Category: Cloud BI

How Are You Analyzing and Adjusting to the Mobile Shopper?

Every retailer is facing a similar challenge. If you are a retailer and constantly feel the pinch from online giants like Amazon and Google, you have an opportunity to gain back control and competitive advantage with more personalized products and services, building that intimate relationship that these giants simply cannot provide.

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? Modernizing Data Prep, Part 1

For all the exciting discovery that data analytics enables, data preparation involves, for most users, an equal amount of drudgery. That’s true for a number of reasons, first and foremost being that enterprise data is rarely structured for analytic use; it’s often designed for transactional system performance or to minimize storage. Wrangling in data that’s spread across different locations and technologies (database, cube, cloud-based, on-premises, flat files, etc.), and then cleaning up “dirty” (incorrect, improperly encoded, duplicated or blank) data is a time-consuming and labor-intensive task, constantly repeated as data sources come and go.

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What AI Means to a Retailer Dedicated to Customer Experience

Retailers are focused more than ever on quickly adjusting to changing customer preferences and demand. Specialty’s Café and Bakery is a great example of a retailer that is using data to drive decisions related to product development and selection, inventories, staffing, and more to attract and keep customers.

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Cloud Analytics: Your Key to Modern BI Capabilities that Drive Business Success

In The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise BI Platforms With Majority Cloud Deployments, Q3 2017, Forrester Principal Analysts Boris Evelson and Martha Bennett noted that, “The winners in the digital economy will be those that are able to gain insights the fastest and take appropriate action. To do so, companies need a solid data and analytics foundation, and cloud-based BI platforms are an essential part of this foundation.” In fact, among those organizations that Forrester surveyed in 2017, 45% said that they had “either already moved some or all of their BI capabilities to the cloud or were planning to do so.”

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