How to evaluate business intelligence software vendors

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To remain competitive in today’s tough marketplace it is crucial that a business has the ability to transform vast amounts of data into actionable information in the form of business intelligence (BI). business intelligence basics IT strategy management & performance

Achieving business intelligence success through stakeholder engagement

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For a company to succeed with its business intelligence project, stakeholder engagement from start to finish is essential. Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive

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User adoption: That's the real point of BI

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But your reaction to this statistic and the reasons Gartner cited it, primarily have to do with your own experience as an implementer or end-user of BI software. But, for end-users of BI solutions, who struggle to get data insights to make decisions, it's less surprising.

The cost of business intelligence and other myths

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Even though the business world is abuzz with business intelligence tools and the internet is filled with endless information about data and the results it can deliver, there are many organizations that don’t use BI.

Why your company culture is key to business intelligence success

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Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - ExecutiveDespite the increasing adoption rates of business intelligence (BI), many executives do not feel that data is leveraged effectively across the whole company.

5 common business intelligence problems

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When businesses aren't getting value from a business intelligence (BI) solution, it may seem like the software is causing more trouble than it is worth. Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance

Three ways a data analytics solution helps with ERP migration

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With this system being so critical to your business, you want to avoid a break in the service and the convenience it offers. Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive

Business intelligence in manufacturing

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Case Study Industry - Manufacturing Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and PerformanceThe process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Raw materials need to be ordered, received, assembled, packaged, and shipped out for sale in the leanest way.

3 steps to successful data analysis with business intelligence

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Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - ExecutiveSo, your business intelligence tool is in place. Quality data is starting to flow from databases and resources into the central database. The next critical process for business intelligence success is analysis.

Automation strategies for mid-market businesses

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When automation is done well, it accomplishes more than just saving time and money. It minimizes errors, improves productivity, increases employee satisfaction, and enhances the customer experience. When incorporated into a business strategy, employees get more done, in the same amount of time, allowing them to focus on the important objectives of their role. Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance

Integrating your tech: is your stack working together to deliver data results?

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As an IT manager, you might find that everyone is looking to you for all the answers too, which can be stressful. However, as we all know, it’s very difficult to provide solutions when the information you are looking for is scattered everywhere. Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and PerformanceIn a manufacturing or wholesale business, there is a lot of information to keep track of.

Static reports vs business intelligence

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Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Dynamic reportingWhat is the difference between traditional static reports and business intelligence? Static reports are often about a set timeframe such as the last quarter of results, and you have to consider all the elements that you'll need when preparing them. In contrast, BI provides more flexibility.

Established BI solutions vs. in-house development

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Management teams are no longer questioning whether or not to dig into the data; rather it’s which is the best tool to use for their businesses: an established, dedicated data analytics solution or software developed in-house. IT managers usually lead the project to find the best solution for the ERP and tech stack. Business Intelligence Basics Job Role - IT Strategy, Management and Performance Job Role - Executive