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If you are interested in finding out more about the business intelligence software solution market, you have come to the right place! The white paper links below provide detail on the opportunities and benefits of enterprise business intelligence and reporting. Find out what domain experts are saying about the evolution of the market, BI products, the affordable, practical ElegantJ BI solution, and the value and use of business intelligence in the enterprise.

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Please take the time to browse through our White Papers to learn more about Business Intelligence and how it can help your organisation to be more productive and efficient, and how ElegantJ BI solutions can help you to achieve true business intelligence.

Visit this page often to explore the powerful world of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management and stay abreast of developments in technology, enterprise reporting, performance management, data integration, dashboards, alerts, and other powerful features that will help you manage and improve your bottom line!

  • [EJBIR1014WP] – Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) The Importance of On-The-Move Business Clarity and Agility

Today’s employees expect to have access to business data in one, portable, mobile, familiar device with intuitive tools to quickly perform tasks. Bring-Your-Own-Device is the norm in many companies. If the enterprise wishes to provide BI to every end user, it must find and select a BI solution that is flexible, scalable and practical enough to function on all Smart Phones and Tablet Computing devices with all the features and functionality needed to manage the business at a strategic, operational and tactical level. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1013WP] – Key Performance Indicators (KPI) A Critical Component of Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI)

The wise enterprise recognizes the need for objective metrics and measurements and the real need to provide a foundation and environment in which the enterprise and its users can participate in business success, gather, filter and analyze information and establish metrics to monitor and manage results at every level in the organization. To meet these goals, an enterprise must select a sophisticated BI solution with powerful KPI and other BI and CPM features that are simple enough for every user and accessible from within and outside the walls of the enterprise. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1012WP] – Achieve a Complete Business Picture with a Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard
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With the right BI solution, any enterprise can improve performance, decrease time to market, analyze and forecast data, and achieve a competitive advantage. It is important to consider the true value of a specific BI solution; namely whether it provides timely, clear data and integrates data from every possible source within the organization. Users must have an intuitive snapshot of performance and personalization options to manage information in a way that is meaningful to their role. Flexible browser-based access should provide information to multiple locations, and to partners, suppliers, stakeholders and customers. The enterprise must carefully consider its specific requirements and choose a solution that provides the right information to the right user at the right time. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1011WP] – Business Intelligence (BI) Solutions Buy vs. Build
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When an enterprise considers the benefits of a Business Intelligence solution, it must anticipate the questions involved in approval of any solution purchase or budget to build a solution. In every enterprise, there is a trade-off consideration. Should the organization spend precious resources, time and money on a BI solution or some other pressing need? If the enterprise management team understand the true value of Business Intelligence, and is sold on the idea of its benefits, the Buy vs. Build question may arise. By considering the issues presented in this white paper, the organization can effectively present a picture of competence, capability and recommendations to ensure that the enterprise remains focused on core business issues and skills and invests its money wisely to achieve the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and a swift Return on Investment (ROI). Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1010WP] – The Competitive Advantage of Business Intelligence (BI) Forecasting and Predictive Analysis

Today, technology and new business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions have made it possible for the average enterprise to leverage complex predictive analysis using simple, intuitive tools. Whether the organization needs to understand trends in customer demographics, plan and achieve sales forecasts, predict new product features to improve market share, or plan for financial investments, forecasting can play a critical role in improving the planning and decision process. Predictive analysis is key to the competitive success of an organization, and the enterprise that is privy to clear concise product, customer, sales and market predictions will always have the competitive advantage in its market of choice. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1009WP] – Integrating Business Intelligence (BI) with Enterprise Business Applications Can Add Value for End-Users
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While ERP solutions and enterprise business applications may integrate information from legacy systems and specialized best-of-breed software, most enterprise solutions do not provide a simple dashboard, or analytical approach to information presentation. Standard reports provided by business applications do not satisfy the need for on-the-fly, end-user reports that enable the kind of sophisticated decision-making and monitoring power you need. This white paper will suggest an integrated solution that will offer more value to the end-user and eliminate the frustration of working with standardized enterprise application reporting, and reporting software packages, and spreadsheets, and the expense and delays incurred by customized reporting requests. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1008WP] – ERP Vendors Can Improve Competitive Advantage and End User Value with Business Intelligence (BI) Integration
TEC - White Papers

