"...per Gartner, companies who do not adopt a Business Intelligence strategy in the next five years will be at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace," Sean Ingalls, Customer Account Manager, The Resource Group.
Renton, WA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
Four team members from The Resource Group attended the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit 2012 held April 2-4 in Los Angeles. The summit was presented by Gartner, Inc., a leading information technology research and advisory company. The Resource Group is a leading provider of ERP and Business Analytics solutions designed to help customers gain business insight.
The summit provided strategies and best practices needed by organizations to maximize the business value of Business Intelligence (BI) as well as next-generation analytics. Members of The Resource Group attended the conference as part of the company’s continuing effort to help customers in the mid-market gain better insight into their business by using business analytics in their decision process. Gartner believes that companies which are not using business analytics in the next five years will be at a competitive disadvantage.
“Attending the Gartner BI Summit provided us a wealth of information,” said Sean Ingalls, Customer Account Manager for The Resource Group. “We learned that it is no longer a competitive advantage to just capture relevant data, but it was the actual use of the data that is going to separate companies. In fact, per Gartner, companies who do not adopt a Business Intelligence strategy in the next five years will be at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace. Given our expertise in ERP, we felt that the concept of Business Intelligence is just a natural progression for The Resource Group service offerings and are excited about the opportunity to bring it to the SMB market space.”
This year’s summit focused on Analytic Excellence: Transforming Data Driven Decisions. Topics covered included effective BI strategy, Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) options for analytics, dealing with big data, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and dashboard design. In addition, summit attendees were able to meet on-site with Gartner analysts as well as participate in interactive workshops and networking opportunities.
About The Resource Group
The Resource Group is a seasoned team of business professionals that help companies gain valuable business insight from their financial systems, enabling customers to manage their business more efficiently and effectively. We are a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics® GP (Great Plains) accounting and business management software solutions. For over two decades, The Resource Group has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska streamline operations, optimize finances, and improve reporting by utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP software. We also hold several educational opportunities for both existing and potential Microsoft Dynamics GP clients, including our lunch and learn events, Training for Microsoft Dynamics GP Tools, as well as existing customer networking sessions including our annual RG Connect conference. Learn more about The Resource Group by visiting http://www.resgroup.com.
Publically traded on the New York Stock Exchange, Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in 12,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 5,000 associates, including 1,280 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries. For more information about Gartner, Inc., please visit http://www.gartner.com.