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Implementing Bitemporal Modeling for the Best Value

Article first published by Dataversity. This is the second of a two-part series on bitemporal data modeling.  Bitemporal Modeling is an extremely useful tool for documenting historical data. It allows you to recreate databases as they existed at any point in the past and see whether the records were correct…
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Exago Women on Pursuing STEM

In Remembrance of Ada Lovelace, History’s First Computer Programmer Each year, on the second Tuesday of October, people around the world observe Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women’s achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Journalist and social technologist Suw Charman-Anderson founded the day of recognition eight years ago in response...
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Tips for Optimizing Testing Automations and Reducing Inconsistencies

Running an automation suite can be an extremely rewarding practice for any software QA team. There is a reassuring certainty in knowing that multiple specific use cases are guaranteed to work come release time, but it can be challenging to take time out of manual testing to write automations and…
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Data Talks With Exago

Demystifying BI Buzzwords

Data Talks, Episode 11 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we disambiguate some common BI buzzwords with entrepreneur and c-suite data analyst Lillian Taylor. Together with co-host Travis McGrath, we hack through forests of jargon using a machete of specificity and…
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Exago Using Exago BI

At Exago, we like to “drink our own champagne” by using Exago BI for all our internal reporting needs. For us, that means being able to connect to JIRA, Zendesk, and Salesforce data, as well as combining data from those sources on one report or dashboard. We use Exago BI’s…
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On Accessibility, Diversity, and Inclusion in Design

An Interview with Exago BI Product Designer Duke Kisch So today, September 25th, is World Interaction Design Day, an event launched by Adobe in partnership with the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). You are Exago’s UI designer, but you also have responsibilities that bleed into UX and IxD (interaction design). For…
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5 Steps to Seamless Embedded BI Integration

As a BI consultant, part of what I do is guide new clients as they integrate Exago BI into their applications in preparation for deployment. Since they’ve already been through a trial integration using one of our sandbox applications at that point, clients know what steps are involved. Still, nine…
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The Impact of VoIP Data in the Age of BI

An increasing number of CRM and customer service applications are integrating with VoIP for improved call efficiency, but those without reporting capabilities are leaving a lot of value on the table. Reuben Yonatan of GetVoIP explains what companies stand to gain from analyzing their call data. Cloud communication software turns…
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Why I Would Attend Software Executive Forum Every Quarter If I Could

I’d been up since dawn and had sat through a full day of panels and networking sessions. Ordinarily, this would have been my cue to cite parental duties and cut out early, but I was somehow still tuned in and ready for the next wave of conversation, cocktails, and canapes.…
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Eight Tips for Designing Your BI End User Training Program

Insights from Our Client Advisory Board This year’s Client Advisory Board meeting featured a panel discussion titled “Understanding the End User,” for which I was the moderator. I’d come prepared with a list of questions on everything from how our clients gather user feedback to what surprising preferences they’d uncovered…
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