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 // May 2009

    Creating A Personal Financial Statement

    A personal financial statement is used to give you, or others, an overview of what you owe and the property you own. Personal financial statements are comprised of two groups of numbers, a balance sheet and an income sheet. The balance sheet shows what, and how much you owe. The...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    What Are The Ways To Differentiate Revenue From Receivables

    Receivables are goods and/or services sold to customers on account or credit. When a sale is made on account, customers are given a certain time to pay the supplier on the purchases made. This is usually granted to repeat customers who were able to develop good business dealings with the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    How To Use Benchmarking To Beat Your Competition

    Are you someone who sells products or services? If so, do you have any influence over how your products or services are made or sold? There is a possibility you can bring in more sales by using the benchmarking process. You will learn what it means to benchmark and you...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Part 3 Of Income Statement : Understanding The Composition Of Income Statement

    Parts of Income Statement, Part 3 deal with the identification of the details that comprise an income statement. In Parts of Income Statement, Part 3, the detailed components of the income statement of a manufacturing trade will be itemized for better understanding. The general parts of Income Statement, Part 3...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    The Enhancing Technique for Data Mining to Web Usage Mining

    In the context of data mining the feature size is very large and it is believed that it needs a bigger population. Hence, this translates directly into higher computational load. With the huge amount of information available online, the web mining is a fertile area of research which applies the...

    Provided By Kurukshetra University

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Challenges in Handling Uncertainty in Data Mining Research

    The digital information is growing so rapidly in organizations, due to which it's very tedious process to examine some useful information. For this, firstly the authors classify the explosive growth of information in some pattern, rules etc. which represent useful data. The main requirement in classifying is that the pattern...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Text Mining: How to Mining Knowledge From Text

    An important approach to text mining involves the use of natural-language information extraction. Information Extraction (IE) distills structured data or knowledge from un-structured text by identifying references to named entities as well as stated relationships between such entities. IE systems can be used to directly extricate abstract knowledge from a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    A Case Study on Regression Test Automation for Data Warehouse Quality Assurance

    In current trend, every software development, enhancement, or maintenance project includes some quality assurance activities. Quality assurance attempts defects prevention by concentrating on the process of producing the rather than working on the defect detection after the product is built. Regression testing means rerunning test cases from existing test suites...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    XML Based Information Management in Healthcare, Data Mining and Distributed Systems

    XML Based Information Management is an emerging standard which has gain its popularity because of its various features like transfer of data from one system to another without having a common environment between them and also due to elimination of its dependency on relational databases like Oracle, DB2, Sybase, etc....

    Provided By Kurukshetra University

  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Comprehensive Study of Association Rules in Data Mining

    21st century has seen enormous and unprecedented technological developments especially in the fields of Electronics, IT and Computer Science. These technological developments have affected all big or small organizations, directly or indirectly. Any organization, be it business, financial, educational, social or health care, all of them have millions of data...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Threat Reducing Tips In The Offshore Outsourcing Business

    There may be facing critical conditions where work load needs to be reduced by putting up extra effort which causes extra expenses. Often Big companies face this kind of situations of over load work due to various factors such as increasing demands of the customers or any other business consequences....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Why We Can Choose Business Process Outsourcing?

    Business process outsourcing otherwise known as BPO is the process of leveraging technology vendors in various third world or developing nations for doing a job which was once the responsibility of the enterprise. Or simply put, it is the process of shifting an internal job process to an outside/external company...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Thinking Of Starting A Business - The Crucial Stages Of The Process

    So you've reached that point of your life where for whatever reason, you're now seriously Thinking of Starting a Business of your own. Maybe what you currently do feels less than satisfying, pay isn't enough, hours aren't suitable, future appears unsure, not enough challenge or maybe you're just entering the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Five Myths About Change: How To Make Change Work For You

    Nowadays' global business environment is changing constantly. Yet too often companies develop their processes and procedures as if change will never affect them. Managers and employees work in habitual patterns and will resist change unless they buy into it. Rapidly changing technology and information transmission speed has shortened the business...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Project Catapult: Data System for Evaluation and Visualization of Relationships Between Technologies

    The NIH Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) evaluates, protects, markets, licenses, monitors, and manages the wide range of NIH and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inventions. The sheer volume of inventions, combined with the interdisciplinary nature of work at the NIH and FDA make it difficult for the technology licensing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Good Business Intelligence: The Processes And Benefits

    Business intelligence isn't just about the competition. It's about business development just as much if not more so. The best way to gather information to help and bolster the company is to visit business conventions and conferences. While the Internet is a great resource for information, nothing can compare to...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Brand Promotion

    Ones web site can be anything from a tiny billboard site to a huge ten-thousand page extravaganza. Either way, ones web site builds ones brand. Of course, the more pages your site has, the more one can showcase their products and theirs expertise. Brand is the foundation ones business is...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Non Profit

    The advertising tells you that your donation to help a child living in extreme hardship will make a difference in that child's life. But the debate still rages as to how much of a difference it really makes. Putting aside emotions, it's worth looking at the arguments to see if...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Hidden Talent

    Transition is a constant for corporation & Events such as mergers, downsizings, leadership changes, and retirement create the risk that key knowledge will leave the organization. Even without those precipitating events, employees come and go with greater frequency than they once did. Corporations can gain a competitive advantage if they...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Creating A Distribution Advantage In India

    India is on track to become one of the world's largest markets for consumer goods. Thanks to rapidly rising household incomes, its middle class is beginning to rival that of China. Even better, one-quarter of India's population is between the ages of 20 and 35 - a high-spending segment in...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Creating Lasting Advantage In Claims Management

