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Research: November 2014

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

3 Strategies to Prepare Data for Analytics

Do not make the mistake of focusing too much on analytics without building an information management foundation to get it right.

Office 365: Is It Right for the Enterprise?

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

Elasticsearch Uses Power of Community for Open Source Analytics [VIDEO]

How has the ELK stack emerged to become a leading open source data analysis platform?

Loyalty Program Leaders Leverage Data Analytics

A reliance on data analytics informs the best practices of loyalty program leaders, shows research from the International Institute for …

How IoT Will Change Big Data Analytics

The Internet of Things promises to change industries such as insurance and public utilities. To enjoy the benefits, companies must change …

Generic vs. Custom Field Service Apps

Some circumstances call for generic business applications, while others require built-to-purpose apps. How do you determine the best …

Consumers Love Mobile Marketing, Location-based Services

Mobile marketing, particularly location-based mobile marketing, provides big opportunities for businesses and benefits for consumers.

10 Open Source ERP Options

While the ERP market is dominated by software giants like SAP and Oracle, there are plenty of open source ERP options.

9 Tips for Building Terrific Mobile Retail Apps

Creating mobile retail apps that engage consumers and increase sales can be tricky. From creating a strategy to getting the right features, …

IoT Driving New Business Models

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic concept. IoT is already driving new business solutions, as seen in three examples from the …

Microsoft Cloud Apps vs. Best of Breed

Microsoft offers cloud-based apps for business intelligence, CRM and ERP. You'll want to evaluate the "best-of-breed" approach to going with …