Business Analytics

Don’t Settle! Industry Specific BI Tools Are Available Today! – Business Intelligence Article

No Expensive Customization! Out-of-the-Box Business Analytics for YOUR Industry! No matter how large or small your business, no matter whether your business is fifty years old or a start-up, you need business intelligence software today to maintain a competitive advantage and to establish a collaborative culture with data democratization. But your needs are unique. That is true of every business and every industry. So, how do you get what you need without expensive customization. How do you quickly and easily…

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Can Business Analytics Tools Work for Business Users? – Business Intelligence Article

Can Business Intelligence and Analytics Truly Work for Business Users? Business intelligence and analytics has changed drastically over the past five years. Data analysis for business is more democratic today and that is good for the organization. By extending access throughout the organization, the enterprise can provide a solid foundation for confident decision-making. Business users can have access to sophisticated business intelligence software and use business analytical tools without the advanced training of a data scientist, an analyst or an…

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The Connection Between Science And Business In Big Data – Business Intelligence Article

Making sense of all the noise is difficult in the era of data. Businesses have invested billions to hire data scientists, and data has already changed various fields involving retail and healthcare. On the other hand, Kaggle’s survey found out that many data scientists feel the lack of explaining data science to others as one of the barriers faced at work. Moreover, data science, according to Hugo Bowne-Anderson’s research requires from the scientists skills to learn on the fly and…

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2 – Business Intelligence Article

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst is best “able” to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s enterprise users. Purpose-built ETL for data analytics To recap, the right data preparation solution for modern analytics is highly “able” –…

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Mastering Power Query in a Day – Full-day training in Seattle – Business Intelligence Article

Following the Power BI World Tour, Seattle event on Oct 30, please join me for a full-day of deep learning.  That’s right… it’s on Oct 31st so put on your Wonder Woman or Captain America costume and get ready to exercise your super powers with Power Query and Power BI!  You will learn to master Power Query extensively from Beginner to Advanced.  The other session taught at the same time by Brian Grant is “Power BI: Enhance Your Data Model…

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How to Configure the Power BI Gateway to use Dataset Connection Parameters – Business Intelligence Article

A service provider or vendor might want to publish multiple copies of a report that should connect to different database servers or databases.  In a true multitenant service solution, we would have a singe database with row-level user mapping tables that filter data by the logged in user.  True multitenant solutions require quite a lot of planning and development work to implement.  In smaller-scale or interim solutions, copies of a report can be deployed to different workspaces and then queries…

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QlikSense Set Analysis – Creating and Using Variables – Business Intelligence Article

Patrick McCaffreyPractice Director, Business AnalyticsJohn Daniel Associates, Inc. Patrick’s Profile The majority of Qlik application developers will tell you that a large portion of their time is spent doing rework for customers who consistently change the scope of work. This can be very frustrating, especially after hours of work have been spent placing business logic in numerous complex expressions and the customer comes to you and asks you for something as simple as the addition of a “Product Type.” To the…

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Qlik Optimization Techniques – John Daniel Associates, Inc. – Business Intelligence Article

Patrick McCaffreyPractice Director, Business Analytics John Daniel Associates, Inc.Patrick’s Profile We have previously discussed some ways to optimize our Qlik applications. If you would like to review that post you may find it here.  I would like to expand this post with some new ideas and techniques for whenever you run into a large and complex application. First, let’s set the stage for what we are talking about. What is a large application? When we implemented this technique, we had an…

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How to Cut Data Preparation Time for Visualization Tools – Business Intelligence Article

Data Visualization tools have democratized data exploration and analytics, giving business users a way to access and utilize data without depending on the IT department. Self-service BI tools like Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, etc. are remarkable data visualization tools that enable users to create ad-hoc dashboards that are beautiful and data-driven. In a study by TDWI in 2016, they found that most companies spend up to 61% – 80% of their time preparing data, as compared to time spent analyzing the…

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From Janet Amos Pribanic: Business Analytics for Beginners – Business Intelligence Article

Janet Amos PribanicChief Operating OfficerJohn Daniel Associates, Inc.Janet’s Profile Businessintelligencebusinessanalyticsperformancemanagementbigdataanalytics Business Analytics for Beginners In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” … This is only a snippet of a Business Intelligence Article written by bethanyf@johndaniel.com Read Full Article

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Business Analytics Methodology OK to Fail, Just Fail Fast – Business Intelligence Article

Janet Amos Pribanic Chief Operating OfficerJohn Daniel Associates, Inc.Janet’s Profile Business Analytics is changing rapidly. Traditional BI is being challenged due to the rate at which we are not only collecting data, but wanting to leverage that data for business advantage. A recent survey of over 40 technology vendors’ clients by one of the largest IT research firms showed that ultimately, the customer experience matters. The value given to the customer is what matters, always! So, how do we get…

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