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Based on more than 21 years of experience in the field, BIT Software, Ltd. is developing and implementing fully functional ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions which allows companies to improve productivity and provide better services to customers by streamlining and automating processes to achieve smart growth and sustainability goals.

Google Map Widget

Date: 30- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

One of the eagerly anticipated features added to 9.2 was the addition of an out of the box Google Map Widget. Well, not technically out of the box, but at least a provided plugin with easy to follow instructions for setting it up. While the steps seem straight forward, I often see a lot of questions surrounding it. There`s also a surprise waiting for you if you're currently enjoying the plugin in...

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What are the features that determine the success of a BI tool?

Date: 29- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

When is a BI tool successful? When the presentations are glamourous, when the presented data is according to what the users are expecting or when they are right? Those are just few of the questions I heard releated to the same subject: what are the features that determine the succes of a BI tools.

According to experts, the effective measure of the value of BI is to quantify how much it...

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A new Web mode included by MicroStrategy 9.0.2

Date: 22- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

MicroStrategy 9.0.2 included a new Web mode called Express to Documents. In the same release, MicroStrategy removed the antiquated View mode from Web, which was a static view of your Document. Considering the push for interactivity, this was an inevitable evolution of the product. In reality, if you don't build any interactive components, then Interactive and View mode were effectively the same...

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Automatically Answer Prompts

Date: 18- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

MicroStrategy offers a lot of built in manipulations that can be performed directly within the URL. This can provide a lot of benefits for seamlessly linking to MicroStrategy reports from either within MicroStrategy itself or from an external system. The URL API may sound complicated, but its actually really simple and doesn't require any actual programming or extra licenses. This makes it the...

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A Smarter Cloud - MicroStrategy Cloud

Date: 17- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

MicroStrategy Cloud (MSC) is the first cloud service purpose-built for the world's largest data volumes, high concurrency and high performance. MicroStrategy Cloud scales dynamically in response to demand, from tens of users to tens of thousands. MSC is also configured, optimized and maintained by MicroStrategy, so organizations no longer have to worry about provisioning hardware, tuning the...

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Open source vs. closed source BI

Date: 16- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

Recently, I took part in a very interesting discussion on Linkedin about open source vs. closed source BI tools. It wasn't a general discussion on closed vs. open source. It was a discussion about Frankenstein BI (as closed source followers called the open source BI tools) and Big Businesses BI (term used by open source advocates to define closed source BI).

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MicroStrategy Gateway - converts the Facebook social graph data into a relational data

Date: 11- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

MicroStrategy Gateway for Facebook, one of the most recent enterprise product launched by MicroStrategy, is a new cloud-based service that interconnects enterprise IT environments and enterprise applications with the Facebook social graph. MicroStrategy Gateway converts the Facebook social graph data structure into a relational data structure, making it instantly suitable for enterprise...

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BI Best Practices Benchmark Report, Part 5: Performance Metrics

Date: 11- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

One of the main goals of Business Intelligence is to organize and distribute metrics on the performance of the business. But one of the trickiest things to measure is the performance of the BI platform itself. A few statistics about BI performance are relatively easy to obtain and quantify, such as usage data drawn from the logs of specific tools or portals. One trend that jumped out from...

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Two new enterprise products from MicroStrategy

Date: 10- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

At MicroStrategy World Europe event helded in Monte Carlo on July 2011, MicroStrategy announced two new enterprise products.

  • MicroStrategy Gateway integrates with Facebook and allows you to easily query and analyze against the richest customer information database ever built. An iPhone app has already been created based on this technology and is available today for free as well as a free...
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Consumerization of Business Intelligence

Date: 09- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

It should be no surprise that data-driven decision making is more effective than relying on managers’ intuition. Research clearly shows that analytics oriented organizations largely outperform their peers.

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BI Best Practices Benchmark Report, Part 4: Challenges

Date: 08- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

After talking about Topic Overview, Reasons to implement and Value Drivers, it is time for „Challenges” in Business Intelligence. As it appears from Gleanster`s report, departments and divisions need to be convinced of the benefits of sharing information for analysis, rather than hoarding it for other advantage. „Data quality problems must be overcome before managers will have confidence in...

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Building a MicroStrategy Site Map

Date: 05- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

I once worked on a very large projet where there were so many users and reports, that the team decided to build and maintain a Site Map. This provided users with the ability to quickly find reports and browse what they had access to overall. This was a manually maintained Document, and as new reports rolled out they were considered for whether or not to be added to this Document. And if folder...

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BI Best Practices Benchmark Report, Part 3: Value Drivers

Date: 04- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

According to the „BI Best Practices Benchmark Report”, „investments in BI pay off the most for organizations that are serious about doing it right. They take the time needed to fight the political and technical battles needed to ensure the information they analyze is complete. They root out errors to make sure the analysis the tools produce is trustworthy. And most of all, they create custom...

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We are ready for Revisal

Date: 03- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

We launched the new version of our payroll solution - Socrate Payroll 11.08. This version responds to recent legislative changes brought to the General Register of the Employees (Revisal), in accordance with 500/2011 Romanian Government Decision. These changes also comply to „The technical specifications of the General Register of Employees”, published at 25.07.2011 on ...

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BI Best Practices Benchmark Report, Part 2: Reasons to Implement

Date: 02- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

BI implementations are driven by a variety of immediate business needs and long-range strategic goals. Organizations in pursuit of operational excellence are often motivated to promote data-driven decision making. According to BI Gleansight study, „just as often, the move to establish or enhance the BI platform is driven by a recognition of gaps in current analytic capabilities, where...

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SocrateOpen 2.6 - Service Pack 1

Date: 01- 08- 2011
Author: Bit Software

We just released a service pack for SocrateOpen 2.6, which contains corrections&enhancements required by our clients. This service pack includes:- correction of invoiced mark mechanism. (Open Items Module)- the "Search Recording" button was added in „Payment Allocation” window in order to refresh the user request information (Open Items Module) - correction in creating a customer returnin order...

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