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The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors Part 3: Easy & Complementary

Posted by Lena Daproza on Nov 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM

For individuals who need immediate access to information, the CSS BI Solution offers an easy to use portal that allows users to log in, create and run reports themselves from their laptop, tablet or phone. Depending on your organizational needs, our solution can be used as our complete BI infrastructure or as a complement to your existing investments in hardware, software, email and other applications. We're experts in helping organizations automate BI processes so that meaningful information can be delivered at the precise moment it's needed. Rather than spending days worth of time and resources exporting BI reports, updating BI databases and executing manual BI processes, let CSS handle the BI grunt work.

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Topics: bi

The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors Part 2: Agnostic & Insightful

Posted by Lena Daproza on Nov 24, 2015 2:37:03 PM

During implementation, which typically is complete in 60 days or less, we work with you to easily configure the system to mirror the workflows in your environment. Once operational, the solution can talk to any database or system. In fact, you can have thousands of reports talking to thousands of data-bases. The CSS BI Solution works behind the scenes to ensure your data is accurate, secure and delivered on time with the same look and feel regardless of native application. 

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Topics: bi, Enterprise Reporting

The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors Part 1: Secure & Pure

Posted by Lena Daproza on Nov 20, 2015 1:30:00 PM

With the CSS BI Solution, you can eliminate administrative bottlenecks with self-service business intelligence. Sophisticated yet simple, the CSS BI Solution is flexible, scalable, and application agnostic enabling you to connect to multiple data sources across your enterprise and centrally manage all of your report distribution. Over the next few blogs we will go over the Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors and how it can help you in for future!

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Topics: bi

What Story Is Your Data Waiting to Tell You?

Posted by Lena Daproza on Nov 13, 2015 10:32:31 AM

The data sitting static in systems across your enterprise is waiting to tell you the complete story about where you are and where you’re headed. Until now, you’ve talked about the need for a BI solution, but the cost and complexity of implementation had outweighed the perceived value. Now, it’s difficult to keep up with the data and strategic decisions that will impact your organizations ability to thrive and retain market share.

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Topics: business intelligence, BI reproting, CIO

Get the information you need, when you need it & in the format you want.

Posted by Lena Daproza on Nov 4, 2015 11:00:00 AM

A robust report distribution solution extends and strengthens existing reporting tools by providing an enterprise-wide automation framework that reduces manual labor and offers limitless triggering and distribution options. Such a framework must scale to any number of sources, users and reports. The benefits are obvious: People get the information they need, when they need it and in the format they want.

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Topics: distribution, ROI, CIO, ROI Analysis

The Seven Nitty Gritty Fundamentals of an ROI Analysis

Posted by Lena Daproza on Oct 30, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Most companies are focused on reducing costs through automation or scaling capabilities without proportional expenditures (or both). Regardless of your particular needs, be clear about the goals for your investment and how you will measure and demonstrate progress. Listed below are some useful starting points for your analysis.

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Topics: automation, ROI, ROI Analysis

Case Study: National Printing Service and Distributor

Posted by Lena Daproza on Oct 28, 2015 3:46:08 PM

A sophisticated, highly specialized national printing service with a large distribution operation needed three individuals (one each in manufacturing, sales and IT) for order management, inventory and shipping processes. Roughly 30% of each individual’s time was required to support those processes, which included:

  • Receiving orders
  • Printing shipping documents
  • Generating customer notifications
  • Updating the inventory database
  • Updating the sales database
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Topics: report distribution, case studies, ROI, CIO

Case Study: Healthcare Information Systems Developer

Posted by Lena Daproza on Oct 26, 2015 3:00:00 PM

BI in Healthcare is absolutely critical. A prominent public hospital in the U.S. struggled with an affliction common to many organizations: Fixing data errors in many isolated information systems. The hospital’s inability to synchronize data automatically across databases typically cost them 15% of their annual IT budget ($412k out of $2.75 million) for corrective work.

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Topics: bi, event-driven scheduling, healthcare, report distribution, ROI, ROI Analysis

Enterprise BI Report Case Study: Light Aircraft Maunfacturer

Posted by Lena Daproza on Oct 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The maintenance engineering organization within a US-based light aircraft manufacturer sought to implement a drastic change in scheduling for equipment and plant maintenance. The organization realized that converting from time-based to usage-based schedules would save considerable time and money. But making this change required a major revamp of their IT infrastructure and software, not the least of which would be a new capability to trigger automatic work orders and management reports.

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Topics: bi, crystal reports, ROI

3 Common Senior IT Challenges to Feed an Insatiable Appetite for Business Reports and Event-Driven Documents

Posted by Lena Daproza on Oct 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

If you’re a CIO or a senior manager in a large IT organization, an important facet of your job is feeding an insatiable appetite for business reports and event-driven documents. Your internal and external customers operate in a data-hungry world that demands unprecedented insight and accountability at breakneck speed. People can’t do their jobs if they don’t receive the right information at the right time. This eBook will be particularly useful for IT executives coping with one or more of the following challenges.

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Topics: ROI, CIO, ROI Analysis

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