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BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?


Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution. Here are some questions that were raised: Is the reporting tool really relevant when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as

reporting and analytical tool  work with a standard reporting tool and generate all the necessary reporting with reliable information. Personally, I don’t agree with this idea. Many times I have experienced the pain—and sometimes even the failure—in a project due to the fact that during its planning, the reporting tool was not considered as important as the rest of the other BI system components. Information compiled from our database shows that most vendors have a strong set of reporting capabilities (above the average Read More

CRM Analytics Brings More Profitability


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reporting and analytical tool  Two Different OLAP Tools Reporting Tools Aiming at responding to questions such as who are my customers that spent the most in 2001? Offered by, Business Objects and Cognos two major players, but also by new comers such as Brio , Crystal Decisions , Hyperion , MicroStrategy , IBM , Oracle , and SAS . Datamining Tools This second category of OLAP tools is designed to automate the detection of relevant patterns in a database. For example, a pattern might indicate that married males with children are Read More

Reporting Tools


Analysis and reporting services are an important part of the enterprise resource planning process. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been designed to give users options for optimal analysis and reporting, and to leave room for partners to provide customized solutions. With the correct reporting tools and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, practical analysis and reporting is available and adaptable to individual users’ needs.

reporting and analytical tool  with another option for reporting and analyzing data maintained by Microsoft Dynamics NAV. These functions allow you to analyze data and review information in a practical fashion. An add-in, SQL Analysis Services for Excel 2002/2003, is available at this time. It gives the ability to create free-hand Excel reports on OLAP data sources and allows for more flexible reporting than pivot tables. Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based solution that enables the Read More

Business Intelligence for the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB)


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SAP BusinessObjects Edge for Business Performance Management Certification Report


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reporting and analytical tool  the BI/BPM space. Delivering reporting and dashboarding capabilities, information management, and business performance solutions, SAP BusinessObjects enables large, medium, and small organizations to define and monitor their business strategies and measure their execution. Now, with the release of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, SAP can deliver this same set of features for small and midsize organizations to meet their needs for BI and business performance tools. SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI can help these Read More

Synaptris, Inc.


Synaptris is a leading player in the information management market and delivers award-winning "flexible" and "user-driven" reporting, dashboards and analysis solutions that have been recognized for industry-leading innovation and ease-of-use. Synaptris has over 2500 customers across 80 countries and is headquartered in San Jose with offices in New York, London, Sofia and Chennai. Based in San Jose, California, Synaptris has over 2000 customers and 170000 licensed users spread across 40 countries for its suite of products. Synaptris has an active presence in USA, Singapore, UK & India.

reporting and analytical tool  award-winning flexible and user-driven reporting, dashboards and analysis solutions that have been recognized for industry-leading innovation and ease-of-use. Synaptris has over 2500 customers across 80 countries and is headquartered in San Jose with offices in New York, London, Sofia and Chennai. Based in San Jose, California, Synaptris has over 2000 customers and 170000 licensed users spread across 40 countries for its suite of products. Synaptris has an active presence in USA, Singapore, UK & Read More

Case Study: Community College Embarks on Financial Reporting System Implementation


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CRM is Busting Out Of Its Britches: Operational, Analytical, and Collaborative CRM Are Born


Back in the early 90’s, ‘CRM’ wasn’t even a trendy acronym. You had a few players thinking beyond 'stovepipe' enterprise applications, but not much beyond. Fast forward to 2001. CRM has gotten fat, and the fatter it gets, it becomes more difficult to understand, more expensive to buy, more difficult to implement, and less likely to satisfy - either buyers of the software or their customers. Keep your eye on the ball: your customers, and your business.

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The Profitability Perspective: How Automated Reporting Drives Better Decisions


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reporting and analytical tool  increase the frequency of reporting and respond to management requests for information, and they pose a significant risk of error - all factors that inhibit a sustainable profitability reporting process. The good news is that company investment plans for profitability reporting show that many organizations are prepared to invest to improve that information. Analysis of Profitability Reporting Trends Profitability Reporting: An Important Process with Significant Limitations While profitability reporting Read More

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reporting and analytical tool  Ten Reasons Why Great Reporting Software Is the OEM''s Killer App: How to Win More Deals and Make Your Customers Happier The best way to attract more customers—and keep them—may be to upgrade your software''s reporting component. Reporting brings together a myriad of details, allows insight into massive amounts of data, and is the visible representation of an intricate process. It may be just a small part of what you do, but it''s a crucial one. Download this white paper to learn more. Read More

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reporting and analytical tool  with Local and Global Reporting Requirements Organizations need to strike a balance between global and local reporting requirements. This is particularly challenging, as a lack of flexibility in data structures adversely impacts both business development and local reporting. Organizations must thus focus on harmonizing the global model and data structures, and assist local entities in designing for local requirements—thereby providing one data source for reporting. Read More

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