BI for Every Business Function

Jan 10, 2013

BI for Every Business Function Betsy says: My friend, Robbie, loves to tell jokes. Whenever he asks me a question, I know there’s a punch line. “What’s the difference between true Business Intelligence and your best guess,” he asked. “I … Continued

Don’t Use a Row Boat to Navigate Oceans of Data

Dec 15, 2012

Don’t Use a Row Boat to Navigate Oceans of Data I recently joined a cross-functional team to recommend a business intelligence solution, improve planning and better predict results using objective metrics. Our company owns businesses in several industries and wanted … Continued

OK, So Your Industry Is Unique! You Can Still Use BI and CPM to Succeed!

Nov 30, 2012

OK, So Your Industry Is Unique! You Can Still Use BI and CPM to Succeed! Every time I go to a technology conference, I hear the same refrain. “No matter how flexible a software solution is, there are things that … Continued

When it Comes to BI, Your Team Should Take it Personally!

Nov 15, 2012

When it Comes to BI, Your Team Should Take it Personally! Nearly every business is considering, or has already implemented, a Business Intelligence (BI) solution. BI solutions are designed to provide transparency and enable performance management. But, if you really … Continued

Decisions, Decisions! BI is the Answer!

Sep 30, 2012

Decisions, Decisions! BI is the Answer! As business people, we’re faced with decisions every day and they aren’t limited to what kind of latte to buy, what to have for lunch. I’m talking about the real strategic, operational and tactical … Continued

The Sad Tale of Jodi and Her Restrictive BI Solution

Sep 15, 2012

The Sad Tale of Jodi and Her Restrictive BI Solution Last year, my friend, Jodi acquired a BI solution. Unfortunately, web access from outside the company walls was a sort of Rube Goldberg affair. You remember Rube! His cartoons depicted … Continued

Spread Your Data OR Pull it All Together? The Answer is Simple!

Aug 15, 2012

Spread Your Data OR Pull it All Together? The Answer is Simple! I think the term ‘spreadsheet’ is appropriate! Oh, there was a time when spreadsheets were considered cutting edge. They were the preferred and, sometimes, the ONLY way to … Continued

Handcuff and Blindfold Your Staff? Don’t Be That Guy!

Jul 15, 2012

Handcuff and Blindfold Your Staff? Don’t Be That Guy! You wouldn’t blindfold and handcuff your employees and then expect them to do their job! Without access to up-to-date, relevant data, your staff may as well be handcuffed and blindfolded! Improve … Continued

Affordable, Sophisticated BI & CPM Courtesy of My Brother’s Smarter Sister

Jun 30, 2012

Affordable, Sophisticated BI & CPM Courtesy of My Brother’s Smarter Sister My brother used to work for a behemoth, international company. Now he works for a small company that is growing fast – a SME! He’s looking for a BI … Continued

BI Strategy Map: Transform the Long and Winding Road into the Road to Success!

Mar 31, 2012

BI Strategy Map: Transform the Long and Winding Road into the Road to Success! The English language is strange! We interpret words based on what they SEEM to mean. Business Intelligence (BI) is NOT a business that can think, and … Continued

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