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Some Assembly Required: The Third Route to Embedded BI

Some Assembly Required The Third Route to Embedded BI All roads to embedded business intelligence (BI) software begin with the same question: should we build our own analytics solution or buy something we can just plug into our SaaS product and bring to market right away? It’s the classic build-or-buy conundrum, and the vast majority…

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How to Fast-track Your BI Implementation

In a perfect world, every SaaS provider embedding BI into their application would have ample time and resources to invest in the project: a dedicated team of developers and data experts, a UX/UI designer or two, business analysts ready to build your report library, a generous runway with time to spare…but we know this just…

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Empathy in BI Implementation: Delivering Outcomes, Not Output

Data Talks, Episode 19 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, we’re going to learn how to maximize the return on your BI implementation by empathizing with your user. Joining us for this conversation is designer, speaker, and founder of Designing for Analytics Brian T. O’Neill, an…

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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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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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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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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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5 Red Flags to Avoid When Selecting an Embedded BI Solution

Finding the right business intelligence (BI) solution to embed in your software is often difficult. With so many options on the market, knowing which choice is best can overwhelm even the most experienced software professional. Depending on the customization options and specific tools you want, there are certain features you’ll be looking for. But a…

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Virtues of the Client Advisory Board Meeting

Going Beyond the User Conference The user conference (UC) is ubiquitous among SaaS providers, but comparatively few companies hold additional Customer/Client Advisory Board (CAB) meetings. This, in my opinion, is a missed opportunity. Both events give customers the opportunity to network, share resources, and bring new information back to their respective companies, but they are…

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There’s Embedded, and Then There’s “Embedded”

Not all embedded BI is created equal, so we decided to unpack the term and identify the types of embedded BI you might encounter on the market. What brand of embedded BI best suits your business needs?    

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