Expert System Software in Business Decision-Making

Introduction

Information fuels the new economy and plays an essential role in developing and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage. The demands on a business today – increased global competition, lower barriers to entry, lower profit margins – are creating an ever-increasing need for access to data.

The ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time is, therefore, more important than ever; however, the sheer volume of available data makes such a proposition more challenging than ever. Organizations that are the most successful at collecting, evaluating, and applying information are consistently the leaders in their respective industries. The ability to act faster and more effectively than the competition can be the defining advantage in today’s marketplace and the means for successfully managing customer relationships in the long run.

As companies look to BI solutions in order to address these challenges, business intelligence software has become a multibillion-dollar market. Business intelligence offers tremendous promise to company leaders – too often though, this promise has not been fulfilled

Live WebFOCUS Demo

BOISE, Idaho — Century Corp, a leading provider of analytic application technology for the enterprise, today announced a significant expansion of its highly successful Live WebFOCUS Partner Network in response to increasing demand for business analytic solutions and the recent availability of Live WebFOCUS. The addition of 50 new partners in the second half of 2004 has significantly broadened the worldwide business solution offerings of the Live WebFOCUS Partner Network.

“Successful organizations around the world recognize the competitive benefits of an effective BI initiative,” said DaChuan Yang, CEO of Message Corporation in Beijing, China. “The availability of Live WebFOCUS has dramatically improved the speed at which organizations can develop and deploy customized business intelligence applications, and we are able to leverage their world-class analytic capabilities as an effective resolution to our customers’ BI needs.”

The ProClarity Partner Network is a comprehensive program consisting of both product and consulting partners designed to create a highly successful network of business intelligence (BI) service providers that offer solutions built on the Live WebFOCUS(R) Analytics Platform. Product partners typically include OEMs, ISVs, and technology partners, while consulting partners are primarily BI-oriented consulting firms, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and global systems integrators. Demos are available online, but require Java script installed for the correct work.

Data Integrator PRO

Data Integrator allows the company to contact all their fragmented data, create an accurate and consistent view of their information assets, and power those assets to drive business conclusions and operations.

While application integration concentrates on transaction management and process integration, data integration determines the complex issues that arise from data fragmentation – including poor data quality, inconsistencies in the arrangement and meaning of data, and insufficient data ascendancy.

Organizations should look to data integration technologies that can be used across a broad range of initiatives, including data migration, data consolidation, data synchronization, data warehousing, and the establishment of data hubs and data services.

To accomplish this, many organizations are adopting a common, enterprise approach – one that leverages a unified platform is built on shared services and supports integration competency centers.

Data Integrator provides a single, unified platform for data integration. Data Integrator platform connects all enterprise data, from virtually any business system, in any format, and provides a consistent way of accessing, profiling, cleansing, integrating, and delivering that data throughout the enterprise to service multiple IT initiatives. Data Integrator helps organizations take full advantage of their data to support strategic business goals. Data Integrator PRO is available offline, but for correct working, it is necessary to have access to the internet, in order for the program could collect data.

Windmill Software

The windmill is a suite of data acquisition software running under Microsoft Windows (NT, 2000, 98, 95 and, in the case of Windmill 4.3, Windows 3.1). It’s modular, so you can choose the Windmill applications you need and expand your system later. With Windmill can: Collect data from, and send data to, over 100 analog and digital channels (thermocouples, resistance temperature devices, strain gauges, pressure transducers, counters, relays, laboratory instruments, and so on)

  • Log data to disk at up to 200 samples per second.
  • Chart data in real-time.
  • Display process mimics.
  • Monitor alarms.
  • Perform on-off and loop control.
  • Create test sequence files.
  • Review graphs of data.
  • Save libraries of hardware set-up files.

Conclusion

Software in business is applied to achieve the full potential of enterprise business intelligence. Software is designed to create a more optimized infrastructure and ensure that your company operates at maximum efficiency. Now, technologies that have previously only existed in peer-to-peer software applications, like Kazaa and Napster, are starting to feature within business applications. JXTA is an open-source platform that enables the creation of machine and language-neutral applications. Peer-based applications will be especially useful for aggregating the information at the edge of the network that currently resides in the neurons of the users themselves.

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