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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 decision making process  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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Getting Strategic Planning and Financial Planning in the Same Bailiwick
To provide useful financial insight on projects, financial managers need to think about business strategy more like a series of options than a single projected

harvard business school decision making process  into the Enterprise System, (Harvard Business Review, July-August 1998)   The Case for Convergent Business Architecture SM To address these issues, companies need a breakthrough approach for rapidly realizing the new business capabilities dictated by the vision, strategy and/or forces acting upon the business, whether it be entering new markets, deploying a new operations model, product expansion, etc. Convergent Business Architecture SM (CBA) is a low overhead, highly iterative planning process that: Read More
Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process
Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft

harvard business school decision making process  (see A. MacCormack's 2003 Harvard Business School publication Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership for Software Platforms ). In most of these studies, the research has been sponsored by companies already supporting either one system or the other, and therefore the conclusions are biased. Other studies do not have an adequate amount of data and conclusions are based on speculation. The research presented here has taken into account all factors from as many sources as possible, and strives to maintain an 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 decision making process  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
JDA FOCUS 2010 Impressions - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series talked about my attendance of the JDA FOCUS 2010 conference on the heels of the recent merger between JDA Software (NASDAQ: JDAS) and

harvard business school decision making process  note, Ananth Raman, the Harvard Business School professor of logistics, claims that the extreme variation in i2’s customers’ success didn't seem to depend on anything in i2's products per se . It depended instead on how the customer approached the overall planning process. This creates a conundrum for JDA or any other SCM software company for that matter. If the company oversells a product and cannot be sure that the customer will get any value out of it, the company takes on a lot of risks including Read More
Orchestrate Your Business with Integrated Business Planning
Learn how your company can reap the financial and competitive rewards of ibp in ibp: redesigning planning for a more dynamic business.

harvard business school decision making process  Your Business with Integrated Business Planning If you haven't heard of integrated business planning (IBP), you're not alone—the terminology is relatively new. But it relates to a familiar objective: achieving more integrated, more accurate, and more effective planning across the entire organization. With IBP, planning from sales, manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and human resources (HR) is highly coordinated. Each department's plan becomes closely coupled to all the others, with a tight Read More
Logi 9 Business Intelligence Platform: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report
This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and

harvard business school decision making process  9 Business Intelligence Platform: Business Intelligence (BI) Competitor Analysis Report This business intelligence (BI) knowledge base covers a full range of BI functionality. BI applications enable real time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. BI users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that support business decisions. This knowledge base covers everything from data mining to Read More
W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for Business Process Management Certification Report
W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP

harvard business school decision making process  BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 for Business Process Management Certification Report W4 BUSINESS FIRST 8.5 is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of business process management (BPM) solutions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth Read More
Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies: Following the Road Map to Success
Most large enterprises significantly improve their revenue and profitability by deploying business intelligence (BI) technology. But if you are a small or

harvard business school decision making process  Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies: Following the Road Map to Success Most large enterprises significantly improve their revenue and profitability by deploying business intelligence (BI) technology. But if you are a small or midsize enterprise (SME) does an investment in BI make sense for you, and how should you deploy the various components of BI technology to achieve success? Read this paper to see how BI can enable your SME organization to grow and profit by leveraging its core 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 decision making process  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
B2B E-Business Strategies for a Changing World
In B2B e-business strategies, you'll learn about the different B2B e-business service and software products available to you in today's rapidly cha...

harvard business school decision making process  b2b business strategies changing world,b2b,business,strategies,changing,world,business strategies changing world,b2b strategies changing world,b2b business changing world,b2b business strategies world,b2b business strategies changing. Read More
Financial Times Insight: Business Growth
Even in tough economic times, innovative small-to-midsized companies can still find opportunities for growth. Technology and business software solutions like

harvard business school decision making process  Times Insight: Business Growth Even in tough economic times, innovative small-to-midsized companies can still find opportunities for growth. Technology and business software solutions like enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), product lifecycle management (PLM), and supplier relationship management (SRM) can help your company ride out the global economic downturn. Find out how. Read More
Process Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) RFI/RFP Template
Financials, Human Resources, Process Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Product

harvard business school decision making process  Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) RFI/RFP Template The Process Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 3520 features and functions found in Process Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) software solutions. This Process Manufacturing (ERP) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Process Enterprise Resource Planning (Process ERP) software selection projects. Features and Read More
SaaS Realities-Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business
Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of

harvard business school decision making process  Realities-Business Benefits for Small and Midsized Business Software as a service (SaaS) is a highly-touted model for acquiring, using, and paying for business functionality and is widely adopted for a variety of business and information technology (IT) functions. This paper looks at advantages and business benefits—financial value, new technology, and improved operations—that SaaS provides to small and midsized businesses and shows research with small and midsized business users. Read More
The Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence
If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a

harvard business school decision making process  Five Styles of Business Intelligence: Industrial-strength Business Intelligence If you’re not on top of the range of business intelligence (BI) functionality that has evolved over the past 15 years, this framework can help. There’s a fundamental shortcoming in most BI tools today, as a single architecture cannot support the full range of BI functionality—leading to excessive costs, delays, and user dissatisfaction. Learn about a solution that covers the five different styles of BI functionality. Read More

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