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SaaS vs On-premise BI: What are the benefits?

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Software as a service (SaaS) is transforming business technology. 

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Topics: Job Role - Executive

5 ways to effectively manage employee performance (through BI)

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Managing the performance of employees plays an important role in meeting company goals, keeping employees motivated and being able to take appropriate action when an employee is underperforming.

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Topics: Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Can executives trust business intelligence?

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For executives, time is often short, and tasks are many. As more companies are realizing the benefits of business intelligence (BI), those who have not yet implemented analytical solutions in their own companies are at risk of falling behind. But is it safe to trust BI as a basis on which to make crucial business decisions? In this blog, we discuss some benefits and potential issues executives may face.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

How your data can lead to increased profits, better decision making and greater customer retention

If you’re like most business leaders, you have lots of questions about your business. It can be challenging to keep track of everything across finance, sales, inventory and customer service. In order to establish your strategy, your goals and the expectations for your team, you need to know how each business unit is performing.

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Topics: Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

How can business intelligence better inform sales, marketing, finance and executives?

At the heart of BI is the ability to turn raw data into actionable insights. How can these insights be used to help sales, marketing, finance and company executives make better decisions?

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Topics: Job Role - Finance, Job Role - Sales, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Marketing

3 steps to successful data analysis with business intelligence

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So, your BI tool is in place. Quality data is starting to flow from databases and resources into the central database. The next critical process for BI success is analysis.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Why do users disengage from BI?

Several months ago, your company launched an enterprise-wide business intelligence initiative. This included a new BI platform that promised to integrate with all your systems and databases, as well as be user friendly. At launch, there was tremendous enthusiasm for the initiative and the chosen BI platform. 

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Topics: Job Role - Executive

5 things to look for when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

At the end of 2015, the BI market was in a state of unrest. “Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics and data science are continually innovating spaces that feed into BI, constantly changing the role it plays within enterprises and a growing number of small to midsize businesses.”

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Achieving business intelligence success through stakeholder engagement

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In order for a business to succeed with its business intelligence projects, stakeholder engagement from start to finish is key. By engaging in continuous communication with a variety of staff at different levels, you can help ensure the project lives up to every stakeholder’s requirement.

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

The role of the executive in a data-driven organization

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While business intelligence brings actionable data to managers and other relevant employees within the organization, executive support remains the key driver of success or failure. 

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Topics: Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

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