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13 Embedded BI Experts to Read and Follow

Last summer, we published a short list of lesser-known experts and analysts we felt were particularly worth going to for embedded BI advice. This year, we’ve expanded that list to include some bigger names and other notables we missed the first time around. Our thanks to all of them for their contributions to the field...
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This is SaaS-Friendly Pricing

Six years ago, we made a change that got prospective clients as excited about Exago BI’s price tag as they were about the product itself. We knew we’d done something right. Back in 2012, most embedded BI providers charged according to client size, which they measured in annual revenue, number of servers or cores, number...
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How to Make Data Accessible Across Your Whole Business

Data today is like oil in the 19th century: People know the resource has tremendous value, but they’re still searching for the best way to extract it. That duty often falls on data analysts, but analytics and insights must be accessible in order for companies to really benefit. Companies become more confident and more agile...
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Data Talks With Exago

Bitemporal Data

Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we talk to Christopher Fabri and Exago senior software engineer Richard Mohrmann, both formerly of Merrill Lynch, about bitemporal data modelling—what it is, why it’s such a valuable recordkeeping method, and why we don’t see more of it at the...
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Honest Data Visualizations and Why They Matter

In the new post-truth era, consumers are becoming savvier than ever, demanding transparency and accuracy, but data visualizations can easily be manipulated to lead people on. This might help a company or a person's case in the short term but elicit negative long-term consequences. Here are three common ways data visualizations can be misleading along...
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Extensibility in Dollars and Sense

Even if an application perfectly meets your business requirements today, it could fall short tomorrow as those requirements change. The famously volatile software market might compel your CEO to make a radical pivot, or your company might want to honor a prospective client’s niche enhancement request. BI products, especially embedded ones, must be able to...
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How to Get Sloths Out of Your Steiner Tree

Back in school, a professor put on a demonstration that has stuck with me over the years. He put two computers side by side: one a 12-year-old brick of a laptop and the other a brand new MacBook. Both were tasked with the same set of sorting problems. With the smaller problems, the race was...
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Exago VP Gets Girls Hooked on Code

Shelton, CT - In response to rising demand for local tech talent, Exago VP Marketing Suzanne Ryan moved to widen the pipeline of future female engineers by helping to establish a chapter of Girls Who Code at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven. Founded in 2012 by Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code reaches over...
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Exago BI Named FrontRunner for Business Intelligence Software

Shelton, June 6, 2018—Exago Inc. announced today that its enterprise embedded analytics solution, Exago BI, was named a FrontRunner for Business Intelligence software by Software Advice. FrontRunners is designed to help small businesses evaluate which software products may be right for them. “This achievement is a reflection of our teams’ combined efforts,” says Exago cofounder...
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Exago Announces its Release of v2018.1

On June 1st, Exago Inc. released version 2018.1 of its top-rated business intelligence suite, Exago BI. This release brings a number of power features to the end-user interface, as well as updates to the UI and improvements to performance and responsiveness. In a previous version, Exago Inc. introduced the ExpressView reporting concept: Quick-to-create data visualizations...
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