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Business Intelligence

Capture Your Slice of the Pie

It’s getting cold outside. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks way and I’m excited to see my family and enjoy an amazing feast.  While some others will be carelessly eating away at their pumpkin pie, I’ll be analyzing the size of…

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Holistic View of the Organization

Dashboards are a great way to keep track of important metrics and are a useful tool to help executive teams see where the organization is heading. The executives can maneuver the plans based on the latest trends on the dashboards.…

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Dashboards: Public or Private?

Public Dashboards: Then and Now Dashboards can provide wonderful insight into performance at an organization. Dashboards help manage goals, measure performance, and monitor key areas of operation. But the question remains, should your next dashboard be made public or limited…

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SharePoint: Data Visualization May Drive User-Adoption

Over the past several years I have been a part of numerous SharePoint projects and have been involved with the SharePoint community in a number of ways.  Through these experiences I have noted several common factors that may lead to…

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Data Visualization Speaks a Language that Traditional Reporting Lacks

During a recent client engagement, at a global network power connectivity supplier, I ran into a common theme, one of which I have experienced many times over – providing visibility, transparency, and insight into their operations.  I was there to…

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Line Charts – Show more than financial data

Trending data can be a great way to predict and analyze the performance of any metric. There are many ways to represent data with a chart. However, the best chart type to display trending values is the line chart. Line…

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Key to Dashboard Success: Storyboarding

Dashboards have become strategic plans for nearly every organization today as a means for monitoring the entire business, used to convey relevant, oftentimes real-time statistical information, pertaining to a dizzying array of metrics and KPIs. Doesn’t it then make sense…

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State of Michigan Rolls Out Online Dashboard

This week, Governor Rick Snyder gave his first State of the State address in Lansing, Michigan. He spoke about change for Michigan and the importance of setting clear, measurable goals. Governor Snyder announced the implementation of the Michigan Dashboard (www.michigan.gov/midashboard).…

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Make IT Spending More Effective

Navigating the rough seas of today’s tough economic climate is as difficult as ever.  With profits falling, costs rising, and lending practices tighter than ever, today’s business leaders are constantly looking for undiscovered cost advantages to give them an edge…

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Dashboards and Reports

I recently had an interesting conversation with someone at a trade show. The main question revolved around the difference between “reporting” and “dashboards”. Having been in the business intelligence space for awhile, it’s not the first time I’ve been asked…

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