Businesses can gain greater value from their BI investment by improving the way in which data flows to the BI system are managed. Many problems result when the ETL process is handled by a patchwork of scripting, custom coding, and various built-in schedulers that are part of existing ETL solutions, because these systems do not provide end-to-end execution, monitoring, and control of the ETL process.
The information agenda is intended to map out corporate business and technology goals and to create a roadmap to ensure that companies can leverage their corporate information as a strategic asset in the pursuit of these goals.
The Performance Manager, Proven Strategies for Turning Information into Higher Business Performance, strengthens the partnership between decision-makers and the people who provide the information that drives better decisions. It suggests 42 decisions areas, or information sweet spots, to help you understand your data, plan, and monitor your performance.
In this white paper, you'll read why traditional planning and forecasting processes are not enough in today's environment. And, you'll learn about the three capabilities that form the foundation of modern, dynamic planning and forecasting processes. If you want to move beyond the traditional finance role and play a more visible, pro-active role in supporting business decision making, read this white paper today.
Read this whitepaper for expert insights by David Parmenter on why we must learn and apply today’s better practices in planning and forecasting models. Insights from this paper will help you migrate into the 21st century with better annual planning tools, or down the path for a robust quarterly rolling forecasting tool.
Today’s economy is widely characterized by skittishness and uncertainty about the future. The effect that unpredictable external forces can have on the economy can leave many business leaders feeling helpless. This fact was demonstrated in the IBM Global CFO Study, where many CFOs admitted that they lacked the ability to measure and monitor business performance effectively. The same study also found that the companies who invested in their business insight capabilities were better able to anticipate and react to external economic forces. IBM Cognos software can provide businesses with the business insight they need to be prepared, not scared. Cognos software allows businesses to analyze performance, model business strategies and processes, and contribute to a common set of business objectives.
To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better business decisions and improve profitability.
In this white paper, David Axson delves into what he considers to be the three key things you should do in 2011 to close that gap and deliver dramatically enhanced value and quality.
Read "Time to Build the Last Mile to Full Financial Value", and set your sights on being able to guide your organization to new levels of competitive differentiation and achievement.
In this paper, you'll learn how three enterprises - Del Monte Foods, Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien, and a major home builder in America - practice rolling forecasting, deploying the process at various levels and in various departments to guide them through market volatility.