFBiz) project leader, David Jones, TEC discovers some of the challenges in raising an open source enterprise

business intelligence owb  to the Open For Business ProjectFree and Open Source Software Business ModelsPart One: OFBiz Introduction Consider that Free and open source software models, as opposed to the traditional proprietary models, may afford end user organizations a direct line to getting the software that is most well-adapted to their specific needs and at a lower cost. If that tends to be the case, one should ask how it is that the groups providing Free and open source enterprise software model their businesses to support Read More
The Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence
If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a

business intelligence owb  Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a fundamental shortcoming in most BI tools today, as a single architecture cannot support the full range of BI functionality—leading to excessive costs, delays, and user dissatisfaction. Learn about a solution that covers the five different styles of BI functionality. Read More
How Much Should You Pay for Your Business Phone System?
Different buyers pay different prices for the same business phone system. While some buyers hesitate to negotiate the “special price” quoted to them, others

business intelligence owb  You Pay for Your Business Phone System? Different buyers pay different prices for the same business phone system. While some buyers hesitate to negotiate the “special price” quoted to them, others leverage insider knowledge about the buying process to get a significantly better price for the same system. Our expert shares valuable phone system price negotiation techniques to empower you to get the best price on your business phone system equipment and service. Read More

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