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Why You Should Learn How to Automate Access Macro

You may not know all the advantages of learning how to automate Access macro and report generation. Automation helps users reclaim their time, use their BI systems more efficiently, and even boost data security. It’s a lot to expect, but programs like MARS transform MS Access’s value and performance.

Topics: MARS MS Access Automation MS Access Reports Scheduler MS Access Business Intelligence

How BI Dashboard Reporting Software Boosts Results

BI dashboard reporting software helps businesses gain more significant results. Although every business will have unique BI needs, dashboard technology addresses most key problems that companies have with restrictive, traditional BI models. A single dashboard BI solution can improve speed, create opportunities for more users, and even create better BI habits.

Topics: Business Intelligence

3 Options for Deploying a Crystal Reports Scheduler

At some point, Crystal Reports administrators must break the chains of manually distributing reports. Liberation does not come easy, however. One cannot simply stop sending the reports; the business wouldn’t be able to function! Thus administrators must find freedom in implementing a crystal report generator that can either automatically generate Crystal Reports for users, or serve as a portal for users to access their reports.

Topics: Crystal Reports Scheduler Crystal Reports CRD

The Most Important Features of Great Business Intelligence Software

Business intelligence software is on the rise. It is more accessible than ever before, and once big data permeated other business solutions, analytics became a must for even small businesses. So, what should users look for in this new software? We’ve listed the top three features below to help you identify the best primary and secondary BI solutions.

Topics: IntelliFront BI Business Intelligence

The Best Benefits Of An Access Scheduled Email Report System

Are you thinking of using an Access scheduled email report system? You may need this tool even more than you realize. As wonderful as MS Access may be, it comes with hidden costs and long-term drains on labor and finances. Scheduling fixes many of these problems while simultaneously improving the value and benefits of MS Access.

Topics: MARS MS Access Reporting MS Access Reports Scheduler MS Access MS Access Automation

The Best Business Intelligence Strategy for New Software Purchases

The right business intelligence strategy can help you pick the right software. The principles are relatively basic, but they give buyers powerful insights. Make sure to treat each purchase as you would any other business issue. Ask questions, gather information, and keep in mind evolving compliance standards and future expectations.

Topics: Business Intelligence

How the BI Continuum Helps the CIO Address Operational Efficiency.         Part 3 of 3

From scheduled report delivery on the "IT Push" end to browser-based and mobile-enabled Dashboards on the "User Pull" end, the magic sauce is in our prorietary business process automation infrastructure that leverages business rules, workflows and instant notification capabilities built right into our solutions and Business Intelligence suite.

Topics: Business Intelligence

How the BI Continuum Helps the CIO Address Operational Efficiency.         Part 2 of 3

From our experience working with CIOs over more than a decade we realize that CIOs require a set of integrated BI solutions that address the diverse needs of their audience. For us, the BI Continuum is more than a framework. It is a way to manifest your BI strategyin a comprehensive and elegant way addressing all of your unique requests and requirements.

Topics: Business Intelligence

Are You Wasting Resources on Business Intelligence Reports?

Business intelligence reports are supposed to help businesses save money. So why do they end up costing so much? Users must continuously reinvest into their BI software in order to profit, but not all systems provide the rapid turnaround buyers expect. While many variables are influencing every business’s BI results, many frustrated users have some things in common. Below are the worst ways BI tools waste your resources along with the best way to combat these losses.

Topics: IntelliFront BI Business Intelligence

How the BI Continuum Helps the CIO Address Operational Efficiency.         Part 1 of 3

The BI Continuum™ is a framework used by ChristianSteven Software to describe audiences and their respective needs that a CIO must address as part of an enterprise BI strategy. It’s a spectrum of dis-tribution and format possibilities ranging from “push” (from central sources) at one end to “pull” (by end-users) at the opposite end.

Topics: Business Intelligence

Run An MS Access Macro At A Scheduled Time And Profit

What’s the advantage if you run an MS Access macro at a scheduled time? The answer may feature more benefits than you think. As helpful as macros are, they can’t do it all, and advanced scheduling tools may help you save time and get more benefits from MS Access than you thought possible.

