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 // Jun 2014

    Desktop Virtualization for Wealth Management and Insurance

    The computer desktop has been in existence for a little over 30 years, but in the last 10 years it has moved to notebooks and increasingly towards smart mobile devices. Now with advancements in technology, the desktop is increasingly found in the cloud thanks to virtual desktop infrastructure.

    Sponsored By VMware

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data Research

    Based on EMA’s survey of more than 250 business and technology stakeholders that provided data on more than 600 active Big Data efforts, this paper explores what’s really happening in the world of Big Data. Read the whitepaper to find out the key trends surrounding the adoption, expectations and challenges...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Company Success Through Business Intelligence

    Forrester conducted in-depth surveys and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and big data tools. In this paper, you will learn what separates the leading companies from the rest when it comes to exploiting innovative technologies in BI and analytics, and what steps...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

    Infographic to support data from the Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage Report

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Enterprise Must Look To Scale Mobility With a New Platform Approach

    Discover the benefits of a strategic approach to mobile with real-world examples and a blueprint for success.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Not Yet Real-Time

    From “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality,” a report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    The Right Data at the Right Time

    From “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality,” a report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Driving Business Innovation with a New Generation

    Every industry that is dependent on information technology (IT) is in the midst of a major transition brought about by the combination of four primary forces. These four forces make up the 3rd Platform for business applications, succeeding client/server (2nd Platform) and mainframes (1st Platform). The 3rd Platform takes applications...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IT Simplification with the SAP HANA Platform

    The future of business is being reshaped. The convergence of cloud, mobile, social, and Big Data technologies is empowering individuals like never before. At a time when technology is being used to help make everything smarter, faster, and simpler, organizations need to master these technologies in order to meet customer...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality

    Organizations are transforming not only their systems, cultures, and processes to take advantage of an increasing volume of data collected in the moment. They’re reinventing the enterprise not simply so they can react to business demands in real time but also to anticipate changes before they occur.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Bolsters Business Performance

    From “Making the Real-Time Enterprise a Reality,” a report by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Projected Cost Analysis of SAP HANA

    In September 2013, SAP commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a cost-based analysis, utilizing the Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) methodology, and examine the potential cost savings and reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) that enterprises may realize by deploying HANA. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    University of Kentucky Leveraging SAP HANA to Lead the Way in Use of Analytics in Higher Education

    The University of Kentucky faces challenges similar to those faced by most public universities, including declining funding from state and federal sources, pressure to avoid tuition increases, and the need to increase the efficiency of operations and staff. The university needed to develop "better and approachable insight" into its operations...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Using Real-Time Insights, HSE24 Gets Closer to Customers

    With in-memory computing and predictive analytics tools, Europe’s home-shopping network can offer a personalized experience—and solve costly issues—in real time.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Insights to Forge Deeper Relationships with Your Customers

    The next step in the evolution of SAP HANA is becoming the foundation for a new generation of real-time applications such as SAP Customer Engagement Intelligence. This application enables highly targeted marketing campaigns and fosters deeper relationships with customers, giving you a better understanding of their needs.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Business Expert Tool

    Download your complimentary Business Expertise Report and see how you and other companies in your industry can benefit the most from the SAP Business Suite® powered by SAP HANA®.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Real-Time Business Demo Tool

    Our interactive Real-Time Business Demo Tool demonstrates the new user experience of the SAP Business Suite software, powered by the SAP HANA platform, which delivers instant insight to all lines of business.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Best Practices Report: Predictive Analytics for Business Advantage

    This TDWI Best Practices Report focuses on how organizations can and are using predictive analytics to derive business value. It provides in-depth survey analysis of current strategies and future trends for predicitve analytics across both organizational and technical dimensions including organizational culture, infrastructure, data, and processes. It looks at the...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Operationalizing the Buzz: Big Data 2013

    The 2013 EMA/9sight Big Data research makes a clear case for the maturation of Big Data as a critical approach for innovative companies. This year's survey went beyond simple questions of strategy adoption and use to explore why and how companies are utilizing Big Data.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Information Governance in a World of Big Data

    Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal points, for example Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Warehousing. This White Paper discusses the current state of information governance, the new challenges and makes recommendations for what organizations need to do...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Exploiting Innovative Technologies in BI and Big Data Analytics

    Forrester recently conducted a survey with 330 global business intelligence (BI) decision makers and found strong correlations between overall company success and adoption of innovative BI, analytics, and Big Data tools. Is your company harnessing the latest innovations in BI technology to achieve your business goals?

