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April 2007 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Selecting the Best BI Tool [Published: 04-03-2007]
This article highlights eight steps toward selecting the best business intelligence tool for your company.

Building a Customer-Centric Data Warehouse [Published: 04-03-2007]
A major focus for retailers is getting a better understanding of the behavior of their customers. Learn how to build a customer-centric data warehouse from key analytic and data subject areas.

SeaTab Software Announces PivotLink OnDemand Version 3.5 [Published: 04-03-2007]
PivotLink OnDemand v3.5 enables users to create tailored, at-a-glance reports in a user-friendly, visually appealing format.

Accuro Healthcare Solutions Acquires Woodmoor Group [Published: 04-03-2007]
The Woodmoor Group offers an integrated product suite of three application solutions.

Gartner Names SeaTab Software a Cool Vendor in Business Intelligence [Published: 04-03-2007]
The report features five vendors cited by Gartner analysts for their innovation and market impact.

Using Web-Portals for Research [Published: 04-03-2007]
This white paper discusses the methods of accessing analytical services through web interfaces, particularly in the context of Web-Portals. login required

Managing Your Oracle Analytics [Published: 04-03-2007]
This white paper focuses on an easy-to-use analytics environment for Oracle users, the InforSense IOE (In Oracle Edition) platform. login required

Integrative Analytics for Life Science R&D [Published: 04-03-2007]
The paper describes how workflow technology has become broadly adopted within scientific research. The benefits of the technology are illustrated by two different case studies. login required

Netuitive Secures Financing to Accelerate Market Expansion [Published: 04-04-2007]
This new round of funding will be used to expand Netuitive's sales operations and accelerate market presence in the US and UK.

Navy Deploys Alien Technology RFID Readers and Tags [Published: 04-04-2007]
Alien RFID readers and tags leveraged for enhanced traceability of naval assets returning to U.S. repair sites from overseas.

Designtex Selects Infor [Published: 04-04-2007]
Designtex has chosen Infor Performance Management Business Process Applications to facilitate strategic planning and link the company’s worldwide financial systems for performance management.

Kalido Expands Partner Program [Published: 04-04-2007]
Kalido Partner Program to address the growing ecosystem building around Kalido’s unique technology and solutions.

Talend Announces the Opening of the U.S. Headquarters [Published: 04-04-2007]
Talend Open Studio is a full-featured data integration product built on pure open source components and designed to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes.

Kalido and Information Builders to Deliver Information Management Solutions [Published: 04-04-2007]
Information Builders and Kalido will deliver the active information and analysis that companies need to make better decisions.

Comments on Long-Term Archiving [Published: 04-05-2007]
This feature is a "Letter to Bill" that Bill Inmon recently received from Jerry Rosenbaum, a consultant with more than 40 years of IT experience.

Metadata, Part 3 [Published: 04-05-2007]
Business and technical metadata are very different animals.

Computing, Control and the Desktop [Published: 04-05-2007]
Shouldn't computing be more fungible? Who is breaking the mold?

LogiXML Offers subscription Licensing Option for Logi 8 BI Platform [Published: 04-05-2007]
Logi 8 is a pure Web-based, unified and standards-based BI solution that offers an entire BI platform in one easy-to-implement package.

Confio Helps Improve Performance of Business Intelligence Applications [Published: 04-09-2007]
Ron Powell speaks withConfio Software’s Don Bergal in an exclusive interview.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Selects Océ Business Services [Published: 04-09-2007]
Under the agreement, Océ Business Services will help streamline document operations, shorten cycle times and reduce costs while enhancing service levels at all UPMC facilities.

Satori Software Selects AMB Dataminers [Published: 04-10-2007]
This integration allows customers to standardize, correct and verify deliverability of addresses.

Clarity Systems Launches Clarity Customer Care [Published: 04-10-2007]
Clarity Customer Care is designed to help customers maximize the value of their corporate performance management investment.

