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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.

In developing SmartRate, Beeline integrated and linked multiple data types such as job titles, skills, pay rates and locations. Using TIBCO Spotfire’s visual analytics capabilities, Beeline was able to scrub the data to remove outliers and inaccurate information to ensure the integrity of the data.

Beeline uses SmartRate to combine an intelligent search with statistical and visual analysis to allow users to select the jobs that match the competencies they define. Beeline is now able to use SmartRate internally as well as a presentation tool with clients, filtering the data on the fly to help customers optimize their contingent workforce programs.

In explaining the competitive edge that TIBCO Spotfire provides, Martin Matula, Beeline’s technical product manager for SmartRate, says, “We always had the ability to report, but the visualization tools we now have allow us to go in and look at large sets of data and slice and dice so you can pull insight out of the data in real time.”

Organizations are increasingly being held accountable for delivering measurable value to the business. To do this requires improving the way human capital is managed, and aligning the workforce with executive management’s goals.

Analytics that provide rapid insight into workforce costs, recruiting efficiency and attrition empowers executives to achieve these goals and demonstrate measurable value. In fact, in the article describing how Beeline is taking BI to the next level, Computerworld editors point out, “John Hagerty, an analyst at Gartner, says few companies are adopting a model like Beeline’s, noting that only those with sophisticated capabilities can drive revenue in that way.”

Next Steps:

  • Join us for a complimentary webcast on Tuesday, September 18 at 11 a.m. Eastern to learn how Beeline leverages the TIBCO Spotfire analytics platform to create an Intelligent Workforce Analytics solution. In this webcast, Syed Mahmood, Sr., Product Marketing Manager of TIBCO Spotfire, will discuss the challenges faced by executives and professionals and how Spotfire analytics platform is used to extract valuable insights from big data sets. Martin Matula, Technical Product Manager of Beeline, will share the company’s award winning application for contingent workforce management.
  • You can read TIBCO Spotfire’s case study about how its partnership with Beeline is driving strategic, analytic business intelligence and increasing the company’s revenue here.

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