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July 2004 issue of DM Review magazine


The New Era of BI and Business Analytics
Larry Barbetta, VP and GM of Analytics for Siebel Systems takes this opportunity to explain Siebel's entrance into, participation in and commitment to the analytics market in the context of CRM and beyond.


The Vital BI Maintenance Process
By Gabriel Fuchs
One key element for achieving a positive return on investment for BI solutions is the maintenance – making sure the solution is optimally used once it is implemented.

(online exclusive)
Leveraging Ontologies: The Intersection of Data Integration and Business Intelligence, Part 2
By David Linthicum
Developing World Class Solutions
By Jonathan Wu
Looking to build a world class solution? The process will undoubtedly involve significant effort; however, consideration of these best practices will ensure your efforts pay off.
Important Considerations for an International Customer Data
By William Laurent
An effective international data warehouse needs to reflect and reinforce the core values of the organization itself. Thus, it is a good idea to get a general understanding of some of the pitfalls, problems and possibilities of international data warehousing before coming face to face with them at crunch time.
A Guide to Costing BI and BPM Implementations
By Greg Mancuso and Al Moreno
The requirements demanding higher accountability standards and the need for increased competitive advantage are driving businesses to look at the latest and greatest BI/BPM toolsets. Is your business looking to buy? What will it cost you? This piece includes a companion article on DMReview.com.
2004 World Class Solution Award Finalists
By Jean Schauer
What companies have world class solutions? DM Review is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2004 World Class Solution Awards.


Business Dimensional Modeling
Dimension Placeholders
By Laura Reeves
(online exclusive)

Plain English About Information
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Information Professionals, Part 5
By Larry English

Intelligent Solutions
Getting Real – The Time Continuum for Data
By Claudia Imhoff

Meta Data & Knowledge Management
Managed Meta Data Environment: A Complete Walk-Through, Part 4
By David Marco

Building Business Intelligence
The Second Wave User Perspective
By William McKnight
(online exclusive)

Maximize Business Performance
Emerging BPM Standards
By Craig Schiff
(online exclusive)

Knowledge Integrity
If a Standard Falls in the Forest...
By David Loshin

The Data Strategy Advisor
Active Data Warehousing Enables Integrated Business Intelligence
By Lou Agosta
(online exclusive)

Information Management: Charting the Course
An Open Letter to Quentin Hardy
By Bill Inmon

Dollars & Sense
While You Were Out
By Susan Osterfelt
(online exclusive)

Marketing Systems
Hosted Campaign Management
By David M. Raab
(online exclusive)

Data Integration Advisor
Do You Need a Data Integration Center of Expertise (DICE)?
By Rick Sherman
(online exclusive)

DAMA (Data Management Association)
The Role of DAMA International Advisors
By Peter Aiken

Enterprise Architecture View
IT Portfolio Management Component of the Complete Meta Data Model
By Michael Jennings
(online exclusive)



Actuate Delivers Enterprise Reporting Applications for York University
Actuate Corporation - Actuate


Omega Bank Selects Ambeo to Audit Data Access for Compliance of Customer Privacy Regulations
Ambeo (acquired by Embarcadero Technologies -- October 2005) - No Product


Novar Controls Leverages Excel for Web-Based Business Performance Management
Applix, Inc. - Applix TM1 Web and TM1


Huntsman Companies Create Dynamic Budgeting System with arcplan's dynaSight Analytics
arcplan, Inc. - dynaSight


DataStage Enables Real-Time Transaction Processing Into the CCC Data Warehouse
Ascential Software (Acquired by IBM in 2005) - DataStage


Enterprise Application Development Limited Only by Our Planning
BEA Systems, Inc. - BEA WebLogic Workshop


BMC Helps Ofoto to Minimize Downtime and Increase Database Performance
BMC Software, Inc. - SmartDBA Performance Monitoring for Sybase


Peugeot Motocycles Improves its Budgeting Process Effectiveness with Board M.I.T
Board M.I.T. - Board Management Intelligence Toolkit (Board M.I.T.)


Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill Cooks Up Improved Enterprise Performance with Business Objects
Business Objects - BusinessObjects


White Lodging Revamps Budgeting Process with Clarity
Clarity Systems - Clarity Performance Management


City of Albuquerque Delivers Key Information to Employees and Citizens with Cognos
Cognos - Cognos Enterprise BI Series


Independence Blue Cross Standardizes on ERwin Data Modeler
Computer Associates International, Inc. - AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler (formerly ERwin)


CoSORT Powers High-Volume ETL for Telco Data Warehouse
CoSORT/IRI, Inc. - CoSORT Sort, Report, ETL


Byram Healthcare Addresses Sales Reporting and Business Analysis Requirements
Databeacon Inc. - Databeacon Collaboration Edition


Bell Mobility Makes a Strong Connection Through DataFlux dfPower Studio
DataFlux Corporation - dfPower Studio


DataLever Removes Complexity from Disparate Data Files
DataLever Corporation - DataLever Enterprise Server


Kanawha Insurance Company Achieves Real-Time Data Integration and HIPAA Compliance with DataMirror Transformation Server
DataMirror Corporation - DataMirror Transformation Server


