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

 

The typical sales order process has many steps involving numerous people within each organization.   From the point the order is taken through sales, customer service or numerous electronic methods all the way through the pick and pack operations – each … 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

 

RFID Is Slowly but Surely Making Its Way into Distribution and Supply Chain

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) has been gaining momentum in distribution and supply chain since Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense announced that they were going to begin using it over 8 years ago. While it has taken time to spread … Read more

 

Supply Chain Management Pain Points Remain Consistent in 2011

SCM World’s Supply Chain Predictions for 2011 report gathers the thoughts and insights of more than 400 business leaders across industry verticals, focusing on predictions for the key supply chain challenges that 2011 will present. The key statistics from this … Read more

 

Fighting the Competition from Manufacturers with Business Intelligence

According to First Research, the increasing efficiency of logistics systems allows manufacturers to sell more goods directly to end-users, bypassing distributors.  Direct manufacturer sales account for nearly 30 percent of total wholesale trade in the U.S.  Consolidation in many manufacturing … Read more

 

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