Tag Archives: BI applications

Delivering BI on a budget

Gartner researchAntivia has received a lot of coverage from Gartner lately. We were mentioned in the 2015 Magic Quadrant, and in the hype cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics from August in the mobile BI section.

And, as recently as last week, DecisionPoint™ was mentioned during the ‘Delivering outstanding BI on a budget’ webinar hosted by Kurt Schlegel and Neil Chandler, both Gartner research VPs, as one of a handful of vendors ideal for delivering BI on a budget.

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The Data Vault: The best data news, 14-20 September

Best data news

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance,” said George Bernard Shaw.

Gain a full and balanced overview of the latest and greatest data news, so you can base your decisions on real knowledge.

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How to quickly create a simple, interactive dashboard without coding

Information appsWith fancy terms like data scientist, self-service BI and data discovery being thrown around by industry experts, it can sometimes be hard to know how to get started with creating the interactive dashboards and BI apps that most people in your organization need.

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Can everyone be a data scientist?

Recently, Ted Friedman asked on Twitter:

Ted Friedman tweet

Ted is a long-time Gartner analyst and his knowledge of Information Management is second to none. So I can only assume that he is trying to get a reaction with this question, because, to my mind, there can be only one answer and it is certainly not “nirvana”!

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The Data Vault: Top 6 data articles, 17-24 August

The Data Vault - 17-24 August

Want to deliver better business intelligence? Check out this article from Norm Katz at Composite Apps and learn how.

Curious as to why telcos must turn big data into smart data to manage customer churn and loyalty? First Post’s got the low-down.

Or are you wondering how colleges are using Big Data this autumn?

This list of the best data articles of the past week gives you answers to the questions above, plus a few more, giving you the knowledge boost you need at the beginning of the week.

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BI adoption: why it’s so important to increase adoption rates

Information appsAt Antivia, we’re passionate about BI user adoption. We believe it is the single most important metric to measure the success of a business intelligence project.

The reason for this is simple: it doesn’t matter how good a dashboard, report or visualization looks or how efficiently it conveys information if no one uses it. There’s no way you can become a data-driven organization if business people don’t want to or aren’t able to use the business information provided to them.

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Delivering information apps: how to add app-like functions to your dashboard

Information appsThe information app is a new breed of business intelligence that gets critical business information into the hands of front-line workers in your organization. An information app is easy to use and requires no training, so business users can easily get the data they need to do their jobs more efficiently – just like an app on a smart phone.

With DecisionPoint™, developing these information apps is simple, requires no coding, and business users love working with them. It makes it possible for business users to get answers to questions faster, and it helps them make the right data-driven decisions.

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How to increase BI adoption by giving store and depot managers constant access to information

Around the worldFor the past several years, BI adoption rates have been stuck stubbornly at around 20%. So, what can we do to increase adoption rates to ensure more of our business people have access to correct, up-to-date, information to help them do their jobs more effectively?

Take store and depot managers, for example. What information do they need to make them more effective – visibility into stock levels, lead times, on-time delivery rates?

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Most people need BI apps, not “self-service”

As someone who has previously written (here and here) about how technology labels often don’t help us, you might think it a little odd to find me writing a post comparing one label (BI Apps) with another (self-service BI), but bear with me.

I came across an article written by a product marketing chap, which draws an interesting analogy between doctors needing patient information and corporate users of BI. The article is not recent, but we still see a trend, especially from vendors, claiming that self-service BI is everything business users need.

The author of the article asks us to imagine a scenario where doctors are not allowed to access data directly, but instead have to go and ask non-medical, data specialists for the information, sometimes waiting hours or days for the answers. Clearly, this is supposed to be a parody on the way BI works in some organizations and equally clearly this would be a ludicrous way to run a hospital.

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What weather websites can teach you about business intelligence

Weather websites and BIDrawing a comparison between a business dashboard and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Weather page might seem odd, but I’m convinced it is valid.

And, more than that, I think it points a way to the future of dashboards as we use them in our businesses.

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