Oco Deploys Business Intelligence Solution for Dunkin’ Donuts [Published: 04-10-2007]
Oco gives Dunkin’ Donuts management and reporting capabilities for franchise development, supporting the company’s aggressive growth plans.

Chesterfield County Police Department Selects Attensity [Published: 04-10-2007]
CCPD has purchased the Attensity LEADS to help police personnel follow leads, make arrests and close cases.

A Perfect Imperfection [Published: 04-10-2007]
The best way to ensure a successful business performance management implementation is to work with the relevant stakeholders to create a truly integrated BPM strategy that covers all areas of your business.

On Information Sharing [Published: 04-10-2007]
This article provides some of the information-sharing recommendations that arose from the discussion sessions at the recent event – "Information Sharing: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

MicroStrategy and SPSS Extend Alliance Agreement [Published: 04-10-2007]
As part of the renewed agreement, the companies will continue to engage in cooperative marketing and joint business development programs.

Australian Defense Force Launches the First RFID-Tagged Shipments from Australia into the Middle East [Published: 04-11-2007]
The first RFID-tagged shipments from Australia into the Middle East that can be automatically tracked by interoperable RFID networks built for coalition forces by Savi Technology.

AMB Dataminers Offers Branding of its Desktop and Web-based Solutions [Published: 04-11-2007]
IT service companies can now place their own brand on PDM) deliverables for AMB’s stand-alone desktop, intranet and Web-based hosted offerings.

IDC analyzes successful SaaS BI implementation [Published: 04-11-2007]
Read this report from IDC to learn how multi-channel retailer Zones, Inc., achieved a 50% increase in sales productivity and ROI of 1,065% by implementing a SaaS (Software as a Service) Business Intelligence solution. login required

Modern Financial Systems and Business Performance Management [Published: 04-12-2007]
A colorful BPM system can help an organization to much more quickly realize how ignorant and wrong it can be in setting its forecasts, budgets, goals and targets. However, the Rule of C allows the organization to excuse why things are not as they thought.

Metadata, Part 4 [Published: 04-12-2007]
In this article, Bill Inmon delves further into the world of metadata.

Randox Laboratories Ltd Selects StayinFront CRM [Published: 04-13-2007]
Randox selected StayinFront CRM for life sciences, analytics and workflow to manage and facilitate consistent sales and marketing efforts and messaging across its entire sales and distribution network.

BearingPoint, ESRI and SAS Introduce Market Planning and Portfolio Optimization [Published: 04-13-2007]
The MPPO solution is a tool that combines best-in-class consulting, GIS, business intelligence and predictive analysis services and software solutions to provide retailers with detailed insight into the planning process.

Ace Hardware Selects Information Builders [Published: 04-16-2007]
Ace Hardware has chosen WebFOCUS as its enterprise reporting tool due to the solution's ease of development, scalability, and data access and integration capabilities.

CA Announces Advanced Performance Analysis and Diagnostic Tool for its Database Management Solution [Published: 04-16-2007]
The Database Management solution enables administrators, from a single window, to monitor both real-time and historical performance metrics for all databases distributed across the enterprise.

AIMCO Finds Solution for Cumbersome Budgeting Process Using Clarity Systems [Published: 04-17-2007]
Ron Powell speaks with AIMCO’s Brad Mauvais in an exclusive interview.

BELNET Selects StayinFront CRM Solution [Published: 04-17-2007]
BELNET selected StayinFront CRM because it provides a solution that will manage all customer support data that BELNET has been using several information systems to handle.

Bissantz Releases SparkMaker 4 [Published: 04-17-2007]
Version 4 of SparkMaker implements a completely new creation process for sparklines: a single dialog which minimizes click activity.

Is Your Business Intelligence Competency Center Competent? [Published: 04-17-2007]
Is the business intelligence competency center just another means for someone to sell his or her wares, or will it truly solve a business problem?

Mastering Master Data [Published: 04-17-2007]
There is a lot of information out there about master data, yet many still find it confusing. This is the first part of a series on strategic thinking about master data.

