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Endowment Dollars for Data: An Ad Hoc Reporting Case Study

Originally published with Dataversity. The vast majority of knowledge workers utilizing Business Intelligence via their hub SaaS application, regardless of vertical, will likely never build their own reports from scratch. According to Eckerson Group’s “A Reference Architecture for Self-Service Analytics” (2016), 90% of knowledge workers in an organization use BI…

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How to Adopt a BI Tool for Every Tier of the End-user Pyramid

Originally published with Innovation Enterprise. In an age when everyone feels busy all the time, adopting a business intelligence (BI) tool can seem daunting. To be sure, each BI tool is different and higher levels of adoption require specialized training to master. The good news: There are multiple levels of…

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Why We Started A Business Podcast

Originally published with Software Business Growth. Last year, with a scant six months of content marketing experience under my belt and absolutely no background in radio or audio production, I recorded my company’s first-ever proprietary podcast episode. I’d found myself conducting lots of interviews and getting bogged in all the transcription…

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5 Advantages Companies Will Realize After Adopting Embedded Analytics

No less an authority than Gartner Research describes analytics as “statistical and mathematical data analysis that clusters, segments, scores and predicts what scenarios are most likely to happen” in a business. Gartner goes further and defines embedded analytics as the “use of reporting and analytic capabilities in transactional business applications.” It…

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Vertical Tables: An Alternative Approach to Localization

We love a good challenge as much as you do (try doing something easy every day and let us know how quickly you get bored), which is why we love working in software. Finding creative solutions to new obstacles is just part of the day-to-day. We can try our hardest…

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Exago’s Growth, in Fireworks and Lasers

In the wake of last week’s release of v2018.2, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate how far Exago BI has evolved since its inception. To celebrate all the incredible work this team has put in over the years, we’ve run Gource against our project repository, generating this animation…

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Exago Releases Version 2018.2 of Exago BI

On November 16th, Exago Inc. released version 2018.2 of their award-winning enterprise business intelligence solution, Exago BI. With its long list of enhancements geared toward expanding accessibility and complexity of reporting while emphasizing ease of use, power and casual users alike will benefit from this update. Major enhancements include Filter…

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The Hard Thing About Hiring Software Engineers

Finding the best developer talent means treating the hiring process like a marketing funnel and a process that can be patched.

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Five Tips for Reporting Off Live Data, Explained Through Cake

In business analytics, live, transactional data generally takes longer to process for reporting. Thankfully, there are ways to have your cake and eat it too.

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Analytics-First Business Strategy

Data Talks, Episode 12 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, Booz Allen Hamilton principal data scientist and executive advisor Kirk Borne explains “analytics-first” business strategy (not to be confused with data-first business strategy). We learn what it takes for businesses to…

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