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Democratized BI tools within ERP application suites promise to finally make ERP analytics a reality.
Don't overdo KPIs -- a handful should be enough to capture the essence. Any more than that dilutes the user's attention, drawing focus away from key measurements.
Some manufacturers are expanding lean and sustainability strategies to the supply chain to reduce waste and bolster efficiencies, but extending these practices outside a company's four walls won't be easy.
Many agree that SAP's plans to converge its BI portfolio as a part of its 'Run Simple' strategy is wise. But the way forward for users isn't clear -- yet.
Packaged integrations can help ease integrating core SAP HCM data from SuccessFactors Employee Central into SAP ERP, writes Luke Marson.
Modern tools let users interact with and visualize data in new ways, but it's only the beginning of what's to come, writes Ethan Jewett.
Oracle has changed its policy on DBA certifications, retiring older ones and requiring database administrators to get current on Oracle Database versions or lose their active status.
As the business world changes, your Hyperion consolidation may need to change. Hoa Pham shows how to separate wants and needs and how to use multidimensional reporting to redesign your Hyperion consolidation.
Industry analyst Holger Mueller contrasts the multi-tenancy in Oracle Database as a Service with traditional SaaS, in a video from the Oracle OpenWorld 2014 conference.
Ensemble modeling was once primarily thought of as an academic pursuit, but more businesses are starting to take advantage of the predictive modeling technique.
Many businesses implementing big data analytics applications focus on the size of their data sets, when what they should really focus on is whether they have the right data.
A number of myths about big data have proliferated in recent years. Don't let these common misperceptions kill your analytics project.
When using SharePoint eDiscovery Center to perform e-discovery across SharePoint, Exchange and Lync data, keep a few considerations in mind to boost efficiency, improve search and reduce risks.
While the sharing economy is changing conventional models, downsides can loom, including quality control and effective protection of workers' rights.
Social media capability hasn't been woven into the core applications of most organizations. Could social media integration make a difference, and if so, how?
TechTarget editor Joe Hebert investigates the recent Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne conferences in this episode of BizApps Today.
When Lehman Brothers failed in 2008, regulators and other banks had precious little data to gauge wider financial risks. Enter legal entity identifiers, a form of semantic data.
Brian McKenna joins the Talking Data podcast crew to look at differences in managing and analyzing big data as handled by IT shops in the U.K. and continental Europe.
From the Salesforce Analytics Cloud to the Sales and Service Clouds, Dreamforce 2014 attendees want ROI from their investment in Salesforce's platform.
Beacon technology aims to change the way retailers interact with customers. But new location-based technologies usher in not only convenience but also privacy concerns.
After the rollout of Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, questions about cost and mobile ease of use give industry watchers pause.