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Outsourcing to Business Intelligence (BI) Experts—the Basics

Businesses are increasingly finding that outsourcing their Business Intelligence (BI) solution can be a more effective and affordable option. Your business will obtain the consulting and technical knowledge of an agency that has almost certainly encountered the same issues you are facing.

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What’s behind effective spreadsheet solutions?

Have you ever come across an organization that uses spreadsheets on an enterprise scale, and yet the staff seems perfectly in control of the situation? It’s still quite rare, but what you will probably find is that they are not using “just Excel.”

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Top 3 Data Resolutions for 2019

Whether you are managing data for your personal work situation or managing it for the entire organization, following through on these data resolutions will enable you to focus on gaining control of your data and making data solutions more effective. Try them out!

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The Importance of Planning and Forecasting in BI

The budgeting and forecasting process is unique because it is forward thinking. Budgets and forecasts typically reside in spreadsheets where aggregate data is entered by several people in the organization. Tools such as Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, and others have robust features for creating stunning dashboards from transactional data. However, organizations struggle to integrate and represent plans and forecasts in these BI tools.

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Data Visualization Best Practices

When we utilize Business Intelligence software, we draw on historical data to give us deeper insight into the factors influencing our business challenges or successes. So, how can we tell the best stories with our data visualization reports?

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How Do Business Intelligence and Analytics Differ and Overlap?

The way to improve on our decision-making process is to tap into this data in two ways. Business intelligence (BI) uses data to look at the efficacy of past actions while Business Analytics (BA) uses data to predict future outcomes. Both use the same data to gather their insights, but they approach the data pool in a different way.

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Problems and Solutions in the Business Intelligence Market

Most companies have significant problems integrating data between end-user tools such as Excel, Access, graphical/dashboard tools, and various others. Data exists in one platform, but needs to be consumed in different platforms. Bringing connectivity to the BI market is absolutely essential. Businesses cannot afford to continue in applications that are not connected or that are super laborious to translate information from one platform to another.

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