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Build or Buy a BI Solution

  Don’t take our word for it: find out what industry experts have to say on the decision to build or buy business intelligence.   The Bottom Line Choose the route that best meets your requirements, takes the least time, and uses the fewest resources. “At its highest level, this decision process now is no…

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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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Which Analytics Do You Really Need?

Descriptive? Diagnostic? Predictive? Prescriptive? Here’s how to design your own analytics agenda. Originally published with Entrepreneur. A Boeing 787 aircraft generates half a terabyte of data on an average flight. That’s an enormous amount. Though it’s filled with meaningful insights, the sheer quantity can make it seem like an endless maze. The best way through…

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5 Advantages of Embedded Analytics

Benefits Companies Realize After Adoption No less an authority than Gartner Research describes analytics as “statistical and mathematical data analysis that clusters, segments, scores and predicts what scenarios are most likely to happen” in a business. Gartner goes further and defines embedded analytics as the “use of reporting and analytic capabilities in transactional business applications.” It…

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Calculating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for Embedded Business Intelligence

Owning and maintaining any embedded BI solution is going to carry hidden costs, and you cannot rely on the BI vendor to give you a total cost of ownership (TCO) estimate because there are simply too many variables to consider. Your total cost of ownership depends on your business needs as they relate to BI, […]

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