All too often, you hear about companies that have an enterprise business intelligence platform, yet it is eschewed by users in favor of personal, home-grown applications for some or all of their reporting and analysis needs. Why is that, why is it a problem, and how do you prevent it?
On one hand, you hear that business intelligence is huge and complex, costs a fortune, and is totally out of the grasp of small to medium-sized businesses. On the other hand, some vendors are saying, “Download this BI software and start using it now with no help from anyone.” Who is right? Well, as with […]
As intellectual as we may be, as right-brained or left-brained, as analytical or instinctive as we are, nearly all of us are visual creatures. Bright colors, bold shapes, and jagged lines catch our eyes before we even know what we are looking at or if we are the least bit interested in it. So it […]
Business intelligence is used to develop insights into your business for better, faster decision making for greater profitability. BI is used in both the financial and operational arenas to track, measure, and manage results as well as ongoing processes by aggregating hundreds, thousands, or even millions of data points and presenting them in a way […]