How to Use Business Intelligence in Sales Acceleration

How to Use Business Intelligence in Sales Acceleration

It’s easy to list off all the reasons that sales acceleration boosts profitability for businesses. What can be forgotten, however, is how much its performance is improved by utilizing business intelligence. Sales acceleration thrives off of accurate business intelligence. In essence, it is the fuel that drives the process. Sales acceleration is a series of mechanisms that work in tandem …

Centralized BI Creates a Competitive Edge for Telcos

Centralized BI Creates a Competitive Edge for Telcos

The telecommunication industry faces many challenges in terms of competition, regulations, technology shifts, constant innovations, and customer demand for new features and services. One of the challenges facing telco companies is the difficulty to gain insights from all the data they generate. Telco enterprises generate huge amounts of data from mobile phone usage, call detail records, network equipment, billing information, …

BI and data management moving rapidly to the cloud

BI and data management moving rapidly to the cloud

The adoption of cloud-based business intelligence solutions has increased by 50 percent over the past three years, and by the end of this year a majority of organizations are expected to invest in the cloud for BI and data management. That is the conclusion of a new study on business intelligence and data management trends by The Business Application Research …

16 Free and Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

16 Free and Open Source Business Intelligence Tools

Real-time analytics is becoming increasingly important as businesses are processing more and more information about their operations and customers. In just one example, Gartner projects that in three years, the average person will interact more with bots each day than their romantic partners. But it is not enough to collect all of this information. Companies will need to analyze it …

Big Data Analytics Use Cases

Big Data Analytics Use Cases

Are you data-flooded, data-driven, data informed? Are you outcome oriented, insight driven or hindsight driven? Are you a firm where executives claim – “Data is our competitive advantage.” Or sprout analogies like, “data is the new oil”. The challenge I found in most companies is not dearth of vision… everyone has a strategy and a 100,000 ft general view of the …

Why business intelligence finally loves maps

Why business intelligence finally loves maps

If you are old enough to remember when geography was taught in elementary school you undoubtedly recall the memorization of capitals, countries and cultures. To the curious-minded, geography uncovered the world, and maps displayed proximity relationships, offering a perspective not revealed by merely reading the textbook. Some thematic maps depicted the size of economies relative to GDP, for example. A …

The Importance of Data Governance

The Importance of Data Governance

Data governance has gained prominence over the past few years as a key aspect of doing business across various sectors. It refers to the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, and security of the data employed in an enterprise. It is a key aspect of quality control which ensures that companies have reliable and consistent data sets to assess …

For location analytics

For location analytics, only the best, most current data will do

In geospatial tech, data has always been the lost stepchild. Or, it’s the “rocket fuel” of geographic information systems (GIS). Take your pick. It depends on who you work for or what you need. The bottom line? For location analytics, only the best, most current data will do. Today, data is the new bacon. It sizzles; it’s crispy; it’s essential …

“Get Social” with Enterprise Data to Speed and Improve Analytics Outcomes

“Get Social” with Enterprise Data to Speed and Improve Analytics Outcomes

Social media has worked its way into almost every aspect of our daily lives – both personally and professionally. Its on-demand nature has dramatically increased end-user expectations of the availability and timeliness of enterprise data. And the data collection methods inherent in social media platforms, such as crowdsourcing, are the envy of business users and analysts who desperately seek to …

Data Monetization: Making Data Work for You

Data Monetization: Making Data Work for You

Based on my experience, I estimate that between 90 to 95 percent of businesses are failing to derive the expected value or ROI from their business intelligence (BI) investments. It is time to decipher why this may be and how to change these statistics. In today’s data-driven enterprise, most companies know their information could work harder for them, but have …