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June 2007 - Business Intelligence Content Archive

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Information Builders Launches EMEA Partner Program [Published: 06-01-2007]
The Partner Program will enable resellers to create integrations and/or build products that utilize Information Builders’ industry software offerings.

Alta Bates Medical Group Selects Panoratio Software [Published: 06-01-2007]
Alta Bates Medical Group selected Portable Data Image and PDI Explorer – to obtain a complete understanding of optimal practice methods throughout their network.

UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington Develop a Wireless Monitoring System [Published: 06-01-2007]
The new system involves pinning a small, flexible RFID chip to the esophagus, where it remains until removed by a physician.

InetSoft Innovates Operational Business Intelligence [Published: 06-04-2007]
Ron Powell speaks withInetSoft’s Luke Liang in an exclusive interview.

Business Objects Announces Close of Cartesis Acquisition [Published: 06-04-2007]
Customer and shareholder approvals, as well as all customary closing conditions have now been completed.

Corporate Express US Selects MicroStrategy [Published: 06-04-2007]
Corporate Express NV, has selected MicroStrategy for its online customer reporting application.

Insurance Companies Select Business Objects for Enterprise Performance Management Solutions [Published: 06-04-2007]
Insurance companies are selecting its enterprise performance management solutions to help manage their growth and performance.

Intelligentz Acquires Franklin Wireless [Published: 06-04-2007]
Franklin Wireless will continue to operate under SecurLynx and continue growing their already impressive customer base.

The Looming Leadership Talent Wars and What Organizations Need to Do to Secure Their Future [Published: 06-05-2007]
Those organizations that focus on creating a culture where leadership development is a strategic imperative will be the winners in the important battle for brains and experience.

Unpredictable Analytics [Published: 06-05-2007]
There is data, there is research and there is information, but events are still unpredictable.

ThyssenKrupp Steel Selects Sybase iAnywhere RFID Technology [Published: 06-06-2007]
ThyssenKrupp Steel has selected RFID Anywhere for slab identification.

Business Objects Announces the Launch of Business Objects Crystal Decisions Professional [Published: 06-06-2007]
This new edition of the Business Objects Crystal Decisions suite is tailored specifically for the needs of small and mid-sized companies.

Johnson Matthey Selects Applix [Published: 06-06-2007]
Applix has been selected by Johnson Matthey, to upgrade its use of Applix EV from a simple financial planning tool to an integrated system of operational reporting and analysis.

Altosoft and TCR Unveil Novus [Published: 06-06-2007]
Novus, a suite of the most advanced project analytics solutions on the market.

Business Objects Releases EPM Performance Suite [Published: 06-07-2007]
This suite enables Business Objects to deliver the industry’s only fully-integrated business intelligence and profitability solution.

IRI Announces New Version of CoSort [Published: 06-07-2007]
The new version solves manipulating and migrating massive XML and LDIF files to and from other file formats.

List and Meta-List [Published: 06-07-2007]
Pete Loshin provides further material to consider when determining whether or not open source offers a viable model for usable software.

The Semantics Mystery [Published: 06-07-2007]
Inmon grapples with the purpose of semantics.

Microsoft Acquires Stratature [Published: 06-08-2007]
This announcement builds on the relationship Microsoft and Stratature have already established, and will accelerate Microsoft’s delivery of technology in the MDM market.

AMB Dataminers Announces PDM InfoExpose [Published: 06-08-2007]
PDM InfoExpose, a significant enhancement to Predictive Data Management – one of the most comprehensive data profiling/quality products on the market.

Tableau Reveals the Benefits of Visual Analysis for Business Intelligence [Published: 06-11-2007]
Ron Powell speaks with Tableau Software’s Christian Chabot in an exclusive interview.

Customer Profitability Intelligence for Communications Service Providers [Published: 06-11-2007]
Customer development strategies are crucial as competition among communication service providers accelerates. Carefully developed customer-centric strategies can be highly effective drivers of both revenue and profit.

AIM Technology Provides a Suite of Performance Management Software Applications [Published: 06-11-2007]
The new software modules have been designed as out-of-the-box workflow applications for contact centers and other service environments and can be used individually or in combination.

Denodo Announces Availability of Denodo Platform 4.0 [Published: 06-11-2007]
Denodo Platform 4.0 extracts and merges data across any digital source to create SOA data services.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Selects Clarity Systems [Published: 06-11-2007]
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has selected Clarity 6 software to enhance its corporate performance management initiative.

