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Applications of business intelligence, analytics, CRM, sales, customer service, and loyalty software and solutions in the financial services industry.

Forget Big Data; Focus on Relevant Data

December 17, 2014

While many organizations focus on Big Data, relevant data is what really matters for marketing efforts.

The Down Low on Data Lakes

December 9, 2014

While data lakes can help democratize data, many experts feel they are not yet ready for prime time.

Business Intelligence Getting More Pervasive: BARC

December 4, 2014

New research from BARC shows that 55 percent of business intelligence users say they engage in self-service business intelligence tasks.

Office 365: Is It Right for the Enterprise?

November 24, 2014

Microsoft offers both small business and enterprise customers customized versions of Office 365 to meet most any need.

Anaplan Intros App Sharing Community for Enterprise Planning

November 12, 2014

Unlike other enterprise app stores, Anaplan's App Hub allows users to customize apps to suit their specific enterprise planning needs.

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short

October 30, 2014

Why do so few business people use self-service business intelligence? A lack of training is one problem.

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

October 28, 2014

More ERP vendors are including analytics as a standard feature so companies are less inclined to use third-party business intelligence tools.

Cloud Analytics a Winner for SAS

October 24, 2014

Its cloud analytics business is booming, revealed SAS this week, also announcing increased support for Hadoop and strategies for addressing the data science skills gap.

Cloud ERP Acceptance on Upswing

October 21, 2014

While ERP has been moving more slowly to the cloud than other enterprise apps, recent research shows a growing number of companies plan to use cloud for future ERP deployments.

Process Automation a Key to Business Value

October 17, 2014

IT professionals say expanding process automation throughout an organization yields clear business benefits.

Salesforce Revamps Sales, Service Apps

October 7, 2014

Salesforce is rebranding its Sales and Service Clouds and adding a slew of new features to both to align them more closely with its Salesforce1 development platform.

App Integration Underpins Customer Engagement

September 16, 2014

CRM tools won't improve customer engagement if they are not integrated with legacy systems like ERP. Fortunately, application integration is far easier than it used to be.

Business Intelligence 102: It's Come a Long Way, Baby

August 20, 2014

Business intelligence has come a long way, baby. Among other advancements, BI can be used to create dashboards with information about critical success factors or key metrics.

Chief Data Officers Put 'Strategy' in Data Strategy

August 19, 2014

The chief data officer (CDO) is one of the hottest C-level roles out there, thanks to the growing awareness that data is an asset that can be used to gain competitive advantage.

8 Keys to Enterprise App Store Success

August 6, 2014

Want to launch an enterprise app store, but not sure where to begin? Experts offer advice that will help.

How to Buy Cloud Finance Apps

July 25, 2014

Finance and accounting (F&A) is one of the newest application categories to move to the cloud.

Logi Analytics Expands Big Data Influence with Partnerships

July 23, 2014

An alliance with Actian Corporation is the latest of more than a half dozen Big Data partnerships announced by Logi Analytics  in the past year.

IBM, Apple Join Hands as Unlikely Enterprise Partners

July 15, 2014

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple also has been trying to move into the enterprise for a long time, a place IBM has owned for more than 60 years.

Information Governance in Age of Mobile, Cloud and Social

July 14, 2014

How does the adoption of mobile, social and cloud technologies impact information governance?

Application Performance Management Buying Guide

July 7, 2014

Application performance management is evolving to include software-as-a-service options in addition to more traditional framework approaches.