Published By: Oco, Inc.
Published Date: Dec 10, 2008
In today’s tough economic times, more and more companies are looking to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) on-demand business intelligence (BI) solutions to assess how they can quickly reduce inventory levels, assemble information, analyze operations and gain new insights in how to improve performance.
Artificial intelligence and related forms of advanced analytics hold enormous potential for marketers to expand and deepen customer intelligence, improve business processes, and deliver engaging customer experiences. But many marketing organizations are just getting their feet wet in leveraging these technologies. To learn about the opportunities and challenges, IIA spoke with Analise Polsky, Business Solutions Manager, SAS Best Practices and Jonathan Moran, Principal Product Marketing Manager, SAS Customer Intelligence Solutions.
After years of being chained to the old ideas of office productivity, businesses are realizing that liberated employees are empowered employees. When you free people from the tethers of the office, amazing things start to happen: productivity rises, borders and barriers disappear, innovation replaces enervation, and the quality of work improves as employees’ quality of life improves.
Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class hospitals use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that learn to effectively harness the information generated by their IT systems will enjoy substantial productivity improvements.
Answer six questions and find out if your company is making the same mistakes as your peers in a down economy. Determine the level of business intelligence opportunity across your organization and whether a business intelligence solution can improve your organization's decision making and, ultimately, its performance.
Read this white paper by Don Tapscott and explore the criteria best-in-class retailers use for selecting business intelligence solutions. Companies that effectively harness the vast quantities of information that IT systems generate - both within the corporation and outside its walls - are poised to gain competitive advantage.
There is growing evidence of the competitive value of BI and analytics solutions. An IDC study of North American and European organizations found that the median ROI of BI and analytics projects was 112%.
Find out how to build a sustainable extended enterprise, one that extends business processes beyond the firewall by outsourcing, enabling subsidiaries and business partners to share information and resources, and collecting business intelligence while cutting costs, streamlining operations, and opening up new markets.
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With the business intelligence functionality in SAP® Business All-in-One solutions, your company can gain visibility, insight, operational alignment, and accountability to increase revenue, margins, and liquidity; streamline processes; improve agility; and become a best-run business.
Sanjay Poonen lends his insights on the market drivers for this BI revolution, and explains what it all means for SAP customers. The article also features SAP ecosystem partners highlighting how SAP customers can unleash the power of information to truly innovate their business.
Learn how SAP BusinessObjects BI OnDemand offers complete, integrated business intelligence that extends your reporting and analysis of data in the Salesforce application from salesforce.com. This software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is free to try and requires no dedicated hardware or software installation.
Today's competitive and fast-paced business environment requires that more people have access to real-time performance and status information, so they can make quick and intelligent decisions. The need for timely and succinct business intelligence continues to grow as executives demand critical information to seize opportunities faster than competitors and to address potential problems in the making. C-level executives and upper management aren't the only staff needing access to business intelligence. Business unit managers and rank-and-file personnel increasingly must also have updated information to do their jobs. This white paper discusses the features and benefits of next generation dashboards.
With decisions riding on the timeliness and quality of analytics, business stakeholders are
less patient with delays in the development of new applications that provide reports, analysis,
and access to diverse data itself. Executives, managers, and frontline personnel fear that
decisions based on old and incomplete data or formulated using slow, outmoded, and limited
reporting functionality will be bad decisions. A deficient information supply chain hinders quick
responses to shifting situations and increases exposure to financial and regulatory risk—putting
a business at a competitive disadvantage. Stakeholders are demanding better access to data,
faster development of business intelligence (BI) and analytics applications, and agile solutions in
sync with requirements.
Known for its industry-leading analytics, data management and business intelligence solutions, SAS is focused on helping organizations use data and analytics to make better decisions, faster. The combination of self-service BI and analytics positions you for improved productivity and smarter business decisions. So you can become more competitive as you use all your data to take better actions. Instead of depending on hunch-based choices, you can make decisions that are truly rooted in discovery and
analytics. And you can do it through an interface that anyone can use.
At last, your business users can get close enough to the data to manipulate it and draw their own reliable, fact-based conclusions. And they can do it in seconds or minutes, not hours or days.
Equally important, IT remains in control of data access and security by providing trusted data sets and defined processes that promote the valuable, user-generated content for reuse and consistency. But, they are no longer forced
These emerging technologies and solutions certainly are not unique to financial services. But Stewart, a business director of security intelligence solutions within the SAS Security Intelligence
Practice, sees particular interest and application in AML circles.
"There remain a good number of manual processes within financial crimes departments in financial institutions, and AI can help automate some of those rote tasks such as document review or alert triage," he says. "Due to investments in technology, there is a lower barrier of entry for midsized institutions. "And finally, there's this anxiety over the unknown - those risks they are not able to detect, that may be hidden using traditional techniques - so they're hoping that more advanced, unsupervised learning techniques can be used to identify those edge cases or behaviors that are out of norm." In an interview about analytics and the AML paradigm shift, Stewart discusses:
• The new industry intrigue with artificial intelligence a
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This white paper reveals the results of a Bloomberg Businessweek Research Services survey of 930 respondents globally on the current state of business analytics within organizations. You'll discover how and why the use of analytics is growing!
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