SAP and Vistex Extend Reseller Agreement [Published: 06-11-2007]
SAP has agreed to resell Vistex solutions worldwide, marketed under the names SAP Paybacks and Chargebacks by Vistex and SAP Incentive Administration by Vistex.

Parkson Selects SAS [Published: 06-11-2007]
Parkson will put SAS Customer Intelligence software to work for its 29 stores throughout Peninsular and East Malaysia.

Attensity Announces Attensity Voice of the Customer [Published: 06-11-2007]
VoC a new software solution that enables enterprises to analyze and act on all types of feedback from customers.

QSM Announces Its SLIM-Suite and Project Management Methodology [Published: 06-11-2007]
The methodology embodied in its SLIM Suite of tools will be provided as a plug-in to the IBM Rational Unified Process in IBM RMC.

CSC Signs Agreement with CACEIS [Published: 06-11-2007]
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will consolidate and transform CACEIS' IT production infrastructures in Europe through the establishment of a standard operating environment.

Actuate Extends BIRT-Based Offerings Can Now Support IBM Rational Portfolio Manager for Improved SOA Governance [Published: 06-11-2007]
With Actuate’s BIRT-based commercial products that extend the BIRT-based reports in IBM Rational Portfolio Manager, end users from senior executives to IT staff can benefit from enhanced flexible reporting and analysis.

TAGSYS Announces RFID System for Libraries [Published: 06-11-2007]
The system includes the new Folio 370L Tag Family, the L-SP2+ pedestal for upgraded security and the LSA-4, a new, high-performance, mixed-media antenna.

Telecom Triple Plays [Published: 06-12-2007]
As landline telecommunications providers and cable companies move into new service areas, effective business intelligence will play a critical role in their success.

How is the Government Doing in Knowledge Management? [Published: 06-12-2007]
The 2007 E-Gov Knowledge Management Conference provides interesting insight into knowledge management practices in the public sector.

Business Intelligence Network and The Data Warehousing Institute Announce New Online Community: BI-BestPractices.Com [Published: 06-12-2007]
Business Intelligence Network and The Data Warehousing Institute Announce New Online Community Delivering Solutions and Support for the Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Industry: BI-BestPractices.Com

Clarabridge Launches Content Mining Service [Published: 06-12-2007]
Clarabridge's CMP, enterprise customers can now gain the same revolutionary business benefits by using CMS.

AllianceAnalytics Releases Partner Value Optimizer [Published: 06-12-2007]
With AllianceAnalytics PVO, companies can now harness an automated and repeatable measurement system to greatly improve the bottom-line outcomes of all their alliances, channels and partnerships.

Valero Selects SAP [Published: 06-13-2007]
Valero has selected SAP solutions to address the increasing number of business issues facing the oil and gas industry.

SAP and Visiprise Announce a Joint Worldwide Offering [Published: 06-13-2007]
SAP will resell and market the Visiprise Manufacturing product under the name "SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise."

QSM Announces SLIM-Estimate Tool has been Validated Ready for IBM Rational [Published: 06-13-2007]
SLIM-Estimate tool has been validated ready for IBM Rational as a compatible integration to IBM Rational Portfolio Manager.

Tough Questions to Ask Business Performance Management Vendors [Published: 06-13-2007]
With today’s environment of mergers and acquisitions, it is wise to ask the questions that will enable you to understand each vendor’s business performance management strategy.

What’s Next in Business Performance Management for the Office of Finance? [Published: 06-13-2007]
There is a shift taking place that could have profound effects on how companies will buy and manage performance management applications.

Business Intelligence Network and TDWI Announce the Launch of BI-BestPractices.com [Published: 06-13-2007]
This new website serves as a collaborative community and interactive forum to promote the advancement and success of the business intelligence/data warehousing industry.

Precedent Insurance Company Selects Corticon [Published: 06-13-2007]
Corticon Business Rules Management System has been selected by Precedent Insurance Company as a critical component in the development and management of Precedent’s revolutionary direct-to-consumer healthcare insurance solution.

Fractal Antenna Systems and Nashua Announce Licensing Agreement [Published: 06-13-2007]
Nashua has secured the exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute passive RFID labels and tags using antennas developed by Fractal Antenna Systems.

Whitehill and 27h Announce New Partnership Agreement [Published: 06-14-2007]
The partnership will bring together unparalleled expertise and depth of experience in the UK legal market.

The Advisory Board Company Selects MicroStrategy [Published: 06-14-2007]
The Advisory Board Company has selected MicroStrategy to provide its members with enhanced visibility into financial, operational and clinical performance.

