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

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

Analytical Hair-Pulling! BI for Even the Most Statistically Challenged User

Feb 29, 2012

Analytical Hair-Pulling! BI for Even the Most Statistically Challenged User Show me a spreadsheet with columns of numbers, or a report with pages of data, and ask me for a concise analysis and my eyes will cross. Analysis is an … Continued

Don’t Fall Victim to the Top 5 Reasons Businesses Fail! BI is the Cure!

Jan 31, 2012

Don’t Fall Victim to the Top 5 Reasons Businesses Fail! BI is the Cure! I write blogs (in case you haven’t noticed) and blog writers LOVE to use numbers. “10 ways to achieve customer satisfaction”, “7 things you should know … Continued

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