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G2 Crowd Ranks Exago BI #1 in Usability

G2 Crowd, a leading peer-to-peer business software review platform, recently published its Spring 2017 Usability Index for Embedded Business Intelligence report, which ranks Exago as first among its peers in usability. Exago also received “Easiest Admin” and “Best Meets Requirements” distinctions, further bolstering its reputation as a top-tier company dedicated to delivering a powerful solution […]

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Build it Your Way: The Value of Extensibility in Third-Party Software

Many of us think of extensibility as roughly synonymous with customizability, but there’s more than a semantic distinction between terms, and understanding that distinction could be the difference between a successful software implementation and an underutilized one. Whereas customizability measures the degree and ease with which users can modify existing features, extensibility measures the degree […]

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Exago VP Customer Success & Strategy Appears on SIIA TechChats

The Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) TechChats video series hosts conversations with successful industry leaders about their careers, business philosophies, and interpretation of industry trends. Last week, Rhianna Collier, VP for the Software Division at SIIA, interviewed Exago VP of Customer Success & Strategy Mark Selinger to learn more about Exago BI and the […]

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When REST is Best, Even for .NET Shops

As a .NET application, Exago BI supports three types of APIs: .NET, SOAP, and REST. While SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) once rivaled REST (Representational State Transfer) as the most commonly implemented web service API platform, its fan base has long since dwindled. These days, REST is so popular that that .NET applications hosting Exago […]

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Schedulers, and Why We Built Ours From Scratch

We didn’t have to, you know. A scheduler service just performs automated tasks in the background, and most operating systems come with one built right in. You can tell Microsoft’s Task Scheduler to run a report and email the output to CMO Bob on Monday mornings at 10 AM, and it will quietly go about […]

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Five Ways Investing in Great Support Makes Cents

The only thing more infuriating than no internet is some internet. You know what I’m talking about. You’re at a public place—maybe an airport or a coffee shop, or an airport coffee shop—and you connect to the network, but it kicks you off the moment you try to open an email. There’s disappointment, followed quickly […]

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Mining for Metadata Gold

Datafloq’s recent missive on metadata couldn’t be more on the money—literally. According to author David Frankel, any enterprise whose software or technology generates non-identifying information (data that doesn’t convey a user’s identity) could transform that data into its own revenue stream. This application of the data, however, is not to be confused with using it […]

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The Four Types of Data Analytics

Determining Your Information Needs If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve already discovered that general terms like “business intelligence” and “data analytics” mean different things in different contexts. If you’re on a quest for the right BI platform, the only way to hack through the impeding Forest of Jargon is with a Machete […]

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In Defense of the iFrame

Like Comic Sans, the iframe is one of those things we just know we’re supposed to hate, even if we’re not sure why. We get swept up in a collective prejudice so old we don’t think to question it. If you Google “iframes are good” (go ahead, I’ll wait), the top titles returned are things […]

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The Myth of Consensus in the Search for BI

Hunting for an embedded business intelligence solution boils down to protracted diagnosis: you outline your needs, determine what needs the proposed solution can meet, and repeat the process as many times as it takes to find a perfect match. Your SaaS application is the lock, and now all you and your product team have to […]

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