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KPIs and Metrics for SaaS Success

  “In any business, you want to start with the end in mind. Start with your goals, then design activities and tasks and programs to reach those objectives. That’s analytics-first business strategy.” —Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton   Transforming data into business insights is a matter…

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Do You Know Where Your Data Came From?

Originally published by Dataversity.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few years (and if you have, no judgement), you know there has been growing cultural concern over data privacy and legitimacy. This is the age of fake news and consumer data monetization. Just last month, Google bought credit…

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19 Free Public Data Sets

This article was first published by Springboard. Good public data is a lot like spare change: plentiful, and yet somehow impossible to find when you need it. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of free, reputable, publicly available data sets. Software-as-a-service providers can use public data for all kinds of…

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Exago Coaches Marist Students on Applying for Tech Jobs

On Wednesday, October 10th, Exago collaborated with the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Marist College to host a resume and interviewing workshop for students pursuing careers in the tech sector. The event ran from the afternoon late into the evening, attracting dozens of students seeking constructive criticism from…

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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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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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