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Microsoft Overhauls Power BI


Microsoft recently previewed its new version of Power BI. The new cloud business intelligence (BI) software version includes major enhancements, and has major implications for the market.

microsoft bi strategy  It is integrated to Microsoft SQL Server, so it comes at a lower cost than the Oracle BI stack. And, it will be simpler and more comfortable than new technology like SAP HANA. Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) users will be a no-brainer target (see how Trek Bicycle Company is using Power BI in its operations).   Since there are a lot of custom SQL Server solutions in the market, Power BI as a single source of data can be the poor man’s big Read More

Microsoft Windows 10: Boosted, Augmented


Microsoft's announcement of Windows 10 reveals a new approach to personal and business computing. Among the highlights: improved user experience, including a digital personal assistant and holographic potential, and Windows as a service.

microsoft bi strategy  in the right channels, Microsoft can make it work not just for regular users but also as an application for specific industries such as manufacturing and retail. And of course, given my particular interest in analytics and business intelligence (BI), I have to wonder what effect this may have on BI areas such as data visualization or discovery, and whether it will boost analytics usage to the next level of interaction. In the meantime, you can check out the webcast of the event here , or drop me a line be Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 1


Tough times demand tough decisions and sacrifices even from seemingly untouchable corporations. Most of us were likely discouraged (if not necessarily disappointed or surprised) by Microsoft’s mid-January 2009 layoffs announcement, the first ever in the company’s illustrious (at least when it comes to financial performance) history.  Whether related to these layoffs or not (some will argue the

microsoft bi strategy  SQL Server , and Microsoft Office Excel , customers can deploy a robust BI solution in a cost-effective way, through the software they already have and use every day. As the vendor hopes the market will agree, this shift demonstrates its ongoing commitment to democratizing BI. Microsoft believes its revised (and somewhat reversed) BI strategy will allow customers to make smart, timely business decisions with their existing investments – during a time when doing so is more critical than ever. In today’ Read More

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 1


2010 has certainly been an interesting (if not a crossroads) year for Infor. Namely, after a number of new high-profile hires at the beginning of the year, which signalled Infor’s intention to be taken seriously, the vendor then entered an eerily quieter period of several months. Except for the ongoing vocal marketing campaign entitled “Down with Big ERP” with witty

microsoft bi strategy  on integrating and putting Microsoft front-ends (i.e., “lipstick on the pig”), what about substantial functional enhancements to the products? If customers are not getting a significant flow of enhancements in addition to mere integrations, why would they upgrade anyway? How long will it take for, say, 10 percent of customers to upgrade to the latest release of one particular Infor ERP solution, let alone on all of the ERP solutions that Infor currently owns (e.g., Visual, SX, LX, System21, Fourth Shi Read More

Is There Much More (Pro)Clarity In Microsoft’s BI Strategy Now? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series presented Microsoft’s official position on its recent notable change in business intelligence (BI) product strategy, whereby the company is breaking apart the business performance management (BPM) family of products. To that end, Microsoft will include the monitoring and analytic functionality within Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, while seriously

microsoft bi strategy  the wall at the Microsoft BI Conference in the fall of 2008 , where the showcased deployments of Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server (MOPPS) were often limited to analytics , dashboards , and monitoring gadgets. But planning, budgeting, and forecasting (PBF ) and financial consolidation and reporting applications are less pervasive while being much more domain-specific, and they tend to be divisional (i.e., within financial or human resource departments) rather than enterprise-wide deployments. Accu Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blitzes Banks at Sibos


At the recently held premier global financial services event Sibos in Boston, Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) team shared the benefits it is delivering for banking customers such as RBS-NatWest, The Saudi Investment Bank, and others with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which enables these companies to personalize their customer experiences and improve their operational efficiency.

microsoft bi strategy  event Sibos in Boston, Microsoft Dynamics ’ customer relationship management (CRM) team shared the benefits it is delivering for banking customers such as RBS-NatWest, The Saudi Investment Bank, and others with Microsoft Dynamics CRM , which enables these companies to personalize their customer experiences and improve their operational efficiency . The financial services industry is changing and a renewed focus on the customer experience can be the key to adapting to those changes.   As the most Read More

This Time It's Microsoft and HP


Things continue to be busy for both Microsoft and HP as they try and make headway in the ever-competitive IT industry.? Not abandoning it's pursuit of the lucrative online advertising market, Microsoft has made a deal with HP to make Internet Explorer the default browser on HP PCs. Last month HP scooped up EDS to gain a larger portion of the enterprise consulting market. And to

microsoft bi strategy  Time It''s Microsoft and HP Things continue to be busy for both Microsoft and HP as they try and make headway in the ever-competitive IT industry.? Not abandoning it''s pursuit of the lucrative online advertising market , Microsoft has made a deal with HP to make Internet Explorer the default browser on HP PCs. Last month HP scooped up EDS to gain a larger portion of the enterprise consulting market. And to compete with Dell , everything from HP''s packaging, computers, and the displays they sit on are Read More

BI on the Go


Infographic: TEC recently surveyed more than 250 users of mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions to discover some of their common use practices with mobile BI applications, and their mobile BI requirements. See what they said.

microsoft bi strategy  on the Go Here are some of the results of a recent TEC survey of users of mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions. For more information, check out our 2014 Mobile BI Buyer''s Guide . 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

microsoft bi strategy  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 functionalities. The solutions, developed over the years, are the Read More

Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool


Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.

microsoft bi strategy  BI Tool Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool. Read More

Best Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy


A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing.

microsoft bi strategy  Practices for a BI and Analytics Strategy A growing number of organizations are moving toward having more pervasive business intelligence (BI) by turning to evidence-based decision making supported by a range of BI and analytics technology and processes that enable decision makers to have the best possible intelligence about customers, finances, operations, suppliers, and the market. This white paper addresses several questions that BI customers are facing. Read More

SAS BI Server


SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment.

microsoft bi strategy  BI Server SAS Enterprise BI Server is a comprehensive, easy-to-use business intelligence software solution that integrates the power of SAS Analytics and SAS Data Management to provide insights that power better decisions. It includes role-based, self-service interfaces for all types of users within a well-defined IT governance framework and a centralized point of administration. This helps organizations simplify and speed business intelligence deployment. Read More

Microsoft Adopts International Cloud Privacy Standard


Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the first international cloud privacy standard, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Independent auditors recently verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Intune align to ISO/IEC 27018, which provides a uniform, international approach to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud.

microsoft bi strategy  International Cloud Privacy Standard Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the first international cloud privacy standard, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Independent auditors recently verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Intune align to ISO/IEC 27018, which provides a uniform, international approach to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud. By adhering to this standard, Read More

Development Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP


Microsoft development tools will help developers and independent Microsoft software vendors integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with existing applications. This accounting and business management system includes many features and benefits, as well as guidelines to help developers choose the right tools for various development tasks and create custom applications that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

microsoft bi strategy  Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft development tools will help developers and independent Microsoft software vendors integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with existing applications. This accounting and business management system includes many features and benefits, as well as guidelines to help developers choose the right tools for various development tasks and create custom applications that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Read More

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Expands to New Markets


Microsoft has announced the expansion of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to 17 new markets. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online expanding to several Latin American countries, it will run within Microsoft’s datacenter located in Brazil.

microsoft bi strategy  Expands to New Markets Microsoft has announced the expansion of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to 17 new markets. This cloud customer relationship management (CRM) product expansion delivers on the promise of Microsoft Cloud for Business and makes the service available to countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Egypt, Taiwan, South Africa, among others.   With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online expanding to several Latin American countries, it will run within Microsoft’s datacenter located in Brazil. Read More