Rapid Delivery Technologies for Enterprise Architecture: Web Services Concepts [Published: 06-14-2007]
This article introduces the concepts and reasons for the rapid growth of web services. It covers the concepts in some technical detail, with typical examples and applications using web services and the evolution of web services.

Peeling the Unstructured Data Onion [Published: 06-14-2007]
Most industry estimates say that there is 4 to 5 times more unstructured data in the corporation than structured data. How can you find the business-relevant data within this unstructured data?

ODIN Technologies Announces Completion of its 125th RFID Project [Published: 06-15-2007]
The project completed was the previously announced 40 site deployment of Shaw Industries distribution centers.

InforSense Unveils Inforsense 4.0 [Published: 06-18-2007]
The new version is the first solution to offer repeatable workflow-based analytics for all SQL-compliant databases that can now be easily and rapidly integrated into business processes.

Focus Data Services Selects Dataupia [Published: 06-18-2007]
Focus Data Services has selected the Dataupia Satori Server 12000 to achieve unprecedented access to data stored in its Focus 112 Disclosure System.

MFS Investment Management Selects Actuate [Published: 06-18-2007]
The solution provides users at MFS visibility into the organization, enabling them to align goals and increase predictability, as well as streamline business processes.

Centerline Capital Group Selects Cartesis 10 [Published: 06-18-2007]
The Cartesis 10 solution will support Centerline's strategic business objectives in addition to tackling enterprise-wide performance management challenges.

SAS Announces the SAS Health and Life Sciences Global Practice [Published: 06-18-2007]
SAS Health and Life Sciences Global Practice will serve the growing need for technology and solutions that will further fuel the convergence of healthcare providers, health plans and biopharmaceutical companies.

SAS and Medidata Solutions Announce the Integration of Medidata Rave with SAS Drug Development [Published: 06-18-2007]
The collaborative reporting and analysis solution will benefit pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology firms.

Talend Launches Talend On Demand [Published: 06-18-2007]
Talend On Demand enables enterprise information management teams to cost-effectively and efficiently solve their complex data integration challenges.

Beijing Xicheng District National Tax Bureau Selects SAP [Published: 06-19-2007]
The SAP rollout establishes a new framework for tax management at one of the main offices of the China State Administration of Taxation.

CareSpark Selects Initiate Systems [Published: 06-19-2007]
Initiate Identity HubT software will support CareSpark in generating accurate, timely and complete patient information for participating caregivers and patients.

Procuri has Successfully Implemented Xactly Incent [Published: 06-19-2007]
Procuri has selected Xactly Incent to automate its complex sales compensation program and help enable its new automated order intake process.

Healthcare Business Intelligence: Get Started Now [Published: 06-19-2007]
Healthcare organizations need to progress quickly on the business intelligence maturity path in order to respond to the intense pressure from payers, purchasers, buying groups, governmental authorities and quality watchdog organizations.

Phased Delivery for Business Intelligence Success [Published: 06-19-2007]
To achieve business intelligence success, begin with a modest and achievable start, envision enterprise capabilities and functionality, and evolve over time by delivering capabilities through multiple phases.

Siperian Announces the Availability of the Report, Entitled A Data Governance Manifesto: Designing and Deploying Sustainable Data Governance [Published: 06-19-2007]
The report details the importance of establishing a data governance oversight process that is capable of allowing companies to prioritize investments.

NAMSA and Savi Technology Establish an In Service Support Contract [Published: 06-19-2007]
The contract enables the 26 nations of the NATO alliance and non-NATO nations of the Partnership for Peace initiative to order RFID-based consignment tracking and management solutions from a pre-authorized source.

United States Postal Service Certifies Melissa Data with NCOALink Full Service Provider License [Published: 06-19-2007]
Melissa Data can update third party mailing lists and customer files against the full 48-month change-of-address file containing over 160 million change-of-address records.

Stage Stores Selects MicroStrategy for Merchandising Reporting and Analysis [Published: 06-19-2007]
MicroStrategy will provide Stage Stores with key reporting and analysis capabilities to evaluate sales and inventory performance across its network of stores.

SAP Unveils New Mobile Solutions [Published: 06-19-2007]
New capabilities for the existing suite of SAP mobile solutions will help information workers be more productive and make better business decisions.

New Bangkok International Airport Selects Intermec [Published: 06-19-2007]
Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, has selected Intermec to supply an RFID and barcode system for the airport’s Cargo Free Zone.

