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McCormick and Schmick's Restaurants Gains New Insight into Dining Trends and Financial Performance with IBM Cognos Express


McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants needed better insight to understand and take advantage of key business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight.

why cognos  business trends. Find out why they chose IBM Cognos Express to deliver that insight. Read More

Why and What You Should Know About KWI


It is all about the customer experience, as every retailer knows, and enabling a real-time cloud-based mobile platform can help them provide true seamless customer experience (CX). KWI is seeking to enable its specialty retailers to achieve this seamless CX. But “KWI who?” might be the first reaction by many. Indeed, the New York-based software company—in existence since 1985 and with 120 specialty retail customers including such well-known brands as 7 For All Mankind—should have much more name recognition due to its recent growth and breadth of cloud retail software expertise.

why cognos  and What You Should Know About KWI Mobility could be seen left and right at the recently held National Retail Federation ’s (NRF) BIG Retail Show. The idea on display was that mobile devices will soon, if they’re not already, be the only tool that sales associates need to have in their hands to engage with their customers. It is all about the customer experience, as every retailer knows, and every customer request and interaction should be enabled in a real-time cloud-based mobile platform for Read More

ROI Evaluation Report: IBM Cognos Software


According to Nucleus Research, IBM Cognos business intelligence (BI) software can help companies make better use of their data when performing tasks related to reporting, financial statements, budgeting, and analysis. Learn about some of the barriers to better data use, as well as the key features and functions of this BI solution—and how you can improve data access and analysis, employee performance, and productivity.

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Case Study: US Lumber Group


US Lumber Group, a building materials distributor, has over 6,000 customers and eight cost centers. As the company grew, it needed a business intelligence (BI) solution to help calculate and analyze activities, including all financial forecasting. It decided to look beyond its planned enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrade, and chose Cognos. Learn why the company has access to more relevant data than ever before.

why cognos  and chose Cognos. Learn why the company has access to more relevant data than ever before. Read More

Lean Business Intelligence: Why and How Enterprises Are Moving To Self-service Business Intelligence


Today’s knowledge workers spend more time sorting though a huge amount of information and less time adding value to it. Enterprises have responded by moving to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model. But that often conflicts with efforts to control, secure, centralize, and optimize their BI environments. Learn how you can get the right data now, while maintaining information quality and operational security.

why cognos  Business Intelligence: Why and How Enterprises Are Moving To Self-service Business Intelligence Today’s knowledge workers spend more time sorting though a huge amount of information and less time adding value to it. Enterprises have responded by moving to a self-service business intelligence (BI) model. But that often conflicts with efforts to control, secure, centralize, and optimize their BI environments. Learn how you can get the right data now, while maintaining information quality and Read More

Why ERP Systems Fail


Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to explain why ERP systems fail to meet expectations. It can happen to any size organization, large or small, and while some failure-prone issues are out of your hands, most pitfalls can be avoided with care and attention. Read this white paper to find out the most common reasons ERP systems fail to perform and recommendations on how to prevent this from occurring at your business.

why cognos  magic bullet to explain why ERP systems fail to meet expectations. It can happen to any size organization, large or small, and while some failure-prone issues are out of your hands, most pitfalls can be avoided with care and attention. Read this white paper to find out the most common reasons ERP systems fail to perform and recommendations on how to prevent this from occurring at your business. Read More

IBM Cognos TM1: Business Performance Management Competitor Analysis Report


Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more.

why cognos  Cognos TM1: Business Performance Management Competitor Analysis Report Business performance management (BPM) enables organizations to translate strategies into plans, monitor execution, and provide insight needed to manage and improve financial and operational performance. This knowledge base covers scorecards, dashboards, business activity monitoring, and more. Read More

Why Does My ERP Implementation Keep Getting Delayed


Continuous process simplification of inherently complex enterprise applications should be the primary goal. Apptricity believes that the primary focus for business- technology managers should be on achieving a rapid application integration and deployment to guarantee measurable return on investment (ROI). Business technology and business managers should not have to constantly recalibrate solution delivery objectives or re-scope project deliverables with reduced functionality because of finger pointing or other rationalized justifications. How can ROI be assured and achieved more rapidly? What are the major decisions faced by organizations relative to their information technology (IT) strategy, and how does this impact ROI? And why would a company choose an (application suite) versus extending in-house legacy systems?

