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Top Five Worst Practices In Business Intelligence

Want to know why business intelligence (BI) applications succeed and BI tools fail? Updated for 2016, this white paper presents the five worst practices in BI and analytics – and helps you to avoid them. You'll learn from the experiences of BI experts and information specialists and avoid mistakes such as Worst Practice #1: "Depending on Humans to Operationalize Insights". It's a great guide to help you think through how to use BI to enable a culture where everyone is empowered to make better decisions.

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6 Issues That Can Derail Your Big Data Initiative

Quite often, big data projects are left unfinished. Why? Inaccurate scope, technical roadblocks, and data silos are just a few of the reasons. In this white paper, we highlight six issues you need to account for to get the most value from your Hadoop ecosystem. And then we provide best practices that can help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made during Hadoop rollouts, so you can put your big data initiative on the path to success from the start.

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Seven Key Challenges in the Move to Value-Based Care

This paper investigates some of the challenges of moving towards value-based care, and outlines how a strategy for improving the way patient and clinical data is collected, managed, and exchanged can address them. It also discusses Omni-Patient™, an information management solution, which combines integration, MDM, and data quality management with pre-packaged models, for a single view of key business domains that can be leveraged to enhance population health, reduce costs, boost revenue, and increase operational efficiency.

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The 8 Worst Practices in Master Data Management and How to Avoid Them

The road to a successful master data management (MDM) program can be full of detours and dead ends. In this white paper, Dan Power and Julie Hunt from Hub Designs identify the eight worst practices when planning and designing a MDM and data governance program, and show you to get it right. (Updated for 2016)

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Getting the Most From Your Clinical Data

This white paper discusses the obstacles healthcare payers experience when planning and implementing a strategy for collecting, managing, and exchanging clinical and operational data. Highlighting the benefits of actionable data, it introduces Omni-Payer, a new member information management solution, which combines the integration, MDM, and data quality management with pre-packaged models for a single view of key business domains.

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Analytics in Healthcare: How Five Healthcare Providers Are Turning Data Into Value

Five Information Builders healthcare customers recently participated in the company’s Healthcare Collaborative, a forum for promoting best practices and developing innovative InfoApps™. Moderated by Alan Eisman, executive director, Healthcare Industry Solutions, Information Builders, the collaborative consisted of: Butler Health System, Quinte Health Care, Allegiance Health System, Memorial Health System, and St. Luke’s Health System. This report explores how the five members are using BI and analytics to drive organizational improvement.

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Four Worst Practices for Leveraging P&C Information When Core Systems Change

P&C insurers are investing heavily in core system upgrades and replacements to better support new products, meet customer expectations, and improve operations. The problem is that analytics and business intelligence (BI) are getting lost in the transition. A core system upgrade offers a unique opportunity to assess how overall business performance can be dramatically improved by combining BI and new core functionality. Unfortunately, many P&C companies simply want to plug BI gaps that emerge during the core system upgrade. This white paper identifies four worst practices that should be avoided during core system upgrades.

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Omni-Gen: Simplifying and Accelerating Master Data Management

Traditional approaches to mastering data are long, complicated, and cumbersome endeavors that drain resources - it can take a year or longer to produce a single mastered domain. In this white paper, we discuss the pitfalls and problems of legacy master data management methods, and highlight innovative new approaches. You'll also meet Omni-Gen, a product that simplifies and accelerates the creation and deployment of mastering applications.

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Performance Management Without Biases

Today's organizations require a best-of-breed performance management platform. Information Builders' Performance Management Framework is a powerful, comprehensive solution that facilitates the effective, efficient management of both financial and operational performance across an entire enterprise.

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Can Your Business Intelligence Environment Handle Data Growth?

This white paper discusses the pros and cons of various types of embedded data stores. It also demonstrates, through benchmark testing, how WebFOCUS Hyperstage can respond quickly to database requests and effectively scale to support large volumes of data – without the need for commodity hardware or complex database administration. The paper compares Hyperstage to OLAP and in-memory analytics solutions and explains what makes Hyperstage superior.

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