Today, organizations are cautious about IT investment, and everyone is looking for the best return on investment (ROI) with timely results. ERP vendors are anxious to respond to this need and are looking for a competitive advantage in the ERP software solutions market. Existing ERP clients are re-evaluating their investment and the ongoing cost of licensing, maintenance and upgrades. Where the value of an ERP solution is stymied by cumbersome reporting or ineffective integration of information, clients may choose to abandon implementation or expansion of ERP solution integration. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1007WP] – Business Intelligence (BI) as a Tool for Middle Management
TEC - White Papers

To achieve a complete picture of the business environment, and make the best decisions, middle managers must have access to Business Intelligence (BI). Access to an integrated organizational knowledge base allows middle managers to make better day-to-day decisions at the department level, and to provide educated advice to senior managers. To achieve this vision, the organization must understand the relationship among the various business components and select a Business Intelligence (BI) tool that will be easily accessible to middle managers, no matter where they reside in the enterprise, and flexible enough to meet the reporting needs of each department. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1006WP] – The Value Proposition of Business Intelligence (BI) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)
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No matter the size of the enterprise, access to critical business information and integrated reporting is important to market success. Small to medium sized enterprises (SME) should not discount the importance of Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM). Most SME business owners make decisions based on a best guess or on their perception of business stability, and even if the owner understands the value of a Business Intelligence (BI) system, he/she believes the value of such a system is not worth the investment expense. In truth, the SME does not have to empty its coffers to purchase a large, overwhelming system. Some new Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) products offer web based, and even hosted services without the expense of installation and maintenance, making sophisticated business management possible for even the smallest enterprise. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1005WP] – Essential Business Intelligence - The Key to Defining and Leveraging Business Data within the Enterprise
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Business Intelligence (BI) resides in many corners of the enterprise, and even outside the walls of the enterprise. BI is hidden in industry publications, staff knowledge, market research, sales data, project schedules, spreadsheets and packaged and legacy software applications. Without a true and complete picture of all available business intelligence, an enterprise cannot effectively plan for success or appropriately leverage a Business Intelligence (BI) system. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1004WP] – Reporting Tools vs. Business Intelligence
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Reporting is significant to business managers because it provides a platform for users to get immediate access to business information by using simple analysis. But, Business Intelligence (BI) caters to strategic, tactical and operational needs and provides a platform for complete, comprehensive performance management for today’s global, competitive businesses. This paper compares and contrasts standard reports and BI and defines functionality, capability, architecture, process and management benefits. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1003WP] – Business Intelligence vs Spreadsheets
TEC - White Papers

Spreadsheets are used by small and mid-size organizations to satisfy their demands for analysis, and to give them a competitive advantage. But the concern for business confidence in spreadsheet data and results is a challenge. Today, competitive companies realize the importance and impact of Business Intelligence and its more benefits and focus. BI equips the organizations to meet the challenges of a competitive future. This paper discusses the merits of BI versus spreadsheets in today’s rapidly changing, global business economy. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1002WP] – Operational Business Intelligence
TEC - White Papers

Adopting traditional Business Intelligence tools and Corporate Performance Management solutions, organizations can achieve valuable insight on historical activities and results. Operational Business Intelligence is different from standard strategic and tactical BI. It can provide prompt, current, integrated data in simple, custom views with more immediate, profound benefits to the organisation. This paper discusses the appropriateness and merits of Operational BI to meet the more aggressive timelines and the changing landscape of today’s business environment. Learn More »

  • [EJBIR1001WP] – Commercial Open Source vs. Proprietary BI
TEC - White Papers

Commercial Open Source Business Intelligence (COSBI) is very popular. However, COSBI has significant shortcomings when compared to Proprietary Business Intelligence, and it still has a long way to go to compete in the competitive Business Intelligence (BI) solution market. This paper discusses and compares COSBI and Proprietary BI. Learn More »

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Corporate Performance Management

ElegantJ BI CPM provides a unified view of performance, gaps and progress against objectives saving you time in the competitive market and providing valuable insight into trends, and the changes required to enhance performance. The Balanced Scorecard enables you to easily and quickly track performance by business unit, team and individual, and drive accountability.

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