Topics: MARS MS Access Reporting MS Access Reports Scheduler MS Access MS Access Automation

Can You Schedule Access Macro to Run Daily? Yes You Can!

If you schedule Access macro to run daily, you will save yourself a lot of time and money. In today’s fast-paced business environment, it’s more important than ever to use resources wisely and limit overhead. Scheduling tools allow you to do just that. Of course, they also allow you to do much more.

Topics: MS Access Reports Scheduler MS Access MARS

How To Boost Performance Through Business Intelligence Analytics

Business intelligence analytics help users improve performance through a range of unique benefits. Unlike most business improvement products, analytics tools give users a thorough understanding of the best, the worst, and even the mediocre elements in their business. With this power, users spot weaknesses and opportunities more easily. It also helps users refine workflow with unparalleled precision.

Topics: Business Intelligence

The Best MS Access Automatic Report Generation Techniques

MS Access automatic report generation is invaluable to businesses in any industry. Automation isn’t as simple as it sounds, though. Even a single product, such as MARS, may offer multiple automatic functions to reduce labor or boost BI efficiency. In order to choose the right function, you need to understand the different techniques.

Topics: MS Access MS Access Reports Scheduler

The Benefits Of BI In The Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is embracing business intelligence (BI) and, by doing so, reaping many benefits. Using analytics and big data, hotels, bed and breakfast inns, and other hospitality facilities are able to better analyze booking patterns, performance of promotions and advertising, and measure consumer satisfaction.  Let’s take a look at how BI in the hospitality industry is beneficial.

Topics: Business Intelligence

The Best Ways Business intelligence Dashboards Can Help IT Teams

IT teams have a heavy workload, but business intelligence dashboards can ease the burden of delegated BI tasks. These dashboards allow businesses to shift BI labor back to decision makers. The same solutions also streamline report generation for dedicated BI IT teams. Specialized tools and intuitive design expedite report generation for any user, regardless of department. These benefits create the perfect workflow to promote more thorough business intelligence research and implementation.

Topics: Business Intelligence

Why Should You Send An Access Report Via Email Automatically?

Why should you invest in the solutions and training to send an MS Access report via email automatically? If you use MS Access, but cannot automate reports, you are not enjoying the full benefits of your BI tools. Automation transforms Access report regeneration, saving you time, giving you a better BI experience, and even improving security. 

Topics: MARS MS Access MS Access Reports Scheduler MS Access Automation

How To Conquer 2018 With Enterprise Business Intelligence Tools

Enterprise business intelligence tools can address any BI need. By increasing efficiency, gathering better information, and understanding your business better, you can start the new year strong. To begin the year with the power to carry you to your goals, you need to start with the right tools.

Topics: Business Intelligence

The Most Recent Developments in Business Intelligence

 Business intelligence is the fastest growing industry in the technology world. As technology developers shift their designs in 2018, you are about to embark on completely new features, not just improvements to last year's models. Technology developers will look to harness big data, create new analytical methods, and develop new data types and applications. As we advance into the second half of the year, recent developments in business intelligence prove to be in sync with beginning of the year predictions. And, these advances continue to improve the way we do business around the world throughout all different industries.

Topics: Business Intelligence

How To Rock The Agricultural Industry With Business Intelligence

The idea that only organizations, businesses, or enterprises benefit from business intelligence is a common misconception.  Blame it on human nature, but when you hear the terms business intelligence, big data, and analytics, most people only think of these types of industries.  However, business intelligence has a powerful impact in other industries including the agricultural industry. 

Topics: Business Intelligence

Crystal Report Bursting: How to Burst Crystal Reports by Email

Need to break up your Crystal Reports and send them to unique email addresses? Whether invoices need to be sent to customers, or sales reports need to be delivered sales people, there a couple of ways you can burst crystal reports by email. Though there are a number of Crystal Report bursting methods, three methods come to mind. If you are distributing these reports in PDF, you could use a PDF tool to break up your report after it has been run, and deliver unique PDFs to an email address. Another method is the bursting feature found in Crystal Reports schedulers. Finally there is the Data Driven publishing method.

Topics: Crystal Reports Crystal Reports Scheduler CRD