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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Geocoding: Acquiring Location Intelligence to Make Better Business Decisions
By geocoding your address data, you have the location intelligence that helps you see patterns and create new opportunities to grow your business. There are

address city region and zip  — along with an address quality solution — into your operations. Geocoding addresses to at least the ZIP+4 level will provide businesses with the location intelligence needed to accurately determine tax jurisdiction. By geocoding addresses, businesses can avoid penalties, fines and other costs that could be assessed if tax jurisdiction was improperly determined. Some businesses also rely on locale specific sales tax areas which is determined using the Census Place Code and Place Name from a good

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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ERP for Municipalities

In this model, we assume the municipality controls water, sewers and roads. We assume also that it collects municipal or county taxes and manages many of its own assets such as vehicles and water treatment plant. ERP software for Municipalities nearly always includes Finance, Customer Care and Billing For a complete municipal ERP suite, the following modules are usually included: - Human Resources - Maintenance Management - Asset Management - Project Management ( including Grant Management) - Quality Management - Analytics - Product Technology Of the above, Project and Quality Management modules may not be required for smaller Municipalities.    

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BI State of the Market Report


IT departments rarely know as much about a business as the business people themselves. But business people rarely take action on numbers alone: they share the information with others, soliciting their feedback and performing external research before taking action. Business users still depend on IT to deliver answers related to the information that they receive. Business intelligence (BI) 2.0—also known as collaborative BI—uses the collective intelligence of the user community to enrich existing information. Learn how business intelligence (BI) 2.0 is helping business users create and modify their own reports, share and enrich information, and provide feedback to each other and to information producers.

When the community helps itself, information is turned into actionable information more quickly than when using purely “traditional” methods of community support, such as meetings, phone calls, and e-mail. And when actions are taken more quickly, the entire organization becomes more nimble and ultimately more competitive. This overview discusses how BI 2.0 can provide real benefits within your organization and what product features to look for in a BI solution in order to realize those benefits.

We hope you’ll find this guide a useful tool in determining which BI solution is best suited to your company’s business model and particular needs.


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Executive Overview
Using BI 2.0 to Increase your Competitive Advantage

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Thought Leadership
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Market Insight
Mashups and Pervasive BI

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Using BI 2.0 to Increase Your Competitive Advantage


Business users know their data better than IT does. They know the meaning of the data, its history, and its relationship with other data. Yet traditional BI solutions have business users referring to IT for assistance with their data. Also, they are forced to work in silos. Sure, they can create their own reports and maybe even share them with other business users, but when it comes to sharing their own knowledge about the data, they have to rely on e-mail, telephone, and face-to-face meetings. By enabling the sharing of data-related knowledge through the BI system itself, business users become more self-sufficient and actions can be taken more quickly.

The raison d’être of BI is to provide business users with information that enables them to take action. Even if business users are self-sufficient when it comes to creating and sharing data, data on its own is rarely sufficient to take action. Identifying an opportunity in the market through numbers alone is not sufficient to justify investment in a new product or geography. Identifying a bottleneck in a business process is not sufficient to justify changes in the business process. Information about a business issue or opportunity is merely a part of the overall “solution domain.” Action is usually only taken after considering a number of factors in addition to the data, such as human knowledge and experience, the economic environment, and the competitive environment.

In this section, we lay out the capabilities to look for in a BI solution—and specific functional requirements needed to support these capabilities—that contribute to the goal of “harnessing collective intelligence.” In general, the more recent entrants into the BI market are paying the most attention to BI 2.0. Some vendors, such as Good Data, have it as a central component of their solution offerings.

The following are key capabilities of BI 2.0:

  • Collaboration
    Business users are able to share information within the user community and create discussion threads relating to the information.


  • Identification of useful information
    Business users can flag information that is likely to be of use to others within the community.


  • Enriching of Information
    Business users can enrich the information through their knowledge and experience in addition to other external information sources in order to explain trends and generally assist other consumers of that information.


The community of “business users” needn’t be restricted to internal users. User collaboration is already mature within the Web space, under the guise of Web 2.0. With Web 2.0, collective intelligence is harnessed through comments on blog posts; contributions to wikis such as Wikipedia; and tagging of content, such as photos on Flickr. BI 2.0 takes these methods and applies them in the BI space by making data the focus of user collaboration.

The following sections take the capabilities above and list the functional requirements that support them. Bear in mind that each of these functional requirements is a business user requirement and not an IT or development requirement.


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UNIT4 Agresso ERP Strengthens Position in Northern Europe with City of Gothenburg Win


Following its strategy of delivery of change-friendly software, UNIT4 is winning new deals on a regular basis. This time it’s the entirety of Sweden’s second largest city. The company recently announced that the City of Gothenburg, located on the west coast of Sweden, has selected UNIT4 Agresso AB as its ERP provider. The Agresso AB cloud-based ERP system will cover all of Gothenburg

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Biscom Inc.


Biscom, Inc. is a privately held enterprise software company with headquarters in Chelmsford, MA, and with a satellite office in Taipei City, Taiwan. Biscom’s primary focus is developing fax server solutions that facilitate inbound and outbound electronic fax communications. Biscom also develops managed file transfer and data conversion solutions. Biscom was founded in 1986 by S.K. Ho, currently Biscom's CEO. S.K. Ho was formerly the Director of Engineering at Wang Laboratories, where he designed and developed the Wang Word Processor and Wang Professional Image Systems; he holds nine major patents. Mr. Ho earned a BSME from Ordinance Engineering College in Taiwan and an MSEE from Drexel University.

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Cephalon, Inc


This case study shows how Cephalon, a biopharmaceutical company, adopted the QAD MFG/PRO enterprise solution to address the management problems for their global spread manufacturing sites, packaging site, and workers. Read how it improved visibility and synchronization across global operations, improved inventory tracking, and better leveraged knowledge of enterprise assets.

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Why ERP Fails at Enterprise Project Management


Because enterprise resource planning (ERP) came from the world of materials planning for repetitive manufacturing, these applications cannot address the more anecdotal, complex, and dynamic requirements of real-time enterprise project management. Even tier one ERP products cannot meet the needs of some companies—engineer-to-order manufacturers, engineering procurement and construction contractors, and even process manufacturers. Read this white paper to learn more.

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BlueCat Networks


The only IPAM solution that delivers a unified approach to mobile security, address management, automation and self-service.

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City of Winnipeg Selects KANA to Mobilize Citizen-centric Government


In addition to the KANA Express announcement, another major announcement was made at the recently held KANA Connections 2012 conference. This time the customer is from the public sector, for which KANA offers the Lagan suite of products, including Lagan Express, based on Trinicom’s technology for midsize organizations. The city of Winnipeg (Canada) has selected the brand new Lagan Mobile

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The City & Guilds Group Selects UNIT4 Agresso ERP in Cloud


The City & Guilds Group firm in the higher education market in the U.K. recently selected UNIT4 Agresso ERP cloud deployment as part of its strategy to provide digital tools to staff and to support growth across its divisions. The group will use UNIT4’s Agresso ERP solution to provide shared services for human resources (HR) and projects for 1,150 employees across its four divisions.

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Best Practices in Mobile Workforce Management


How can you address the full lifecycle of mobile workforce management and continuously achieve your operational goals? Keep in mind these best practices in planning, executing, and monitoring.

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Queen City Software, Inc.


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