A buyer's guide to the best business intelligence software
NEW

A buyer's guide to the best business intelligence software

Business intelligence software is a competitive marketplace, and many cloud-based vendors sound the same. So how do you determine what’s the right fit for your company? At a macro level, it’s crucial the BI software supports your company strategy, is compatible with your industry and works with your tech stack.To help you navigate through the options, we outline 8 considerations in the buyers guide to the best business intelligence software.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Reviews and Recognition, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, KPIs, business intelligence software

Recent posts

A buyer's guide to the best business intelligence software

Business intelligence software is a competitive marketplace, and many cloud-based vendors sound the same. So how do you determine what’s the right fit for your company? At a macro level, it’s crucial the BI software supports your company strategy, is compatible with your industry and works with your tech stack.To help you navigate through the options, we outline 8 considerations in the buyers guide to the best business intelligence software.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT, Reviews and Recognition, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, KPIs, business intelligence software

Use a business intelligence strategy to prepare for supply chain disruption

The full economic impact of the coronavirus is still unfolding, but now is the time for executives and supply chain managers to plan for many scenarios that can play out. A business intelligence strategy is instrumental in helping affected companies recalibrate and adjust.  Leaders with clear visibility into their suppliers can review inventory levels and devise strategies to appease the customer base. Those executives who acknowledge the situation using their data, rather than wait and see, will cushion the blow, especially if the disruption persists.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

The future of data analytics for mid-market managers

The future of data analytics for mid-market managers is bright because data is now accessible to all. The concept of data democratization is not new, and it’s not unlike other technological advances that have followed similar paths, including the role of the Internet and mobile devices. As data analytics solutions become more mature and custom to industry application and job functions, data analysis is available to meet everyone’s needs.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Finance, Strategy, Management and Performance, Job Role - Executive

Industries using business intelligence

Over the last decade, many industries have adopted business intelligence to help them lower costs, improve efficiency, spot trends, and take advantage of new opportunities. Companies who use business intelligence have found that they are better equipped to stay ahead of the competition. Without all the data, companies make critical choices based on intuition or whim. Whereas, business intelligence insights enable manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers to form strategic decisions using accurate, timely and complete information.

Read more

Topics: Industry - Manufacturing, Business Intelligence Basics, Industry - Wholesale Distribution, Strategy, Management and Performance, Industry - Retail, Job Role - Inventory/Operations

How to motivate your sales reps with data

Sales managers have difficult jobs keeping sales reps on the ground motivated as rejection is tiresome. Many successful leaders have turned to data insights to keep their sales teams focused and working smarter. Data insights help to pinpoint high priority sales opportunities, increase close rates and drive employee engagement.

Read more

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

Business intelligence in manufacturing

The process of making products is a huge opportunity for data optimization. Raw materials need to be ordered, received, assembled, packaged, and shipped out for sale in the leanest way. Manufacturers follow the same steps to make each product, and from monitoring these processes with business intelligence, production teams find ways to be more efficient. Data-driven manufacturers use technology to automate most parts of the business - from production through to sales - for competitive advantage.

Read more

Topics: Case Study, Industry - Manufacturing, Job Role - IT, Strategy, Management and Performance

7 data trends for mid-market managers in 2020

Everyone needs data. For manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses to succeed in today’s competitive market, data analytics has to be in the hands of all business users, from sales and marketing, to operations and logistics­. This will require a major shift in perspective for many companies. Previously, business intelligence (BI) was designated as a project for the IT team. As we start 2020, however, data-driven business models are the norm for all departments.

Read more

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

How to stop losing customers to competitors?

A business that brings in new customers, but is poor at retaining existing customers, is not likely to be operating at optimal performance. Stop losing customers to competitors by following these three simple rules.

Read more

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

3 ways advanced data analytics can improve customer service

Quality customer service is the gateway to long-term relationships. By using advanced data analytics you can understand your consumer base, deliver on or exceed expectations and proactively identifying opportunities for improvement. Your business can establish a connection with customers that has the ability to stand the test of time.

Read more

Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Strategy, Management and Performance

What is an effective key performance indicator?

Given today’s disruptive and competitive business environment, the ability to leverage company data has never been more important. A strategic plan is better when your data includes customer insights that set your products apart and often this data is proprietary to your business which helps you create a defensive barrier around your patch. The most effective way to manage this data is with the use of KPIs (key performance indicators) as signposts that keep the company going in the right direction.   

Read more

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

Follow us

Subscribe via email

Posts by category