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How to Adopt a BI Tool for Every Tier of the End-user Pyramid

Originally published with Innovation Enterprise. In an age when everyone feels busy all the time, adopting a business intelligence (BI) tool can seem daunting. To be sure, each BI tool is different and higher levels of adoption require specialized training to master. The good news: There are multiple levels of…

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Data Consumers vs. Data Explorers

Data Consumers vs. Data Explorers

Understanding the BI User Breakdown Self-service BI promises to empower business users to answer their own data-related questions without help from IT, but any individual solution’s ability to deliver on that promise depends on its accessibility to different classes of users. In order to evaluate a solution’s usability, it’s important to have a realistic understanding...

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Five Important Questions Exago Monitoring Can Answer

We understand that the SaaS companies who embed Exago BI into their applications are like new parents: they want to know everything there is to know about this new and very important system they’ve become responsible for maintaining. Is it scaling well? Is it getting good engagement? Do people on social media think it’s cute??...

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Managing Users’ Performance Expectations

Performance & Scaling This is the fifth and final installment of our Performance & Scaling series, a collection of blog posts and technical articles on improving the speed and efficiency of your Exago BI environment. Last month, we reviewed how to optimize your configuration. This month, we culminate with a discussion of what remains after...

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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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Optimizing Your Application Configuration

Performance & Scaling This is the fourth installment of our Performance & Scaling series, a collection of blog posts and technical articles on improving the speed and efficiency of your Exago BI environment. Last month, we reviewed how to optimize your application architecture. This month, we’ll narrow our focus and look at how configuration settings...

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