SeeWhy Software Announces the Availability of SeeWhy Community Edition 3.2 [Published: 06-20-2007]
SeeWhy Community Edition 3.2. uses event stream processing technology to provide real-time insight into business operations, customer behavior and product status.

Healthpac Selects InterSystems [Published: 06-20-2007]
Healthpac will be using the extensive MultiValue capabilities of InterSystems CACHÉ high performance object database as the technology foundation for its H2003 medical billing software application.

Accuro Healthcare Solutions Releases Version 3.0 of CodeCorrect CDM [Published: 06-20-2007]
Version 3.0 of CodeCorrect CDM is a comprehensive Web-based chargemaster management tool.

A Phased Approach to Enterprise Master Data Management [Published: 06-20-2007]
Enterprise master data management (MDM) should always be the objective of any long-term MDM plan, and the secret to implementing this plan is a phased and tactical approach.

Fluensee Forms Partnership with BlueStar [Published: 06-20-2007]
BlueStar will offer Fluensee’s new AssetTrack Express software separately or as the main component of an entry-level RFID starter kit.

Vercuity Solutions and Quickcomm Software Form Partnership [Published: 06-20-2007]
Vercuity Solutions and Quickcomm Software, have agreed to jointly market and provide Telecom Expense Management to Global 2000 companies.

SRA International to Acquire Constella Group [Published: 06-21-2007]
SRA International announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Constella Group.

The CFO Guide to Budgeting Software: 10 Key features that make a big impact on mid-sized companies [Published: 06-21-2007]
An in-depth look at the dimensions of financial planning tools currently available; the limitations and opportunities new solutions provide for financial management and planning. login required

Outperform With Accurate, Meaningful, and Fast Cash Flow Analysis [Published: 06-21-2007]
Forecasting cash flow has become an essential element in SMB growth strategy. This report analyzes various financial tools available to you, and offers the solutions that allow companies to incorporate cash flow reporting. login required

The Transition from Spreadsheet Budgets to a Packaged Application [Published: 06-21-2007]
This report offers SMBs a concise roadmap from the inefficiencies of spreadsheet budgeting to the packaged application essential for long term development. login required

CIGNA HealthCare Selects SAS [Published: 06-21-2007]
CIGNA HealthCare has selected SAS BI to help analyze and communicate critical information in its health advocacy programs.

Structured and Unstructured Data [Published: 06-21-2007]
If a bridge can be built between the two worlds of structured and unstructured data, it is possible to build entirely new kinds of systems.

Key Data Entities and Data Governance [Published: 06-21-2007]
This article considers two challenging aspects of enterprise information management: key data entity ownership and data quality management.

eScholar Selects Pitney Bowes [Published: 06-22-2007]
Group 1 Software announced that eScholar has extended its relationship another three years providing Group 1 Software’s data integration solution.

Charles Chamberlain, IT Manager of Cleveland Golf [Published: 06-22-2007]
Charles talks about the challenges that led Cleveland Golf to adopt business intelligence, why they chose to approach BI with software-as-a-service, the impact of SeaTab's PivotLink on their company, and the international aspects of their deployment.

Zoomix Accelerates Master Data Management Success [Published: 06-25-2007]
David Loshin speaks withZoomix’s Nathan Birtle in an exclusive interview.

InforSense Introduces I-EASE Oracle [Published: 06-25-2007]
I-EASE enables business users to accelerate their analysis through full access to Oracle Database 10g analytical functions and Data Mining Option using an intuitive InforSense analytical workflow interface.

Visual i|o Releases Interactive Visual Reporting Suite [Published: 06-25-2007]
The Visual i|o Interactive Reporting Suite combines data visualization technology with a deep understanding of how users consume information to provide organizations with advanced capabilities for answering challenging questions about their businesses.

Visual i|o Announces Visual i|o Interactive Reporting Suite Named to the Elite Cognos Partner Program [Published: 06-25-2007]
Powered by the Cognos 8 business intelligence platform, Visual i|o’s advanced visualization solutions provide new, visual perspectives of data to accelerate corporate decision-making and problem-solving.

Composite Software Releases Composite Information Server [Published: 06-25-2007]
Composite Information Server and Composite Active Cluster enable enterprises to further scale their data services deployments.

MEGA International Positioned in Magic Quadrant for Business Process Analysis Tools’Report [Published: 06-25-2007]
Two major criteria were used to evaluate the vendors: ability to execute and completeness of vision.

CA SPECTRUM Announces the Release of CA SPECTRUM Network Fault Manager r8.1 [Published: 06-25-2007]
CA SPECTRUM Network Fault Manager r8.1, the newest version of the industry’s leading network fault management solution.

