If you want to effectively manage your supply chain, you have to invest in business intelligence (BI) software. That’s the word from the Aberdeen Group, which conducted a survey of 149 supply chain professionals in March and April 2011. The report, “Business Intelligence Command and Control Center for the Chief… Read More →
All enterprise-wide initiatives that introduce change are subject to stumbling blocks along the way, and business intelligence implementations are no different. From Booz & Co., here are seven potential risks or project pitfalls you may encounter when implementing a business intelligence solution, and some suggestions on how to avoid them… Read More →
Metrics are at the core of business intelligence. They are arguably the most important aspect of a business intelligent project and probably the most difficult as well. A recent whitepaper from Booz & Co. observes that most companies have not put enough thought and rigor into establishing the metrics used… Read More →
In the third quarter of 2010, Genesis Management Consulting Group launched the results of its second global survey on strategic decision-making. The survey defined strategic decision as a decision that “could have fundamental and significant impact on the organization.”
For Jason Webster of Archteype Consulting Inc., the increasing use of business intelligence and corporate performance management software reflects a swing back toward accountability, driven partly by regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley and other laws that followed the corporate scandal. Some companies have taken the mandates and turned them into… Read More →
In a recent BNET article, Michael Hess, shared a philosophy for making business as simple as possible. Called Occam’s Razor, this philosophy boils down to making things as simple as possible to increase action and productivity across the organization. Hess has three questions worth considering when you are implementing or… Read More →
We couldn’t have said this better ourselves (though we may have tried in the past year) so please read the two articles in the current issue of IT Foresight from Booz & Co. focusing on the emergence and importance of in-memory analytics and extracting the most value from Business Intelligence systems.
In a recent discussion at Boston’s Knowledge Management Forum, KM Forum President Larry Chait and Industry Consultant Jack Vinson shared a series of questions that should be a starting point for improving both decision-making and results. Both recognize that even the best analytics or business intelligence system can be affected by… Read More →
Learn how Zipcar uses business intelligence and analytics to make speedy business decisions.
Driving a car is simple and fairly universal. Red means stop, green for go. That helps control traffic. Inside the car, a set of dials, gauges, lights and buttons report at-a-glance how your vehicle is operating at any moment. In a second or two, you can see status updates, condition… Read More →