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Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers
Despite significant investments in data collection and integration, few companies can redeploy accumulated data to drive business performance. To succeed, they

harvard business school  and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, defines intelligence as the ability to detect patterns and to detect changes in those patterns. Today's interpretation of business intelligence is consistent with this definition. No longer limited to the traditional and narrow development of reports for users, BI now encompasses the use of data to derive insight and gain a competitive advantage. In this paper, we focus on how this is achievable. BI technologies have been an important Read More...
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Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing
Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will

harvard business school  completed Executive Education at Harvard Business School. He can be reached by e-mail at nkapila@bellsouth.net or by phone at (404)321-7515. Read More...
Increasing the Value of Your Enterprise Through Improved Supply Chain Decisions
Improving the decision process around inventory and supply chain flexibility will drive sustainable, measurable benefits in the near term that are

harvard business school  P., The Balanced Scorecard, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996) 2 - EVA is a registered trademark for Stern, Stewart & Co. Benefits of Improving the Decision Process Consider the challenge faced after a merger or acquisition. The challenge of rationalizing warehouses, distribution centers and even production facilities is a decision in the supply chain flexibility space. The rationalization exercise is non-trivial, but can drastically impact cash flow, as well as balance sheet and income statements. In Read More...
An Interview with Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin
Many corporations have failed the customer; they focus on transactions, rather than customers. Ann Grackin recently talked to Shoshana Zuboff and James Maxmin

harvard business school  1 ] of the Harvard Business School and James Maxmin [ 2 ] of Mast Global, co-authors of The Support Economy: Why Corporations are Failing Individuals and The Next Episode of Capitalism and who also happen to be married to each other. I can imagine their dinner conversations! Shoshana Zuboff James Maxmin This book aroused my ire and also inspired me. Ire, not very latent, as a consumer who has been forced into a very broken and dissatisfying self-service model. (Really! Am I a travel agent? Do I want to Read More...
It's the Aftermarket Service, Stupid! (Part I)
Regardless of the economic environment (and sentiments), I always think of the opportunity within the aftermarket service and support as a profitable, high

harvard business school  a recent article in Harvard Business Review claims that we all spend US$1 trillion every year on assets we already own. A related software category term was mentioned in TEC 's 2003 article titled Service Lifecycle Management - Tapping into the Value of the Product Aftermarket . Namely, Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) is a business initiative focused on servicing a company's products, and the customers that bought them, after the product has been sold. Simply put, SLM focuses on making more money from Read More...
ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics - Cincinnati Zoo
This case study recaps a nonprofit organization’s business challenges and the benefits it realized upon adopting a business intelligence (BI) solution. The

harvard business school  Case Study: IBM Business Analytics - Cincinnati Zoo This case study recaps a nonprofit organization’s business challenges and the benefits it realized upon adopting a business intelligence (BI) solution. The organization needed to combine its data and improve its reporting capabilities for various data types. The BI solution significantly improved the decision-making capabilities of the organization’s executive team, mid-level managers, and employees. Read More...
Advanced Business Analytics Enable Better Decisions in Banking
Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the

harvard business school  Business Analytics Enable Better Decisions in Banking Analytics has moved from the specialty of a dedicated few to a necessity for groups of business professionals to do their job. This white paper considers the use of analytics and business intelligence (BI) for improving decision making in the banking industry. It also examines the benefits of prebuilt analytic applications for achieving this objective across functions in a banking organization. Read More...
Five Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Phone System
With recession looming and profit margins under siege, the last thing any company needs is a capital-draining business phone system. Fortunately, today’s voice

harvard business school  Tips for Saving Money on Your Business Phone System With recession looming and profit margins under siege, the last thing any company needs is a capital-draining business phone system. Fortunately, today’s voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) providers offer plenty of cost-trimming features to keep business phone costs in check or dramatically lower communications overhead. Read here to know the five ways businesses are taking advantage of new VoIP technology to save money. Read More...
TEC Launches New Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management Evaluation Centers
Software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers Inc. (TEC) today launches its new Business Intelligence (BI) Business Performance Management (BPM

harvard business school  Launches New Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management Evaluation Centers TEC Launches New Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management Evaluation Centers TEC helps organizations select the best business intelligence and business performance management software systems for their specific requirements. &tecreferer=TEC_BIE&openerURL= target= Evaluation_Center style= font-size:11px; > Resource links: Start Your BI and BPM Comparison Read More...
Navigator Business Solutions, Inc.
Navigator One Business Solutions has been providing business software to manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and retailers since 1994. Its solutions

harvard business school  Business Solutions, Inc. Navigator One Business Solutions has been providing business software to manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and retailers since 1994. Its solutions are based on SAP Business One technology. Navigator also provides its more than 300 SAP clients with implementation, training, and on-site project management. The company is headquartered in Pleasant Grove, Utah (US), with sales and service offices throughout the US and partners throughout the world. Read More...
Business Services and Consulting
There are several ways to define the business services and consulting industry, but they all make a clear distinction between business services (services a

harvard business school  Services and Consulting There are several ways to define the business services and consulting industry, but they all make a clear distinction between business services (services a client cannot or does not want to perform in-house) and consulting (services that will improve a client's activities). Of course, these two different types of activities can be combined into one, depending on the client's requirements. However, the line between the two types is sometimes blurry. For instance, a company Read More...
BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC
BOARD International provides a unique application, comprising an original mix of business intelligence, business analytics, and enterprise performance

harvard business school  Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC BOARD International, a private Swiss-based enterprise software company, provides a unique application to the market. The BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit comprises an original mix of business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA), and enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities—all within the reach of single interface or platform. The aim is to provide a single integrated solution that offers Read More...
Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies
Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding

harvard business school  Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies IBM offers an integrated, easy-to-use set of Business Intelligence solutions than can help your midsize business save time, grow systems without breaking your budget and provide a new level of insight so that you can make better decisions. Source: IBM Resources Related to Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies : Business Intelligence (BI) (Wikipedia) Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies Business Intelligence Read More...
Designing Compelling Business Intelligence Business Cases
IT investment continues to grow, as do the solutions that are funded by it. So far, this growth has contributed more to complexity than simplification

harvard business school  Compelling Business Intelligence Business Cases IT investment continues to grow, as do the solutions that are funded by it. So far, this growth has contributed more to complexity than simplification. Standardizing on enterprise solutions can help companies manage this complexity and focus on their number-one priority: enabling business intelligence (BI). The use cases presented in this whitepaper highlight ways that your company can benefit from standardization. Read More...

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