why cognos  this impact ROI? And why would a company choose an (application suite) versus extending in-house legacy systems? Read More

IBM Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics


Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, and explains how Cognos Insight provides a growth path to enterprise analytics.

why cognos  Cognos Insight: Guiding Business Managers to Better Outcomes with Personal Analytics Business users need a simple but powerful way to navigate through data and find the insights to make timely, critical business decisions. This paper explores how IBM Cognos® Insight, a breakthrough personal analytics tool, enables business managers to improve performance within their functional areas. It describes the software’s core features and benefits, provides examples of several typical business applications, Read More

Why Monitor Your Competitors and Track Keywords?


Does Google keep an eye on Microsoft? Does Microsoft keep an eye on Apple? The answer, of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more.

why cognos  of course, is “yes.” Why does it matter what the other guy is up to? Because in business, you’re not operating in a vacuum—the turf is competitive and ever changing. Not only do you need to know what your competitor is doing, but also what it’s using when it comes to online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Learn more. Read More

QueryObject Partners With Cognos


On November 15, QueryObject Systems announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure, while Cognos provides the front-end business intelligence solutions.

why cognos  Partners With Cognos QueryObject Partners With Cognos M. Reed - November 28, 2000 Event Summary On November 15, QueryObject Systems (AMEX: OBJ) announced that it has partnered with Cognos Corporation (NASDAQ: COGN; TSE: CSN) to create and market a high-capacity analytical data mart accessible for analysis over the Internet. QueryObject will provide the back-end with its analytical data structure (a type of data mart), which is optimized for high volume transactions over the Internet. Some of Read More

Cognos Unveils CRM Solution


Cognos, one of the largest business intelligence and on-line analytical processing vendors, has announced an aggressive customer relationship management initiative to supply the extensive interactive reporting, analysis, and scorecarding functionality needed to leverage the data supplied by products like Clarify and Siebel. Cognos considers an effective CRM system to be a 'must-have' application in today’s click and mortar economy. In addition, they have joined the Siebel Alliance as a premier partner.

why cognos  Unveils CRM Solution Cognos Unveils CRM Solution M. Reed - November 6, 2000 Event Summary [October 3, 2000] Cognos (NASDAQ: COGN; TSE:CSN), one of the world''s largest business intelligence (BI) companies, today unveiled a comprehensive BI solution (including interactive reporting, data analysis, and scorecarding) for the customer relationship management (CRM) marketplace. The announcement was part of an aggressive CRM market initiative showcased at Cognos''s Enterprise 2000 conference to an audience Read More

Cognos Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market?


Many midsized companies have to deal with a very particular problem: the need of a true business intelligence (BI) solution, while having to select and deploy one within a tight budget. On September 29, 2009, IBM Cognos announced the launch of Cognos Express, a new product specially designed to meet the needs of the midsized market. Of course, here at TEC, we took the time to give it a try. We

why cognos  Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market? Many midsized companies have to deal with a very particular problem: the need of a true business intelligence (BI) solution, while having to select and deploy one within a tight budget. On September 29, 2009, IBM Cognos announced the launch of Cognos Express, a new product specially designed to meet the needs of the midsized market. Of course, here at TEC, we took the time to give it a try. We downloaded the trial, and got our hands on this Read More

Why Systems Fail - The Dead-end of Dirty Data


If your data does not reflect reality, the system can never be effective. In today’s world of collaboration, showing a trading partner dirty data is giving them the wrong message and tearing down the trust called for in a collaborating partnership.

why cognos  There are many reasons why a piece of data may be dirty. The data or the transaction causing a change in the data may have been inaccurately recorded. In the case of our inventory example, one of the potentially many transactions that change the on-hand data could have been inaccurate. For example, a receipt may have had an incorrect quantity. Alternatively, the physical act may have been flawed, for example, an order called for 100 units to be picked, the transaction may have been recorded as 100 but Read More