Tableau Pricing: Features, Costs and Top BI Alternatives

What is Tableau? Tableau is a business intelligence solution that provides users drag-and-drop functionality for preparing data, creating dashboards and visualizations, and sharing insights with other users. It has three main products: Desktop, Server and Online. Tableau has recently debuted Tableau Prep, a new platform that allows analysts to clean and prepare data more efficiently. […]

Tableau vs Power BI: Comparing Pricing, Functionality and Support

Tableau and Microsoft Power BI are the two front-runners in the business intelligence (BI) and data visualization software industry. Tableau offers visualization tools to make data approachable for all users and allows you to leverage any number of datapoints for conducting analysis. Power BI caters to smaller businesses, both in price and functionality, and offers […]

How to Create Effective Dashboards: 3 Best Practices

It’s no secret that organizations are swimming in data. And when you’re not a data expert, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of information. A useful, well-designed dashboard makes all the difference. Dashboards provide self-servicing tools to even the least technologically savvy end users. But when creating a dashboard, it’s simply not enough to […]

4 Data Science Roles and their Responsibilities

Data science is a team sport. At least, that’s the consensus of a survey conducted by Bob Hayes of Business Over Broadway (B.O.B.) and Analytics Week asking Data Scientists about their skills and team make-up. Seventy-six percent of the respondents said they’ve worked with one or more people on their projects involving analytics. As the data […]

Business Intelligence Management: Get the Most Out of Your BI

In the past, it was simply data analytics. Now, it’s full business intelligence management that incorporates all areas of technologies, strategies, applications, and best practices to optimize business operations, sales, supply chain and, ultimately, growth. Almost all large companies are using BI solutions to drive their business performance. What does Business Intelligence Management do?   […]

10 Ways Data Analytics Can Revolutionize Your Business Strategy

A vision of what your business can achieve. A plan for getting there. A way of ensuring that you are constantly and consistently on track. These are three pillars of your business strategy. The fourth one is data analytics. Not just any old data analytics, but the ones that use your data to answer crucial […]

History of Business Intelligence

Business intelligence existed before technology. Today it’s understood as a set of analyses that derive value and insight from data. Richard Miller Devens’ 1865 work, Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes contains the first known usage of the term “business intelligence.” He uses it to describe the way that a banker, Sir Henry Furnese, succeeded: […]

Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics: What’s The Difference?

Business intelligence and business analytics… aren’t they the same thing? Or are they describing opposite processes? There are a lot of big words that get thrown around in the world of BI, and it’s easy to get lost in a whirlwind of interpretation. Trending Terminology The diversity of opinion reflects the fluidity of how we […]

The 10 Most Influential Business Intelligence Blogs in 2020

Business intelligence never stands still. In a rapidly changing landscape, even experts need to work hard to stay abreast of the latest developments and insights. Countless resources exist to shepherd business intelligence users through these fluctuating ideas and frequent innovations. Below is a collection of the best. Many reflect unique perspectives from across the field […]

2019 Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: 5 Key Insights and Market Leaders

The analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry is rapidly shifting to modernize its tools and platforms. In its 2019 Analytics and Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant, Gartner outlines important market trends and evaluates 21 vendors on their offerings. The extensive report can be a long read, so we’ve recapped the key insights and highlighted the market […]