Business Intelligence & Best Practices
We're covering all things business intelligence, from industry practices and challenges to data visualization and KPI best practices.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Aggregators
Every Business Intelligence and Data Analytics tool uses the idea of aggregation when expressing data in visualizations, and it's a concept you need to understand in order to use them.
KPI 101 - The Basics
In this video, we talk about some of the key terminologies around Key Performance Indicator (KPI) theory. We will discuss definitions, identification, and some tips on using KPIs.
The Importance of Annotations in Business Intelligence
Context and communication are vital when it comes to providing good visualizations to your users. Leverage annotations to better understand what your data is telling you.
Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Flexibility of a BI Tool
If you’re evaluating a BI tool, you need to make sure that the tool you choose will be able to grow and expand as your requirements grow and expand. Flexibility is paramount to meeting your needs
Databases are Trash Cans
A poor database can be the bane of a BI project. Let’s talk about the problems that databases can have, and how a unique data layer like what Dundas BI offers can solve these problems.
Drill-Down vs. Drill-Through
Put down that thesaurus! In this video, we cover the differences between the business intelligence terms, “drill-down” and “drill-through”, and how you can implement each.
Why Does Flexibility Matter in a Business Intelligence Tool?
Most BI tools aren't flexible enough to meet your requirements. Let's dive into why flexibility is so important and why a business intelligence tool being easy to use simply isn’t enough.
Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail
In this video, we’re going to tell you the most critical factors in ensuring your business intelligence project is a success, and what common pitfalls to avoid when implementing a solution.
Dashboards vs. Reports
Dashboards and reports are often used interchangeably, however, there are distinct differences between the two. We examine those differences and offer recommendations for when each should be used.
Best Practices for Development Architecture in Business Intelligence
Proper development methodology is critical to enterprise business intelligence projects. This video discusses the importance of N-Tier Architecture and covers best practices when developing BI content
How to Effectively Use Color in Dashboards
How to use color to highlight what's important on your dashboard, some best practices for the use of color, plus a few other helpful tips.
Business Intelligence vs. Excel
Excel is undeniably the single most popular data analytics tool in the world. But is it always the right tool for the job? That’s the million-dollar question!
The Benefits of Visualizing Data
By using data visualizations, you’ll be able to drive instant decision-making, which will lead to better results.
Self-Service on a Silver Platter
Explore the differences between self-service and silver-service and provide some alternative methods of providing users with self-service capabilities. Sometimes less is more.
What is Business Intelligence?
What is business intelligence? This is something I'm asked quite a lot and it's usually for a few reasons - let's take a look at what they are!
What's the Deal with Embedded Analytics?
So, what IS the deal with embedded analytics? Well, in this video I'm going to give you a great definition, and I'm also going to let you know why a lot of people are doing it wrong!
4 Things to Look for in a Business Intelligence Vendor
Are you evaluating business intelligence vendors? You've probably noticed there's A LOT out there.
Technical Considerations when Choosing an Embedded Analytics Platform
Let's talk about embedded dashboards. People often come to us with an application, and they want to add reports and/or dashboards to that application, by embedding Dundas BI directly within it.