Traditional business intelligence solutions can only provide you with answers when you know the exact questions you want to ask. Often times we don’t even know all of the questions we want to ask but with the right business intelligence solutions we can get answers to questions we didn’t think to ask before. Read more about You don't know what you don't know
I work with many HR professionals and what I’ve found over the last year especially is that the HR role is being revolutionized as analytics becomes a priority in this department. People analytics is nothing new it just seems to have been a low priority for some companies but now they are beginning to see the strong correlation between the HR function and overall business efforts.Read more about ...
The BizXcel Business Intelligence team has been hard at work developing an insurance template that is powered by Qlik Sense. This template is to meet the needs of insurance companies who are seeking reporting and analytics that are not currently offered by their insurance systems. This new template provides solutions for both Governance and Operations. It provides benefits through:Read more abou...
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It’s that wonderful time of the year where we register our team members to attend Qlik Qonnections; the premier BI conference that brings data enthusiasts together to network, share insights and learn. Read more about Bringing data lovers together
I believe one of the most powerful ways to collect data is by exhibiting at a tradeshow – I’m not saying go register for every 2017 tradeshow there is but if the verticals you sell into have successful tradeshow events I urge you to take the time upfront to define a plan that will give you the greatest return on investment. Read more about Driving market insights
Ask yourself this question, does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re probably stuck in some sort of holding pattern. Data analytics has been transforming organizations, helping leaders manage their team performance, analyze customer retention, operate and give insights into numbers never thought possible. Read more about Does your data have a purpose?
Even with the best intentions, business intelligence initiatives often end up failing. Why is this? The main reason is that most companies put most of their focus and effort on the tools for the job and forget to ensure they have the right environment to ensure their initiative’s success.Read more about Do you have the right environment?
On calls with prospects, we often hear about their disappointment with new analytical platforms in which they’ve invested so much time and energy. Despite thinking they were fantastic based on what the vendor told them, they ended up being more of a headache than anything else because their end users didn’t end up embracing them like they thought and they didn’t see their ROI.Read more about Is y...
Not enough knowledge is a dangerous thing...Read more about Are you being left in the dark?
‘Tis the season for giving. When out shopping at this time of year, you often hear the sound of the ringing bells and see the volunteers standing beside their donation kettles, hoping to remind you that there are others out there that need your help. For most of us, it’s easy to drop in some change or even something larger and feel like you’re helping your fellow man.Read more about Saving li...
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot about diabetes in the news. Everything from tweaking nutrition to exercise and yes, even how data can help manage the metabolic disease. Diabetes seems to be one disease that is growing exponentially and affecting people of all ages. Read more about Data and diabetes
Data analytics is changing the way we view the world. Police services are picking up momentum as they rely heavily on analytics to track, monitor and fight back against criminal activity. Read more about Tracking crime
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Data is a powerful story but without giving it a voice the impact is lessened. You don’t find everything in the numbers, you find everything by allowing your data to speak and tell a story. Why do we struggle so much to hear what our data is telling us? Why don’t we put the time and effort into making the numbers come alive and make sense?Read more about Are you giving your data a voice?
Since you’re probably not living under a rock, you’ve most likely been watching the current US election. It’s been a roller coaster ride to say the least. Read more about Trusting the results
We often get asked what the return on investment will be by undertaking a business intelligence (BI) project. Depending on the circumstances a hard ROI number can be calculated for the project before we begin. More often it is not possible to calculate a hard ROI number or value. We have to rely on what I refer to as soft ROI, value that is hard to quantify but is real never the less.Read more...
No matter how successful a company is, succession planning is an essential component to do good business. It’s easy to put off planning when things seem to be lining up so perfectly but succession planning should never be put off for many reasons.Read more about Data-driven succession planning