MassHousing, a provider of affordable housing for both individuals and major developments across Massachusetts, needed a flexible and robust BI solution capable of generating an integrated portal reporting system for its Executive Information System (EIS), which bridges six separate business divisions: Home Ownership, Rental Development, Rental Management, Corporate, Mortgage, Insurance and MassHousing Overall. MassHousing selected Cognos BI over competitive products because of Cognos’ ability to adapt to changes that occur within the data, as well as its simplified maintenance and administration. By combining Cognos BI solutions with the EIS, MassHousing employees can gain an accurate and integrated view of key information across the entire organization, for a complete, holistic view of the agency’s key information. [Read more…]
SeaTab Software announced the launch of PivotLink OnDemand 4.0, the latest version of its BI offering. This marks a significant milestone in the company’s long-standing focus on putting the full power and value of business intelligence in the hands of every business user, providing solutions that deliver unsurpassed end-user access and control of powerful BI functionality.
The new version offers a new user interface that represents a significant advancement in usability and visual appeal. It includes such features as intuitive drag-and-drop report configuration, easy-to-use conditional alerts and fully interactive, rich data visualizations. The release also supports the company’s growing business in embedded BI by enabling rapid creation of user-interface “skins”, enabling customers and OEM partners to quickly and easily customize and brand PivotLink OnDemand in their own environments. [Read more…]
To support its growing business intelligence (BI) initiatives, Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC), has consolidated its BI and data warehousing platforms on Oracle. Life Fitness selected Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (EE) to replace its existing BI solution and is upgrading its data warehouse to Oracle Database 10g Release 2. Life Fitness is the global leader in designing and manufacturing a full line of reliable, high-quality fitness equipment for commercial and home use. [Read more…]
MicroStrategy announced its plans to launch MicroStrategy Mobile(TM), a new product that delivers timely BI information directly to BlackBerry(R) smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) . MicroStrategy Mobile will be introduced tomorrow at the MicroStrategy Symposium in London.
MicroStrategy Mobile provides mobile workers with access to BI reports on their BlackBerry smartphones. With MicroStrategy Mobile, business users will receive the same reports on their BlackBerry smartphone as they receive on their desktop, without the need for reformatting or retrofitting existing reports. The report manipulation features available in MicroStrategy Mobile allow users to view even the largest reports within the compact screen size of the BlackBerry smartphone. [Read more…]
Nearly 60 percent of respondents agree that knowledge workers throughout organizations should have access to Business Intelligence capabilities.
A new survey of business intelligence (BI) professionals worldwide reveals that while they overwhelmingly believe that their companies can benefit from the insights BI provides, the perceived high costs of implementing a BI system have prevented more than two-thirds of them from doing so throughout their firms.
A majority of survey respondents also believe that corporate-wide implementation of BI systems supports the opportunity for greater insight and wider access. They said it delivers increased value over department-level BI, even though the latter may cost less and provide a more targeted focus to specific information. [Read more…]