Category: Business Intelligence

BI and Analytics for Mid-Market Businesses: My Podcast with SAP

I recently participated, with Paul Clark from SAP, in a thought leadership podcast on the topic of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence(BI) and Social Analytics for Midmarket companies. Brief Overview: We discuss the various aspects and uses of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Social Analytical tools within...

Host Analytics’ New Twist on an Old Problem: Connecting CPM and Siloed Data in Midsize Companies

Host Analytics, which provides cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) software, recently launched Business Analytics, a new business intelligence toolkit designed to give finance departments in midsize companies a more comprehensive view of their businesses--without having to deploy an enterprise BI suite. With this announcement, Host Analytics is giving companies a new, pragmatic ...

Closing the Business Intelligence Gap for Small Businesses

Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) can relate to Albert Einstein’s famous quote that  “Information is not knowledge.”  Many SMBs have plenty of data, but find it challenging to get the insights from it that they need to run their businesses more effectively and efficiently. Businesses have always needed the ability to track and measure critical success metrics in a quantifiable way. The p...

Slideshow: Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions for 2012

Each year, the SMB Group offers its Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions. In 2011, we created a slideshow version. Due to popular demand, we've created a slideshow version of our 2012 predictions, which are summarized below. Economic Anxiety Low...

Key Themes from SAP TechEd 2011–How Do They Relate to SMBs?

As the name implies, SAP TechEd offers technical education, such as hands-on workshops, deep-dive lectures and sessions with SAP technical experts about all things SAP. That said, TechEd isn't for everyone, and it’s no wonder that most of the 6,500+ attendees at SAP TechEd 2011, held the week of September 12 in Las Vegas, were SAP partners and technology specialists from the vendor’s large ente...