Business Analytics Strategies: To Generate Excellent Results

Businesses are constantly facing different challenges every day, whether this be greater competition, lower profit margins, more demands from customers or declining sales.  For businesses to grow efficiently it’s important to understand what areas of the business are performing and those that aren’t. Business analytics or using business intelligence  is about assisting organisations to integrate […]

How Businesses Are Using Business Analytics

Bloomberg recently conducted a survey of 930 businesses across the globe to provide insight into the state of business analytics in organisations today. The results brought back a focus on the basics: Business analytics is still in the “emerging stage.” While analytics has gone mainstream, most organisations still rely on traditional technology. Spreadsheets are the […]

Host Analytics & Inside Info Delivers Best-In-Class Cloud CPM and Business Analytics To Australia & NZ

Host Analytics, the leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), today announced a new reseller partnership with business analysis specialists Inside Info to deliver its award-winning CPM and business analytics technology to the Australian and New Zealand regions.  This partnership comes at a time when local CFOs are looking to business analytics and the cloud […]

Top Five Features In Microsoft’s SQL 2012

Forrester Research has just released Microsoft’s positioning as a leader in the “The Forrester Wave™: Self-Service Business Intelligence Platforms, Q2 2012″ report. SQL 2012 has a lot to do with this.  Forrester highlights Microsoft’s approach to delivering self-service BI through the familiar tools of Excel and SharePoint. According to the report, ” Microsoft has built on […]

User Driven Business Intelligence: 7 Tips For Effective Data Visualisation

Sophisticated data models won’t do us much good unless decision-makers are able to interpret, understand and act on the results appropriately. Here are seven principles for designing analytic apps that lead to high user acceptance and results, from our team of consultants.  Understand What Users Will Do With The Results Analytic interfaces should be driven by […]

Self-Service BI Helps Manage The TCO of Business Analytics

Aberdeen’s April 2012 survey on agile Business Intelligence (BI) showed that the top driver of BI are the managers demanding better tools to help make sense of their data (53%).  While most companies may have recognised their need to create more effective BI strategy, many still struggle to deliver the tools and technologies efficiently while […]