Harry & David Select SAS [Published: 04-17-2007]
SAS is helping Harry & David manage its marketing activities.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Selects SAS [Published: 04-17-2007]
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has selected SAS to further refine its guest data warehouse and will use SAS’ data quality and business intelligence software to better understand its guests.

SAS Smashes ETL World Record [Published: 04-18-2007]
SAS announced a new world record for the ETL of massive volumes of data into a data warehouse while establishing new benchmarks that more accurately reflect real-world data integration tasks.

CIHI Selects MicroStrategy [Published: 04-18-2007]
CIHI has selected MicroStrategy software for the development of an improved public information service, QuickStats.

2007 BPM Pulse Survey Results, Part 2 [Published: 04-18-2007]
The fundamental elements of business performance management are equally important regardless of company size, but company size does impact the choice of vendor, product and implementation style.

Applying Probability to Improve Business Performance [Published: 04-18-2007]
Predictive analytics provide significant advantages over the traditional review of historic financials when considering future business forecasts and budgets.

Gartner Survey Shows Disconnect Between Senior Management and the Strategy for Supporting BI [Published: 04-18-2007]
Gartner surveyed more than 350 global organizations in December 2006.

ScienceLogic Reveals Government IT Desire Effective Virtualization Solutions [Published: 04-18-2007]
113 government agency IT administrators and directors were surveyed to determine the changing needs of agency IT operations.

The Rising Importance of Product Data [Published: 04-19-2007]
It would be idiotic to think that “customer” data is not one of, if not the most significant candidate for “mastering,” but that does not mean that other conceptual data sets should be ignored at its expense.

Metadata, Part 5 [Published: 04-19-2007]
For a variety of good reasons, there is unlikely to be much uniformity in the future of metadata.

SRC Announces Strategic Relationship with Outsell [Published: 04-19-2007]
Outsell has licensed SRC’s Alteryx, to give customers a comprehensive and cohesive view of business-critical data.

SRC Announces Access to Retail Property Data Through www.DemographicsNow.com [Published: 04-19-2007]
Subscribers to www.DemographicsNow.com can analyze demographic and market potential of any geography in the U.S from a convenient Web-based interface.

Domino’s Pizza Selects Verint Nextiva [Published: 04-20-2007]
Domino’s Pizza has deployed Verint’s Nextiva specialty retail solution to enhance the security of certain corporate facilities, including distribution centers and corporate-owned stores.

Ventana Research Initiates Research Coverage of Verix and the Verix Discovery Suite [Published: 04-20-2007]
Ventana Research provides expert insight and detailed guidance to help clients operate their companies more efficiently and effectively.

Two Pharmaceutical Companies Select Verix [Published: 04-20-2007]
The solution will enable them to discover, understand and act on unique deviations in the company's sales and business performance.

Spotfire Asset Management Delivers Speedy Financial Analysis [Published: 04-23-2007]
Ron Powell speaks withSpotfire’s Brian O'Keefe in an exclusive interview.

BlueSky Brands Deploys Oco’s Retail Intelligence Solution to Drive Performance [Published: 04-23-2007]
Ron Powell speaks with BlueSky Brands Anthony Sansone in an exclusive interview.

Business Objects to Acquire Cartesis [Published: 04-23-2007]
Business Objects announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Cartesis.

Applix Named One of the Fastest Growing OLAP Technology Vendors by the OLAP Report [Published: 04-23-2007]
The OLAP Report is an unbiased analysis of the OLAP market and includes OLAP products and related software and services expenditure.

Cisco Selects SAP [Published: 04-23-2007]
Cisco has selected SAP solutions for governance, risk and compliance.

Comcast Selects SAP ERP [Published: 04-23-2007]
Comcast has selected SAP ERP as its new enterprise human resource management system.

SAVVIS Selects SAP [Published: 04-23-2007]
SAVVIS selected SAP to replace existing legacy systems to better support their growth projections and improve business processes.

