Business intelligence software
- April 03, 2008
Learn the pros and cons of the top business intelligence data integration methods, find out common challenges and hear expert advice for BI-data integration strategies.
- March 25, 2008
The trend over the last few decades has been toward specialization in healthcare services, and business intelligence can be a powerful tool for achieving the business goals for specialty healthcare organizations.
- March 19, 2008
Buying business intelligence (BI) software can be a frustrating, difficult process. Expert Mark Whitehorn offers up the top 11 things BI buyers should -- and shouldn't -- consider.
- February 19, 2008
Get the top five business intelligence software articles and podcasts from the last few months to stay up to date on dynamic BI software market.
- February 05, 2008
Customers need to be wary of pricing changes and integration issues in the wake of all the consolidation in the business intelligence market.
- January 16, 2008
Oracle's business intelligence software should be a perfect complement to BEA Systems' BI-light SOA stack.
- January 09, 2008
A particularly interesting concept that has recently emerged is the notion of the physical data landscape and the necessity of mapping it.
- December 19, 2007
The business intelligence software vendor landscape changed remarkably in 2007. Our BI experts make sense of all the recent action and offer BI predictions for 2008.
- November 12, 2007
Find out why IBM is acquiring longtime partner Cognos and learn the implications for the business intelligence and performance management industry, customers and buyers.
- October 15, 2007
Business intelligence vendors react to SAP's plan to acquire Business Objects with what they think SAP/Business Objects customers should be asking now.
- October 09, 2007
Teradata announced an alliance with SAS at a recent event and executives responded to the SAP-BOBJ news and questions about its own acquisition plans.
- September 06, 2007
Less than a year after buying FirstLogic, Business Objects has added European data quality vendor Fuzzy! Informatik.
- July 17, 2007
Defining the Economic Value for Business Intelligence Implementations in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Firms should make a pro forma determination of the value of a business intelligence project before making investment decisions, and also revisit the pro forma value model with actual results to validate or change the long-term strategy.
- July 05, 2007
Microsoft business intelligence (BI) software migrations and other BI initiatives require careful planning. Here are five key tips for making that process go smoothly.
- June 21, 2007
Business intelligence software vendors are touting tighter integration with Microsoft Excel. Is investing in these new features worthwhile?
- June 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.
- June 01, 2007
At its 2007 user event, business intelligence software maker Information Builders unveiled capabilities for Excel, dashboards, compliance and real-time alerts.
- May 22, 2007
Business intelligence, search and text analytics are rapidly converging. Business Objects' combination with Inxight offers the possibility of a BI back end and a search front end.
- May 17, 2007
In this podcast, Gerry Brown of Bloor Research explains "content intelligence" -- a combination of business intelligence and content management that helps companies leverage unstructured data.
- May 15, 2007
TDWI spring conference attendees said the format and unusual keynote were welcome approaches to the increasingly complex business intelligence and data warehousing industry.
- May 09, 2007
At its first BI conference, Jeff Raikes outlined Microsoft's business intelligence strategy, announced an acquisition and unveiled "Katmai," the next version of SQL Server. Attendees shared his excitement.
- May 03, 2007
Boris Evelson, principal analyst with Forrester, outlines best practices for business intelligence software evaluation and BI software trends in this podcast.
- May 01, 2007
Customers, analysts, experts and vendors sound off about Business Objects' plans for Cartesis and the convergence of business intelligence and performance management.
- April 19, 2007
Text analytics, search and other unstructured data technologies can bolster business intelligence software, says TDWI.
- April 05, 2007
In this business intelligence (BI) case study, learn why police technology in Richmond, Va. includes a BI implementation worthy of a Gartner award.
- March 20, 2007
Bill Hostmann, an analyst with Gartner, discusses the most important business intelligence trends -- and what to do about them -- in this podcast.
- March 14, 2007
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- March 13, 2007
The opening keynote at the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit outlined major shifts in the BI industry -- along with advice for those trying to keep pace.
- March 12, 2007
Last week, Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle Corp. announced plans to buy Hyperion Solutions Corp., a ...
- March 08, 2007
Business intelligence experts offer their opinions about the Oracle-Hyperion deal.
- March 02, 2007
Analysts from Gartner and Bloor, and an experienced end user, recommend best practices for calculating the hard ROI metrics and soft benefits of BI investments.
- March 01, 2007
Oracle acquires Hyperion, a business intelligence software and corporate performance management software vendor, in a deal worth $3.3 billion.
- February 15, 2007
Hyperion is buying predictive analytics vendor Decisioneering, hoping to take the guesswork out of business planning and decision-making by adding to its BI suite.
