New Book—The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics

Thornton May’s The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics is not your ordinary book about analytics or dashboards or data. It’s about how the world is changing and what role analysis and analysts will play in determining the success of organizations and individuals
 

Business Intelligence Provides Consistency and Consistency Provides Value

If you’re like most companies, your reports may be getting out of hand without your realizing it. A new project begins, so you create a new report to track its progress.  The result is redundant reports and too many of … Read more

 

Measuring the Success of Business Intelligence

Like any investment, a business intelligence implementation project needs to be justified and once taken on, the impact will need to be monitored and measured. This post presents different types of metrics and one way to allocate results that are difficult to measure.
 

Consolidations–Business Intelligence for Success

For companies involved in any stage of consolidation activity, a business intelligence application can be an exceptional tool for understanding the individual companies as well as the effect of the combination. BI can aid significantly in performing due diligence, company valuation, negotiation, and post-consolidation integration analysis, implementation, and reporting.
 

Reporting versus Business Intelligence (BI)

Reports generally must be programmed by the IT department, therfore adding to the IT backlog problem and causing delays in the accessibility of informtion. BI can give your users self-service access in just a few clicks.
 

Everyone Looks at KPIs, or Do They?

The concept of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) has been around for more than a decade, going back at least to Kaplan and Norton’s The Balanced Scorecard published in 1996.  So by now, everyone knows what KPIs are and how to … Read more

 

Top 10 Acronyms and Terms Used in Business Intelligence

An acronym can be a very beneficial thing, getting straight to the point and saving typing time.  It can also be very frustrating, resulting in miscommunication throughout an organization.  For example, if the person you’re sending an email to about … Read more

 

Business Intelligence–Why Not?

Business intelligence provides insights that impact your bottom line. With high-value information that is timely, accurate, and actionable, decision makers can steer the company to higher profits. So why doesn’t every company use some sort of business intelligence?
 

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