Is Microsoft BI a viable alternative to OBI EE, IBM Cognos BI, or SAP BusinessObjects?

QUESTION:  Is Microsoft BI a viable alternative to OBI EE, IBM Cognos BI, or SAP BusinessObjects?

ANSWER:  Yes, Microsoft BI is a legitimate option for enterprises looking for a business intelligence platform today. That may seem surprising – many customers don’t even realize that “Microsoft BI” exists. Unlike OBI EE, IBM Cognos BI, or SAP BusinessObjects, it’s not a product suite that you can buy. Read more

The Fall Governance Classic

As I sit and watch the unbelievable talent during the World Series (even though my beloved Tampa Bay Rays didn’t make it to the fall classic), I can’t help but think of what it means to compete at that level.  Watching the flaming MPH indicator every time one of these pitchers throws above 95MPH (and how frequently they do so) is unreal.  Trying to hit a round ball off a round bat thrown at nearly 100MPH from only 60 feet 6 inches away is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports.  So, speed is surely the primary factor here – or is it? Read more

Introducing NoetixViews 6.1 for Oracle E-Business Suite

The latest release of NoetixViews includes some exciting new features along with key performance, security, and administration improvements.

Almost all of our customers have created parent-child hierarchies for use in their Financial Statement Generator (FSG) reports. NoetixViews now extends these hierarchies to our customers’ BI tool of choice, including Oracle BI, Cognos, and BusinessObjects. Users can now create financial and management reports with automatic drilling on their natural account, cost center, or any segment of their chart of accounts. The very reporting structures created for financial statements can be utilized in day-to-day operational and management reporting. Read more

The Lengthening Shadows for ETL for Data Warehousing

Today at the Teradata PARTNERS Conference in San Diego we announced a major new release of the Kalido Information Engine. Version 9 further extends our business-model-driven automation to cover more data integration tasks than ever before. We believe the impact of this is the need for separate, purpose-built ETL tools for data warehousing is quickly setting into the sun, and in some cases clients won’t need to use them at all. Read more