- February 09, 2007
In this retail business intelligence case study, find out what happened when Casual Male used on-demand business intelligence (BI) to help improve margins and increase profits.
- January 31, 2007
The usual suspects continued to dominate the '07 Gartner Magic Quadrant for business intelligence software platforms, but technological changes may soon diminish their advantage.
- January 31, 2007
An in-memory business intelligence platform proved the right antidote to a long, expensive and failing business intelligence project.
- January 18, 2007
Mobile business intelligence has struggled to find a foothold, but some vendors and analysts expect a resurgence of interest. Will mobile BI finally deliver on its promise?
- December 20, 2006
Experts forecast that business intelligence (BI) software market will continue to grow, reaching more users and expanding to new domains.
- December 01, 2006
With Vista out of the gate, all eyes are on the software giant's 2007 releases of Office and PerformancePoint Server.
- November 21, 2006
When IDC released a business analytics study, both SAP and Oracle claimed market leadership, but there can only be one No. 1.
- November 02, 2006
Microsoft Excel in the enterprise can present problems, but there are tools and techniques for managing Excel data integrity that keep both business users and IT departments happy.
- October 26, 2006
Analyst firm AMR Research implemented enterprise search software for its Web site -- but found it could use the same platform for business intelligence and CRM analytics.
- October 26, 2006
While the first two days of OpenWorld have focused on the database, partners and middleware, Oracle offered some application news with a preview of E-Business Suite 12.
- October 19, 2006
At IBM's Information on Demand event, executives shared their vision for the future of business intelligence.
- September 21, 2006
Job scheduling software has increased efficiency and reduced costs at a Connecticut hospital since it was launched in conjunction with a business intelligence and data warehousing project.
- September 07, 2006
Before choosing a business intelligence tool, student loan management company Elm Resources did its homework -- working with customers to learn what they wanted from a new system.
- September 05, 2006
Open source first found its way into enterprises through grassroots adoption, but CIOs are starting to lead the way. Now that they have the reins, there is more at stake.
- August 30, 2006
Mississippi's Department of Human Services implemented a business intelligence system with location data and mapping. It helped during Katrina -- but has many potential uses.
- August 17, 2006
The Peabody Hotel Group implemented a business intelligence tool designed for the hospitality industry. Analysts say that vertical business intelligence tools are becoming more popular.
- August 03, 2006
Should companies wait to invest in business intelligence software, due to a shifting landscape of consolidating vendors and converging technologies?
- July 27, 2006
Business Objects retains its hold as the market share leader for BI, but Microsoft and database providers are closing in, according to a recent IDC report.
- July 20, 2006
In this healthcare business intelligence case study, see how Jefferson Medical Center uses business intelligence software at the hospital to improve productivity and patient care.
- July 20, 2006
Both BI and compliance initiatives are used to help manage a company's assets. But they offer completely different approaches to the same goal.
- July 06, 2006
Embedded business intelligence is a new requirement for applications. Learn why developers choose to integrate commercial or open source business intelligence software.
- June 29, 2006
Running business intelligence software on its iSeries helps Blyth, one of the largest candlemakers in the U.S., save big by helping it better manage its inventory.
- June 14, 2006
Smart dashboards can lead to positive ROI and happy CEOs, said Eastern Mountain Sports CIO Jeff Neville, during CIO Decisions 2006.
- June 07, 2006
Microsoft announced a performance management application for its business intelligence platform. A 2007 release date gives business intelligence stakeholders time to strategize.
- June 01, 2006
A study of open source business intelligence software users reveals growing adoption. Learn why developers choose open source for operational business intelligence and reporting.
- May 30, 2006
Mark Smith, CEO of Ventana Research, answers questions related to decision management technology and how to automate decision making in this Q and A.
- May 18, 2006
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism deployed a business intelligence system to increase tourism and gain a better understanding of vacationers.
- May 10, 2006
BI is joining the march toward on-demand applications and SAS is jumping in with two of its marketing tools.
- May 05, 2006
In a follow-up interview, Howard Dresner -- coiner of the term "business intelligence" -- talks about so-called information democracy and business performance management.
- May 04, 2006
When StubHub wanted to grow its "fan to fan marketplace" for tickets to sports and entertainment events, it implemented a new BI system. Users still didn't want to let go of Excel.
- April 27, 2006
Hyperion rallied its users to a revolution, calling for "actionable insight for all."
- April 20, 2006
Business intelligence and performance management vendor Hyperion plans to acquire UpStream Software, which provides an application for financial data quality.
- April 18, 2006
"Location intelligence" software users say that the new technology takes business intelligence up a notch by using location-specific data to provide new insights into business.
- April 10, 2006
Open source business intelligence may not cost less to implement, but more funds can be spent on services instead of licensing, a proponent says, and that means more customized BI.
