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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

decision de solucion bi  Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor Vendor Genesis Based in Palo Alto, California, Informatica was founded in late 1993 by Gaurav Dhillon, the current Chief Executive Officer, and Diaz Nesamoney, the current President. Originally they were strictly an ETL (Extract/Transform/Load) vendor who competed with Platinum Technology, Prism Solutions, Carleton, and Evolutionary Technologies (ETI). With his background at Unisys and Sterling Software, Dhillon understood that applications were bei Read More

Thinking Radically about Unstructured Data: Interview with Ron Carrière, CEO of Cirilab


Being able to manage unstructured text is no longer a “nice to have,” as companies and individual users alike have to deal with increasing amounts of unstructured text, work with it, and gain knowledge by interpreting it. Cirilab is a company that provides software products to search, retrieve, and categorize information from unstructured text sources. Read this interesting interview with Ron

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Accelerating (and Fast-starting) the SME Business at Oracle (and SAP) - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series outlined Oracle’s recent (and seemingly genuine) change of heart and approach towards partnering and catering enterprise applications to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The analysis then moved onto the Oracle Accelerate program, which was launched about three years ago to allow partners to sell a greater number of smaller projects with fixed time

decision de solucion bi  (UAT) Make the go/no-go decision Prepare and disseminate the deployment plans The client focus areas during the system testing phase are to participate in the super-user training, to perform user acceptance testing, and to design and develop the end-user training materials. Finally, the tasks and activities during the “Deploy” phase are as follows: Set up the production applications instance Load production data Go live Decommission the legacy systems Post-go live support Construct and deliver the Read More

Epicor 9: Delivering What Oracle and Others Are Yet to Achieve? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series outlined Epicor 9 (a.k.a., Epicor ERP [evaluate this product]), Epicor Software’s next-generation converged product suite. A similar feat is yet to be accomplished even by mighty Oracle within Oracle Fusion Applications. The article also discussed Epicor’s accompanying “protect, extend, and converge” strategy for providing customers with a migration path choice at

decision de solucion bi  workflow, including application parts, decision points, and human intervention, if desired. Dear readers, what are your views, comments, and opinions about Epicor’s lofty strategy? If you are an existing user, I would appreciate you sharing your experiences with any Epicor solution mentioned above or the company in general. Read More

Will 2013 Be IBS’ Comeback Year? Part 1


Several years ago enterprise applications market observers might have talked about Sweden’s “Three I” enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors: Intentia, IFS, and IBS. While hardly anyone has ever questioned those publicly traded vendors’ industry savvy and product functionality, all three of them have struggled with stagnant growth and red ink for the major part of the late 1990s and early

decision de solucion bi  RPM , for informed decision making and elimination of highly manual reporting processes. Upon this analytic platform, IBS based the initial version of the brand new sales and operations planning (S&OP) offering. The also recently released IBS FS&OP product has several customers, and, as the “F” in the name suggests, there is financials/ERP integration as well as the nested modeling capabilities (of warehouses in the entire supply network). The product offers the following capabilities: Disparate data Read More

BI Hits the Road IV: MicroStrategy and QlikTech


In this issue of BI Hits the Road, I’d like to take a look at the mobile offerings of two business intelligence (BI) software providers: MicroStrategy (see vendor profile) and QlikTech (see vendor profile). These companies’ mobile BI strategy development efforts have paid off in fervent interest in their solutions by small to large organizations in various industries. Let’s use our

decision de solucion bi  business workflows and operational decision making. MicroStrategy additionally allows organizations to embed transactional capabilities into apps. Mobile platform. MicroStrategy Mobile BI Suite is designed to work with Apple’s iOS platform (iPhone and iPad), which and can be downloaded from the App Store , and Blackberry ( RIM ) devices. Connectivity and integration . MicroStrategy’s mobile BI suite integrates with the company’s BI Suite on the MicroStrategy 9 platform. The MicroStrategy BI server Read More

SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us


Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts.

decision de solucion bi  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us Conventional business intelligence (BI) tools are often not available to decision makers and are typically designed for use by trained business analysts. Learn about software-as-a-service (SaaS) BI tools designed to help non-IT people who struggle with the task of mining Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and other unstructured data sources to make sales forecasts, plan for resource utilization, or service customer accounts. Read More

Food Decision Software


Founded in 1978, Mulvany Attard Associates, now Food Decision Software Inc. (FDS), is a provider of food industry-specific software. FDS aims to help companies understand and address the unique challenges associated with food distributing or food manufacturing. FDS is the developer of WinFDS, a food distribution software for small to medium-sized food distribution and food manufacturing companies.

decision de solucion bi  Decision Software Founded in 1978, Mulvany Attard Associates, now Food Decision Software Inc. (FDS), is a provider of food industry-specific software. FDS aims to help companies understand and address the unique challenges associated with food distributing or food manufacturing. FDS is the developer of WinFDS, a food distribution software for small to medium-sized food distribution and food manufacturing companies. Read More

BI Software Implementation Success: The Human Factor


We are easily convinced that having the right business intelligence (BI) application will help us achieve total control over our business and increase the return on investment (ROI) of our data. While BI solutions undeniably have this potential, the success of a BI software implementation depends on several factors. TEC Research Analyst Jorge García looks at the role of the human factor in your implementation project.

decision de solucion bi  Cokins talks about leadership, decision rights, and factors that contribute to organizational improvement. He concludes: The more that decision rights are granted down into the work force skilled with analytical competency, then the faster will be the rate of organizational improvement. Finding the right people–method–tool combination for your organization will convert your BI applications into drivers of performance improvement. Deploying a BI solution is more complex than just installing a powerful Read More

QlikView: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report


This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis.

decision de solucion bi  trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis. Read More

Business Intelligence Portal (BI Portal) : Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report


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decision de solucion bi  trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to analytics, querying, reporting, workflow, and in-depth analysis. Read More

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BI Approaches of Enterprise Software Vendors


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decision de solucion bi  Scientists (www.medicalscientists.com) and Strata Decision Technology ( www.strata-decision.com ) focus on healthcare; Thazar ( www.thazar.com ) focuses on insurance and Vanguard Solutions ( www.vanguardsolutions.com ) focuses on manufacturers. Enterprise vendors choose this strategy because they Realize they don''t have the resources to develop and support or choose not to expend their resources in the BI direction Want an industry-focused BI to provide industry specific BI thought leadership Expect Read More

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Today’s employees expect to have access to business data in a single mobile device with intuitive tools to quickly perform tasks. If enterprises wish to provide BI to every end user, they need a BI solution that is flexible, scalable, and practical enough to function on all smartphones and tablet computing devices with all the features and functionality needed to manage the business at strategic, operational, and tactical levels.

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