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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Extract More Value out of SAP through Virtual Data


Firms looking to move ahead of competitors need applications that go beyond the classic SAP ERP and analytics backbone. To extract more meaningful value from ERP, firms should introduce both systems of differentiation and systems of innovation on top of the core SAP system of record. This document looks at Delphix Data as a Service and how it can help customers running SAP manage data and effect improvements across the SAP application lifecycle and related business processes.

extract  and analytics backbone. To extract more meaningful value from ERP, firms should introduce both systems of differentiation and systems of innovation on top of the core SAP system of record. This document looks at Delphix Data as a Service and how it can help customers running SAP manage data and effect improvements across the SAP application lifecycle and related business processes. Read More

Tactics for Tomorrow: An IAG Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract


Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it’s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits.

extract  Business Analysis Benchmark Report Extract Contrary to popular belief, requirements discovery and elicitation are processes—not deliverables. And in fact, companies that focus on both the process and the deliverables of requirements are far more successful than those that focus on documentation quality alone. After all, it’s the quality of the document development process that creates an economic advantage. Find out what you can do for immediate and tangible benefits. Read More

Comparing Business Intelligence and Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors' Extract Transform and Load Solutions


There are two types of extract transform and load (ETL) vendors. Business intelligence (BI) vendors integrate ETL functionality into their overall BI framework, while best-of-breed data integration vendors, who provide enhanced ETL functionality, have an increased focus on data cleansing and integrity.

extract  Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors'' Extract Transform and Load Solutions Introduction To understand the relevance of extract transform and load (ETL) components and how they fit into business intelligence (BI), one should first appreciate what data integration is and the significance of having clean, accurate data that enable successful business decisions. Within the BI industry, data integration is essential. By capturing the right information, organizations are able to perform analyses, create repor Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

extract  (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it with data from other sources into their data warehouse. With the DataStage Load PACK for SAP BW, users will be able to load data into SAP BW. Ardent has stated that the Load PACK adheres to the SAP standard interface protocol, known as BAPI. Ardent''s DataStage Extraction PACK is available now on Windows. UNIX availability is stated to be within 60 days of the init Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

extract  Warehouse), and can also extract from PeopleSoft and populate their EPM warehouse. PowerConnect and Business Components were released in 1999. PowerConnect is a family of packaged software products that allow customers to extract both data and metadata from ERP and legacy applications. The information is then delivered to PowerCenter. PowerConnect modules currently exist for SAP, PeopleSoft, and DB2. Business Components are pre-defined templates that shield application developers from the complex process Read More

Operational Business Intelligence and Performance Management: Key Differentiators


The distinction between business performance management and operational business intelligence is sometimes unclear. Many vendor offerings overlap in terms of features and functionality, making it difficult to distinguish between the two. However, there are some differences worth exploring.

extract  Data Integration Best-of-breed Vendors'' Extract Transform and Load Solutions ). These changes have allowed organizations to leverage BI tools and move toward a forward-looking view of data to help embed BI into business processes, as well as use it to manage performance throughout the organization. Traditional BI is normally applied within organizations in two ways. Firstly, strategic BI has been used to identify long-term organizational goals by comparing yearly or monthly historical data over time. For Read More

Verint Acquires KANA Software to Redefine Customer Engagement


Verints Systems, a provider of Actionable Intelligence solutions serving the enterprise intelligence and security intelligence markets, acquires KANA Software, a leader in customer service solutions. The combined product suite has the potential to transform the way organizations engage with their customers. P.J. Jakovljevic gives you the details.

extract  by enabling organizations to extract more value from consistent interactions across channels, with guided business processes and recommended dialogues that deliver fast, precise, personalized service—from next best action to next best offer—transforming the way organizations optimize customer engagements.   The cross-selling opportunity is certainly there, but the devil is always in the detail and execution. We look forward to sharing more about the combination once the acquisition is consummated Read More

