Tag: Modern BI

Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI?

Data visualization tools, desktop data discovery tools, and visual analytics are examples of traditional self-service BI tools that business analysts embrace because they provide a user-friendly way of quickly turning data into insights. These tools are geared toward business analysts that have the skills and knowledge to acquire the right data sets, perform the analysis, and present the insights needed to solve a business problem.

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Four areas retailers must analyze to stay ahead of the competition

Have you used a digital product or service while shopping in the past year? The answer is almost certainly “yes” and each time you are online, your actions generate data – from research, online ordering or in-store pickup, coupons, mobile payments, voice commands and more. The question is, how do retailers make the best use of this data to stay ahead of the competition?

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Birst 7: A new level of ease of use and collaboration across centralized and decentralized analytic teams

Cloud, digital transformation, mergers and acquisitions, big data analytics, data monetization, and more are all critical business initiatives creating an even greater divide between centralized IT and decentralized analytic teams in the business. This is why it is all too common for an organization to utilize at least two different Business Intelligence (BI) tools to support these different analytic needs.

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How “Able” Is Your ETL Process? 8 Ways To Modernize Data Prep, Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a high-level comparison of traditional extract, transfer and load (ETL) tools, desktop data preparation tools and Birst’s modern, built-for-the-cloud ETL tools for data analytics. In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into the eight key ways that, of the three options, Birst is best “able” to meet the rigorous requirements of today’s enterprise users.

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Seven Steps to Success for Predictive Analytics in Financial Services

Remember when you began your career and the prospect of retirement was an event in the distant future? How many of the poor decisions you made over the years could have made for a better retirement outcome had you had a crystal ball to see into the future? With better knowledge about the future, would your decisions have been different?

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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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Will AI Increase the Reach of BI and Analytics?

The business intelligence (BI) assembly line is broken, with adoption or utilization rates of only 30 percent in a typical organization, according to Gartner[1]. These adoption rates include all the users of the BI system – administrators who manage the system, analysts who build reports, and business users who consume reports for better decision making. This underutilization ignores employees outside the BI system who could be using valuable data to make better decisions. No one can argue that business performance and innovation are negatively impacted when data assets are not fully leveraged for decision making.

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