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 Aggregators5:06

    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.

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  • KPI 101 - The Basics7:16

    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.

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  • The Importance of Annotations in Business Intelligence3:45

    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.

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  • Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Flexibility of a BI Tool4:39

    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

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  • Databases are Trash Cans5:37

    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.

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  • Drill-Down vs. Drill-Through3:07

    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.

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  • Why Does Flexibility Matter in a Business Intelligence Tool?4:22

    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.

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  • Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail6:48

    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.

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  • Dashboards vs. Reports6:17

    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.

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  • Best Practices for Development Architecture in Business Intelligence8:06

    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

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  • How to Effectively Use Color in Dashboards5:48

    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.

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  • Business Intelligence vs. Excel6:21

    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!

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  • The Benefits of Visualizing Data5:02

    The Benefits of Visualizing Data

    By using data visualizations, you’ll be able to drive instant decision-making, which will lead to better results.

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  • Self-Service on a Silver Platter6:59

    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.

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  • What is Business Intelligence?4:21

    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!

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  • What's the Deal with Embedded Analytics?6:52

    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!

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  • 4 Things to Look for in a Business Intelligence Vendor5:39

    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.

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  • Technical Considerations when Choosing an Embedded Analytics Platform9:47

    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.

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