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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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A Definition of Data Warehousing


There is a great deal of confusion over the meaning of data warehousing. Simply defined, a data warehouse is a place for data, whereas data warehousing describes the process of defining, populating, and using a data warehouse. Creating, populating, and querying a data warehouse typically carries an extremely high price tag, but the return on investment can be substantial. Over 95% of the Fortune 1000 have a data warehouse initiative underway in some form.

enterprise data warehousing bi  data warehouses are generally enterprise in scope. Also, data warehouses can be volatile. Due to the large amount of storage required for a data warehouse, (multi-terabyte data warehouses are not uncommon), only a certain number of periods of history are kept in the warehouse. For instance, if three years of data are decided on and loaded into the warehouse, every month the oldest month will be rolled off the database, and the newest month added. Ralph Kimball provided a much simpler definition of a dat Read More

BI Portal from Enterprise Software Solutions Is Now a TEC Certified Application


Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) from Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) has become part of TEC’s group of certified BI applications, and is now available for online evaluation in comparison with other BI software solutions in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. ESS, a US-based software provider with offices in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, and Bulgaria

enterprise data warehousing bi  Portal (BI Portal) from Enterprise Software Solutions (ESS) has become part of TEC’s group of certified BI applications, and is now available for online evaluation in comparison with other BI software solutions in TEC’s Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center . ESS, a US-based software provider with offices in Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, and Bulgaria, is the major player behind a new breed of BI and analytics solutions. The company’s BI product portfolio, of which BI Portal Read More

Microsoft Goes Their Own Way with Data Warehousing Alliance 2000


Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced that 47 applications and tools from 39 vendors throughout the industry have qualified for Microsoft« Data Warehousing Alliance 2000. Alliance members and partners are committed to delivering tools and applications based on the Microsoft Data Warehousing Framework 2000, an open architecture based on the open standards and services built into the Windows« 2000 operating system, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Office 2000.

enterprise data warehousing bi  umbrella term for its enterprise network architecture based on COM and Windows 2000 (NT 5.0)). The Windows DNA platform is advertised as Microsoft''s comprehensive platform for building Web applications. We believe this will only serve to further fragment the data warehousing market. Obviously, Oracle is not a member of this alliance, and other applications show spotty representation. For example, in the enterprise resource planning space, Baan NV is represented, but SAP AG and PeopleSoft are not. In Read More

Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence


As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence environment. This article looks at issues in data quality and how they can be addressed.

enterprise data warehousing bi  its way to an enterprise data warehouse or data marts, a data quality framework creates a screening process that measures the purity of the data and corrects any inconsistencies found. This article walks the reader through a typical data quality strategy by illustrating, through examples, how and where quality issues occur, and the approaches available to inhibit the proliferation of these issues. We look at a subset of vendors that provide powerful and rich solutions to protect enterprise data quality. Read More

Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information


The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and extract useful information, is harder still. Even so, this data deluge has great potential for good—as long as consumers, companies, and governments make the right choices about when to restrict the flow of data, and when to encourage it. Find out more.

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Eurocopter Expands Use of PTC’s Portfolio to Accelerate Service Strategy


PTC recently announced that Eurocopter, an EADS subsidiary, is expanding its use of PTC technology solutions to enhance the contribution Eurocopter support services makes to the company’s overall business performance. In 2008, EADS selected PTC technology solutions to serve as the backbone of its PHENIX Master Product Definition platform, an initiative to harmonize its product lifecycle management

enterprise data warehousing bi  lifecycle management (SLM). True enterprise SLM solutions connect service planning, delivery, and performance analysis into a complete and strategic view of service that helps drive increased service revenues and profitability. The former Servigistics had a great product, but had a limited wherewithal for scaling the business. PTC should be able to achieve good growth rates with Servigistics and its SLM offering that is not easily matched by many direct competitors. As the  PlanetPTC Live 2012 Read More

BOM Management for Electrical Engineers by Arena Solutions


Arena PLM is moving further into the area the company is good at, and leveling the playing field for smaller hi-tech/electronics firms to be able to play with big boys. PartsList, which has been an Arena offering for some time, is a fast way for designers to create and share clean and fully documented bills of materials (BOMs). Created especially for electronic engineers to move

enterprise data warehousing bi  Management for Electrical Engineers by Arena Solutions Arena PLM is moving further into the area the company is good at, and leveling the playing field for smaller hi-tech/electronics firms to be able to play with big boys. PartsList, which has been an Arena offering for some time, is a fast way for designers to create and share clean and fully documented bills of materials (BOMs). Created especially for electronic engineers to move quickly and efficiently while designing and documenting a prototype, Read More

