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Reporting Sucks. Let’s Make It Better.

Ask a business intelligence professional what they do, and they might feed you a line about finding insights hidden in data. Ply that same BI professional with a cocktail or two, and they might just tell you the truth about…

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Have Your Pie & Eat It Too: When to Use Pie Charts

How to Use Pie Charts Effectively Pie charts are one of the most common yet misunderstood forms of data visualization. Since March 14 is National Pi(e) Day, we thought we’d take a few moments to help both new and experienced…

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What It Takes To Be a Pro “Dashboarder”

What It Takes To Be a Pro “Dashboarder” It’s no secret: dashboards are the future, not to mention the present, of effective business reporting. Whether you’re new to digital reporting or are extremely comfortable with data processing, there’s always room…

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Why Drilldowns Rock

Why Drilldowns Rock Looking for information through hundreds of Excel spreadsheets is a daunting task. Your CEO asked for you to pull up a report on why sales are down in the 4th quarter and you find yourself shuffling through…

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Conserve Manpower with an Energy Dashboard

Conserve Manpower with an Energy Dashboard An energy dashboard takes the guesswork out of power usage. When it comes to running a business, keeping the lights on is a basic priority. But your energy plan shouldn’t stop there. For many…

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How to Measure Brand Loyalty: Tricks for the Food & Beverage Business

How to Measure Brand Loyalty Brand loyalty is the bread and butter of successful businesses in the food and beverage sector. More than virtually any business type, those in the food industry need repeat customers–and brand equity is a sure-fire…

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4 Ways To Use An Interactive Dashboard

4 Ways To Use An Interactive Dashboard From drilldowns to color-schemes, every pixel of your dashboard serves a purpose. If you’re looking to improve your data visualization strategy, or simply want to understand the fundamentals of effective reporting, the following…

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Tips & Tricks to Help You Rediscover the Truth in Data Reporting

Data Reporting Can Turn Information into Knowledge Remember that kid in school who got a 4.0 GPA without even trying? It’s great to be naturally smart, but education can be more valuable when you work for it. In many ways,…

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4 of the Most Important Metrics Sales Managers Can Track

It goes without saying that sales are important. For many companies, profit starts with a sale. If you’re a sales manager, you already know that tracking data is important, and not just typical sales tracking. On the other hand, these…

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How to Know if Your Meeting Was Effective

How to Improve Meeting Effectiveness In the corporate work environment, meetings get a pretty bad rap. For many employees, few things evoke the levels of apprehension brought on by a pointless or unproductive company meeting. Even still, meetings are an…

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