13 Analytics & Business Intelligence Examples Illustrating The Value of BI


Digital data, by its very nature, paints a clear, concise, and panoramic picture of a number of vital areas of business performance, offering a window of insight that often leads to creating an enhanced business intelligence strategy and, ultimately, an ongoing commercial success.

6 Valuable Business Intelligence Lessons From Brexit

Smart Data Collective

For those not in the know, Brexit started as the 2016 vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union for a whole host of reasons. The best thing to come out of Brexit is a rulebook of things a business should never do when conceptualizing and putting in place a major decision. Businesses and corporations worldwide could stand to learn a lot from the way Brexit is being handled, both in good ways and bad.

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The Business Intelligence Market – What’s Old is New

In(tegrate) the Clouds

As the data visualization, big data, Hadoop, Spark and self-service hype gives way to IoT, AI and Machine Learning, I dug up an old parody post on the business intelligence market circa 2007-2009 when cloud analytics was just a disruptive idea. In honor of the video, which was based on Billy Joel’s We Didn’t Start the Fire , here’s my tribute to the business intelligence market. No, let’s call it business intelligence.


Analyzing Tabular Model in Excel 2016

Ms SQL Girl

As a side note, I actually was struggling to find Power View button in Excel 2016 as it was missing from the ribbon. Business Intelligence Excel Pivot Chart Pivot Table Power View SSAS Tabular ModelIt’s been a long time since I wrote an article on Tabular Model.

Installing Packages in SQL Server R Services

Ms SQL Girl

As you may already know In-database Analytics (also known as Advanced Analytics) is available in SQL Server 2016. SQL Server 2016 RC3 : this includes SQL Server R Services that you can install. SQL Server 2016 R Services: Guide for Server Configuration by Koen Verbeeck.

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

It’s difficult to set up, difficult to maintain, and difficult to determine its impact on the business. Before you dismiss the possibility of enterprise-wide analytics for your business, though, let’s discuss some common complaints. Business Intelligence

5 Reasons CFOs Struggle with Financial Reporting (and How to Overcome the Challenges)

The Kini Group

The remainder of the C-suite wants better access to insights uncovered so that they can make faster business decisions and better evaluate their teams’ performance. Business IntelligenceNo one likes financial reporting. There, I said it. Analysis, now sometimes that’s fun.

Forrester Quick Take: SAP Acquires Roambi, Opens New Chapter In Mobile BI

Martha Bennett

At the 2016 SAP Insider event on BI/Hana in Las Vegas, SAP announced the acquisition of independent mobile BI specialist Roambi’s solution portfolio and key assets. application development & delivery business intelligence cloud computingMajor conferences are often the occasion for key vendor announcements, and SAP didn’t disappoint.

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5 Reasons CFOs Struggle with Financial Reporting and Analysis (and How to Overcome the Challenges)

The Kini Group

The remainder of the C-suite wants better access to insights uncovered so that they can make faster business decisions and better evaluate their teams’ performance. Business IntelligenceNo one likes financial reporting and analysis. There, I said it.

Modernize Using The BI & Analytics Magic Quadrant

Rita Sallam

There are pivot moments in life and in business where you just know – everything is about to change. Like when Oracle acquired Hyperion in March of 2007, which set of a series of acquisitions –SAP of Business Objects October, 2007 and then IBM of Cognos in November, 2007.

Two Acquisitions in Two Weeks!

Rita Sallam

In our Hype Cycle for Data Science and our Smart Data Discovery Will Enable a New Class of Citizen Data Scientists research, we define Smart Data Discovery as a next-generation data discovery capability that automatically finds and explains insights from advanced analytics to business users or citizen data scientists. A BeyondCore business person or citizen data scientist would ingest data into the platform and define an outcome variable.

How Top Pricing Managers Drive Profits: 6 Skills to Success

The Kini Group

Knowledge about the commercial side of the business is also crucial; it helps you understand when discounts just aren’t necessary. This need for an increase in efficiency led to the rise of Business Intelligence and analytics solutions. According to IBM , we create 2.5

The Heart of IoT: Data Analytics


The rise of industrial machines and tools meant more employees were knowledge workers, ultimately concentrated on the flow of information (or business intelligence) instead of manual labor.

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Phocas celebrates 1000 customers on cloud solution


Businesses seek tools to analyze data for improved decision making, and increasingly, they want to leverage cloud solutions to optimize operational efficiency. Phocas launched the cloud solution in 2016, and three years later, we have our 1000 th software as a service (SaaS) customer.