Transform Your Business with Data and Analytics


Harnessing all data and analytics to extract valuable insight sharpens your organization’s competitive edge. This paper presents a five-step approach to identifying, assessing, and deploying big data and analytics that repositions it as a central engine for your business. In the age of big data, this proactive strategy, combined with proper support, guidance and follow-through, can set your business apart in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

extract  data and analytics to extract valuable insight sharpens your organization’s competitive edge. This paper presents a five-step approach to identifying, assessing, and deploying big data and analytics that repositions it as a central engine for your business. In the age of big data, this proactive strategy, combined with proper support, guidance and follow-through, can set your business apart in an increasingly crowded marketplace. 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.

extract  information systems (EIS), which extract data to provide a view of quantitative performance measures on-line (a new generation will provide this information in near-real time). 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 Read More

Business Intelligence


The ability to extract and present information meaningfully is vital for business management. Indeed, business intelligence tools enable companies to make better decisions, by providing the right information to the right people at the right time. Moreover, employees increasingly suffer from information overload, and require solutions that make informed decisions a more natural part of the everyday work experience.

extract  Introduction The ability to extract and present information in a meaningful way is vital for a business management application like Microsoft Dynamics GP. Business Intelligence enables companies to make better decisions faster than ever before by providing the right information to the right people at the right time. Employees increasingly find that they suffer from information overload and need solutions that provide the analysis to effectively make decisions. Whether they are working on the strategic, Read More

systemfabrik Releases an EAI Product?


With the announcement of the immediate availability of Warehouse Workbench 4.0 (WWB), systemfabrik, originally an Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) vendor, is attempting to move into the EAI space. Whether the product can actually accomplish EAI remains to be seen.

extract  and moves beyond ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) capabilities. Warehouse Workbench 4.0 introduces an open, enterprise wide Information Infrastructure Architecture based on the Universal Transformation Language (UTL). Reverse Engineering and graphical online simulation of all transformations, accelerate the integration of inter enterprise data. Increasingly, data marts and data warehouses are no longer isolated features within the company says Gerrit Kolb, CEO of systemfabrik. Their rapid Read More

Infor's Big Data Cloud in the Sky


At the recently held Inforum 2013 conference, many ears pricked up at the announcement of Infor Sky Vault, a big data initiative that leverages Infor’s ION middleware, micro-vertical expertise, and visually appealing dashboards developed by Infor ION business intelligence (BI) experts and designed by Hook @ Loop, Infor's recently incubated Manhattan-based in-house design agency. Infor Sky Vault is

extract  Using ION, customers can extract transactions formatted in XML documents and send that normalized data to the cloud repository for further analytics, helping them obtain meaningful insight. To this end, Infor will be using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable customers to accelerate time to insight from various transactional data streams. Cloud-optimized data repository will be powered by Amazon Redshift , a fast and economically priced petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud, to scale as data Read More

Viador Teams With Business Objects


Viador Inc.™ announced it has completed the initial integration of Business Objects client/server and web-based products into the Viador E-Portal Suite™. Viador is expected to supply the ability to create personalized 'portlets', via their customization API’s, and Business Objects will supply their InfoView open portal initiative for business intelligence.

extract  for business users to extract the data they need for day-to-day decision making. If properly implemented, there is a good possibility of very strong returns on investment due to the increased productivity of business users, and the ability to rapidly evaluate changing business conditions. Due to the complexity of the solution, and the sophisticated infrastructure required to support it, a long list of vendors should be evaluated, and reference sites should be closely questioned as to how much time and Read More

Oco’s "Canned" BI Solutions: A New Way to Look at BI


Last week my peer, Russell Cooper and I completed a successful certification of Oco Software’s business intelligence (BI) solution. Oco was represented by Jacques Hebert, the senior technical business analyst and marketing representative. Oco's products are such that the client does not need to add support staff, because they deliver cost effective “out-of-the-box” or "canned

extract  client’s ERP business system extract data from flat (text) files and from other sources, such as spreadsheets The reports and dashboards that are provided allow a company to get into the BI analysis mode in very short order. Oco has stated that it can deliver a full solution in as few as 10 weeks. Oco’s solution is software as a service (SaaS) and cloud computing. When I questioned Oco about security, Jacques Hebert indicated that a bank customer had verified all aspects of security, from encrypted se Read More