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Business Intelligence

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Thu, Aug 06, 2009

In competitive environments, the winner often tends to be the player with the best information.

According to Gartner Research, business intelligence (BI) software sales grew 22% in 2008, compared to a 13% increase in 2007. Gartner analyst, Dan Sommer, stated that the reason for this growth in BI software sales is because “companies are looking to ‘increase transparency’ to identify costs and better align strategy with execution.”

Once upon a time, business intelligence was the realm of only SAP, Oracle, and IBM, but there are now excellent options for small-to-medium size businesses. For instance, Sage Accpac Insight is a powerful, yet reasonably priced BI solution that can fill information gaps and bring visibility to costs by analyzing data from Sage Accpac ERP as well as other sources. It enables fast and automated distribution of key reports and information through direct access, emailed reports, and Web delivery.

- Chris Firra, Sr. Consultant

Source: Weier, Mary Hayes. “BI Market Grows 22% In Tough Economy.” Information Week June 12, 2009.

Tags: Sage Accpac ERP, business intelligence, Sage Accpac Insight, BI