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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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The Power of One


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it power of sap  at the root of it all these companies recognize the issue and have a solution to the problem. Unlike the Power of One, Tibco claims to have The Power of Now. The Mid Market The other assumption within this article is contrary to the assumption of most analysts. They will tell you that the top 100 companies lead the way, and the mid-market follows. I recently attended an analyst briefing where the analyst made it clear that the Global 500 would never get to a single application, therefore it will Read More

TIBCO Spotfire 5 Brings the Power of Discovery to Big Data


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it power of sap  the space (and the noise it generates).  Spotfire will even hook onto HANA in the future—Hana''s visualization is nowhere near as good as Spotfire''s. Spotfire 5 already integrates with global data warehousing leaders Teradata, Oracle, and Microsoft, and accesses Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) cubes. Additionally, Spotfire 5 extends its leadership in predictive analytics and enterprise-grade scalability. A demo at the recently held TUCON 2012 user conference showed an incredible speed Read More

The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 3)


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it power of sap  at the outset, then it would reduce truck rolls (and the “carbon footprint” of the company);  Reduce new service employees ramp-up time by providing a diagnosis framework; Improve product reliability by identifying and tracking quality issues (e.g., the number of problems/SKM uses per solution); Bolster call center productivity ; Increase first-call fix rates through early and accurate diagnostics. Additionally, being a third-generation KM system means that the dynamic and flexible domain model Read More

SAP Broadens Range of Solutions for SMEs


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it power of sap  to add capabilities as it grows. Edge solutions being announced at CeBIT included the following new solutions and updates:   SAP InfiniteInsight, Edge modeling and analytics editions (following SAP’s recent acquisition of KXEN ) brings predictive analytics to a broad spectrum of users, including line-of business (LoB) users. SAP IQ software, Edge edition , will help SMEs accelerate their access to analytics with a data warehouse solution. Edge edition of SAP solutions for enterprise information Read More

SAP Farms More Business Out Amid Its Staff Reductions


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it power of sap  sales efforts and give it more complete sales coverage of the entire U.S. market, ranging from businesses with less than $200 million in revenue to the largest global corporations. On December 7, however, SAP undercut the power of its November 26 announcement by deciding to axe approximately 7% staff from its over 4,500-strong U.S. workforce as a part of an overall restructuring program requiring all divisions to curb fourth quarter costs. The cuts are part of SAP''s restructuring program in the US to Read More

SAP Delivers Innovative Supply Chain Execution Solutions


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The Role of Sales Training Requirements Definition and Requests for Proposals in the Success of Technology Companies


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it power of sap  sales organization with what it needs to convert qualified prospects to customers—win business more often, at higher margins. Sales training is a critical component contributing to the success of these organizations. The total cost of training (TCT) is a significant and, for many companies, a financially material expense. Well spent, sales training can boost the top line of an enterprise by providing a competitive edge that mitigates minor deficiencies in product, delivery, quality, price, or brand Read More

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Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,


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