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Business Intelligence: Its Ins and Outs
In today's highly competitive business climate, the quality and timeliness of business information for an organization is not only a choice between profit and

selecting business intelligence applications  Homeland Security Analytics, etc. Selecting Right BI Software BI has captured the attention of many organizations for it's intelligence about the business, but to maximize its power, you cannot buy a BI product off the shelf because it is not a one-size-fits-all system. Every business is unique and business processes and business rules differ. BI should be customized to meet the unique features of an organization. Recommendations for BI application should be based on a company's functional requirements,

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Business Intelligence (BI) RFI / RFP Template

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Using Predictive Analytics within Business Intelligence: A Primer


What are predictive analytics, and how are they used within business intelligence applications and for business performance management?

selecting business intelligence applications  the face of BI. Selecting the appropriate predictive analytics tools is not a simple task. The following capabilities must be considered before implementing a predictive analytics tool: algorithm richness, degree of automation, scalability, model portability, web enablement, ease of use, and the capability to access large data sets. The more diversified the business, the more functions and unique models that are required. Model portability is important even within different business units in the same Read More

Predictive Analytics; the Future of Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is evolving as it grows in popularity. Within BI, there is a shift from traditional analytics to predictive analytics, and predictive analytics is emerging as a distinct new software sector.

selecting business intelligence applications  past, present, and future, selecting the right tool can be a key success factor in your BI strategy. About the author Mukhles Zaman has more than twenty five years experience in the IT industry specializing in business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), project management, database design, and reporting software. He is a leading BI expert and has worked as a senior project manager on IT projects for Fortune 1000 companies in India, the Middle East, US, and Canada. He has also Read More

Plant Intelligence as Glue for Dispersed Data?


Enterprises that have manufacturing or plant-level intelligence systems can be guided through the forking paths of exception-based decision-making. Not only will they be better prepared for unplanned events, but they will also know how their responses will impact the company.

selecting business intelligence applications  performance management systems. When selecting these applications, in addition to using customary checklists of Web-enablement and platform support, users should ensure that the products use industry-standard frameworks, interfaces, and terminology, such as business to manufacturing markup language (B2MML), XML/Web services, ISA-95 and ISA-88 for batch process industries, and Microsoft Common Object Model ( COM ) and open connectivity (OPC) for application interfacing. Also, the candidate products should Read More

Business Intelligence Status Report: Recommendations


One of the biggest mistakes users often make with BI is forgetting the big picture, the strategic goals of what they hope to accomplish by accessing this information, while breaking out of traditional silo-ed metrics. BI is not a panacea, and enterprises must organize and prioritize their business needs across regions, departments (even across non-official "political" boundaries), etc., before they can hope to usefully report on the business information.

selecting business intelligence applications  lies not only within selecting the right technologies and tools, but also ensuring that proper business processes are in place to generate data that are meaningful, up-to-date, and accurate. One of the biggest mistakes users often make with BI is forgetting the big picture, the strategic goals of what they hope to accomplish by accessing this information, while breaking out of traditional silo-ed metrics. BI is not a panacea, and enterprises must organize and prioritize their business needs across Read More

Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Management


The terms business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) are heard time and again, but what do they really mean for businesses?

Getting back to basics, both terms refer to the concept of using technology to
  • Identify sales trends to develop sales strategies and to manage future sale
  • Manage employee performance
  • Identify quality issues on the shop floor
  • Optimize business processes through the use of technology
  • Forecast, budget, and plan within a process-centric environment
  • Allow C-level executives the ability to monitor the organization's performance regularly and centrally throughout the day
The common theme within these technologies is that organizations use them to optimize their performance and stay competitive within the market. Business performance management should not be confused with business process management, also known as BPM.

selecting business intelligence applications  Intelligence and Data Management The terms business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) are heard time and again, but what do they really mean for businesses? Getting back to basics, both terms refer to the concept of using technology to Identify sales trends to develop sales strategies and to manage future sale Manage employee performance Identify quality issues on the shop floor Optimize business processes through the use of technology Forecast, budget, and plan within a Read More

Business Rule Management: Accelerating the Process of Locating, Managing, and Leveraging Business Processes


Two indicators of a successful enterprise are its longevity and its ability to adapt to a constantly changing business environment. However, an enterprise’s business processes, including its analysis and management tools, often fail to keep up with those changes. Knowing how to modernize existing tools in order to prevent the loss of valuable data and application functions is essential—and not as difficult as it sounds.

