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Keep Your Customers Engaged With Your Dashboards

If you are going to spend time and energy on developing and launching a Business Intelligence project, you are going to want to make sure that your customers actually use the reports and dashboards built in that effect. This is true for internal and external users. This is not only relevant for your own personal…

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Time Is Money! 3 Personas That Waste It

Everyone agrees that time is scarce and thereby, valuable. For almost 2,500 years, political leaders, philosophers, and titans of business have pontificated about the value of time. In 430-ish B.C, writer and Greek statesmen, Antiphon, wrote to the Greek Senate that “the most costly outlay is time.” in 1748, Benjamin Franklin penned the essay, “Advice…

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Data Isn’t Just Numbers, Focus On What Matters Most

When I joined ClicData five years ago, companies of all sizes had been preaching the gospel of the power of data for years. While many companies had adopted systems such as SAP Business Objects and SQL Reporting Services as their go-to tools to make sense of their data, Excel had been offering business users the…

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Pricing Analytics – Mercedes C Class Example

Sales analytics are key to understanding the impact of independent variables on consumer demand of a product or service. How does seasonality affect sales? What is the optimal price point for a particular product? How do competitors and broader market trends influence a products potential profit? In this project, we will explore Mercedes C class…

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Create Your SQL Dashboards with ClicData

As a widely used database type, SQL or MySQL is accessible to all ranges of businesses, from small enterprises to international corporations. I bet you use SQL too, maybe even without knowing it. SQL databases can be used directly within your company for sales data, financial data, logistics… but also by third-party applications, built on…

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What Can Business Intelligence Do For Big Data

Big Data is all about collecting, analyzing and processing the enormous data collected from the day of transistor invention and till date. Transistors made the machines fast to advanced. The computation power of digital machines hypes every year by huge numbers. According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors doubles for every 18 to 24…

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Real-Time Financials: Is There Such a Thing?

Incubators or business sponsors often compare managing a business to driving a car or stirring a boat. This picture does a great job conveying new business owners just how many things they are going to need to pay attention to if they want to be successful: hiring the right crew, getting the right engine etc.…

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Key Insights Your Accounting Platform Gives You

Small business owners need real data in order to make the smartest decisions. Passionate ideas and creative strategies are great, but without numerical insights to guide decision-making, you could end up closing your doors and not knowing why. Accounting gets quite a dull rap in the business world, but it’s more than just bean counting.…

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Customer Reporting Becomes Powerful When Automated

I often tell my salespeople, along with my partners throughout the world, never confuse activity with productivity, and yet we all do it anyways, and here is why. There is an inherent need to understand the actions that create productivity and, in this case, that productivity is bottom line sales. ClicData has a significant number…

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Master Social Media in 2019 with Online Dashboards

Social media influences sales more than ever Social media is continuing to play a greater and greater role in the purchasing decisions we make. Numerous studies demonstrate the increased integration of social media engagement with buyer decision-making. According to one study, about a third of all consumers have used social media to become aware of…

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How To Create Stunning Marketing Dashboards in 3 Steps

Step 1: Data connections! Once you are clear on what you would like to measure, and you have determined which indicators (KPIs) are relevant to your performance tracking, the first step is to connect the corresponding data. The dashboard platform ClicData offers native connectors to most relevant marketing data sources such as: Your Social media…

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