- April 04, 2006
Microsoft announced plans yesterday to acquire ProClarity, an analytics vendor it hopes will bolster its business intelligence platform.
- March 30, 2006
Business intelligence platforms are complex, expensive purchases. Gartner analysts offer helpful tips for getting the most for your money and avoiding hidden costs down the road.
- March 29, 2006
Cognos' updated NetWeaver certification and integrated business intelligence platform help it stand out from the competition among third-party vendors vying for SAP customers.
- March 27, 2006
Business intelligence and infrastructure vendors are adding search technology. Companies say they could really use it. Will search offer a shortcut to data integration?
- March 23, 2006
Oracle has released a suite of BI products that includes elements from Siebel and will help customers move to Oracle's project to combine the best of all its acquisitions.
- March 21, 2006
In an interview, Howard Dresner -- who coined the term "business intelligence" -- discusses his take on the BI market and his recommendations for achieving BI success.
- March 16, 2006
Business intelligence giant SAS has bolstered its customer intelligence platform by acquiring Veridiem, a maker of marketing resource management (MRM) software.
- March 10, 2006
All this month, SearchDataManagement.com will present a comprehensive look at the applications that gather, store, analyze and provide access to the data that helps enterprises make better business decisions.
- March 07, 2006
Gartner analysts explained why integrated business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM) is a strategic imperative at their Business Intelligence Summit.
- February 28, 2006
The 2006 Gartner Business Intelligence Summit in Chicago includes a keynote address by Herb Cohen, an expert on selling and negotiation. Over the past four decades, Cohen has worked as a professional negotiator for the government and private ...
- February 22, 2006
Attendees at this week's TDWI conference and other data experts explain why some companies may want to rethink their approach to data warehousing and business intelligence.
- February 16, 2006
In a world of slim margins and fickle weather, the Universal Studios theme park fell in love with integrated business intelligence and corporate performance management tools.
- February 02, 2006
Actuate acquired performance-management vendor Performancesoft, best known for its pbviews dashboard. The move is part of a trend that could affect BI or CPM strategies.
- January 10, 2006
The IT manager for a prominent legal auditing firm explains what he learned during a yearlong Oracle BI implementation process.
- January 05, 2006
The threat of losing major clients over lack of analysis and reporting capabilities prompted one legal auditing firm to get moving on a long-delayed Oracle Business Intelligence initiative.
- January 05, 2006
A study finds that many companies prefer to buy business intelligence applications rather than build them. Have IT and business users finally found one thing they agree on?
- December 28, 2005
Business alignment is no longer good enough. 2006 is all about giving business an edge, with technologies like BI.
- December 20, 2005
Regulatory compliance and business intelligence issues are driving explosive growth in the amount of data that enterprises keep, access and secure.
- December 08, 2005
A new study offers real-world answers to tough BI questions, such as which vendor's suite delivers the most ROI, what drives end-user adoption and how will Microsoft impact the market?
- November 11, 2005
Two recent acquisitions in the enterprise search market signal a new trend. Will everyone find what they're looking for?
- November 09, 2005
While both commercial BI vendors and the open source community are preaching the merits of open source BI, analysts say that it remains in an early adopter stage.
- October 11, 2005
Hyperion becomes the latest to proclaim "one platform" with its System 9 release, but it's not alone.
- September 22, 2005
SAP and IBM are launching an analytics package designed to integrate the NetWeaver platform with IBM's blade and storage infrastructure.
- September 14, 2005
With Cognos 8, generally available in November, the BI firm is racing with other vendors to provide users all their BI tools in one set.
- August 10, 2005
A new survey says business intelligence is second only to security when it comes to CIO spending priorities.
- July 28, 2005
Dunkin' Brands got a fresh start with a new BI project.
- July 14, 2005
Recent announcements and marketing messages have BI vendors declaring themselves the only "one-stop shop," but most of the market isn't ready for one platform.
- June 21, 2005
With the help of Eclipse and Actuate, business intelligence is capturing the attention of the open source community.
- May 25, 2005
Business Objects' latest reporting tool lets users embed live BI reports into Microsoft Office apps.
- May 20, 2005
This article highlights the remaining questions that must be asked in Order to avoid disappointment with business intelligence software employed as part of your CRM efforts.
- May 19, 2005
Midmarket professionals tell true stories of becoming SAP customers -- and managing to find a good fit.
- May 07, 2005
What is BI? What are the opinions and recommendations of the analyst community? What are the fatal flaws of a BI implementation?
- May 05, 2005
With all the hype and promise of business intelligence, Gartner said organizations need to establish competency centers to get the most out of their investment.