InforSense Announces a New Edition of InforSense for Siebel Customer Relationship Management [Published: 06-25-2007]
The new edition enables enhanced predictive analytics directly within Siebel applications.

Skytide Announces a Partnership Agreement with Inxight [Published: 06-26-2007]
The partnership will leverage each company's unique strengths in analytics to deliver a comprehensive business intelligence solution for text.

TEOCO Corporation [Published: 06-26-2007]
To solve its performance problems, TEOCO decided to build a separate data mart for reporting and analysis, and opted for a data warehouse appliance approach.

Data Warehouse Appliances: Evolution or Revolution? [Published: 06-26-2007]
The data warehouse appliance has been a revolution in the practice of data warehousing, enabling enterprises to conduct business in entirely new ways. login required

Epsilon Data Management, LLC [Published: 06-26-2007]
By using a data warehouse appliance as a major component in the building of its data warehousing systems, Epsilon has considerably reduced costs to its clients compared to more traditional database software technology.

Frontier Airlines, Inc. [Published: 06-26-2007]
Frontier chose to purchase Greenplum Database, which supports shared nothing, massively parallel database processing on commodity hardware.

The Pepsi Bottling Group [Published: 06-26-2007]
The Pepsi Bottling Group’s sales data mart environment was due for a hardware upgrade, and the Data Services Group wanted to transform it into an enterprise data warehouse. IBM was challenged to deliver an integrated data warehouse solution.

Mastering Master Data – How to Succeed with Master Data [Published: 06-26-2007]
Master data is a business problem, and IT has contributed to its complexity. Succeeding with master data requires a focus on enhancing business capabilities and establishing a technical master data environment.

How Dis-Integrated Data Can Derail Your ERP Initiative, Part 2 [Published: 06-26-2007]
Many companies see their ERP investments fall short due to the lack of high-quality integrated master data.

Network Solutions [Published: 06-26-2007]
Network Solutions needed to grow their data warehouse to support urgent analytical needs, while maximizing the business benefits for the company.

CSC Signs Contract Extension with General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products [Published: 06-26-2007]
CSC will continue providing a full range of IT services.

TAGSYS and IDENT Announce RFID System for the Management of Legal [Published: 06-26-2007]
The RFID system will track and manage client files in a law firm.

Clarity Systems Announces the Launch of Clarity 6.1 Legal Edition [Published: 06-26-2007]
Clarity 6.1 Legal Edition, a solution designed to help professional services organizations better perform and manage their budgeting and forecasting activities.

New Research Finds MDM Instrumental to Data Management Efforts in Support of Business Intelligence and Performance Management Initiatives [Published: 06-26-2007]
The study entitled, Master Data Management: Business and Technology Trends, found that MDM is gaining momentum as nearly half of all respondents said they have an MDM project planned or under investigation.

Appfluent and Cognos Extend their Strategic Partnership Agreement [Published: 06-27-2007]
Cognos will utilize Appfluent software to help its enterprise customers deploy, manage and scale business intelligence and data warehouse applications.

BIO Analytics Corp. Demonstrates BIO for Microsoft Dynamics Users [Published: 06-27-2007]
BIO is a cost-effective, Microsoft-based BI solution engineered for rapid deployment and immediate use.

United Launch Alliance Selects SAP Business Suite [Published: 06-27-2007]
United Launch Alliance has selected SAP Business Suite as its enterprise application foundation.

Stop & Shop Selects SPSS Predictive Analytics [Published: 06-27-2007]
SPSS’ predictive analytics software will provide Stop & Shop with an in-depth understanding of its customers’ wants and needs

Dow Corning Selects SAP CRM and SAP NetWeaver [Published: 06-28-2007]
Dow Corning Corp., has adopted SAP CRM and SAP NetWeaver as the foundation to unify its customer-facing business processes on a single, integrated SAP application platform.

The Cult of Never Making a Mistake [Published: 06-28-2007]
Why have IT organizations become so risk aversive - and how does this position affect an organization's performance?

BI Adoption Evolves, Part 1 [Published: 06-28-2007]
When it comes to business intelligence, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” The key to deploying BI successfully is to understand its evolution, and to meet end users where they are.

LogiXML Announces the Availability of the Logi Connector Pack [Published: 06-28-2007]
Logi Connector Pack integrates data generated from web-based applications and sources.

METRO Group Deploys Reva Systems [Published: 06-28-2007]
Reva's RFID network infrastructure provides a key component that enables Metro's RFID architecture to support current and future RFID initiatives.