X
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.
Get free sample report

Compare Software Solutions
Visit the TEC store to compare leading software solutions by funtionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.
Compare Now
 

 processing digital photos


Data, Data Everywhere: A Special Report on Managing Information
The quantity of information in the world is soaring. Merely keeping up with, and storing new information is difficult enough. Analyzing it, to spot patterns and

processing digital photos  granted, says that the processing power and storage capacity of computer chips double or their prices halve roughly every 18 months. The software programs are getting better too. Edward Felten, a computer scientist at Princeton University, reckons that the improvements in the algorithms driving computer applications have played as important a part as Moore's law for decades. A vast amount of that information is shared. By 2013 the amount of traffic flowing over the internet annually will reach 667

Read More


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.

Get free sample report
Compare Software Solutions

Visit the TEC store to compare leading software by functionality, so that you can make accurate and informed software purchasing decisions.

Compare Now

ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

Start Now

Documents related to » processing digital photos

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.


Table of Contents


Executive Overview
Using BI 2.0 to Increase your Competitive Advantage

Case Study
LogiXML Helps to Power its Real-Estate Reporting and Analysis

Thought Leadership
How Smart Marketers Succeed Online

Market Insight
Mashups and Pervasive BI

Report Sponsors
LogiXML

IBM

About TEC



Download the full copy of the TEC 2009 BI Buyer’s Guide for businesses.



Report Preview


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.


Download the full copy of the TEC 2009 BI Buyer’s Guide for businesses.

processing digital photos   Read More

Experiencing the Customer Experience: Listening to, Learning from, and Acting on the Voice of the Customer


To ensure a positive customer experience, companies must first learn what their customer values, and then determine how they are measuring up to those values. Obtaining and taking action on customer feedback is what customer experience management is all about.

processing digital photos   Read More

Conference Note: 2014 HR Technology Conference Takes On HCM Big Data


This year’s HR Technology Conference was all about leveraging big data for improving HR practices, such as talent acquisition and employee retention. TEC HCM analyst Raluca Druta was there to capture all the details. Read her take on the conference’s major sessions—the welcome and opening keynotes, the ADP Workforce Vitality Report, the Sierra-Cedar 17th Annual Survey, the vendor presentations, and more.

processing digital photos   Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Digital Marketing


Digital marketing involves using your Web site and associated marketing tools to promote your business online. You can learn some basic skills in both search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing. But for optimal results, you’re advised to consult a professional, who can provide you with insight into what SEO services should entail, allowing you to make an informed decision when selecting a supplier.

processing digital photos   Read More

Wayfinding Comes of Age


Digital signage, combined with the right software, offers a host of added-value possibilities for wayfinding. Developments in software are making interactive wayfinding easier and less expensive to deploy and manage. Download this white paper to find out how.

processing digital photos   Read More

Think Twice Before You Sign Anything Again: 12 Business Cases for Digital Signatures


Of all the business operations we fulfill every day, signature requests seem so ordinary we rarely give them a second thought. Yet it’s precisely because they are common that they impose so many costs, obstructions, and delays. Research shows that 80% of all business processes rely on forms, and most of these need to be signed, initiating an expensive “cost cascade.” Learn how you can realize measurable benefits to your top- and bottom-line operations through implementing a digital signature solution with this white paper.

processing digital photos   Read More

Signature-Dependent Processes & the Use of Digital Signatures in the Legal Market


In May 2014, CoSign by ARX teamed up with ALM to conduct a survey targeted at corporate legal departments, law, firms, and government agencies to understand how signature-dependent processes and digital signatures play a role in their day-to-day operations. The results of the survey are given in this white paper, and give an insight into the usage, efficiency, and benefits of switching to a digital signature solution, as well as concerns about digital signatures.

processing digital photos   Read More

PKI and Biometrics Ready for Take-Off


Expect the new e-signature law to bolster both the PKI and biometric markets. This new law allows documents signed through digital signatures to have the same legal ramifications as documents signed in traditional wet-ink.

processing digital photos   Read More

CTS Cement Corporation Solidifies Automated Invoice Processing with AnyDocINVOICE


CTS Cement Corporation, a manufacturer of professional-grade construction cement, operates out of 15 facilities across the US. As the company grew, it needed to address the inefficiencies of its accounts payable invoice processing, which was being keyed manually into two different systems. With this lack of connectivity between systems, CTS turned to AnyDocINVOICE solution and now indexes nearly 2,500 invoices per month.

processing digital photos   Read More

Business.com Guide to Credit Card Processing


Consumers are so used to the convenience of credit and debit cards that it’s no longer an option for a merchant to take plastic—it’s a necessity. This overview of credit card processing takes a look at the equipment you need to read cards and transmit data, reviews the types of fees credit card processing companies charge merchants, and offers a few tips for purchasing a credit card processing plan.

processing digital photos   Read More