Traditionally, ERP served as a system of record and managed common tasks, transactions, and disparate business processes across the organisation. However, businesses today face increased pressure to modernise the user experience as Mobile, Analytics, Social, and the Cloud have increased user expectations. Find out more about today’s supply chain challenges.
In this paper, we will discuss how cloud-based services, predictive analytics, social media analytics,
big data, and mobile computing are combining to take business intelligence beyond traditional
boundaries and transform the way critical decisions are made. We will also highlight Information
Builders’ solutions and share two use cases, which demonstrate how two organisations – a law
enforcement agency and a retailer – might use available tools and technologies to tap into the
wealth of information available.
This white paper will highlight WebFOCUS Hyperstage, an effective and economical way for users
of Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI platform to achieve outstanding reporting and analytic
performance – even in the face of expanding data volumes. Hyperstage is a query-optimized data
store, embedded directly into the WebFOCUS environment. Read on.
This paper discusses the most critical factors to consider when selecting a solution to
support a mobile BI environment, covering such important items as functionality, security,
administration, and usability. Read now.
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.
Even if a dashboard’s appearance looks professional and is aesthetically pleasing, appearances can be deceiving. Although visual design is important, it is also important to ask yourself: Is the data reliable? Is it timely? Is any data missing? Is it consistent across all dashboards?. This paper offers an overview of best practice business intelligence (BI) dashboard design principles and discusses data integration options for getting data into a dashboard.
In our years of experience working with companies of all types and sizes to design and deploy
business intelligence systems, we’ve learned that there are five key things you need to know about
your users before you roll out related technologies to them. In this paper, we will discuss these five things, as well as their implications.
The importance and role of CIOs is changing; once considered largely a back-office shared
service provider, CIOs are now a strategic partner to the business, delivering valuable
information. This new strategic role makes it even more vital that CIOs understand the value of
information and its contribution to the business. This paper explores ways to assess the value of
information for business decisions.
How do you measure the effect of better decisions? How do you determine the quality of a decision to start with? And how can you predict how other decisions might have played out? In this whitepaper, we describe how to build a better case for BI.
Business Intelligence systems have been helping organisations improve performance by providing
better insights, better decisions and faster actions. Key Performance Indicators, or KPI’s, are measures
with targets that help manage business and individual performance. Scorecards help organisations
define strategy, identify goals and objectives, achieve alignment and monitor performance in context of
business goals and objectives. Read on.
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