Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics Platforms, 2016: My Take

“Self-Service Analytics for Everyone” ... Please Explain!

Who, Inc. and the Data Grinch

The New Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality

Analysts Agree: We’re a Rock in a Sea of Uncertainty

Redefining Customer Service in the Public Sector

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Melissa Treier | November 12, 2015

We’ve all had customer service “wow” moments – times when we’re left delighted with an organization that made us feel special and heard. We’ve all also had the opposite. In the new age of customer service, constituents have grown accustomed to on-demand services and having a voice on social media....

InfoApps™ Deliver Analytical Enlightenment

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Porter Thorndike | November 10, 2015

InfoApps™ are highly interactive, analytical apps for non-technical users. Our customers deploy our platform-backed InfoApps to thousands of users with the benefit of greater adoption and usability than analytical tools, while still maintaining great flexibility.   Data visualization...

Analysts Agree: We’re a Rock in a Sea of Uncertainty

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Michael Corcoran | November 04, 2015

If you’re comparing BI and analytics vendors right now, you know how noisy and confusing the market is. There are traditional BI vendors, new data discovery vendors promising self-service nirvana, and vendors who want to take you to the cloud and nothing but the cloud. How do you make your...

An Alternative to Excel: Active Technologies

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Brian Carter | November 03, 2015

A good report or dashboard tells a story, but more importantly, it should generate additional questions. The method for answering those questions is typically a drill down to another static report, or more than likely, leads to the inevitable question, “Can I just get the data in a spreadsheet?”...

A Look Back at the 2015 WebFOCUS Advisory Council

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Dan Ortolani | November 02, 2015

This year’s WebFOCUS Advisory Council event proved to be a productive and informative gathering between some of our great customers and executives, who came together to improve the use and understanding of cutting-edge BI technology. With 32 attendees representing 27 companies, the meeting was akin...

Don't Let Data Quality Ruin Your Business

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Jake Freivald | October 19, 2015

Last week, yet another article outlined how damaging the impact of bad data is. The article lists monetary loss, dissatisfied staff, and impatient customers among the many problems caused by poor data quality. "Once you’ve spotted a potential data quality problem, it’s time to act," author Martin...

Busting the BI Myths, Part 2

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Jake Freivald | October 15, 2015

Yesterday, I discussed Information Age's article about BI myths, specifically the misconception that BI is overly complex. Today, I'd like to talk about yet another myth the author highlights - that BI is only for large organizations. Ben Rossi writes, "But having the tools to transform raw data...