Many Business Intelligence (BI) efforts fail to reach their potential and fail to deliver on their intended result. It matters not how beautiful the visualizations are, or how much effort was required to extract the data, or even how accurate the numbers represented are. In order to be successful, the key decision-makers need to focus first on ‘why’ the business is embarking on this project, and then on the business processes and behaviors of the users of the BI solution.
Dundas Data Visualization Blog
Reporting… businesses live and die by it, employees live and die by it. So why is there such confusion over reports and dashboards? The term reporting has often been used to describe both reports and dashboards, with users commonly referring to simple tables placed within dashboards, as reports.
Whether analytics is your thing or "data-driven strategy" sounds like a different language, this event has something for everyone. To meet the need for a collaborative, innovative, and dynamic forum, Big Data will hold its first edition tech conference and exhibition at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, on June 14th and 15th.
Collaborative business intelligence capabilities, such as the ability to share your finidings and insights with your colleagues, have played an important role within BI implementations in the past few years. The value of the ability to discuss findings on top of the data (vs. using other offline channels) and making sure all stakeholders have access to the insights is shortening the time to decision and ultimately action.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's the Prettiest BI Tool of All? Impressions from the Gartner BI Bake Off.
For the average BI and analytics platform buyer all tools look the same. We hear it almost every day. They all provide a list of data connectors covering most common sources, feature a bar and line chart with drill down capabilities, assure there is data security and promise ease of use so even a non-technical user can build the most complex data models and analysis.