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UX Files: The Case of the “Add Tile” Button

UX Designer Bailey Costello explains how the Exago BI product team chose names for the visualization builder’s independent and dependent variables.

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Types of Ad Hoc Reporting Tools

Embedded analytics and reporting features have become table stakes for software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. More and more software end users expect their SaaS applications not only to house and organize their data, but also to make it available for exploration and analysis.  SaaS vendors confronted with this demand, however, find themselves in a bit of a…

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UX Files: The Case of the Indescribable Variables

UX Designer Bailey Costello explains how the Exago BI product team chose names for the visualization builder’s independent and dependent variables.

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Exago Clients Talk ROI

At this year’s Client Advisory Board Meeting, SaaS vendors shared what led them to invest in Exago BI and what successes the application has brought their products and customers. Here’s what they said! We’ve provided a transcription below.     WILLIAM DRUMMY Senior Customer Success Manager Midaxo   “Since we implemented Exago, I think the…

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How to Better Educate Your Staff About Business Intelligence

Self-service analytics garners praise as a hallmark of modern business intelligence (BI), but some still consider it to be a contradiction in terms. How can something as intricate as BI be self-service? Aren’t there whole college degree programs dedicated to the topic? There are, and I think the reason people find the idea of self-service BI confusing…

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Exago named “Best Enterprise Relationship” in Embedded BI on G2 Crowd

Shelton, CT – The Spring 2019 G2 Crowd awards for Best Software Companies were announced this week, with Exago Inc. ranked #1 in “Best Enterprise Relationship in Embedded BI.” The “Best Relationship” award is comprised of combined scores for “Quality of Support,” “Easiest to Do Business With,” and “Likely to Recommend,” with Exago placing first…

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7 Key Differences Between Exago BI and Spreadsheets

The key to user adoption is making your application as simple as possible for your end users. That’s a challenge when your offering is packed with powerful features that your users have never seen before. The trick is giving them a familiar point of entry. For Exago BI, that comfort zone is spreadsheets. More likely…

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What Is Ad Hoc Reporting?

Ad hoc means “for this” in Latin and refers to something done for a specific purpose. Ad hoc reporting, then, is the process of creating reports for a specific occasion (as opposed to for general use). In business intelligence, ad hoc reporting supplements regular reporting by enabling end users to either duplicate and edit premade […]

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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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A SaaSy Introduction to Lean UX

Lean UX, sister discipline to the agile development method, is user experience design and usability testing for fast-paced software teams. UX designers build flowcharts, construct wireframes, and conduct user research to help teams design new product features. A UX designer working with an agile team would do all these things while adhering to the tenets of lean UX….

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