Tableau vs MicroStrategy: Comparing Core Features and Support

If you want to stay ahead of your competitors, you need the right information to make quick, smart and thorough business decisions. Two business intelligence (BI) solutions that make the whole process easier are Tableau and MicroStrategy. Here, we’ll give you an overview of each and let you know how they stack up against each […]

The Future of BI: Actionable Intelligence

Business intelligence isn’t a new concept, but it is one that has made leaps and bounds in the past few years thanks to the proliferation of big data, the development of sophisticated analytics tools, the Internet of Things (IoT) and the advent of artificial intelligence. These technologies show no signs of slowing down, but how […]

Tableau vs Spotfire: Price and Feature Comparison

Tableau and Spotfire are two giants in the self-service business intelligence (BI) market. They allow users of varying skill levels to visually analyze data with dashboards, charts and reports. While both reduce dependence on IT through greater BI accessibility, the two solutions aren’t interchangeable. Here, we’ll compare both products to highlight these differences and take […]

Data Analytics: Biggest Benefits and Hurdles

Ask the average business leader how important data analytics is to his or her company, and you’re most likely to get this response: “Very important. We’re not using it as much as we’d like to, but analytics are a big part of our long-term growth strategy.” A recent report from Dun & Bradstreet and Forbes […]

Why Hasn’t HR Embraced People Analytics?

The backbone of any successful business is its employees. In fact, according to a global IBM survey, 71% of CEOs say human capital is a key source of competitive advantage. So, it should be no surprise that managing HR-related data is a critical aspect of any business. Why then, has HR analytics progress been so […]

You’ve deployed a BI tool. Now what? Five factors that Influence BI success

There’s a general understanding that organizations that use data as a strategic advantage perform better than those that don’t. As a result, increasingly more companies are turning to business intelligence (BI) to help shape their business strategies, improve their products and services, drive cost and process efficiencies and eliminate pain points from across their operations. […]

3 Ways to Tackle the Data-Analyst Shortage

One upon a time, data-driven businesses – that is to say, all businesses – worried about how to gather more and more data. There was no such thing as too much. That hasn’t changed. Data gathering still plays a big role in any successful business. Here’s what has changed: Businesses are running short of people […]

5 Reasons You Need Mobile BI – And How to Make it Successful

If you haven’t made your business intelligence (BI) mobile yet, you probably have demands for it from users. And who can blame your people for wanting mobile BI? They’re always on the go, so they need business data such as inventory, records and spreadsheets at their fingertips at any hour on any given day. What You Have […]

Regulations & Data Governance: 6 Keys to Developing an Effective Plan

The bad news: Critics think you have too much data – and they want to turn your “big data” into “medium data.” The good news: Your data governance plan could be the most important weapon in maintaining how much data you have, along with how you control it all. Limited Competition Some analysts and regulators […]

Changes Ahead: What’s Trending in Data Governance

If anyone doubts the importance of data governance in 2017, consider this: McDonald’s will now track, evaluate and act on the fries we eat … or don’t eat. That’s just the tip of one trend in data management you’ll see in the coming months. Collecting and analyzing data allows companies to customize what they do for […]