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Businesswoman and business plan Why a Data Warehouse will supercharge your Business Intelligence system Date: 16/09/14

You have an ERP system. And you also have—or plan to have—a Business Intelligence system. So do you need a Data Warehouse as well? Quite definitively, no. It’s perfectly possible...

cloud-business-intelligence-tipping-point-2014 Could 2014 be the ‘tipping point’ for Cloud Business Intelligence? Date: 11/09/14

Cloud Business Intelligence has been around for almost a decade now.  But even though growth has been strong, its use has been confined primarily to smaller businesses.  But might...

Consulting Why every FD should care about in-memory analytics Date: 08/09/14

As every finance director knows, interrogating the data held in a company’s ERP system can be fraught with difficulty and delay. The good news: increasingly, a technology known as...

Group of people shaking hands infront of New York skyline Why choosing the right Business Intelligence Vendor is just as important as the tool itself Date: 22/08/14

When implementing a new Business Intelligence solution, attention is typically focused on finding the right tool, with the right features, at the right price. Equally, if not more...

Majority and minority  sign The death of the 80-20 rule: The future of business intelligence Date: 13/08/14

As managers, we all know—and live by—the so-called ‘80-20′ rule. 20% of the customers generate 80% of the revenues. 20% of the products contribute 80% of the profit. And...

People pull the rope. Why your Business Intelligence Implementation shouldn’t be a tug of war between Business and IT Date: 05/08/14

When it comes to a Business Intelligence implementation, everyone thinks THEY know the best course of action and this often causes conflict between business and IT departments. However...

Metal Detector 3 Hidden Benefits of Business Intelligence Date: 29/07/14

What are the benefits of business intelligence? Most of us can readily draw up a list. Higher sales revenues, through sales analytics, for instance. Better cost control. Better inventory...

Man holding a digital tablet with people images The end user: critical to a successful Business Intelligence implementation Date: 25/07/14

Each and every Business Intelligence project requires a different approach due to the unique requirements of an individual company. One factor that remains the same, however, is the...

Matillion_XL Infographic: Familiar Challenges with Management Information and Reporting? Date: 24/07/14

This light-hearted infographic humorously tells the story of some of the challenges companies face when it comes to management reporting.  It’s based on the stories we’...

Analyzing financial chart Management dashboards: the answers you need, when—and where—you need them Date: 16/07/14

To see the potential of management dashboards, simply consider how the world of management has changed over the past 25 years. In the case of middle management, for instance, secretaries...