White Paper – Avoid Data Anarchy: Balance BI Analytics with Data Governance

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When considering the various factors that will influence data governance policies and procedures, businesses must reckon with the reality of open access, multiple platforms, expanding user devices, integrated data repositories and the burgeoning growth of self-serve business intelligence and data democratization. Before an enterprise engages in a discussion of data governance, data security and appropriate user access, it is important to understand the concept, and importance, of data governance, and how it contrasts to the chaos of data anarchy.
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Guarantee BI Success: Why Self-Serve BI Initiatives Fail

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Many organizations have invested time and effort in launching a self-serve business intelligence initiative, only to find that the initiative has failed to deliver the anticipated results. When this happens, organizations often struggle to understand why and how things went wrong. There are numerous reasons for a self-serve BI tool initiative to fail or to fall short of expectations. In this article, we will discuss some of the factors that affect the success of business intelligence solution implementation. This article is the first in a two article series, entitled ‘Guarantee Business Intelligence Success’, related to the success and failure of self-serve BI Initiatives.
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BI Tools: Integrate, Embed and SUCCEED!

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There is one thing I know about people and that is that they like things to be simple and easy. If your favorite shopping area is a mile from your house, you won’t drive an extra five miles to get to that great store on the outskirts of town. You might drop by if you happen to be in the neighborhood, but the business owner can’t count on your business on an ongoing basis.

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Four Success Factors for CMS Projects

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If you have been working in a small or large organization for any length of time, you are no doubt familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS), and their value. CMS brings people and tasks together for information sharing and collaboration, and it is an important part of the environment. It increases productivity and improves the quality of decisions.

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ElegantJ BI Announces Real Time Cube Capability for Swift Decision-making

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ElegantJ BI announces Real Time Cube Management for its BI tools. In addition to its existing MOLAP architecture, and connection with MDX data sources like Microsoft® SSAS and SAP® BW cubes, ElegantJ BI now offers real time cubes to derive data for deep dive analytics in real time and make swift, confident decisions to benefit the enterprise.

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Case Study: Performance Management, Benchmarking Product Development & Maintenance

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Elegant MicroWeb created a solution for a performance management and benchmarking consulting business to provide a data-secured, web-based Performance Monitoring, Improvement and Analysis solution with performance optimization tools designed around the principles of knowledge and activity-based management.

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Performance Management, Benchmarking Product Development & Maintenance

A performance management and benchmarking consulting business in Glasgow, Scotland asked Elegant MicroWeb to create a new solution. The consulting company had outgrown the simplistic reporting and analysis foundation provided by standard office tools and spreadsheets, and was concerned about the security of proprietary and confidential data and process models.

Elegant MicroWeb undertook a project to create a new solution that would produce clear, concise results, reports and direction so that consulting company customers could easily adapt and develop appropriate strategies and market direction enabling the business to reduce the time required to engage and complete a consultancy project. The resulting Performance Monitoring, Improvement and Analysis Tool provides integrated web-based performance optimization tools designed around the principles of knowledge and activity-based management.

UK Online Petition Management for eGovernance

An internet community, market research, consultation and eDemocracy solution provider in the UK engaged Elegant MicroWeb to design and develop a solution to manage online petitions for eGovernance. The business focuses on thought leadership and on gathering feedback and opinion to help government and private organizations make sustainable decisions. The solution allows patrons to weigh in on topics, causes and issues of common interest.

Elegant MicroWeb worked closely with the business team from concept through solution design, development and implementation. The solution includes an administrative interface to manage petitions, accept and reject petitions, publish and email results. The User (client) interface, allows users to create, search and view petitions, sign a petition, open and close petitions and view rejected petitions. The solution was built for Windows operating system, on a .Net framework with a SQL Server back end.

Case Study: UK Online Petition Management for eGovernance

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An internet community, market research, consultation and eDemocracy solution provider in the UK engaged Elegant MicroWeb to design and develop a solution to manage online petitions for eGovernance market. The business focuses on thought leadership and on gathering feedback and opinion to help government and private organizations make sustainable decisions. The solution allows patrons to weigh in on topics, causes and issues of common interest.

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Customer Loyalty Software Product Widget for UK eConsulting, Market Research Firm

Elegant MicroWeb worked with a UK eConsulting, Market Research business to design a web-based widget to measure customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty. Customers were asked just one question and the responses were analyzed to enhance and improve products and services offered by the organization over the period. In order to meet business objectives the widget had to be easy to configure, and easy to promote and use to obtain maximum responses. Personalized emails were sent, with a unique URL so the users could respond without the need to register. Feedback request could be offered via various web channels.

Elegant MicroWeb analyzed requirements, and designed and built a widget to allow customer managers to create just one question – loyalty question. Once a question is created, customer manager (administrator) can select respondents, design personalized email and rating scale for participant response. Response tracking processes allowed the business to follow-up non respondents and track responses. App also included response analysis and categorization to measure customer loyalty index over the period of time.