Business Intelligence

BI For Omnichannel Retailers

3 Business Intelligence Opportunities For Omnichannel Retailers

Every key player in the retail industry has moved or is trying to move to a data-driven organization. To be truly successful in giving customers a consistent experience across all channels, analyzing past and predict future customer behaviors is critical: only real-time data can allow that to happen! Business Intelligence for omnichannel retail, if performed…

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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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Tableau Looker Acquisition

Tableau & Looker Got Acquired For Big Money. 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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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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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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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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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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Future Of Bi Ai

What is AI’s Role in Your Business’ Future?

Resistance is futile. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here, now. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the software equivalent of the semiconductor —ubiquitous, unseen, and capable of changing the shape of society and business. And it is embedded into increasing numbers of systems and applications in a manner that is both transparent and transformational. It’s here now,…

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Why You Should Get a Cloud Data Warehouse

Are You Sure You Want to Build that Data Warehouse?

Be honest with yourself. Would you want to build your own CRM or accounting application? I’m guessing you’ll say ‘No.’ And why not? Because it would be too complex, too time consuming, too costly, and require management of developers and development of infrastructure? Yes, yes and yes. So tell me this: Why are you building…

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BI for Small Business: Getting Your Data to Work for You

For decades now, business intelligence—the strategies and technologies that organizations use to analyze and understand their data—has long been considered the domain of big business. While the technological advances of BI tools have allowed large organizations to leap forward in profitability and market responsiveness, most smaller organizations have sat by, often assuming that BI solutions…

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Machine Learning Inevitable Data Analytics

Is Machine Learning Inevitable for Data Analytics?

One of the most watched developments in data analytics and business technology these days is that of machine learning. Becoming something of a business-critical technology, machine learning makes computing processes more efficient, cost-effective, and reliable and may ultimately accelerate every aspect of business decision-making. Machine learning has applications in most industries, where it presents a…

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