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Research: October 2014

Research, articles, and tips on CRM, Business Intelligence, ERP, supply chain management, and other enterprise applications. - Archive for October 2014

Self-service BI Initiatives Fall Short

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

Analytics Playing Greater Role in ERP

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

5 Ways to Build Cooler Enterprise Apps

With the build-your-own-application movement beginning to take off, best practices for BYOA are starting to emerge.

Cloud Analytics a Winner for SAS

Its cloud analytics business is booming, revealed SAS this week, also announcing increased support for Hadoop and strategies for addressing …

Startup Spotlight: Attentive.ly Puts Social to Work

With its roots in helping nonprofits leverage social media, Attentive.ly helps companies identify and deepen relationships with their top …

Cloud ERP Acceptance on Upswing

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

Process Automation a Key to Business Value

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

Analytics ROI Is Strong, and Getting Stronger

Nucleus Research found that organizations get an average ROI of $13.01 for every dollar they spend on analytics applications, up from $10.66 …

Business Intelligence 103: The Future Lies Ahead

Emerging technologies like dynamic data visualization promise to change business intelligence for the better.

5 Tips for Buying Big Data Tools

Shopping for Big Data tools can be confusing, thanks to a huge list of available products. Start by outlining Big Data goals and go from …

Big Data Analytics Needs a Code of Ethics

With Big Data analytics offering the ability to create highly detailed consumer profiles, experts say companies must consider the ethical …

CRM Integration More Important than a Pretty Interface

CRM vendors are striving to improve their software's user interface. But are they neglecting data integration?

Get Ready for (Another) Microsoft Audit

Microsoft wants to audit your enterprise software? Don't panic. These tips will steer you through the audit process and help you negotiate a …