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Business Process Management Meets Decision Management

  The unit of work for many information workers and managers is the decision. Call center operatives spend most of their time deciding which products and services to offer a customer, and the deals that might be attractive. Managers move from one decision to another on an ongoing basis. In fact decisions are ubiquitous at […]

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5+ Customer Churn Solutions

Gainsight provides Customer Success teams with an integrated system to manage customer retention and reduce churn across the enterprise. Using Gainsight customer churn software, you can increase customer retention by: Getting an early warning about customers that are at-risk of churning Identifying drops in product/service usage Identifying dissatisfied customers IBM offers customer churn solutions as […]

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10+ Data Cleansing Software

AB Initio provides significant data quality tools as part of a broader suite of products for building, running and integrating enterprise applications. The end-to-end approach to data quality is based on design patterns using Ab Initios coupled technologies. They are all architected together including the Co>Operating System, the Enterprise Meta>Environment (EME), the Business Rules Environment […]

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4 Free Web Mining Tools

Bixo is an open source web mining toolkit that runs as a series of Cascading pipes on top of Hadoop. By building a customized Cascading pipe assembly, you can quickly create specialized web mining applications that are optimized for a particular use case. DEiXTo  is a powerful web data extraction tool that is based on […]

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10+ Enterprise BPMS

Appian is well regarded for its ease of use, and its cloud based BPMS is an attractive alternative for many customers. BPMN solutions can be rapidly built through drag-and-drop functionality and a native process repository captures and stores process models for rapid reuse. Business rules can be created to define your critical policies and procedures […]

Popular Alternatives

SAS BI vs Tableau

SAS BI is a wholly different beast to Tableau. SAS supplies arguably the most sophisticated analytics platform on the planet, should someone need that level of capability. However it is fairly top heavy, and not particularly easy to use. Tableau on the other hand is fairly limited in functionality, but very easy to use. They […]

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5+ Alternatives to Tableau Desktop and Server

Tableau Desktop and Server provide individual and enterprise data visualization platforms. It is not the most sophisticated platform and can run out of steam for more demanding requirements. Here are several alternatives worth considering. QlikView BI platform has the ability to be all things to all people, and will satisfy business users, developers and enterprise needs. […]

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5+ Alternatives to SAP Business Objects

SAP Business Objects is a natural, albeit expensive, choice for many SAP users. However there are alternatives and the list below is a good selection of candidates, with suitability implied in the order – although individual requirements obviously vary. IBM Cognos is a large, sprawling suite of BI tools and infrastructure best suited to the needs […]

4 Alternatives to IBM Cognos

While IBM Cognos comes in various shapes and sizes depending on the needs and size of the organization, in reality the BI and analytics platform is best suited to large corporations – other, and possibly better options exist for many other businesses. One only has to consider the modules offered under the Cognos umbrella to […]

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Appian Review

Appian is well regarded for its ease of use, and its cloud based BPMS is an attractive alternative for many customers. BPMN solutions can be rapidly built through drag-and-drop functionality and a native process repository captures and stores process models for rapid reuse. Business rules can be created to define your critical policies and procedures […]

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Dataiku Review

Dataiku joins a growing band of suppliers (Alpine for example) focusing on end-to-end predictive model production. Its web based Data Science Studio (DSS) significantly shortens the time-consuming load-clean-train-test-deploy cycles of building predictive applications. Most data are easily accessed including big data sources such as Hadoop, Cassandra, MongDB … relational databases, and other formats such as […]