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Dashboards vs Reports (And When to Use Which)

Business intelligence is all about the creation of reports and dashboards; but for those new to BI, it can sometimes be hard to tell how they differ in construction and purpose. If it has tables, is it a report? If it fits all on one page, is it a dashboard? Which is better for reporting…

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BI Operational Reports

Report Design Cheat Sheet

Operational reports may be the workhorses of the BI world, but there’s no reason your tables can’t look as sleek and professional as your data visualizations. A few well-executed rules of thumb can take a tabular report from clunky to crisp in just a few clicks, but it saves time to know what you want…

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Endowment Dollars for Data: An Ad Hoc Reporting Case Study

Originally published with Dataversity. The vast majority of knowledge workers utilizing Business Intelligence via their hub SaaS application, regardless of vertical, will likely never build their own reports from scratch. According to Eckerson Group’s “A Reference Architecture for Self-Service Analytics” (2016), 90% of knowledge workers in an organization use BI casually with a majority 60%…

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Data Talks With Exago

The How and Why of Ad Hoc BI

Data Talks, Episode 5 Data Talks is Exago’s podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, Bryce Lee, Director of Product Management at Strategic Insurance Software (SIS or Sisware), and Marc Jorrens, Founder and Solutions Architect with Outbound Software, talk about why they chose to invest in embedded ad hoc business intelligence […]

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Can Your Operational Reporting do THIS?

Data visualizations tend to get a lot of attention in the BI space, and why wouldn’t they? Charts promise instant insight and dazzle us with their flashy animations and appealing color palettes. Dashboards often serve as the culmination of BI product demonstrations. And yet, “time and again, we find customers coming to us because of […]

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