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ALSO CALLED: DSS (Decision Support Systems), Decision Support
DEFINITION: A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present  … 
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A Low Cost Data Warehouse Using SQL Server 2008
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines different considerations for separating decision support systems (DSS) from Transaction Processing (OLTP) environments and touches upon technical procedures for achieving the same, as well as examines data warehouse solutions, different storage topologies, storage interface optimizations and much more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

Dell and Microsoft SQL

Business-strength Geocoding: Ten requirements for more cost-efficient and effective business decisions
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
WHITE PAPER: Geocoding determines location by linking longitude and latitude coordinates with street address data. By identifying your best customers’ location and defining how to reach them most effectively you possess the ultimate decision making tool. Utilize the power of location intelligence to know the location of your customers, partners and competitors.
Posted: 22 Sep 2010 | Published: 22 Sep 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

Driving Profitable Decisions with Business Rule Management
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: Business rules management systems (BRMS) help organizations efficiently develop, execute, and maintain their business rules in a centralized environment. Learn about how these solutions work, how they help businesses make profitable decisions, what to look for in a BRMS, and keys to a successful and profitable BRMS initiative in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 | Published: 09 Sep 2010

FICO

Get Analytics Right from the Start
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: Whether or not analytics should become an integral part of an organization’s planning and decision-making seems to be beyond question However, at what level, for what purpose and how to go about deploying analytics are questions that each organization needs to answer for itself. These questions are the focus of this paper.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

Sybase, an SAP company

Case Management: A Blueprint for Success
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Now more than ever, organizations need to transform their critical business processes and leverage multiple sources of information to adopt a better way of working. To make this transformation a reality, leading organizations have turned to case management solutions.
Posted: 08 Jul 2010 | Published: 08 Jul 2010

EMC Corporation

Understanding the Components of Business Confidence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With over 60% of CEOs saying they need to do a better job of capturing and understanding information to make more effective and timely business decisions, it's clear that there's a gap between capability and need. It's similarly fair to say that this shortfall is a leading reason why businesses aren’t as competitive as they’d like to be.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Jul 2009

IBM

Business Analytics and Optimization for the Intelligent Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Executives recognize that new analytics capabilities, coupled with advanced business process management, signal a major opportunity to create business advantage. Those who have the vision to apply new approaches are building intelligent enterprises positioned to thrive.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Apr 2009

IBM

Choosing a Standard for BI and Reporting: Simplify the IT Environment Reduce Your TCO Increase Your ROI
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The reasons driving standardization in BI and reporting are core to every company—cutting costs, boosting revenue, and increasing profits. IBM Cognos 8 BI lets business users move among capabilities in a guided way, get the answers they seek, and collaborate while giving IT complete control over the BI environment.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

IBM

6 Mistakes Companies Make and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper highlights common mistakes companies make in a down economy and discusses how organizations can use business intelligence to avoid them. Use the self-assessment questionnaire at the end of this paper to determine the level of business intelligence opportunity across your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2009 | Published: 28 Sep 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Leveraging Integration to Weather the Economic Storm
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights four primary ways to use integration to make your business better during a down economy. You'll discover how, with the right integration plan and supporting software in place, your company can increase efficiency, minimize expenses, and streamline and accelerate core processes.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Information Builders

Expanding BI's role by including Predictive Analytics
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: In today's economic downturn, organizations are looking for ways to improve the way they do business, to keep ahead of the competition, and to grow revenue. With reduced funding for new initiatives, it can be difficult to meet these objectives. Read on to learn how expanding your business intelligence with predictive analysis can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

SAP

Making Business Relevant Information Instantly Available to More Users
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: Executives, managers, and business users need the ability to quickly discover, collect, analyze, and share relevant information and they need to be able to answer their own questions as they have them. Read this quick report to learn more about a solution that addresses just these needs.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

SAP

Smarter system development: a systems engineering trade study to support green initiatives with model-driven development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Trade study analysis is an effective method of comparing potential solutions to a given problem. Using a model-driven approach allows you to perform trade studies before development or implementation begins and saves time, money, and development headaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

Business Intelligence: The Strategic Imperative for CIOs
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: Business intelligence (BI) allows organizations to integrate applications and databases essential to users and enables analysis of information to optimize decision-making.
Posted: 18 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Information Builders

Benefits of Automating Data Warehousing
sponsored by UC4 Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Data warehousing can be defined as a copy of data specifically structured for querying and reporting.
Posted: 02 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

UC4 Software, Inc

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision-making
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: Decision-making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward.
Posted: 03 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Business Objects

EDM: A Systematic Approach to Smarter Decisions
sponsored by FICO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the benefits associated with Enterprise Decision Management (EDM). Discover how to automate, improve and connect critical decisions for enhanced business performance.
Posted: 04 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

FICO
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DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS DEFINITION (continued): … A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily. It is an "informational application" (to distinguish it from an "operational application" that collects the data in the course of normal business operation).Typical information that a decision support application might gather and present would be: Comparative sales figures between one week and the nextProjected revenue figures based on new product sales assumptions The consequences of different decision alternatives, given past experience in a context that is describedA decision support system may present information graphically and may include an expert system or artificial intelligence (AI). It may be aimed at business executives or some other group of knowledge workers.
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