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Category Archives: Enterprise

04/17
2014

Analytics Maturity, Stage 2: Diagnose: The Root Cause of Business, Operational Conditions

In a previous post, we explained how the first stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Measure,” enables executives and front-line managers to obtain a quick, current status of the operational and business performance of their company.

shutterstock 100575610 300x200 Analytics Maturity, Stage 2: Diagnose: The Root Cause of Business, Operational ConditionsThe second stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Diagnose,” is where business leaders are able to visually interact and drill into their data to discover additional answers to questions that arose in the Measure stage, e.g., an increase or decrease in monthly revenue for a particular region.

Executives and other decision makers may also diagnose why an operational change occurred and examine the root cause of something that occurred.

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03/07
2014

Mobile BI: Connecting Users to the Data

Self-serve business intelligence is all the rage. Get your data sets, mash up your data, and develop your own insights.

coffeeshop thumb 150x150 Mobile BI: Connecting Users to the DataBut guess what?

Your data sets are out of date the instant they’re downloaded. You spend hours, if not days, trying to figure out and map your data sets – all the while your insights are meaning different things to the person next to you.

Changing the Way You Use Data

Self-serve business intelligence is important and great – but it’s only for an elite few in your organization. It’s time to re-think how you use your data to monitor and manage your business.

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03/06
2014

Mobile BI: Keeping Pace with the Speed of Business

One of the greatest challenges for company leaders and employees is keeping up with the frenetic pace of business.

Unknown 300x174 Mobile BI: Keeping Pace with the Speed of BusinessCustomer preferences and market conditions can turn on a dime. Being able to track changing business conditions is difficult enough.

Given that workers are no longer confined to eight-hour stretches at the same desks, executives and employees alike need to be able to consume business intelligence in the easiest way possible – whenever and wherever they need to.

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01/03
2014

Spotfire Named ‘Strong Performer’ in Latest Forrester Report

Spotfire was named a BI “strong performer” among 11 vendors in Forrester’s recent report, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Business Intelligence Platforms, Q4 2013 by Boris Evelson and contributors Holger Kisker, Ph.D., Martha Bennett and Nasry Angel.

images Spotfire Named ‘Strong Performer’ in Latest Forrester ReportIn this post, we’ll look at why and a few of the key takeaways about where the business intelligence market is going.

The Takeaways

It’s about competing on data: “The majority of large organizations have either already shifted away from using BI as just another back-office process and toward competing on BI-enabled information or are in the process of doing so,” Evelson notes.

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02/21
2013

Making Visual Data Pop for Top Brass

Chief among the critical areas of functionality for a business intelligence (BI) platform is its ability to offer end users rich visualization capabilities to enable and strengthen data discovery and data exploration.

bi Making Visual Data Pop for Top BrassThese features are vital because they enable executives and other employees to access, analyze, and grasp large volumes of big data sets quickly and effectively, according to the Gartner BI Magic Quadrant.

Data visualization also lets executives and other end users view information in a variety of different formats and find previously unnoticed trends and insights that can help lead to business or operational breakthroughs.

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02/07
2013

Cool News: Customer Feedback Moves TIBCO Spotfire to Gartner BI MQ for 2013

What moved Spotfire to a Leaders position in the 2013 Business Intelligence and Analytics Magic Quadrant from Gartner, Inc.?

While you’ll need to review the entire report to see all the details, we can share a few highlights and insights as to why Spotfire customer feedback helped move the product into the Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant Leaders category.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 290x300 Cool News: Customer Feedback Moves TIBCO Spotfire to Gartner BI MQ for 2013First, it’s important to know how the survey works. Gartner defines vendors in the Business Intelligence and Analytics Magic Quadrant as having “a software platform that delivers 15 capabilities across three categories: integration, delivery and analysis.”

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12/26
2012

5 Ways Data Analysis, Data Discovery Bolster Executive Performance

Executives are not only responsible for their own performances, but also for the performances of dozens if not hundreds or thousands of other employees, according to a recent Aberdeen Group report on executive analytics.

superhero 150x150 5 Ways Data Analysis, Data Discovery Bolster Executive PerformanceBecause of fast-changing market conditions and customer attitudes, executives must be able to act quickly on business trends as they develop.

We outline five ways that data analysis and data discovery can strengthen executive decision making and improve organizational performance:

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12/17
2012

Balancing Data Discovery and Customer Privacy

The fact is more companies are using customer data to better understand their customers’ needs and preferences as well as to provide those customers with more targeted, personalized offers.

privacy card 3x2 150x150 Balancing Data Discovery and Customer PrivacyAnd that means business leaders must be careful to ensure that their organizations don’t overstep their bounds when it comes to customer privacy.

There are several reasons business leaders need to strike a balance between using data analysis and data discovery to identify the customers and prospects they want to target and customer privacy.

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09/11
2012

TIBCO Spotfire Partner, Beeline, Wins Best of BI Editor’s Choice Award

When we found out Computerworld was seeking examples of the “biggest and most fascinating” business decisions enabled by business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools for its BI Best in Class awards, our first thought was to nominate Beeline, a TIBCO Spotfire® partner and leading provider of intelligent workforce solutions.

image TIBCO Spotfire Partner, Beeline, Wins Best of BI Editor’s Choice Award Needless to say we were thrilled when Computerworld announced that Beeline had been named a Best of BI Editor’s Choice Awards honoree for its SmartRate solution.

SmartRate, built on TIBCO Spotfire’s visual analytics platform, helps organizations effectively and quickly analyze the skills and descriptions of more than two million job titles with accurate, intelligent, and effective contingent workforce market rate information.

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08/28
2012

After all the Hoopla: Three Real Big Data Apps

hype free zone 150x150 After all the Hoopla: Three Real Big Data AppsThe cacophony of hype surrounding big data is becoming deafening.

As with all technology that gets caught in top billing as the next big thing, mining big data to unearth its secrets won’t be the silver bullet for every company for every problem today or even tomorrow.

But when big data “grows up,” it definitely will have a major impact in many areas, specifically enterprise BI, government applications and customer relationship optimization, according to Alistair Croll, a founding partner at startup accelerator Year One Labs and an analyst at Bitcurrent.

For decades, analysts have been using business intelligence tools to crunch large amounts of data and answer straightforward questions like: “What are each sales representative’s sales for the month?” But these tools have struggled with predictive analytics that ask the “what if” questions that can help guide company strategy, Croll says.

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