Off The Charts - Tips From An Expert
Expert business intelligence and data analytics tips from Dundas' Sr. Solutions Architect, Jeff Hainsworth
Welcome to Off the Charts!
I'm Jeff, your host! We've got lots of great content on all things analytics, data visualizations, dashboards, and business intelligence (BI).
This video serves as an introduction to me, Jeff! I'll talk briefly about my time at Dundas, and why I've created this program.
How a Cycle Plot can Change your Life
The Cycle Plot is a very powerful visualization that can illuminate trends in your time-based data that your users probably didn’t even know existed!
Understanding the Installer
After watching this video, you’ll no longer need a wizard to help you with the installation of Dundas BI!
Adding Writeback Capabilities to your Dashboard
Data input and writeback is something fairly unique to Dundas BI. What really sets Dundas BI apart, is just how easy it is to implement your own custom data input features into a dashboard or report.
The Importance of Annotations in Business Intelligence
In this video, we explore how annotations can be used to help your users really understand what their data is telling them.
Quick Tip: How to Measure Data that is Wildly Different
Dundas BI offers many techniques that can help you better understand your data (regardless of how wildly different it might be).
Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Flexibility of a BI Tool
In this video, we take a look at the questions you should be asking BI vendors during your BI evaluation to ensure that they are flexible in all areas of the application.
Databases are Trash Cans
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.
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. In this video, we talk about Sales, metrics, and how a business in
Why Business Intelligence Projects Fail
Just because a high number of business intelligence projects fail, doesn’t mean yours has to as well. In this video, we’re going to tell you the most critical factors in ensuring your BI project is a
Why Does Flexibility Matter in a Business Intelligence Tool?
Let's dive into why flexibility is so important and why a business intelligence tool being easy to use simply isn’t enough.
How to Create Custom Tokens in Dundas BI
With modern business intelligence platforms such as Dundas BI, users no longer have to wait until the end of the month (quarter, year, etc.) to crunch numbers and pull reports.
Dundas BI FAQs
How is Dundas different from other BI vendors? How much does Dundas cost? Is Dundas BI the most flexible BI platform in the world? These are great questions, and ones we're going to answer today.
Dashboards vs. Reports
What are the differences between dashboards and reports? Aren’t they the same thing? Well, a lot of people use the two terms interchangeably, but in business intelligence, there are very distinct diff
How Does Licensing Work?
We’ll cover the different license types in Dundas BI and how they can impact your bottom line.
Best Practices for Development Architecture in Business Intelligence
In large-scale software development, you need to separate the instability of developers doing work and users viewing content.
Use Your Dashboards to Tell a Story
When someone says, “business intelligence”, what usually comes to mind are dashboards and reports. But did you know that you can use business intelligence tools to tell stories and give presentations?
Use Row-Level Security to Filter Data by User
There are two ways that you can deal with security when you need to provide data-level access to user access to different users – either you can introduce user-based/row-level security, or you can kee