X
Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 microsoft bi strategy

Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Management

Get a shortlist of BI solutions based on your company’s needs and characteristics. It’s fast, free, and easy—and you’ll get the results immediately. 

Evaluate Now

Documents related to » microsoft bi strategy

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

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

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 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

Strategy Analytics


Strategy Analytics provides business consulting, research, and analysis. The firm publishes reports and evaluates technologies, markets, and companies.

microsoft bi strategy   Read More

Microsoft to Purchase Softway Systems


Microsoft Corp. announced on September 20th that it will purchase privately held Softway Systems Inc., a developer of Unix/NT interoperability software.

microsoft bi strategy  Softway Systems Event Summary Microsoft Corp. announced on September 20, 1999, that it will purchase privately held Softway Systems Inc., a developer of Unix/NT interoperability software. Microsoft said this move will strengthen its position in the interoperability market, and help Unix users migrate to Windows NT. Market Impact This acquisition will provide Microsoft with a stronger position in the Unix market, since Unix applications will be able to run natively on Windows NT. Softway also intends to Read More

Microsoft Officially Launches Outlook.com


After making it available for preview some months ago, Microsoft is now officially launching Outlook.com, Microsoft's new free e-mail service. According to Microsoft, in its preview stage Outlook.com grew from 0 to 60 million users in six months. With this addition, Microsoft wants to offer e-mail users a fresh user experience—one that's more intuitive and capable of be used transparently with all

microsoft bi strategy  preview some months ago, Microsoft is now officially launching Outlook.com , Microsoft''s new free e-mail service. According to Microsoft, in its preview stage Outlook.com grew from 0 to 60 million users in six months. With this addition, Microsoft wants to offer e-mail users a fresh user experience—one that''s more intuitive and capable of be used transparently with all major mobile and personal computing devices. What will happen to Hotmail users? According to Microsoft, every Hotmail user will be Read More

Enterprise Strategy Group


Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is an integrated IT research, analysis, and strategy firm.

microsoft bi strategy   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 Dynamics NAV 2015 Is Generally Available


Microsoft announces the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Read up on the product's key enhancements.

microsoft bi strategy  On a corporate blog, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 , its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs).   The general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 marks the next step in Microsoft’s commitment to building intuitive and simple solutions. The release brings to market significant enhancements to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product ( see product’s key general capabilities ): New touch-first Read More

Dynamics GP


Microsoft Dynamics GP is a comprehensive business management solution that helps companies adapt to new opportunities and continued growth. Designed for how people really work, Microsoft Dynamics GP equips companies to keep pace with the competition, manage changing markets, enable unique business requirements, and connect the full range of business processes across the organization. With Microsoft Dynamics GP, companies can get up and running quickly, maximizing the productivity of their people, and feel confident that they’ve made an investment that will support their business needs now and into the future.  

microsoft bi strategy  GP Microsoft Dynamics GP is a comprehensive business management solution that helps companies adapt to new opportunities and continued growth. Designed for how people really work, Microsoft Dynamics GP equips companies to keep pace with the competition, manage changing markets, enable unique business requirements, and connect the full range of business processes across the organization. With Microsoft Dynamics GP, companies can get up and running quickly, maximizing the productivity of their Read More

Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0


April is the cruelest month for operating system security holes. Red Hat posted a fix within six hours, but Microsoft leaves us… still waiting!

microsoft bi strategy  Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0 C. McNulty - May 9, 2000 Event Summary On 25 April 2000, MSNBC reported that Internet Security Solutions had identified a security back door in Red Hat Linux 6.2. The backdoor involves an extra , but undocumented, administrative password that allows users to run rogue programs on a Red Hat server via a Web-based administrator''s interface. To its credit, Red Hat responded and posted a fix within six hours of the report. Read More