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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
 

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.
 

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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