Mesirow Financial Leverages Print Image Report Feed with Datawatch|ES
Datawatch Corporation - Datawatch|ES


Embarcadero's ER/Studio Brings Model-Driven Data Advantages to Event Management Software
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. - ER/Studio


Helping Visitors Help Themselves
Endeca - Endeca ProFind


Eoscene Keeps Norwegian Railway on Track
Eoscene Corporation - Eoscene Intelligence Portal


W.A. Wilde Company Uses Exstream Software's Dialogue to Deliver Highly Personalized Documents
Exstream Software - Dialogue


The Monarch Beverage Company Drives International Performance Management System with Geac
Extensity (formerly Geac) - Geac Performance Management


Complex Worldwide Distribution of American Milk Products Made Easier with FileMaker Pro Databases
FileMaker, Inc. - FileMaker Pro


New Belgium Brews a Refreshing Blend of Open Book Management and Streamlined Budgeting With FRx Software
FRx Software, a part of Microsoft Business Solutions - Microsoft Business Solutions for Analytics -- FRx & Analytics-Forecaster


Fujitsu Software's i-Flow Automates Travel Risk Management
Fujitsu Software - i-Flow – Interstage Business Process Manager


Microsoft Internal Provider Uses HP StorageWorks NAS 2000s to Consolidate Storage
Hewlett-Packard Company - HP StorageWorks NAS 2000s


Hyperion Performance Suite 8 Streamlines Reporting on Clinical Trial Data
Hyperion Solutions Corporation - Hyperion Performance Suite


The State of Louisiana Takes a Bite Out of Illegal Food Stamp Traffic
Information Builders, Inc. - Information Builders WebFOCUS


Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Builds Outpatient Physician Order Entry Application on InterSystems' Caché Post-Relational Database
InterSystems Corporation - Caché


Henssler Financial Satisfies Stringent Compliance Requirements for Database Auditing
Lumigent Technologies, Inc. - Entegra


Understanding Employees' Answers to Open-Ended Questions:The Need for Efficiency and Flexibility
MEGAPUTER Intelligence Inc. - PolyAnalyst


Borgata Hotel Increases System Performance and Integration with SQL Server 2000
Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft SQL Server


Developing Rich Media Learning Environments as Part of the iCommunication Initiative
Network Appliance, Inc. - NetApp 960 and 820 Storage Systems


Firstlogic Helps Improve Data Health at Iowa Health – Des Moines
No Company - Firstlogic's Information Quality Suite


Automating Data Capture for the State of Hawaii with TeleForm
No Company - No Product


Avaki 5.0 Delivers Valuable Data Service Layer
No Company - Avaki EII


Brady Corporation Gains Clear View Into Corporate Finances Using Everest
OutlookSoft Corporation - Everest


Robust Basic Statistics for Excel
Palisade Corporation - StatTools


Pervasive Speeds HIPAA Compliance for Per-Se Technologies
Pervasive Software - Pervasive Business Integrator


PHNS Improves Customer Service with Plumtree-Powered Dashboards That Monitor Coding, Transcription and IT
Plumtree Software - Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite


ReportingEngines Powers Customized, Real-Time Reports for MercuryMD
ReportingEngines - Formula One e.Report Engine


SAND Analytic Server Accelerates Analytics on Traffic and Financial Data for 407 ETR
SAND Technology Inc. - SAND Extensible Warehouse Suite


SAP BI Helps Avnet Cope With Double-Digit Growth
SAP - SAP Business Intelligence (SAP BI)


Saving Lives, Cutting Patient Costs
SAS Institute Inc. - SAS Text Miner


Ebiquita Adds Accuracy and Flexibility to Consumer Suppression Screening Services Using SSA-NAME3
Search Software America - SSA-NAME3


REI's Passion for Data Analysis Runs as Deep as Their Love of the Outdoors
SeaTab Software, Inc. - PivotLink


SGI Data Migration Facility Helps UCLA LONI Take Brain Research to the Next Level
Silicon Graphics, Inc. - SGI InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility


A Suite Solution for Financial Planning at Salem Hospital
SRC Software, Inc. - SRC Budgeting & Reporting


New Reinsurance Company Improves Development Productivity by a Factor of Five with Sunopsis
Sunopsis Inc. - Sunopsis Data Conductor


SyncSort Slashes Patient Data Processing Time by 60% for Presbyterian Health Plan
Syncsort Incorporated - SyncSort for Windows/NT


First American Registry Uses Synergy International Systems' Web Technology to Provide Online Resident and Employment Screening Services to Business Clients
Synergy International Systems, Inc. - Intelligent Data Manager


Popkin's System Architect Offers a Solid Architecture and Modeling Development Platform
Telelogic - Popkin System Architect


The U.S. Army Improves Recruiting Applications with Teleran BI Management Suite
Teleran Technologies, Inc. - Teleran Business Intelligence Management Suite


BT Masters Customer Service with Data Quality and Profiling
Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks, Inc. - Trillium Software System & Trillium Software Discovery


INstream Provides SWIFT Payment Monitoring and Visibility for Swedbank
Unitech Systems, Inc. - Unitech Systems INstream


Insight Communications Up and Running 24x7 with Vision Solutions' Vision Suite
Vision Solutions, Inc. - Vision Suite

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