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Encouraging Top-Down BI Adoption in 5 Simple Steps

A recent study by TDWI surveyed IT executives at 263 businesses and concluded that “company executives do not trust their internal data and analytical processes for effective business operations.” Despite 65% of survey respondents having access to self-service analytics applications, only 44%  reported being able to find the data they were looking for. Spreadsheets continue...
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Data Talks With Exago

Data Science and Embedded BI

Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we talk to Senior Software Developer Dave Killough and VP of Product Development and Delivery Tom Gimpel of SofterWare about the data science behind their nonprofit fundraising platform, DonorPerfect. We find out what sorts of experiments they run, what insights...
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BI Experts on Buying Embedded Analytics

<!-- --> On our podcast, we like to ask guests what they now know about buying embedded BI that they wish they’d known back when they were BI rookies sifting through the market and attending their first product demos. Some of their insights were expected, but others surprised us! Here’s some embedded BI purchasing advice...
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Recording Product Training Videos

<!-- --> So one day I was surfing hashtags on Twitter (like you do) when I came across this gem from a home inspection software company called Spectora. It caught my attention because I'd just been talking with my team about how to improve our training video production process. Oh Spectora, how we feel your...
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Exago’s Collegiate Partnerships

Exago has been networking with regional colleges since its founding in 2006 but has redoubled its efforts to strengthen those ties in recent years. Partnering with universities in the tri-state area is part of Exago’s ongoing effort to foster local talent and inform college curricula. Read on to learn what we’re up to! Fairfield University...
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How the Fastest Growing SaaS Companies Approach Marketing

Click here to edit Spacer module. Original article. This past June, OpenView released the results of a survey of more than 500 marketing leaders covering marketing metrics, demand gen channel strategy and its effectiveness, tech stack, organizational structure and more. The respondents ranged from seed to growth stage executives, but…
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Bring Us Your Vertical Tables

Data tables are a lot like regular tables in that most of us prefer them to be horizontal. It’s like those ubiquitous fold-out changing stations you find in baby-friendly public restrooms: a great space-saver in its vertical form, but not so good for changing diapers until you bring it to its horizontal position.   Vertical...
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Data Talks With Exago

The Scalable CEO

Data Talks, Episode 6 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we bring on three-time entrepreneur and Exago CEO Mike Brody to discuss management strategy with Les Trachtman, six-time CEO successor and author of Don’t F**k It Up: How Founders and Their Successors Can Avoid the Clichés
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Five Shades of White Labeling

Embedding BI Software White Labeling

Any time an embedded BI vendor claims to be white label, it behooves us to ask to what extent. White label, like embedded (which we unpack in this infographic), is one of those industry terms that means different things to different people. By definition, it’s the process of stripping away all of the manufacturer’s branding...
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