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January 29, 2017

4 Reasons to Implement a BI Dashboard into your Business

4 Reasons to Implement a BI Dashboard into your Business

There are many reasons to incorporate a Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard into your existing business no matter what industry or vertical space you reside.

The ability to track, monitor and share real-time data within your organization enables you to make better business decisions. Let’s talk about four major ways a BI dashboard can empower...

September 17, 2015

6 Ways Business Intelligence is Becoming More Mainstream

6 Ways Business Intelligence is Becoming More Mainstream

Business intelligence (BI) may have started as a consumer-based requirement, but today, it’s a must for companies who want to stay competitive and relevant. With more and more organizations becoming data driven, BI is impacting investments in technology and even changing job roles within the industry.

In the future, BI will continue to be an increasingly dominant force. However, its scope won’t be limited...

March 20, 2015

How to Choose the Right Business Analytics Dashboard

How to Choose the Right Business Analytics Dashboard

Modern businesses are complicated and challenging. They do not abide by geographical barriers - be it for sales or operations. It's tougher than ever to stay in sync with the market pulse while also keeping a close eye on internal processes.

Company owners commonly rely on business analysis dashboards for strategizing and reviewing data. As businesses continue to add more dimensions...

November 01, 2014

The Benefits of Business Intelligence Dashboards

The Benefits of Business Intelligence Dashboards

Any enterprise, big or small, is a highly complex network of systems, processes, technology, and human resources, to name a few. The business landscape is forever in flux. As an enterprise grows, so does the environment where it competes. Despite all the focus and investment on improving business processes across an enterprise, businesses still fail to grasp the basics of sustaining in a competitive market and thus survival becomes...

November 20, 2012

Part 3 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Part 3 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Smart BI
The advent of socially generated data at the turn of the century brought on the need for rapidly adding new data sources, both internal and external. On the back end the requirements now include real-time reporting and mobility in extracting Business Intelligence with zero to minimal technical and IT involvement. There are many Software as a Service BI providers today that offer simple and intuitive solutions for data discovery by end users. However, some of the challenges that BI faces today...

October 20, 2012

Part 2 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Part 2 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

The Key Players
The one-dimensional tabular data of the 1970’s set the stage for integrated data warehousing that enabled data reporting, storage and use across different areas of business. This made the stored business information more integrated, insightful and available across multiple locations. Suddenly everyone and their parent organization were storing data. As the size of databases increased, users needed more systematic ways of analyzing and reporting data...

September 15, 2012

Part 1 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Part 1 - The Evolution of Business Intelligence

The Journey Begins
The term Business Intelligence is attributed to IBM researcher Hans Peter Luhn, who first used it in 1958 in his paper entitled, “A Business Intelligence System”, which described it as an “automatic method to provide current awareness services to scientists and engineers” who needed help to cope with the rapid post-war growth of scientific and technical literature. The term today, represents an industry that has journeyed through many systems...