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Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies
Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding

selecting bi tool white papers  we used several carriers, selecting them based on the proximity of their hubs to our stores. Within a year, the BI system had paid for itself in shipping savings. Not long after, we started plugging the BI system into more areas of the company. We could punch in proposed sales figures for a given month and see exactly what we'd probably be spending on shipping, see if the distribution center staff would need more or fewer parttimers to handle the restocking workload, and even predict how long the loss pre

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