Category Archives: Business Intelligence

anatomy of a data story

The anatomy of a data story

Stories are how people make sense of the world, so it follows that they’d also be our way of making sense of data. As much as technology can facilitate data storytelling, it cannot (yet) perform the pivotal step of placing data into the human context.

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How to empower your developer with a report template

I’m very lucky to always work with wonderful teams and colleagues. If there is anything that we can do to make everyone’s work easier and effective, we all jump at that opportunity. That’s also the case with helping and empowering Report Developers, or Business Intelligence

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Why you should focus on creating a report template

Reports are developed to address a business need, to provide information and guidance to its users, to support decision making and so on. The business creates new requirements, new data sets become available, the overall demand for information grows and so do the number of

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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

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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

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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

white paper - powerful dashboards

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