IBM and SAP Expand Partnership [Published: 04-23-2007]
Under these agreements, IBM and SAP are also teaming up with local technology companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific to capture a larger piece of the rapidly growing market opportunity in serving midsize companies.

SAP Launches Industry Value Networks [Published: 04-23-2007]
SAp launches IVN for the aerospace and defense, automotive and travel and transportation industries.

AMB Dataminers Offers a Free License to PDM Lite [Published: 04-23-2007]
PDM Lite a new, limited version of its sophisticated PDM data profiling technology.

Stratavia Releases Data Palette 3.1 [Published: 04-23-2007]
Stratavia's Data Palette provides a comprehensive automation platform enabling enterprises to deliver IT automation.

DataMirror Expands Integration Between Databases and Messaging Infrastructure [Published: 04-23-2007]
DataMirror's new features enable the product to process high volume 3rd party message structures directly from queues and parse and embed that data without programming into relational database formats.

RedHat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire MetaMatrix [Published: 04-24-2007]
Through this acquisition, Red Hat will supplement its SOA offerings by adding powerful enterprise data management capabilities to its open source architecture.

Endeca Unveils Information Access Platform [Published: 04-24-2007]
These enhancements make possible new classes of information access applications that involve the exploration and analysis of interrelated data from high-value enterprise data sources.

Meeting the Challenge of Medical Tourism with Healthcare Business Intelligence [Published: 04-24-2007]
There are positive actions that can be taken to meet the challenge of medical tourism. In many ways, medical tourism is not a threat, but an opportunity.

Defining the Economic Value for Business Intelligence Implementations in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Part 1 [Published: 04-24-2007]
The ART factors – accuracy, relevancy and timeliness – provide a good framework to help organizations start to define the value of business intelligence and data warehousing solutions.

Hyperion System 9 Continues to Drive BPM [Published: 04-24-2007]
Hyperion System 9 combines financial applications with business intelligence analytics and reporting.

Virgin Mobile Selects SPSS [Published: 04-24-2007]
SPSS enables Virgin Mobile to analyze its customer data.

HP Unveils Neoview Data Warehouse and New BI Services [Published: 04-24-2007]
The HP Neoview data warehouse platform acts as a business outcomes engine, providing customers a comprehensive view of essential business information.

Using Unstructured Business Content in Business Intelligence [Published: 04-25-2007]
Business content will have an increasing effect on business intelligence processing over the next few years.

Southwest Airlines Selects Clarity Systems [Published: 04-25-2007]
Southwest Airlines has selected Clarity 6 software as a single integrated solution for corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

Blue Vector Announces a Pharmaceutical Edition of its RFID Automation Platform [Published: 04-25-2007]
The Blue Vector Pharmaceutical Edition offers item-level track and trace, shipment accuracy and integration with drug pedigree and authentication systems.

CSC to Acquire Covansys [Published: 04-26-2007]
CSC will acquire Covansys for $34.00 per share in an all-cash transaction.

Metadata, Part 6 [Published: 04-26-2007]
Metadata plays a very profound role in the distributed processing environment of today – it defines the interface to and from one distributed processing module to another.

Business Intelligence and the Savvy CIO [Published: 04-26-2007]
Effective IT leaders not only keep one eye on the strategic initiatives of their company, but also have frameworks for ensuring that business intelligence and analytics don’t get short shrift.

Sybase Announces ETL Capabilities for Sybase IQ 12.7 Analytics Server [Published: 04-27-2007]
Sybase IQ analytics server handles the most challenging data warehousing requirements with ease.

ANTs Appoints Ari Kaplan to its Board of Directors [Published: 04-27-2007]
Ari Kaplan is a recognized authority in the IT industry with extensive executive experience and a unique perspective on the needs of the database user community.

Business Intelligence Network Announces New Experts and Channel Leaders [Published: 04-30-2007]
Prominent industry veterans now featured on BeyeNETWORK.com.