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Business Intelligence for Sales

Posted by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Feb 8, 2016 12:18:00 PM

In the modern era, many organizations are discovering the advantages that a high-quality Business Intelligence System (BI) has to offer. BI technology, in a nutshell, is an assortment of software applications that analyze technical data about your business. Getting that data helps you make better decisions in the future. One field that is really benefiting from business intelligence is sales.

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Topics: business intelligence, bi, sales, sales reports, business intelligence system, bi technology, business intelligence solution, bi software

How a Business Intelligence System Can Help Your Business

Posted by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Feb 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Can a business intelligence system really help your business? In a word, yes. Businesses are continuously improving and innovating operations to impact their bottom line. However, an outdated (or missing) business intelligence system is something that can halt any growth and improvement that your business might be working toward.

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Topics: business intelligence, bi, analytics, Techology, Data, business, software

Top 10 Benefits of Business Intelligence Solutions

Posted by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Jan 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

With technology advancing like it is, more and more companies are finding the benefits and advantages of incorporating a business intelligence system in their program. For those not familiar, business intelligence consists of software and other tools that take complex business data and condense it into high-level reports. What can these reports be used for? A number of things. From increasing employee productivity to eliminating waste in the business place, business intelligence goes a lot further than just delivering reports.

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Topics: business intelligence, bi, Business Intelligence Solutions, business intelligence systems

Top 3 Guiding Principles for Choosing Your Next Business Intelligence Solution.

Posted by Lena Daproza on Jan 13, 2016 1:51:00 PM

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, CIO, manual report distribution, gap analysis, BI Reporting

The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors to Consider When Selecting the Right BI Solution for Your Company Part 4: Scalable & Dependable

Posted by Lena Daproza on Jan 13, 2016 11:12:00 AM

With the CSS business intelligence 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.

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Topics: bi, bi solution

The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors to Consider When Selecting the Right BI Solution for Your Company Part 3: Easy & Complementary

Posted by Lena Daproza on Jan 4, 2016 4:13:17 PM

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, bi solution, Automate BI processes

The Top 8 Mission-Critical Factors to Consider When Selecting the Right BI Solution for Your Company Part 2: Agnostic & Insightful

Posted by Lena Daproza on Jan 4, 2016 4:08:23 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 to Consider When Selecting the Right BI Solution for Your Company Part 1: Secure & Pure

Posted by Lena Daproza on Jan 4, 2016 4:06:02 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: CSS, Business Intelligence Solutions, HIPPA

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