Business Intelligence

BI is more than just corporate reporting. It's a way to improve decision making, to cut costs, and to identify new business opportunities.

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Be An Airline Hostess

    Widely known as a flight attendant, an airline hostess is responsible for the safety of passengers, flawlessly managing them by ensuring they are situated before take off and upon arrival and making certain that they are comfortable all throughout the flight. It requires extensive training that you need to pass...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Find Jobs With Global Vision International

    If you happen to be someone who wants make a difference in the world, a career with Global Vision International is the right choice for you. Here, you can actually lend a hand to other people and communities all around the globe and play an important role in their development....

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Cantor

    Cantor is the Latin term that is used to describe a singer. For the Jewish, the cantor is recognizes as a spiritual leader. Cantors are able to conduct prayer services. This position in the Jewish community is highly praised because cantors are also responsible for leading the community in song....

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Choose A General Contractor

    It's not a joke spending thousands even millions of dollars for a building. Commercial or not, every building that you will build is a great investment. It should last forever and should be strong enough to handle natural calamities. But having the ideal building can be expensive. It's okay to...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Telemarketer

    You may frown if you've ever been at the receiving end of telemarketing calls, but the fact remains that telemarketing is a valuable marketing tool for a variety of businesses and services. If you are looking for a job that does not involve travelling, allows you to use your communication...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Strategic Planning Consultant

    A strategic planning consultant is a professional who advises businesses on charting and planning future growth, based on exploiting unique strengths of the business or company and a detailed plan on achieving concrete results within prescribed periods of time. Most businesses, usually small and medium-sized, fail to set clear goals...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Be An Asset Manager

    Asset management involves varies aspects and is a broad term to explain. To understand the meaning in short, asset management is a process that manages asset acquisition, disposal or use with a view to maximize gains during the lifetime of the asset. An asset manager also maintains and manages any...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Teen Actress

    So you want to be a teen actress. Well, so do a majority of teens out there who also aspire to be one. Their reasons for being a teen actress are varied. They may have been influenced by a relative, a friend, an idol. They may have natural acting talents...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Become A Product Marketing Manager

    Product marketing deals with the 4 P's of marketing: product, place, pricing and promotion. This deals more with outbound marketing tasks in comparison to product management. Product marketing also differs from other marketing jobs such as online marketing, advertising, marketing communication (MARCOM), marketing strategy, etc. as a job function within...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Be An International House Sitter

    Learning how to become an international house sitter may be a relatively easy task, but actually becoming one may not be so easy. The way to becoming and international house sitter begins with learning how to be an international house sitter. If you want income from being an international house...

    Provided By How To Do Things

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Five Tips For Infusing Business Analysis Into Projects

    Any project you launch will face challenges, and the bigger your project gets, the rougher the waters will be. However, by following the basic tips given in this paper and integrating business analysis into your projects from the very beginning, you'll be much more prepared to identify all the icebergs...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    An Eye For Value: What The Business Analyst Brings To The Agile Team

    There's no question about it: agile project management expedites the new product development process. It is a streamlined methodology, based on having only essential people work in tight knit teams for quick and efficient results. Of course, one very important member of the team is the business analyst. Why? Because...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementing Business Analysis; Three Distinct Phases

    Implementing Business Analysis (BA) in organizations needs to be a planned and organized project. It consists of three phases with each one having many sub steps. Phase 1 determines the organizational target and primary group that will be primarily responsible for BA and who will be given initial training in...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Analyst Development In The Insurance Industry

    Enterprise change happens on multiple levels and with the effort of many individuals. It cannot happen without modifications to business processes at the transaction level, as committed employees work with business owners to analyze changes to the way work is done. Once that analysis is complete, support areas such as...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enterprise View Of The Business Analyst Role

    All too often, the Business Analyst (BA) is unable to focus upon the right areas during a project due to a lack of enterprise analysis prior to the project. Because of this lack, the BA is forced to do requirements elicitation at too many levels at once rather than having...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The New Role Of The Business Analyst And The Strategic Implications

    The new role of the BA is far more strategic in both the organizational sense as well as at the project level. In fact, the BA, when appropriately leveraged, represents a liaison between business, project and customer teams. This shift in responsibilities identifies two areas that need to be addressed...

    Provided By Business Analyst Times

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is Customer Profitability And Why Should We Measure It?

    Customer profitability measurement is challenging to implement; it draws into question our understanding of who our customers are and how we make profit. It can add powerful insights throughout your business, helping to focus decision making energies on doing what is right for your customers and your shareholders at the...

    Provided By Objective Business Services

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Customer Profitability Measurement Systems

    This paper shows that starting out on the road to customer profitability measurement does not necessarily mean that you have to have a huge budget and all of the information that would be required to produce a financial statement on a customer basis. Depending on the degree of complexity inherent...

    Provided By Objective Business Services

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Customer Profitability Measurement Systems

    Throughout the implementation of customer profitability measurement in your organization people are the key ingredient to success. Ensuring that you involve the right people at the right time as the project develops is one of the things you can do right to ensure that your implementation delivers on your expectations...

    Provided By Objective Business Services

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Adoption Strategy for Public Sector

    Federal, state, and local government agencies are adopting private and community clouds to reduce costs and increase agility. Carefully selecting the architecture and planning the transition will help increase benefits and avoid risk. This paper is intended for government business managers and IT professionals who have already decided in...

