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Can the social web play a role in customer retention?

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And is there a way to leverage the social web to keep your customers … even in the extreme case of a commodity market? There is usually only one winner in a commodity market — the lowest cost supplier — except in periods of high demand when supply falls short.  But there are ways to lock-in customers even in ugly downturns.  Eliminate waste.

The Benefits of Business Intelligence

The ROI Guy

As a result of implementing business intelligence applications, organizations are gaining key business value advantages ranging from simple cost avoidance, such as saving on the labor, printing and distributing reports, to competitive advantage, such as recognizing hot selling items quickly enough to respond to customer demands and avoid “out-of-stock” conditions. Consolidate Query, Reporting, Analysis, and Analytic Applications, such as eliminating custom development and manual maintenance of Excel spreadsheets and reducing data consolidation efforts 2.

The Benefits of Business Intelligence

Tom Pisello

As a result of implementing business intelligence applications, organizations are gaining key business value advantages ranging from simple cost avoidance, such as saving on the labor, printing and distributing reports, to competitive advantage, such as recognizing hot selling items quickly enough to respond to customer demands and avoid “out-of-stock” conditions. Consolidate Query, Reporting, Analysis, and Analytic Applications, such as eliminating custom development and manual maintenance of Excel spreadsheets and reducing data consolidation efforts 2.

The ROI of Business Intelligence

The ROI Guy

These spreadsheets remain difficult and costly to maintain, introduce data and analytical errors, and lock key information within the hands of too few employees. Business intelligence (BI) software offerings, such as that offered by Hyperion and SAS, hold great promise to automate consolidation, analysis, presentation, reporting and compliance capabilities necessary to free enterprise data for actionable insight. One in 10 isn't doing anything and 12% are monitoring the situation. In 2004, while most IT spending was flat, the BI market grew 11% to reach $4.3