I often say that SalesPad, as a relatively new ISV (independent software vendor) for Dynamics GP even after 10 years in business, is the greatest ISV or add-on to Dynamics GP that I have encountered.   This may be because I … Read more

 

Simplification of Warehouse Management Reporting

Making the right business decision requires data from collaborative reporting and every Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) utilizes a different strategy when considering how to generate reports and barcode labels throughout their application.   Appolis has committed … Read more

 

5 Tips for Better Data Presentation

Many of today’s visualization tools, including the two we sell—BIOVue and Tableau, give even the most non-technical user the power to create sophisticated graphics with just a few clicks.  This can be a double-edged sword.  Users who are not knowledgeable … Read more

 

Visualization Tools—The Eye into BI

Visualization tools give you the ability to do more than just make a bunch of pretty charts and graphs. They allow you to develop insight into data using appropriate visualization techniques. For a quick look at how smoothly things are … Read more

 

Tips for Gaining Greater User Acceptance for Your BI Solution

No matter what software you purchase in your organization, you’ll have to give thought as to how you’ll get employees to use it.  In some instances, your new application will replace another—one that users already know.  Users may already trust … Read more

 

Richer Content = Faster Time to Value

Webster’s New Basic Dictionary (2007) does not have an entry for the word “analytics,” however “analytic” is listed as a synonym under the word “analysis.”  So I Googled “analytics.”  Wikipedia says that “analytics is the application of computer technology, operational … Read more

 

12 Items to Consider for Data Consolidations

There are lots of reasons to consolidate data.  Data from different reporting entities may reside in different databases.  Different departments may have specialized data like T&E data or commissions data or purchasing information.  You may need to combine transactional data … Read more

 

Business Intelligence Integration with Existing Systems Makes a World of Difference

According to recent data collected by Technology Evaluation Centers, a consulting firm that helps organizations research, evaluate, and select software solutions, integration with existing systems is a key criterion in selecting business intelligence solutions.  An overwhelming number of survey respondents … Read more

 

Clean Data for BI and BI for Clean Data

If you are responsible for delivering dashboards, reports, metrics, KPIs, or customer insights, you want to be sure you are using data that is accurate, timely, and relevant.  Bad data can result in misguided insights and bad decisions.  There are … Read more

 

Dashboards–Everybody’s Talking About Them. Why?

“I’ve seen those dials and gauges.  They look nice, but once they lose their novelty, they lose their value.  You get a lot more information from a good graph.  So what’s the big deal about dashboards?” 

A well-constructed dashboard can … Read more

 

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