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Big Data Predictive analytics solutions, Q1 2013

    Vendors must rise to the challenge of big data predictive analytics; the big data market is growing as organizations scramble to harness predictive analytics; and big data handling, modeling tools, and algortihsm are key to differentiators

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predicting the future of predictive analytics

    SAP commissioned Loudhouse to conduct primary research among business decision-makers in UK and US organizations to understand their attitudes to and experiences of predictive analytics, as well as a future view of usage, value and investment.

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Predictive Analytics: Improving Performance by Making the Future More Visible

    In recent years business intelligence (BI) capabilities, once exclusively the province of technically astute analysts, have been embraced by a wider range of users in various parts of organizations, particularly the lines of business. Software vendors have made their tools easier to use, and analysis of data to assist decision-making...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    SAP Makes Big Data Real

    Big Data refers to the challenges of capturing, managing, and analyzing large volumes of various types of data with great velocity. Big Data presents a big opportunity for you to gain greater business value. From major league sports and personalized shopping to carbon reduction and cancer treatment, organizations are leveraging...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Why Data Domain: Slow backups got you down?

    Traditional backups are just too slow, inefficient and unreliable for the typical data centre of today. If it’s bad now, it’s only going to get worse with more severs and more data to protect. Someone once said, the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same thing over and...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IDC Report: Selecting the Optimal Path to Private Cloud

    Cloud computing models offer a new approach for IT organizations to deliver business services to end users. By implementing their own internal or "private" cloud infrastructures, IT organizations can deploy a technology model that provides both flexible IT architectures and dynamic business agility.It makes system resources accessible to applications that...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: Financial Management Built from the Cloud Up (Epipheo)

    Does your financial management system have a bunch of bolt-on applications that slow down your business? Is your system inflexible? Expensive? Impossible to upgrade? Watch the video to see how Workday designed a different kind of financial management system, one that's built from the cloud up with everything you need.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Webinar: Surviving and Thriving in a World of Change

    It’s impossible to keep up with today’s constant change in financial management systems and regulations, right? Nope—not anymore. In this webinar, CFO.com, TripAdvisor, and Workday discuss how cloud-based systems are helping finance leaders everywhere embrace change.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video Infographic: The Cloud for Finance is Here

    In 2013, global IT business research firm Saugatuck Technology surveyed more than 270 finance and IT executives in North America. They were asked about their experience, expectations, and attitudes toward their existing finance management systems. Watch our video infographic to see the results.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: The Workday Advantage: Financial Management in the Cloud

    In this video, Mark Nittler, vice president of enterprise strategy at Workday, speaks to the limitations of traditional financial software systems and how Workday’s modern financial management Software as a Service (SaaS) solution overcomes these challenges, making it simpler and safer to run global financials in the cloud.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Whitepaper: HR in the Cloud

    The human resources function is undergoing a fundamental transformation. The old ways of doing business won't work in the new modern global economy. Read the whitepaper to explore the five business trends driving the rapid adoption of SaaS business solutions and discover why businesses like yours are moving to SaaS.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: Finance Transformation - How SaaS Solutions Can Deliver Strategic Insights

    A recent study revealed many senior finance executives want to improve the quality of information available to management, but struggle with translating their business needs into technology solutions. Watch this video to learn how new technologies are giving finance a better, faster, and more complete picture of their business.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications

    Many application vendors now claim they're in the cloud. But being committed to this new delivery model requires more than just saying it. So what must-haves should you look for in a cloud vendor? Watch this video to see the 10 Critical Requirements for Cloud Applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • Webcasts // May 2014

    Webinar: A New Way to Work (Mobile)

    Mobile devices are everywhere, and every employee in your enterprise has one. In order to give employees access to the information they need, your apps must work collaboratively, on the go, and in real-time. Watch this webinar for an overview of Workday's current offerings for mobile HR and finance applications.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS

    Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data and businesses are realizing tangible results from investments in big data analytics. IBM® General Parallel File System (GPFS™) offers an enterprise class alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for building big data platforms and provides a range of enterprise-class...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Workflow, Governance and Reporting – Solvency II

    Insights into addressing the challenges of Solvency II Pillars 2 and 3 from leading European insurers.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges (Russian)

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.

  • Research // May 2014

    How the World Defies Distance - Insights from 5,000 Business Professionals on How They Overcame Remote Collaboration Challenges (German)

    In late 2013, Polycom commissioned independent consultants, APMG Research, to analyze data from a global online survey completed by 5,000 business professionals who contributed with their remote collaboration challenges. The survey was open to professionals interested in the topic, in all fields of industry and business functions. The goal was...

    Sponsored By Polycom, Inc.