IBM Expands PureSystems Family to Address Big Data


With the introduction of PureData, IBM’s PureSystems family has a new way of dealing with large amounts of data with speed and intelligence to provide insights and support specific business goals. These computing offerings, called “expert integrated systems” by IBM, have built-in expertise to reduce the cost and complexity of deployment and maintenance, so customers can expect to have an IBM

enterprise data warehousing bi  Expands PureSystems Family to Address Big Data With the introduction of PureData , IBM’s PureSystems family has a new way of dealing with large amounts of data with speed and intelligence to provide insights and support specific business goals. These computing offerings, called “expert integrated systems” by IBM, have built-in expertise to reduce the cost and complexity of deployment and maintenance, so customers can expect to have an IBM PureData system up and running in 24 hours. Arvind Read More

What Is Software as a Service?


Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

enterprise data warehousing bi  be billed? Furthermore, most enterprise applications are used unpredictably, and composite or tightly integrated applications add further complexity. In the future, these applications will increasingly be made of dynamically linked components and services, and some will be used almost continuously, while others only occasionally. To measure such usage, one might envision central billing engines that can measure hundreds of services, and are similar to current mobile phone billing systems, which can meter Read More

Plymouth Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend


Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers

enterprise data warehousing bi  Rock Energy Selects Cloud Extend Cloud Extend is a cloud business process management (BPM) application from Active Endpoints, built on its flagship BPM system, ActiveVOS, and available in salesforce.com’s AppEchange marketplace. Cloud Extend aims to easily automate mundane sales, marketing, and customer service processes, and thus ensure that everyone on the team adheres to best practices. Cloud Extend empowers business users to create their own wizards in Salesforce CRM solutions to streamline Read More

SciQuest Combines with CombineNet to Master Complex Sourcing


SciQuest, the largest public provider of spend management software, doesn’t seem to be running out of steam. It recently announced the acquisition of CombineNet, a Pittsburgh-based provider of cloud-based software for companies to manage advanced complex sourcing events. The news is significant for the following two reasons: It is another proof point of SciQuest’s strategy to

enterprise data warehousing bi  strategic sourcing, but many enterprise sourcing events are simply too complex for current e-sourcing tools to effectively manage. CombineNet addresses this problem by allowing users to create highly customizable events and run what-if scenarios that balance a number of factors including supplier cost, value, risk, and innovation with internal business rules and preferences. This requires the collection, normalization, and optimization of both price and non-price variables from suppliers, which may Read More

PTC Acquires Servigistics - Doubles Up on Its “Product and Service Advantage” Mantra


The recently held PlanetPTC Live 2012 conference espoused the following two mantras – “Systems are Today’s Products” and “Product and Service Advantage.” Look for an exhaustive report from the conference and on PTC’s Winchill PLM (product lifecycle management), Creo CAD (computer aided design), and MKS Integrity application lifecycle management (ALM)/system engineering strategies. Most recently

enterprise data warehousing bi  of any PLM/ ERP (enterprise resource planning) competitor in the realm of SLM. In addition, Servigistics should be additive to PTC’s revenue (which PTC quite needs), potentially accretive to the bottom line in the near term, and it bolsters PTC’s “complete scope” story. All of these facets are good for PTC. For many companies, servicing products or upgrading products is more profitable than manufacturing those products per se. While Dassault Systemes, SAP, Oracle , and Siemens PLM are focusing on Read More

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So you’re well on your way in terms of deploying the enterprise software. With great care and diligent planning you have assembled your team and despite your best efforts in securing resources and communicating schedules and responsibilities your Project Schedule is falling behind. You wonder if only I had selected the other vendor I wouldn’t have to be preparing this project update for first

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The specialized material resource planning module for cut-to-size/shape industries must be able to recognize when current demand cannot be satisfied by the in stock inventory due to dimensional issues, and include that unsatisfied demand in its reorder messages.

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