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Sparklines–Deceptively Simple

Your Dynamics ERP has a lot of data and you need to convey a big picture to your decision makers and managers.  What do you do?  Try sparklines--intense, word-sized line graphs.  Sparklines are popping up just about everywhere and for good reason. A lot of information can be packed in a space of about 15 characters […]

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Business Intelligence: Not Just for the Finance Group

Many people, when thinking about the application of business intelligence to their business, tend to think about financial or tactical issues and analyses, but a BI solution will give you deep insight into strategic issues as well.  Don't waste those two very expensive weeks of executive time that it took to document your strategy. Use business […]

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Why Do I Want a Data Warehouse with My BI Platform?

Why include a data warehouse in your business intelligence implementation? Doesn't that just create a lot of work and slow everything down? Isn't it better to go right against the source database and get real-time data? Actually, the benefits of using a data warehouse can far outweigh the effort required to implement one. There is a […]

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7 Benefits of Business Intelligence

Most people know that one of the functions of business intelligence is to provide dynamic, interactive reports.  Some companies have chosen business intelligence solutions to replace FRx.  But how else does business intelligence help businesses and other organizations?  Some of the benefits just might surprise you. Read more.   Join BIO for a strictly educational webinar, Choosing […]

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Who Needs Business Intelligence? Maybe You Do.

When I first started in the business intelligence (BI) software industry, I asked a co-worker, “Who are our prospects?”  “Everyone,” he said.  “Some of them just don’t know it yet.” At the time, I thought it was just a salesperson’s blather, but it turns out there is a lot of truth in that statement.  Pretty much […]

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Your Sales and Operations Folks Are Not Lazy!

Many business intelligence tools are coupled with visualization tools that make it extremely easy to create reports from scratch and execute ad hoc analyses.  So why won’t those sales and operations folks make use of these tools for self-service reporting for faster, better decision making as touted in all of the business intelligence literature?  I’m […]

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KPIs, Metrics, and Measures

I recently tapped into a LinkedIn Business Intelligence group discussion on the difference between KPIs, metrics, and measures.  It was a good discussion, but it pointed out that there is still a lot of confusion around these terms.  The response I like the best on this string was given by Bjorn Bjolseth , a senior […]

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Want to Improve your Business Intelligence? Look no Further than Dynamics GP.

Everyone has data, but does that data really give you insight? With Microsoft Dynamics GP you can gain the types of business intelligence all organizations want—the kind that helps you to make smarter decisions and increase your efficiency, in real time. When they choose Dynamics GP, small and midsize businesses gain access to the type […]

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We Have Business Analyzer—Do We Still Need BI?

Business Analyzer is a welcome tool to view Dynamics data and delegate tasks to other users.  On the other hand, BIO is a fully customizable business intelligence solution, incorporating advanced visualization, value-added content, and a modeling and design platform that provide sophisticated BI functionality.    Business Analyzer is not going to take the place of a […]

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FRx Alternative—Video Demo

Still looking for a replacement for FRx?  Microsoft suggests Management Reporter.  New features added in 2012 make Management Reporter collaborative and interactive, or so it is claimed.  Well, I guess adding notes to “chat” about a line in a report could technically be called collaboration.  And being able to jump to a line number or […]

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