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Is your BI solution keeping up with where a BI solution should be today?

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Business intelligence (BI) is as much about incremental advancements as big ones that make the user's experience richer and more versatile and allow them to present their data in the best way possible.  

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Business is nothing but collaborative. So why isn't business intelligence?

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Business, by its very nature, is collaborative. And yet business intelligence (BI), the ultimate goal-enabler, is not – often robbing the organisation of its corporate memory around decision-making. 

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Three phases of automated analytics maturity

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 When looking at how vendors are tackling augmented analysis, or automated analytics, there are three distinct phases of maturity:

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Five important trends for 2019

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So, exactly what will be driving the analytics space next year? 

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How to get ETL under control

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What do you do when your ETL load is out of control, your team is maxed out, and turnaround times are defined in weeks instead of days? Since ETL is still 70% of every analytics project, the answer to this question will likely provide a breakthrough in the speed of insight delivery to the business.

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How to design effective analytic dashboards that look incredible and 8 easy steps

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Dashboards are the go-to data hubs that businesses rely on for decision making. They provide visual answers to business questions so people can act fast on opportunities and issues. Dashboards are powerful tools.
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When Cloud BI makes sense and when it doesn't

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Cloud BI isn't a silver bullet.  It's just about deploying software in a difference place … the same challenges exist …


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Five key innovations that have BI what it is today

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The following five innovations have all significantly shaped the current era of business intelligence (BI).  

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Yellowfin repeats strong global performance with robust growth in South Africa

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  Global business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform Yellowfin is following up strong global growth in 2017 with continuing expansion of its South African customer base and regional footprint.

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The key trends that I think will dominate the BI industry in 2018

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These trends are being driven by several factors including the huge investments that have been made in AI, governance issues that have been associated with desktop analytic products, the increasing push toward enterprise products and the growing demand to leverage big data in all industries.

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The 5 most common mistakes when embedding analytics

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 I've spent the past 20 years working in analytics. Over that time, the industry has come a long way, in both impact and awareness. Whilst for many years my family and friends described my job as "IT", today they know and understand what I do for a living (although I do still get calls to fix their internet).

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Is it time to fire your BI team?

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There are many signs that your BI team isn't performing. Perhaps your peers are constantly complaining about analytics or you don't have the numbers you need to make decisions. Or your BI team may only be reacting to requests rather than delivering insights that add value and excite your business.

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The 101 guide to designing beautiful analytics

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When you're designing a BI application to embed into your product, it's important to design it for the many different people that will be using it.

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What to do with dirty data?

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What great terms – "Dirty" and "Ugly" data. The descriptions are damning, suggesting something that should never be seen, let alone experienced.

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Yellowfin 7.4 Little Things: More information at the tip of your finger

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Advanced tooltips allow you to drill-down, filter data, and perform analysis quickly and with ease.
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Yellowfin 7.4 revolutionizes how you get data insights and helps you discover the ‘Why’

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What if you could understand why your metrics have changed without putting in hours of extra work digging deeper into your analytics? 

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Smoke CI pioneers real-time customer intelligence with Yellowfin BI provided by AIGS

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Smoke Customer Intelligence, the leading provider of customer experience management software, has partnered with AIGS and Yellowfin BI to overlay its customer feedback surveys with hard customer intelligence (CI), taking customer experience to the next level of strategic enablement.  

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Embedding Data Governance in BI for 'one version of the truth'

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It’s a familiar scene: The monthly sales management meeting began well enough, only to descend into claims and counter-claims about whose “data is better” – sales or finance?

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Yellowfin - Making business easy

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View and share multiple third-party application data with Yellowfin connectors and pre-built content, allowing you to combine data from different focus areas, applications and data sources like social media, across the entire business.


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Draw me a picture – 5 Data visualisation best practices

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Why visualise data? Well, there’s just so much of it – on top of which not everyone is a data scientist. Sometimes, people need you to draw them a picture.

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