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Exago Champions BARC Recommendations for Implementing BI

The Business Application Research Center (BARC) is one of the leading analyst and consulting firms for business intelligence software. Headquartered in Germany, it’s spent the last twenty years conducting industry research, evaluating providers and products, charting trends, and advising companies in the market for BI. Its most well-known project, however, may be its ongoing web-based…

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Build or Buy a BI Solution

  Don’t take our word for it: find out what industry experts have to say on the decision to build or buy business intelligence.   The Bottom Line Choose the route that best meets your requirements, takes the least time, and uses the fewest resources. “At its highest level, this decision process now is no…

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The Hallmarks of a HIPAA-Compliant Embedded BI Solution

Since the Final Omnibus Rule was added to HIPAA in 2013, software companies serving the American healthcare sector have grown used to double-checking their business partners for compliance with federal privacy regulations. Where once only healthcare providers, insurers, and other “covered entities” (CEs) were held accountable under HIPAA, now any business associates (BAs) and/or business…

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Exago on FHIR

The healthcare industry is on FHIR. Or, it will be soon. FHIR (pronounced “fire”) protocol is the future of health data interoperability.  Some in the healthcare IT industry have even claimed that FHIR “has the potential to be as ubiquitous and useful as the internet itself.” For those unfamiliar with FHIR protocol, it isn’t a…

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Doctors Without Dashboards

Inside Healthcare BI with Newport Credentialing Things change slowly in the healthcare industry, but according to Newport Credentialing VP Technology David Meier, they are changing—and for the better. Before the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) became law in 2010, patients, care provider groups, and insurance…

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The Role of BI in Precision Medicine

For many, precision medicine calls to mind cutting-edge technologies like genomic sequencing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence: ultra-high tech for ultra-keen diagnoses. These aspirational technologies are poised to play a crucial role in modern healthcare, but their impact is precluded by logistical problems around data generation, storage, and transmission.  The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) calls…

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How to Better Educate Your Staff About Business Intelligence

Self-service analytics garners praise as a hallmark of modern business intelligence (BI), but some still consider it to be a contradiction in terms. How can something as intricate as BI be self-service? Aren’t there whole college degree programs dedicated to the topic? There are, and I think the reason people find the idea of self-service BI confusing…

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6 Tips for Communicating BI Value to SaaS Customers

It’s hard enough writing positioning statements and messaging briefs for a SaaS product you know like the back of your hand — where are you supposed to start when your company throws a third-party solution into the mix? Data analytics is becoming an increasingly common requirement for SaaS offerings. Customers across verticals want quick, easy,…

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Data Models That Build Themselves

Self-service BI is about bridging the knowledge gap that has historically separated business professionals from their data. It’s about doing away with intimate knowledge of information systems as a prerequisite for finding out last quarter’s growth margin. And when it comes to replacing SQL statements with friendly drag-and-drop graphical elements, the majority of BI solutions…

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Recommendations for a Phased BI Rollout

One of the top challenges enterprises face in deploying business intelligence solutions is lack of resources. With other high-priority projects going on, it can be hard for teams to bring their ideal BI implementations to fruition on deadline. Something’s got to give, and sometimes that something is the deadline, but sometimes it’s the roadmap. As…

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