Data Models Optimization

Data Model Optimizations For Better Performances

Have you ever tried to make this Sales dashboard your CEO is raving about a bit faster to load? Did you ever wonder if you make the best usage of the multiple set-up options of your ClicData account? Maybe it’s time to start an optimization project, from the Data Model to Dashboard creation’s best practices.…

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What Are BI, Data Visualization & Data Analytics?

A few decades ago, the term “business intelligence” emerged as an umbrella term—much like “big data,” “web 2.0,” and “artificial intelligence”—to represent a set of technologies and processes that together provide business metrics for business users. Typical business intelligence (BI) implementations require the creation of a data warehouse—a placeholder for the business’ key data tables,…

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Your BI Vendors Just Got Acquired. Now What?

In the world of Business Intelligence, big news travel fast and the acquisition of Tableau by Salesforce and Looker by Google was BIG news! For some these types of transactions generate apprehension and fear, for others, it raises hopes and excitement. Apprehension and fear because sometimes these acquisitions are made simply to acquire technology or…

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Data Management in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities

The healthcare industry is facing various challenges that can hinder its progress. However, if it is able to overcome these challenges, a lot of opportunities will open up which will be beneficial to all of its stakeholders, healthcare workers and patients alike. The greatest of these challenges is the management of the voluminous and ever-increasing…

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10 Keys to Successful BI Implementation

Why is it so challenging to get Business Intelligence (BI) adopted, implemented, and leveraged in an organization? Unlike CRM and ERP tools, which are essentially data collectors, BI requires just as much thought to implement and sometimes even more resources than its transactional counterparts. Yet many organizations continue to struggle to ensure that it is being used…

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Build Powerful Traffic Dashboards In 4 Steps

Google Analytics world 1st used tool to track website traffic and conversions mostly because it’s free and very thorough. You can find a LOT of information, maybe too much. It takes a little bit of practice and time to figure out the user-interface though. If you want to go deep into your traffic analysis, you…

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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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Automated Customer Reporting

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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