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Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets
While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are

comparisons bi tools application  of concepts and value comparisons as to discern what is really a tangible benefit versus pies in the sky . While both Duet and Microsoft Dynamics Client for Office are notable products and licensing packages (respectively), users should verify whether these offerings truly stem from the idea of allowing customers to better use the software that they have already paid for or from another vendor's ploy to sell more software licenses. Enterprises should have good answers to the dilemmas like what value is

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Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


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Predictive Analytics and the Evolution of BI


In the last couple of years, the popularity of predictive analytics offerings has increased significantly, as many companies looking to improve their existing business intelligence (BI) and analytics faculties are looking to the field of predictive analysis to enhance these capabilities, and in some cases even replace them. But, is predictive analysis really the new BI? Is it a replacement for the

comparisons bi tools application  enabling side by side comparisons between predicted scenarios and real conditions, which can also serve as feedback for improving predictive models; and trigger other exploratory analysis, such as the data discovery process, to try to find new and useful questions to ask based on discovered trends or predicted values. When growing an organization’s BI/analytics set of tools with predictive analysis capabilities, it may be helpful to consider these tips for improved integration: Embed predictive Read More

Business Intelligence: A Guide for Midsize Companies


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Bye-bye Beta


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BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC


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BI on the Go


Infographic: TEC recently surveyed more than 250 users of mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions to discover some of their common use practices with mobile BI applications, and their mobile BI requirements. See what they said.

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What's Wrong With Application Software? Business Processes Cross Application Boundaries


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