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2007 Best Practices Award Winner: Airlines Reporting Corporation
ARC’s company’s first BI application, ARC Document Retrieval Service, helped the company realize $12.5 million in core cost reduction related to shipping fewer paper ticket coupons as the industry became fully electronic.

The Next Wave in BI
by Wayne Eckerson
For BI to reach its true potential within organizations and become pervasive, BI tools must be easier to use and provide insights into business events as they happen.

Seeing It the User’s Way: Interfaces for Real-World Decision Making
by Dr. Steve Roth
There is no more important data warehousing challenge than how people can use the system to make faster, better decisions.

Leverage Complex Event Processing to Improve Operational Performance
by Alan Lundberg
No one would argue that the state of business today isn’t highly complex, particularly where information systems are concerned; and few would argue that complexity adds business value.

Operationalizing Business Intelligence -- Turning Insight into Action
by Bennett Indart
In this article we discuss “operationalizing” business intelligence, focusing on how to take the insights garnered from BI applications and processes and insert them directly into business operations to drive execution across the company.

The "Right Time" for Operational Business Intelligence?
by Lisa Dreyer
For many organizations, the business intelligence (BI) system enables power users and skilled business users to report on and analyze business data so that organizations can reduce costs and increase revenues.

Baking BI into Operational Systems
by Amit Jain, Tom Victory
When billing, fulfillment, or payroll systems go down, the business impact is immediate and dramatic. Yet most of the executive-level decisions that drive sustainable competitive advantage come from BI information, not from operational outputs.

Building the Real-Time Enterprise (report excerpt)
by Colin White
In an ideal world, organizations would react instantly to business needs. In reality, however, this is not possible. Accurate business intelligence is required for effective decision making.