selecting business intelligence applications  Rule Management: Accelerating the Process of Locating, Managing, and Leveraging Business Processes Two indicators of a successful enterprise are its longevity and its ability to adapt to a constantly changing business environment. However, an enterprise’s business processes, including its analysis and management tools, often fail to keep up with those changes. Knowing how to modernize existing tools in order to prevent the loss of valuable data and application functions is essential—and not as Read More

BUSINESS FIRST


BUSINESS FIRST is an open and visual application factory integrating business process management (BPM) and model-driven engineering (MDE) innovative technologies.  

selecting business intelligence applications  FIRST BUSINESS FIRST is an open and visual application factory integrating business process management (BPM) and model-driven engineering (MDE) innovative technologies. Read More

Crossing the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence


For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the IT/business gap.

selecting business intelligence applications  the Chasm between IT and Business Teams with New Approaches to Business Intelligence For over a decade, organizations have struggled with a gap between IT and business due to shifts in perceptions of what business intelligence (BI) should be. Often, skilled IT workers get stuck in low-level reporting roles, while business workers can’t access and analyze information fast enough to make strategic decisions. This discussion with an industry technologist offers some ideas for bridging the Read More

Moving to Self-Service Business Intelligence


Learn how in the Forrester report Why and How Enterprises are Moving to Self-service Business Intelligence.

selecting business intelligence applications  to Self-Service Business Intelligence With the crushing volume of data most businesses deal with, your knowledge workers probably spend more time searching for the information they need than actually performing their jobs. And the problem is only getting worse. The solution isn’t more complex and expensive enterprise business intelligence (BI) solutions. Nor are user installed patchwork tools the answer —and can create operational and compliance nightmares. Getting the right information to the Read More

The Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence


If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a fundamental shortcoming in most BI tools today, as a single architecture cannot support the full range of BI functionality—leading to excessive costs, delays, and user dissatisfaction. Learn about a solution that covers the five different styles of BI functionality.

selecting business intelligence applications  Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a fundamental shortcoming in most BI tools today, as a single architecture cannot support the full range of BI functionality—leading to excessive costs, delays, and user dissatisfaction. Learn about a solution that covers the five different styles of BI functionality. Read More

The 2011 Focus Experts' Guide to Business Intelligence


Not all business intelligence (BI) solutions fit every situation, and many BI solutions can be quite pricy. As an organization grows and its experience with BI increases, new types of analysis from a broader range of sources become worth the additional spend. This guide will help you determine what stage of BI “maturity” you are in, and then what features you need and what vendor choices you have at that stage.

selecting business intelligence applications  2011 Focus Experts' Guide to Business Intelligence Not all business intelligence (BI) solutions fit every situation, and many BI solutions can be quite pricy. As an organization grows and its experience with BI increases, new types of analysis from a broader range of sources become worth the additional spend. This guide will help you determine what stage of BI “maturity” you are in, and then what features you need and what vendor choices you have at that stage. Read More

Business Intelligence Buyer's Guide (Summary Edition)


This buyer guide is for business owners, managers, decision makers, and anyone interested in learning about the deployment of business intelligence (BI) systems across large enterprises as well as small to medium businesses (SMBs). It presents a comprehensive view of the wide spectrum of BI software solutions currently available and investigates how they match different types of organizations according to size and need.

selecting business intelligence applications  Intelligence Buyer's Guide (Summary Edition) This buyer guide is for business owners, managers, decision makers, and anyone interested in learning about the deployment of business intelligence (BI) systems across large enterprises as well as small to medium businesses (SMBs). It presents a comprehensive view of the wide spectrum of BI software solutions currently available and investigates how they match different types of organizations according to size and need. Read More

Pacific Applications, Inc


Pacific Applications (PA) is a business and technology consulting company offering independent and impartial advice in selecting the right enterprise software and implementing the right technologies for heterogeneous technology environments. PA specializes in software selection, software development, and IT consulting and services.We collaborate with organizations across all industry sectors, from large enterprises to dynamic mid-market organizations, achieve real competitive advantages. Our goal is to improve business performance by optimizing and automating business process, using both software and infrastructure technologies as the catalyst for change, and putting knowledge at the finger tips of decision makers. Established in 2004, Pacific Applications has since provided unique software solutions and systems that have improved productivity, reduced process inefficiencies and increased profitability for our clients.

selecting business intelligence applications  and impartial advice in selecting the right enterprise software and implementing the right technologies for heterogeneous technology environments. PA specializes in software selection, software development, and IT consulting and services.We collaborate with organizations across all industry sectors, from large enterprises to dynamic mid-market organizations, achieve real competitive advantages. Our goal is to improve business performance by optimizing and automating business process, using both software Read More