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bi-for-manufacturing-business-intelligence BI for manufacturing: what it is, and why you need it. Date: 25/11/14

If you’re thinking about BI for manufacturing, then the odds are good that you suspect that there’s room for improvement in your manufacturing operations. Likewise, it’s a reasonable...

dashboard software not always great dashboards Why great Dashboard Software doesn’t always equal great Dashboards Date: 24/11/14

Dashboard software and data visualisation tools are all the rage right now – and it’s easy to see why. Employing these tools, users have the ability to create stunning data visualisations...

excel business intelligence wrong What’s wrong with Excel Business Intelligence? Plenty. Date: 20/11/14

Is it possible to use a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel for Business Intelligence? Of course. There are add-ons and dashboarding tools designed to let you do just that. But is...

ad-hoc-reporting-difficult-erp Why is Ad Hoc Reporting so difficult within an ERP system? Date: 19/11/14

When you are running a modern, expensive ERP system, it is perhaps surprising that ad hoc reporting is such a chore. Why do these swish, shiny systems not provide flexible, ad hoc...

self-service analytics The compelling argument for self-service analytics Date: 18/11/14

There’s no denying that self-service analytics is hot. Why? Because ordinary old-fashioned traditional analytics itself is hot. Right across the world of business, it’s shining...

8 great business intelligence blogs 8 great Business Intelligence blogs you need to read Date: 14/11/14

Struggling to find the information you need when it comes to Business Intelligence? We’ve created this list of some of our favourite Business Intelligence blogs, covering a wide...

Silver Stopwatch Rapid BI: affordable, achievable—and actionable Date: 11/11/14

Even now, some businesses have the luxury of being able to afford a lengthy BI implementation. But as more and more businesses see the competitive edge that BI delivers, those numbers...

cloud-business-intelligence-place-at-table Cloud Business Intelligence has earned its place at the table Date: 07/11/14

With an ever-growing number of organisations opting to run their mission-critical intelligence operations in the Cloud, it’s fair to say that Cloud business intelligence is now a...

on-premise-analytics-wilting-flower On-premise analytics: not dead, but dying Date: 06/11/14

The early adopters of any new technology always face a quandary: are they backing the right horse? Because, like the ‘Betamax vs. VHS’ video wars of the 1980s, it can take time...

matillionlogo1 Matillion BI 5.6 Date: 05/11/14

Throughout November we’ll be upgrading our existing customers to the new version of Matillion, 5.6. We think you’re going to love it. What’s new in Matillion 5.6?...