    Several years ago, spurred by the lackluster performance of stock markets around the globe, many insurance companies launched sweeping cost-reduction programs to offset lower returns on their reserves. Many' of those companies used technology to streamline and automate their claims-management processes, and they achieved new levels of efficiency as a...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Beyond The Boom: The Outlook For Global Steel

    Steel is booming. Around the globe, mills are busy day and night turning out some 3 million tons of steel daily at sustained utilization rates rarely seen before. Steel companies in the so-called Triad - Europe, Japan, and the United States - are benefiting from high steel prices in their...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Capturing The Personal Side Of Small-Business Banking

    Capturing the personal-banking business of small-business owners has long been a Holy Grail for financial institutions - and a highly elusive one at that. Part of the problem is that a lot of small-business owners simply do not want to mix their personal wealth with their business related banking. Or...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    What Women Want (In Financial Services)

    Financial services providers are always looking for ways to sharpen their segmentation - to provide the right offer to the right customer at the right time. Institutions that manage to do this successfully and consistently are usually the leading players in their markets. Yet one of the bases on which...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Constructing Strategic Spaces

    Strategic spaces are the fruits of free imagination and disciplined construction. What are they made from and how are they to be used? At the most basic level, there is physical space, in which the tangible components of strategy can be moved about. Every business must have something to offer,...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Sourcing In Central And Eastern Europe: An Overlooked Opportunity

    Consumer companies that source and manufacture products in China to sell in Western Europe might do better to explore opportunities closer to the markets they want to serve. Research conducted over the past few years by The Boston Consulting Group confirms that, contrary to popular belief, Central and Eastern Europe...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    India: The Next Frontier For Consumer Companies

    India is fast emerging as one of the most important topics for CEOs of leading consumer companies. Witness the recent discussions in the press comparing India with China in opportunity potential; the extravagant India Everywhere show at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos. Switzerland, and the visits to...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Winners And Losers In Packaged Foods And Beverages

    Powerful forces are sweeping the consumer industry and they are shaking up the packaged food-and-beverage sector. Worldwide macroeconomic conditions - coupled with new, wide-ranging trends in business competition and consumers' lifestyles - are challenging food and beverage companies to make Darwinian adaptor-die decisions. Depending on how they respond, players are...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    New Metrics For Market Share: Lessons From The Airlines

    Taiichi Ohno, originator of the Toyota Production System. is famous for having advised people to ask five whys before deciding on a how. Only by questioning your assumptions over and over again, he believed, can you be sure you are dealing with the root cause of a problem. That approach...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Does Your Strategy Need Stretching?

    Too often, executives equate "Strategy" with the rigid, template-driven, top-down planning approaches that prevail in most corporations. Executives commonly describe these processes as ossified and bureaucratic rather than insightful, focused on unquestioned extrapolation of the past instead of on future competitive advantage, and ill suited to identifying and mobilizing the...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Cash For Growth: The Neglected Power Of Working-Capital Management

    Working capital - that is current assets minus current liabilities - has always been an important measure of a company's liquidity and its ability to support day-to-day operations. But too much working capital usually means that too much money is tied up in accounts receivable and inventory. Typically the knee-jerk...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Foreign Or Local Brands In China?

    Interestingly, the research indicates that although Chinese consumers often claim to prefer local brands - and patriotism is undoubtedly a factor - nationalism plays a smaller role than might be expected in their actual purchases. The reasons why the Chinese prefer one brand over another are, in fact, much more...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Envisioning An Uncertain Future

    New markets, new product segments, and new players are rewriting the rules of the passenger car industry and threatening to upend the traditional order. However, there is considerable uncertainty about the continuing pace of these disruptive developments and their eventual outcomes. Will sluggish investment in road infrastructure stymie the growth...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Consumer Segmentation: A Call To Action

    Segmentation - once hailed as the Holy Grail for identifying growth opportunities in consumer businesses - has come under a cloud in recent years. It's not that segmentation isn't a useful tool. If companies weren't able to de-average their consumer base, their marketing activities would wander off in the general...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Getting More From Lean: Seven Success Factors

    When Toyota created its lean production system in the late 1950s - drawing on the thinking of Henry Ford and W. Edwards Deming - the Japanese company revolutionized auto manufacturing. Since then, lean techniques have moved far beyond the shop floor. Still, the principles of lean production remain the same:...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Banking On Lean Advantage

    Lean advantage is unique in several ways. First, it takes a strategic view of operations. The goals of operations improvement - for example, lower costs, higher revenues, and improved customer satisfaction - are determined by a bank's strategic priorities. More often than not, these priorities call for improvements to the...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Joy Of Bundling: Assessing The Benefits And Risk

    The key factors in the market that determine the desirability of bundling are the degree of product differentiation, the presence of competitive alternatives, and the vendor's competitive position with respect to the customer. The degree to which products are similar to or distinct from one another has a noticeable impact...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Arming For The Second Web War

    Both traditional and nontraditional financial players will be competing for these customers. Indeed, many leading retailers have already entered the arena, using their distribution networks, brand names, and customer insights to capture share. Amazon, perhaps the world's most sophisticated online retailer, makes no secret of its ambition to provide financial...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Breaking Compromises In The Mass Affluent Market

    Mass affluent investors constitute one of the largest and fastest - growing segments of the wealth management market. In 2004 the Pool of assets under management held by mass affluent investors in the United States grew by almost one-third to $9 trillion, significantly outstripping asset growth among other categories of...

    Provided By Boston Consulting Group

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Forgotten Half Of Change

    How can we ask people in our organizations to be non-finito in a world that increasingly demands and extols flawless execution? How can we ask them not only to execute but also to think and, when necessary to transform? What does this mean for the leader who must change minds...

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