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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

Infor ION-izes its Open SOA Strategy - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series started by analyzing a certain change of the guard and a related product strategy shift at Infor. Two late June 2010 news announcements, which were entitled “Infor Simplifies Connectivity and Data Sharing with Infor ION(tm)” and “Infor Selects Microsoft as Preferred Technology and Tools Provider for Infor Software," were then demystified in an

microsoft bi strategy  new from scratch using Microsoft technologies, as our integrated technology stack will include Infor ION, Infor BI and Analysis Services,  as well as Sharepoint, Silverlight, and MS Reporting Services.  Main platforms are Windows Server and SQL Server but customers are able to use other platforms if preferred.  Infor will continue to be an open systems company offering customers choice. PJ : How does this new Microsoft relationship affect Infor’s existing relationship with IBM? Infor : While we belie Read More

Microsoft Releases New Version of Power BI, Improves BI in the Cloud


Microsoft recently released a new version of Power BI, bringing improvements in functionality, as well as analytics services for non-technical users. TEC BI analyst Jorge García reviews the major changes to Power BI, including connection to new data sources and new visualization and analysis capabilities, and Microsoft's approach to providing a complete data platform for its customers. Get the details in Jorge's article.

microsoft bi strategy  try the capabilities of Microsoft BI solutions in the cloud. Users can model, create, and visualize their data, and publish the results to any existing Power BI customer. Some of the capabilities of the new Power BI designer are: connecting to and reading data sourced from different data sources; creating relationships from importing data from two or more tables; generating new reports with custom fields and filters, and predesigned visualizations; and saving and uploading reports from and to the Power BI 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

Understanding BI: The Top 10 Business Questions That Drive Your BI Technology Requirements


Read this white paper to learn the questions you should be asking to determine your business intelligence technology requirements and better understand your BI solution needs.

microsoft bi strategy  BI: The Top 10 Business Questions That Drive Your BI Technology Requirements Read this white paper to learn the questions you should be asking to determine your business intelligence technology requirements and better understand your BI solution needs. Read More

Understanding Strategy Execution


It’s not enough to develop a strategy for your enterprise; real success comes from effective execution of that strategy. Prioritization, improvement, and control are the key steps involved in enterprise strategy execution. But before leaping right into deployment, you might need a few more details. Learn how planning your objectives and fixing performance gaps gives you control of improvement gains—now and in the future.

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Strategy Companion


Founded in 2001 and now with over 1,600 customers, Strategy Companion is a privately-held Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide.

microsoft bi strategy  Software Vendor (ISV) and Microsoft Gold Certified Business Intelligence partner. Our global headquarters are located in Irvine, California and we have regional offices in China, Taiwan, and the UK. Our global partner network provides sales, service, and support for customers worldwide. Read More

Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Blitz


Microsoft Azure Government and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government have recently been made available for U.S. governments at al levels. These solutions, along with Office 365 for Government, make up the Microsoft Cloud for Government portfolio of solutions that support the needs of the government through services spanning infrastructure, data, productivity, and business applications. The Microsoft Cloud for Government is reportedly the only cloud that can deliver enterprise-grade hyperscale networking in a hybrid environment for U.S. government customers.

microsoft bi strategy  the end of 2014, Microsoft Azure Government became generally available to all federal, state, local, and tribal U.S. governments, while Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Government is available in the U.S. as of January 2015. These solutions, along with Office 365 for Government , make up the Microsoft Cloud for Government portfolio, supporting and addressing the needs of the government through services that span infrastructure, data, productivity, and business applications, all in a secure environment. Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014


A salient message at Microsoft Convergence 2014 was that Microsoft Dynamics should be thought of as a global ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) player. TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic brings you the latest announcements from the conference that the vendor views as a significant step toward the future of ERP. Gets the details in P.J.'s post.

microsoft bi strategy  Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014 At the Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference, Microsoft Dynamics showcased its chosen global and top-of-the range enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform— Microsoft Dynamics AX (see TEC’s article ). The previewed Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 release is expected to be available May 1st, 2014. In tune with the “One Microsoft” strategy, the upcoming ERP release was touted as a significant step for the entire industry toward the future of ERP, Read More

Microsoft Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000


Microsoft announced that they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as “eating your own dog food”. As is the case with all software vendors lately, Microsoft is pushing e-commerce on the Web and support for XML. SQL Server beta release 2 is available immediately.

microsoft bi strategy  With SQL Server 2000 Microsoft Eats its Own Dog Food With SQL Server 2000 M. Reed and A. Turner - May 12 , 2000 Event Summary Microsoft announced they are running 20 critical internal systems, including their worldwide sales data warehouse, on SQL Server 2000. In the vendor world, this is referred to as eating your own dog food . As is the case with all software vendors lately, Microsoft is pushing e-commerce on the Web and support for XML. SQL Server 2000 beta release 2 is available immediately. In Read More

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microsoft bi strategy  Microsoft Business Solutions (NASDAQ: MSFT), which includes the businesses of Great Plains, Microsoft bCentral, and Navision a/s, offers a range of business applications for small and mid-market businesses. Microsoft Business Solutions applications can help automate end-to-end business processes across the following areas. Financials Distribution Project accounting Electronic commerce Human resources (HR) and payroll Manufacturing Supply chain management (SCM) Business intelligence (BI) Sales and 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

Microsoft Windows Services For Unix - SFU = DOA?


Microsoft is about to start charging US$149 for its limited collection of Unix-compatible utilities for Windows NT/2000 clients. We forecast a minimal market for this product.

microsoft bi strategy  - SFU = DOA? Microsoft Windows Services For Unix - SFU = DOA? C. McNulty - May 26, 2000 Event Summary LAS VEGAS, NV [9 May 2000] At NetWorld+Interop 2000, Microsoft Corp. [NASDAQ:MSFT] Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced the availability of Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 2.0 (SFU). Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 2.0 provides an additional set of comprehensive tools to help bridge the gap between UNIX and Windows for users and administrators. It helps create a logical Read More