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6 Tips for Communicating BI Value to SaaS Customers

It’s hard enough writing positioning statements and messaging briefs for a SaaS product you know like the back of your hand — where are you supposed to start when your company throws a third-party solution into the mix? Data analytics is becoming an increasingly common requirement for SaaS offerings. Customers across verticals want quick, easy,…

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Data Models That Build Themselves

Self-service BI is about bridging the knowledge gap that has historically separated business professionals from their data. It’s about doing away with intimate knowledge of information systems as a prerequisite for finding out last quarter’s growth margin. And when it comes to replacing SQL statements with friendly drag-and-drop graphical elements, the majority of BI solutions…

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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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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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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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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 end-user adoption, and only the…

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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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