Business Intelligence Blog

Your resource for BI best practices, SaaS insights, Exago news, and tech talk.

Bitemporal Data Modeling: How to Learn from History

Have you ever called about a real estate listing only to learn that the house has been taken off the market? Or had to pick up mail that should have been routed to your new home? Sometimes our records don’t reflect reality, and bitemporality exists to keep track of those…
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Modifying Mono

My Adventures in Open Source As a senior developer at Exago, my work usually consists of developing innovative enhancements, collaborating with various team members, addressing issues in the product, and assisting on support calls, in addition to a number of other tasks that seem to compound daily. One of the…
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Four Features to Incorporate in Your Next Reporting Dashboard

As dashboards become increasingly commoditized, it’s easy to lose track of what makes them mission-critical business tools. The number of dashboard tools available is growing, and many are marketed to highlight their long lists of features and functions. Those features might be helpful individually,…
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Embedded BI: An Antidote to Churn

“Well, in our country,” said Alice, still panting a little, “you’d generally get to somewhere else—if you run very fast for a long time, as we’ve been doing.” “A slow sort of country!” said the Queen. “Now, here, you see, it takes all…
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Exago Hosts Seventh Annual Client Advisory Board Meeting

Shelton, CT – On July 26th and 27th, Exago Inc. hosted its seventh annual Client Advisory Board Meeting at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, bringing together representatives of more than twenty SaaS providers to confer on the direction of Exago BI. The…
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Data Talks With Exago

Testing Emerging Technologies

Data Talks, Episode 9 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we talk to PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology and Analytics Director Alex Rubin about his unusual work in sourcing, testing, and evaluating emerging technologies. As part of PWC’s…
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Doctors Without Dashboards

Inside Healthcare BI with Newport Credentialing Things change slowly in the healthcare industry, but according to Newport Credentialing VP Technology David Meier, they are changing—and for the better. Before the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) became law in 2010, patients, care provider groups, and insurance…
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Exago Named Highest Rated Embedded Business Intelligence Software on G2 Crowd

Shelton, CT - Exago Inc., a leading provider of embedded business intelligence software for SaaS companies, today announced its status as the highest-rated embedded BI software solution on peer-to-peer business software review platform G2 Crowd. With 99% approval in both “Ease of Doing Business With” and “Quality of Support” categories, Exago outranks more than a...
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We’re Hiring!

Exago has been doing a great deal of growing recently, with staff size nearly doubling in the past year. Some of this success can be attributed to the flourishing business intelligence industry, which is predicted to grow to $22.8 billion by 2020, but that certainly isn’t the whole story. I joined Exago with an M.A....
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Joining Data Tables: The Basics

A relational database is ultimately just a collection of data tables, each of which is useful on its own but exponentially more useful when joined to its neighbors. Data analysts will have a leg up core reporting concepts if they begin their BI training with a basic understanding of the four essential join types, which...
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