Category Archives: Business Intelligence

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3 main outcomes of analytics and business intelligence

I feel that for the past few years Data Analytics and Business Analytics have turned into those buzzwords which everyone is using, but with different meanings. Not to mention the never ending questions and debates on: “How is Business Intelligence (BI) different from Data/ Business

report components you should not forget about

The report components you should never forget about

A lot of times report developers are working against a running clock to deliver the reports they are asked to produce as quickly as possible. As such, many times we end up with a multitude of reports with different looks and feels as this is

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10 components of the Business Intelligence landscape

Data is only meaningful if it serves a purpose. This purpose is to have it transformed into meaningful insight, hindsight, and foresight for an organization to take advantage of. Similarly to how raw materials go through a complex conveyor belt system in a factory before


5 graphs you should always use

It’s been long proven that the human process of comprehension and insight is faster with visualizations than with plain numbers or tabular data. Since the 14th century, when Nicole Oresme used a bar chart in “The Latitude of Forms” to plot velocity of a constantly

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11 essential elements of a communication plan

I’m a strong believer that communication is one of the vital ingredients for any successful implementation and deployment of a Business Intelligence, Data Governance or overall Data Management program.  Your Business Intelligence, Data Governance or Data Management strategy should have a communication plan as one

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White paper on best practices for powerful dashboards

In any domain in any organization, great dashboards are valuable not only because they can sum up important information and offer a single view of data, but also because they are simple to use and offer a quick, unambiguous way to draw meaningful conclusions from

Tools for managing your report inventory (2 of 2)

Tools for managing your report inventory (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2: This is the second and final article on tools for managing your report inventory. For the first article, please read “Tools for managing your report inventory (Part 1 of 2)“. 4. Data governance tool Dedicated data governance tools can track information about reports as individual

Tools for managing your report inventory (1 of 2)

Tools for managing your report inventory (Part 1 of 2)

To the best of my knowledge, there are no dedicated tools for creating and managing an inventory of reports/dashboards. At best these are done at the report/dashboard server level where you can audit user access, and read/write stats for the specific reports on that server.

Developing a comprehensive report inventory

Developing a comprehensive report inventory

As soon as the number of reports in your enterprise starts ballooning, you realize it’s not a bad idea to create a report inventory. A comprehensive inventory leads to a more organized report development team and a better understanding of required resources and availability. An