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BI Implementation Challenges

Top 3 BI Implementation Challenges

With all the resources companies pour into finding the right business intelligence solution, it might come as a surprise that the most prevalent roadblocks to implementation actually arise from within those enterprises rather than the solutions they adopt. An ongoing survey conducted by the Business Application Research Center (BARC) lists “lack of resources on project…

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Think Outside the Cube

These days, most SaaS providers embedding BI in their applications recognize they also need some kind of ETL. (Check out this infographic if you aren’t sure what ETL is). In response, many BI platforms are coming up with their own proprietary data preparation solutions. Some have chosen to use multidimensional databases, often referred to as…

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Version 2019.1 of Exago BI

Exago Releases Version 2019.1, Introduces No-Code ETL

Shelton, CT — Exago, Inc. published their first GA release of 2019 on June 7th, marking a milestone for the company as they expand their flagship offering to include a built-in ETL interface. The no-code ETL tool accessed via the administration console allows anyone to blend cross-source data, clean, pre-process, transform, and warehouse data for…

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self-service data preparation

Safeguarding Against the Risks of Self-Service Data Preparation

Let me be the first to acknowledge that agility is important. BI products should be predicated on the idea that end users should have direct control over their own data. I believe that it’s better for business professionals to answer their own analytical questions than to inundate IT staff with reporting requests, creating that growth-stunting…

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5 Advantages of an ETL Tool: Taming Your Data

It’s nearly impossible to talk about the benefits of ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) data processing without first considering the alternatives. So let’s set the stage: you’re a SaaS provider, and you’ve got data in different formats coming in from a variety of sources—SQL Server, MySQL, PostGres—and business users who need to report off that data….

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ETL primes your data for reporting

Infographic: How ETL Primes Your Data For Reporting

There’s a lot your BI solution can do to make reporting off live data faster and more efficient; but when you’re looking for an even more substantial performance boost, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Any pre-processing you do to your data is work your system can skip when actually executing a report, bringing…

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