Articles By: BIO Analytics Corp.

Dashboards–You Can’t Just Drop Them on Your Users

Role-based dashboards make it easier to stay in touch with your business and help to keep you on top of what you need to do in your job.  Self-service dashboards let you change the data you are looking at, change the way you see the information, let you drill-down to transaction-level details or aggregate data …

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Use Business Intelligence to Break Out of Quandary Thinking

Are you in a quandary?  Are you in a position where you need to choose between several alternatives and none is particularly favorable?  A business intelligence tool can really help when you are in a quandary by providing access to all of the data and self-service analysis.  With a good business intelligence platform, you can …

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Business Intelligence for Big Data

Gartner predicts that by 2017, more than 30 per cent of enterprise access to broadly based big data will be via intermediary data broker services.  Many of these proprietary databases come with their own visualization tool.  But what if you want to put some of this data into the context of your business?  How can …

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Data Discovery—Marketing Hype or Real Deal?

Is data discovery something real and distinct from business intelligence or is it just another marketing term aimed at attracting people who haven’t shown interest to date? It’s real.  Oracle calls data discovery “an ongoing dialog with the data” that “happens in the moment at the hands of the data analyst.” Data discovery allows those …

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Keeping Enterprise BI Enterprise

Even after a business intelligence system is fully implemented, some users “skirt” the system by continuing to use makeshift calculations in Excel or SQL lookups or some functionality external to the system.  Why?  Is it a problem?  How do you get all of your users on board with the enterprise business intelligence system? According to …

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BI Consulting–When You Need It, When You Don’t

Today business intelligence is accessible to small and mid-sized firms, both in terms of cost and feasibility, due to improved technology and lower costs.  But that doesn’t mean you can do it all yourself.  The fact is, that unless your staff includes data managers, business analysts and other IT specialists, you will probably need some …

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Planning Considerations for Data Consolidations

A complete data warehouse allows you to consolidate databases, giving your users access to the information they need without having to think about where the data actually resides. Getting the data into the BIO data warehouse is easy and getting it out is even easier.  However, there are some planning considerations to take into account …

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Step Up from FRx and Managerment Reporter to BIO

You write the report, test it, run it. “This report is fantastic.  It would be even better if you could just add a column for…”  Back to the Report Designer.  If you are using FRx or Management Reporter, you may know this story.  FRx and Management Reporter are static report writers.  The time has come …

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FRx–What’s Next?

Still using FRx?  It still works and your staff knows how to use it, right?  But all good things must come to an end and this is no exception.  Instead of thinking about your FRx replacement, maybe it’s time to think about stepping up to a more robust reporting and analysis solution that will give …

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Business Intelligence Projects Need a Communications Plan

Before launching a business intelligence project, a communications analysis and plan is a must.  For a small project, this is probably done mentally-who needs to know I am doing this?  Who might put in duplicate effort if they don't know I am working on it?  But for a larger project, a written communications plan will …

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