Business Intelligence (BI) tools have long been valuable in helping deliver a view into the business to aid decision-making. The approach BI tools take is fundamentally based on a fairly static knowledge of your data. In other words, you have to know the questions you want answered before you engage… Read More →
For years, forward-thinking companies have aimed for “business intelligence for the masses,” embedding the power of analytics into the process of the business users to ensure they can rapidly gain actionable insights and infused them into operations.
In a previous post, we explained that increasingly the long-term business success in today’s data-driven economy will center on an organization’s analytics maturity. The first stage of the Analytics Maturity Model, “Measure,” enables executives and front-line managers to get a quick, current status of the operational performance and the business… Read More →
It’s time for a Tweet chat recap that’s all about the cloud, business intelligence and the wisdom of some industry experts including host Howard Dresner. The topic for the March 28 #BIWisdom chat was cloud BI. There was a lot of back and forth, but we’ll focus on one aspect… Read More →
We track our runs, sync our calendars, even monitor our financial activities – all from one constant accessory, our mobile device. There are mobile apps to track metrics for just about everything in our daily lives. One thing they all have in common, they are all simple to use.
Companies that want to be competitive, productive as well as innovative have to get the right information to the right people in real time. But at the same time, they have to control access to their sensitive business data. With the Spotfire 5.5 enterprise-class data discovery platform companies can secure their… Read More →
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. These features are vital because they enable executives and other employees to access, analyze, and grasp large volumes… Read More →
Stop and think for a moment about why you use business intelligence (BI) tools. OK, time’s up. There’s only one right answer: to get the right information to the right people at the right time so they can make the right business decisions—and to allow them to share and discuss… Read More →
Conventional BI, it seems, has a New Year’s resolution problem. As with eating better and working out more, everyone agrees that BI is a great idea, and resolves to put it to work. But the resolutions don’t last past January, or even past the first week. According to Gartner Research,… Read More →
Last week’s popular fantasy football post got us thinking about an older post and other non-traditional uses of BI. When this blog launched two years ago, we looked at five unconventional uses of BI software. For those who wish to travel back in time, here’s the video: