Business Intelligence

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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5 Signs Your SaaS Application Needs Embedded BI

If you’re a SaaS provider, your end users are guaranteed to be great at three things: generating data, being curious about their data, and complaining loudly when they need help accessing their data. If up until now you’ve quelled the masses using a hodgepodge of spreadsheets, hard-coded reports, and duct tape, allow me to confirm...

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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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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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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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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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5 Questions Data-Literate People Ask About Statistical Reports

The modern workplace has become very data-driven, with a focus on creating rich statistical reports to empower businesses. The people creating these reports are savvy with their numbers and understand how powerful a statistic can be at not only telling a story about data, but also at potentially swaying people’s opinions.…

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Data Talks With Exago

Escaping Spreadsheet Hell

Data Talks, Episode 10 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we follow data whisperer Jen Stirrup through the circles (rectangles?) of spreadsheet hell, learning how companies find their way there and what they must to do escape. Protip: put an executive…

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