Business Intelligence Basics

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.

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.

5 Ways Sales Can Use Business Intelligence to Impact Revenue

When companies are looking to invest in a new business intelligence platform, it’s often the Sales department that’s leading the way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

5 Tips for Getting Started with Dundas BI

5 tips that'll help get you started as a new user of Dundas BI

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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