    Provided By Cisco

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Turning To Your Best Retail Customers

    Successful small retailers have long known that the very best marketing was the personal referrals and recommendations that their best customers gave to their friends. These retailers have historically gone to great lengths to foster and nurture these customers, because they were the route to the next tier of customers....

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Retail Brand Equity

    Building brand equity is crucial for any retailer, big or small. Retail brand equity is the understanding that customers have of exactly what your store means to them, based on your customer experience. It is the source of their loyalty to you, and your assurance of future success. It is...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Beginning Of Superior Inventory Management - Accurate Demand Planning And Forecasting

    When retailers seek help with issues relating to inventory management, they are usually concerned about an increasing level of out-of-stocks, which are leading to lost sales and customer service complaints, or over-stocks, which are resulting in slow inventory turnover and a build up of dead inventory. In fact, out-of-stocks and...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    An Unsettling Holiday Selling Season For Independent Retailers

    Small and independent retailers have long understood that they needed to carve out carefully defined niches for themselves, niches where they could establish themselves as the destination retailer of choice with their narrowly target customer base. What's becoming evermore clear is that a niche cannot merely be defined by unique...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Full Cost Of Inventory: Exploring Inventory Carrying Costs

    For most retailers, wholesalers and distributors, inventory is the largest single asset on your balance sheet. In many ways, your inventory defines who you are, and your strategic position in the marketplace. It defines your customer's needs and their expectations of you. Legions of cost accountants are employed to accurately...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Managing Retail Inventory And Maximizing Return On Inventory Investment

    Inventory may be the largest asset on your balance sheet, which makes it very important, but it's not the most important asset. Your most important asset is the customer relationships which enable you to turn that inventory into cash, day after day, day in and day out. Inventory is one...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Your Retail Store's Brand Equity

    When a customer thinks of your store, what do they think of? Your store's identity is the sum of many critical decisions that you make, involving every aspect of your business. It is the nexus where strategic positioning, merchandise assortments, visual merchandising, pricing, customer service and marketing all come together...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Maximizing Retail Profits During The Holiday Season

    As surely as the days grow shorter and the air goes from being crisp and refreshing to downright cold, small retailers know that their hottest, brightest time of year is fast approaching. Many small retailers will do as much as a third of their business in the final two months...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Surviving A Soft Retail Market

    The key for most small and independent retailers to weathering the turbulent times, and staying liquid until business opens back up, is to adhere to basic retail fundamentals. Yet for many, there's a temptation to try to drive sales through an increase in promotional activity. Many small and independent retailers...

    Provided By Hurlbut & Associates

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Media Training: Why Those In The Public Eye Need It

    Media Training is simply a way of giving those in the public eye the vital tools they need to tell their story effectively to the public. Companies, organizations and public figures already know the importance of their public reputations. Many hire public relations companies to supplement their own staff's efforts...

    Provided By Pincus Group

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Handle Tight Deadlines As A Business Analyst

    Management sometimes sets up deadlines with a good "Buffer" to allow themselves time for decision making at the end of the project, or because they don't expect to get results on time and want to push things along by moving the deadline forward. This can be best mitigated by having...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Analysis Scenarios: Understanding The Business Interactions

    This paper discusses the role of Business Scenarios to express connections between people and business elements and suggests a way to model them. Even to this day, the clarity and beauty of the jewels of truth of a business are frequently obfuscated in an avalanche of inexplicit verbiage and the...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why Is Business Process Design The Future Of Business Analysis?

    Business analysis is the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. In order to achieve the objective of enabling the...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The 1-2-3 Of Business Analysis

    Writing requirements is like writing a story in that the goal is to convey information in such a way that everyone who reads the story can clearly understand and visualize the unfolding events, overall plot, and ultimate ending. From a requirements standpoint, there are three distinct aspects to writing the...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Analyst, Cultural Referee

    Organizations, like nations, have unique cultures integral to their identity. Also like nations, this culture is dynamic, constantly needing to adapt to new challenges while being held together by a common purpose. Over the years, there has been a growing awareness that given the intense competition for resources both human...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interrogating The Business Analyst Process To Discover Your Own Value

    For two decades, the CIO has been viewed as the ultimate broker between the business and technology functions. But while that may be an accurate perception in the executive boardroom, down in the trenches, business analysts have been the ones tasked with developing business cases for IT application development, in...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Seven Success Factors For Requirements Planning

    If care isn't given to planning the activities of defining product requirements, the entire project could go awry. It is one of the biggest reasons why 60% of project defects are due to requirements and almost half of the project budget is spent reworking requirements defects. There are many success...

    Provided By BA Times.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Top 10 Reasons to Buy China Gold Coins

    China gold coins come in a variety of sizes, styles, and denominations. This variety allows you plenty of options when it comes to gold coin choices from this country. The Lunar series coins alone have a dozen different looks. China gold coins come with a known quality and weight of...

    Provided By Gold Bullion Pro

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Much Is A Customer Worth? Measuring Lifetime Net Value

    To increase the number of new customers, it is tempting to focus a lot of attention on stimulating curiosity in the market which will either drive prospects to the website, cause them to phone in or condition them for a direct sales approach. Yet, without a fierce focus on conversion...

    Provided By Wright Associates Services

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Chinese Direct Investments In France: No French Exception, No Chinese Challenge

    Since the opening up and reform process was launched in China at the end of the 1970s, its economy has been booming continuously and it has emerged as one of the growth engines of the world economy. Inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) was part and parcel of the Chinese economic...

    Provided By Chatham House