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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

Case Study: DataQuick


DataQuick, provider of data products and services, was looking for a powerful analytical tool to help its customers easily uncover hidden patterns and trends. After defining its needs, the company found a business intelligence (BI) analysis and reporting tool with the features it needed, including a fit with its existing Microsoft technology, and dynamic reports and dashboards customers could easily create. Learn more.

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SAP BusinessObjects Edge for Business Performance Management Certification Report


SAP BusinessObjects Edge is now TEC Certified for online comparison of business performance management (BPM) solutions in TEC's Evaluation Centers. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary.

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

Ten Steps to Evaluate and Select A Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution


Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution.

reporting and analytical tool  Mid-Market Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting Solution Business performance management (BPM) applications, particularly budgeting, forecasting, and reporting (BFR) solutions, bring high value to a mid-size company. But embarking upon a BPM initiative can seem daunting. There are many factors to consider, including potential benefits, expected costs, etc. Read this step-by-step guide that helps these companies navigate through these factors and move forward with a BPM solution. Read More

Reporting Tools versus Business Intelligence


Reporting has been significant to businesses by providing a platform for users to get immediate access to business information via using simple analysis. However, business intelligence (BI) caters to strategic, tactical, and operational needs, providing a platform for comprehensive performance management. Compare standard reports and BI in terms of functionality, capability, architecture, process, and management benefits.

reporting and analytical tool  Tools versus Business Intelligence Reporting has been significant to businesses by providing a platform for users to get immediate access to business information via using simple analysis. However, business intelligence (BI) caters to strategic, tactical, and operational needs, providing a platform for comprehensive performance management. Compare standard reports and BI in terms of functionality, capability, architecture, process, and management benefits. Read More

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool


If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in real time.

reporting and analytical tool  Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in Read More

Meeting the Challenge: Planning for IFRS Conversion


Over 100 countries now require or permit International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting. Companies preparing to make this challenging switch will need to focus on technical accounting issues, the differences between IFRS and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and more. Learn about the issues surrounding IFRS adoption and the systems you use to manage and report financial information.

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What Is Reporting? The Answer Might Surprise You


For medium-sized companies and large enterprises, reports typically are generated through reporting software. At its core, a report is simply a representation of that data. What reporting software boils down to is an application that pulls data from a repository and displays it in some meaningful way. Companies can now present their data—more kinds of data—with greater ease. Download this white paper to learn more.

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Reporting & Workforce Intelligence e-Guide for HR


With the right reporting and business intelligence tools, HR can help provide visibility into the company’s workforce, leading to improved financial results and sound, fact-based human capital management decisions. By looking beyond soft measures, you can identify what factors contribute to the company’s success, as well as areas that may be negatively impacting long-term goals, and even begin to forecast future workforce trends. This e-guide outlines reports and tools that HR professionals can turn to when delivering data to executives, as well as tips for more effectively utilizing workforce data for better human capital investment decisions.

reporting and analytical tool  HR With the right reporting and business intelligence tools, HR can help provide visibility into the company’s workforce, leading to improved financial results and sound, fact-based human capital management decisions. By looking beyond soft measures, you can identify what factors contribute to the company’s success, as well as areas that may be negatively impacting long-term goals, and even begin to forecast future workforce trends. This e-guide outlines reports and tools that HR professionals can Read More

Financial Reporting-Who Needs It?


Solid financial reporting applications are as different from run-of-the-mill reporting tools as financial accountancy is from bookkeeping. Organizations routinely use common reporting tools for management accounting. But financial reporting applications can elaborate financial statements for external users, helping organizations to share information as necessary and comply with disclosure requirements. TEC analyst Jorge García discusses the benefits of financial reporting tools.

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Guill Tool & Engineering Selects Epicor Mattec MES


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