In this paper, we explore the benefits of BI and analytics and provide key reasons why
organisations should buy, not build, these capabilities into Saas applications: lower total cost of
ownership (TCO), quick time to value (weeks, not months), and analytics capabilities that you pilot
and price to quickly gauge user experience and potential. Read now.
Reactive decision-making, while successful in the past, has proven ineffective in recent times.
Organisations can no longer wait to make critical choices after an opportunity arises or a
problem is uncovered. They must take a more proactive approach to running their businesses
by anticipating important changes, events, and trends, and taking action before they occur. Read on.
Today’s managers must always look at the past, present, and future. They need reports on past
performance to improve operational efficiency. Business intelligence (BI) platforms such as Information Builders WebFOCUS, are providing a unified decision-support environment where managers can retrieve and analyze data about past, present, and future activities. In this paper, we will discuss the incorporation of predictive modeling capabilities into the WebFOCUS BI platform, and highlight how this advanced functionality can dramatically improve decision-making, thus reducing risk and costs while increasing revenue and profits.
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