Data Ethics – The Profound Impacts of New Technology

Perficient Data & Analytics

As well, all the parties have new and different objectives ( Asadi , 2016). A new formal business competency is needed ( Groopman , 2018). Data ethics and security have been around a long time – as long as data. Constantly evolving.

2019 Analytics and BI Magic Quadrant: Are You Using Responsibly?

Cindi Howson

In 2016, we removed traditional BI from the MQ definition – elements of data governance and meta data modeling, in an agile way, remained. Business Analytics Business Intelligence Data and Analytics Strategies

Oracle BI vs Tableau vs Microsoft BI

Perficient Data & Analytics

OBIEE: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Plus, also termed as theOBI EE Plus, is Oracle Corporation’s set of business intelligence tools consisting of former Siebel Systems business intelligence and Hyperion Solutions business intelligence offerings.

Top 10 Power BI Blogs of 2019

Jet Global

Since its initial release in 2016, Power BI has quickly become the talk of the town in business intelligence and analytics circles, and rightly so! Its data visualizations provide easily digestible insights into your business via robust, interactive dashboards.

Top 10 IT & Technology Buzzwords You Won’t Be Able To Avoid In 2020


While we’ve seen traces of this in 2019, it’s in 2020 that computer vision will make a significant mark in both the consumer and business world. For businesses looking to improve their consumer marketing communications, finding relevant images in real-time is a time-consuming venture.

When Data Warehousing Met the Events Industry


Technology has spread its roots to almost all realms of business, so much so that ‘smart’ has become today’s norm. According to reports, the Business-To-Business (B2B) events industry revenue worldwide amounted to 30.3 billion US dollars in 2016, up from 29.3

The Dawn of Cloud Based BI


And over the years, pioneers like Amazon, Google and Microsoft propelled cloud computing further and by 2016, the cloud computing industry was already a $210 billion industry. Cloud-Based BI: Here To Shape Businesses. And that can be possible by Business Intelligence.

What is SSDP and Can it Truly Make Analytics Self-Serve?


SSDP (otherwise known as self-serve data preparation) is the logical evolution of business intelligence analytical tools. With self-serve tools, data discovery and analytics tools are accessible to team members and business users across the enterprise.

Go2Latam Becomes First Distributor of insightsoftware Jet Global Solutions in Latin America Bringing Increased Business Analytics and ERP Mobility to the Region

Jet Global

PORTLAND, OR – Jet Global, an insightsoftware company, announces the signing of a distribution deal with Go2Latam, which helps to bring business intelligence, reporting, and budgeting solutions to Microsoft Dynamics ERP users in Latin America.

Top 10 Power BI Blogs of 2020

Jet Global

Since its initial release in 2016, Power BI has quickly become the talk of the town in business intelligence and analytics circles, and rightly so! Its data visualizations provide easily digestible insights into your business via robust, interactive dashboards.

What are Citizen Analysts and How Can They Improve Your Organization?


Today, every business user must incorporate accurate analysis into the decision-making process. Citizen Analysts (AKA Citizen Data Scientists) represent a new breed of business user. The days of data silos and isolated teams of data analysts and IT staff are behind us.

MicroStrategy World: Going Mobile with MicroStrategy

Perficient Data & Analytics

Kevin Rosenfeld, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Intelligence at Alliance Bernstein, presented on their journey to mobile with key insights. Self-Service Intelligence. Customized around ABs business. Business proposal showed the value.

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Topics to watch at the Strata Data Conference in New York 2019

O'Reilly on Data

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, data engineering, and architecture are driving the data space. Strata attracts the leading names in the fields of data management, data engineering, analytics, ML, and artificial intelligence (AI). 232; in 2016, “Flink” was No.

Just Buying Into Modern BI and Analytics? Get Ready for Augmented Analytics, the Next Wave of Market Disruption

Rita Sallam

Data volumes are increasing and becoming more complex to optimize cross-functional digital business decisions. As a result, the number of variables driving an outcome or best action is growing to the point where exploring every possible pattern and determining the most relevant and actionable findings is either impossible or impractical using current manual approaches leaving business people and analysts increasingly prone to confirmation bias.

A Picture Paints a Thousand Numbers

Peter James Thomas

Throughout I use the word “category” to refer to something discrete that is plotted on an axis, for example France, Germany, Italy and The UK, or 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. A further example is contained in Limitations of Business Intelligence. Introduction.

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What is Self-Serve Data Preparation and How Can It Support Business Users?


Self-Serve Data Preparation is the next generation of business analytics and business intelligence. Self-serve data preparation makes advanced data discovery accessible to team members and business users no matter their skills or technical knowledge.