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Your resource for BI best practices, SaaS insights, Exago news, and tech talk.

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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Exago Named Highest Rated Embedded Business Intelligence Software on G2 Crowd

Shelton, CT - Exago Inc., a leading provider of embedded business intelligence software for SaaS companies, today announced its status as the highest-rated embedded BI software solution on peer-to-peer business software review platform G2 Crowd. With 99% approval in both “Ease of Doing Business With” and “Quality of Support” categories, Exago outranks more than a...
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We’re Hiring!

Exago has been doing a great deal of growing recently, with staff size nearly doubling in the past year. Some of this success can be attributed to the flourishing business intelligence industry, which is predicted to grow to $22.8 billion by 2020, but that certainly isn’t the whole story. I joined Exago with an M.A....
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Joining Data Tables: The Basics

A relational database is ultimately just a collection of data tables, each of which is useful on its own but exponentially more useful when joined to its neighbors. Data analysts will have a leg up core reporting concepts if they begin their BI training with a basic understanding of the four essential join types, which...
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13 Embedded BI Experts to Read and Follow

Last summer, we published a short list of lesser-known experts and analysts we felt were particularly worth going to for embedded BI advice. This year, we’ve expanded that list to include some bigger names and other notables we missed the first time around. Our thanks to all of them for their contributions to the field...
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This is SaaS-Friendly Pricing

Six years ago, we made a change that got prospective clients as excited about Exago BI’s price tag as they were about the product itself. We knew we’d done something right. Back in 2012, most embedded BI providers charged according to client size, which they measured in annual revenue, number of servers or cores, number...
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How to Make Data Accessible Across Your Whole Business

Data today is like oil in the 19th century: People know the resource has tremendous value, but they’re still searching for the best way to extract it. That duty often falls on data analysts, but analytics and insights must be accessible in order for companies to really benefit. Companies become more confident and more agile...
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Data Talks With Exago

Bitemporal Data

Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we talk to Christopher Fabri and Exago senior software engineer Richard Mohrmann, both formerly of Merrill Lynch, about bitemporal data modelling—what it is, why it’s such a valuable recordkeeping method, and why we don’t see more of it at the...
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Honest Data Visualizations and Why They Matter

In the new post-truth era, consumers are becoming savvier than ever, demanding transparency and accuracy, but data visualizations can easily be manipulated to lead people on. This might help a company or a person's case in the short term but elicit negative long-term consequences. Here are three common ways data visualizations can be misleading along...
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Extensibility in Dollars and Sense

Even if an application perfectly meets your business requirements today, it could fall short tomorrow as those requirements change. The famously volatile software market might compel your CEO to make a radical pivot, or your company might want to honor a prospective client’s niche enhancement request. BI products, especially embedded ones, must be able to...
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