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Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs
When it comes to acquiring business intelligence, small to medium-sized companies are often at a disadvantage. Compared to larger companies, they may lack the

business intelligence research for software comparison  of Adobe Reader. Microsoft business intelligence solutions help you empower users by giving them quick access to relevant structured and non-structured business intelligence information found in systems across the organization. Source : Microsoft Resources Related to Business Intelligence (BI) : Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Business Intelligence: Driving Better Business Performance for Companies with Changing Needs Business Intelligence (BI) is also known as: Business Intelligence Solutions ,

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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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Business Intelligence: 5 Things to Watch for in 2010


Business intelligence (BI) efforts can only result in a truly intelligent, agile business if they are driven by business goals—comprehensively deployed and adopted; and managed in ways that produce meaningful, measurable and credible results. Discover five BI trends to watch out for in 2010, and learn how to develop an approach to BI that’s effective, and tailored to your organization’s unique needs and goals.

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BI Software Review: Tableau Software 8.1 for BI


This business intelligence (BI) software review report examines the BI software by Tableau Software and its support for BI processes against known benchmarks. It assesses Tableau Software 8.1 by Tableau Software for BI functionality and reviews the product’s support capacity with a focus on:

  • Reporting and Analysis
  • Analytics
  • Data Warehouse
  • Workflow
  • Data Integration
  • Support
  • Purchasing Management
  • Quality Management
  • Sales Management

The report also contains an independent analyst’s review of the BI software based on a demonstration provided by Tableau Software. The review identifies the features of Tableau Software 8.1that distinguish it from other BI solutions, including its data analysis and data visualization capabilities and its integration capacity with R statistical language. In this review, the analyst outlines the software provider’s implementation process, support model, and target user base.

Tableau Software 8.1 achieved TEC certification status for its BI software solution by completing TEC’s certification program, which includes a demonstration of the BI software’s support for specific real-world business process and a detailed functional benchmarking analysis.

Based on a demonstration of Tableau Software 8.1, a TEC analyst has assessed the BI software’s features, evaluating the software against known industry benchmarks, to determine that Tableau Software 8.1 is a strong BI system.

Download this software review report for product analysis and comparison, an in-depth analyst commentary, and to learn more about how Tableau Software 8.1 can help businesses achieve their manufacturing BI objectives.

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Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies


Business intelligence—or decision support—allows you to better understand, analyze, and predict what’s occurring within your company. BI turns data from financial, manufacturing, and sales systems into useful and meaningful information and then distributes it to people who need it. Midsize organizations have limited resources, so a BI solution should deliver low cost of ownership through off-the-shelf integration.

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TEC Launches New Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management Evaluation Centers


Software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) today launches its new Business Intelligence (BI) Business Performance Management (BPM) Evaluation Centers to help companies select the software solutions they need to optimize their performance and to stay competitive within their markets.

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Ultimate Software: Delivering Breakthrough Products


Ultimate Software is in a very competitive market. Its continued success is fueled by relentlessly delivering new products and incremental innovation. A few years ago, the company’s strategic initiatives were to evolve of their software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model and launch new features targeted to medium sized enterprises. Learn how a new product portfolio management (PPM) solution helped Ultimate Software reach its goals.

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Located in Arcadia, California (US), Perfect Software has been supplying personal computer (PC) and Application System 400 (AS/400) custom accounting software to small to medium size businesses for over 20 years. Perfect Software is an IBM Partner in Development.

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Financial Forecasting: Room for Improvement for People, Process and Technology


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