Business Intelligence

12 Top Data Analytics Software Systems

Data analytics software enables human decision makers to go in and examine raw data, to make all sorts of conclusions about the realities around that data. Enterprise users rely on data analysis software to get actionable results out of big data, and to effectively use existing data assets. Here are some of the most popular and interesting data analytics choices on today’s market.

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A Quick Look at Tableau vs Domo

Companies of all sizes and industries are looking to innovative business intelligence and analytics platforms to help them utilize internal data and perform a modern approach to data analysis. Excel is a great starter took, but it has its limits. It’s not great for data visualization, and doesn’t provide customers with enough robust analytics. Self-serve BI tools, therefore, are key to how competitive companies do business successfully, enabling better visibility in terms of sales, revenue, human resources and more.

Among the many BI solutions out there, Tableau and Domo are two of the most popular choices – one a mainstay and the other a newer entrant into the BI market. Here are some key features to understand when comparing these solutions:

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6 Fatal Mistakes to Avoid When Using Your BI Tools

There are so many BI solutions in the marketplace today that it’s hard to know where to begin. The features and functionality can easily sideline more fundamental issues, such as the user experience, the ease of accessing and managing data, and whether or not the tool integrates well with other critical business systems. But these things can mean more of a difference in terms of acceptance of the tool than what bells and whistles come with it. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid with your BI tool.

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4 Best Practices to Follow When Selecting & Implementing Your BI Tools

Selecting and implementing a BI tool is no trivial task. It takes time to get the approval necessary, and sometimes it feels like you have to jump through more hoops than a circus lion. It’s true that having across-the-board buy-in is essential, but there are ways to assure that your BI implementation doesn’t end with a crash and burn, like so many other enterprises have faced. Here are the best practices to help your entire organization get the absolute most out of the BI tool you choose.

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Cognos vs. SAS vs. MicroStrategy

When choosing a Business Intelligence software solution, it’s important to have a bird’s eye view of the overall offerings of each platform, and how those features dovetail into an entrepreneur’s needs. In this article, we’ll be comparing three leaders in the space: Cognos, SAS and MicroStrategy.

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A Primer on Data Warehouse Requirements Gathering

Is your business information coherent enough for advanced analysis, or is it time to get serious about aggregation? Data warehouses have massive potential to imbue your reporting and scrutiny tasks with increased accuracy, but there’s more than one way to implement a repository. It’s up to you to create a system that satisfies the need for uniform data integration while remaining responsive to your analysis practices.

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Future of the Business Intelligence Software Market

This last year saw major changes that reverberated through the global business intelligence software market. While many of the driving principles behind business intelligence remain the same, there are a host of promising trends that make this an exciting time to be involved in the way organizations leverage data analysis. If you haven’t been keeping up with the BI market, read on for a quick recap and our predictions for the coming year.

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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

There tends to be some confusion in the industry concerning Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW). Some people conflate them into a single term – BI/DW (Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse) – and consider them to fundamentally be the same thing. Other people believe that a data warehouse merely stores information to form the back end of business intelligence, and that they are completely separate entities. As with many conflicts, the truth depends upon your point of view.

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7 Reasons to Use Self-Service Business Intelligence Tools

Self-service business intelligence boasts features that enable users to become more self-reliant and less dependent on information technology (IT) experts.  The 4 ways this is accomplished are: (1) easy access to source data (2) better support for data analysis, (3) faster deployment options, and (4) simpler, adaptive, and collaborative end-user interfaces.

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5 Questions Before Selecting Business Intelligence Software Solutions

Are you tired of technology implementations that don’t yield results? Nucleus Research has found that for every dollar invested in business intelligence tools (BI) and analytics, companies earn an average of $10.66 back. Additionally, 74 percent of businesses who fail to invest in BI are negatively impacted.

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10 Features of a Cloud BI Solution

If you’ve been in the market for a business intelligence (BI) solution, chances are you’re familiar with many on-site, hardware-based options. While hardware-based BI systems offers remarkable advantages and capabilities, there is another, less-expensive and equally powerful option: cloud-based business intelligence.

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