BI Strategy: Integrating Enterprise Content Management with Business Intelligence Initiatives

BI Strategy: Integrating Enterprise Content Management with Business Intelligence Initiatives

With the insight that combining EC with BI capabilities can help provide, I believe enterprise content management (ECM) is probably one of the most critical initiatives that many companies will undertake during the next decade. ECM covers the entire EC life cycle, whether dealing with physical records management or electronic documents and content.

Deming, Data Quality and ETL, Part 2: Point 5 – Constant Improvement

Deming, Data Quality and ETL, Part 2: Point 5 – Constant Improvement

This second installment of this series will further examine process improvement by incorporating Deming’s 5th Point – Constant Improvement. As with other nonfunctional requirements, such as scalability and throughput, Constant Improvement can be designed into an ETL application. Deming taught manufacturers to build Constant Improvement into manufacturing processes. Constant Improvement can also be built into an ETL application.

BI Strategy: My Top Five Building Blocks for Enterprise Data Stewardship

BI Strategy: My Top Five Building Blocks for Enterprise Data Stewardship

Data stewardship can be defined as custodianship of the access, integrity and content of a company’s information. Although many IT authors have preached on the need for sound data stewardship for more than a decade, it always amazes me how many companies haven’t bought into the philosophy. These companies often have no defined data ownership model.

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The Trouble with Portals

The Trouble with Portals

There’s only one problem with the theory: it’s difficult to execute in actual practice. The reason has nothing to do with BI tools themselves, and everything to do with the nature of portals and the applications – such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and your garden-variety databases – that feed them.

Integrating BI Tools into the Enterprise Portal

Integrating BI Tools into the Enterprise Portal

However, the key to building a successful enterprise portal that fully integrates BI tools is by first recognizing that the portal is not simply a launching pad. Rather, it allows users to fully manage business applications and transactions from within the portal. Further, it allows end users to access critical business information dynamically and securely across a range of online and mobile devices.

Accuracy of BI Documents Found Wanting


Intelligent Enterprise Magazine: Accuracy of BI Documents Found Wanting

Business decisions often require group interaction and the assemblage of data from multiple sources. The data often is both quantitative and discursive. Even though many companies create and update briefing books to aid decision-making, Ventana%u2019s research shows that the users of these briefing books believe that they are not comprehensive enough. Further, they often distrust the accuracy and validity of the data in them. Ventana Research believes organizations must address the challenges of integrating business data and assuring users of its value.