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So what exactly is a data silo and why is it a bad thing?

Most businesses have a multitude of different systems generating data every day, like Salesforce, Quickbooks, or even applications that they’ve developed in-house. These applications are tremendously useful to the departments that use them, and those departments use the data they produce as the foundation for decision-making and goal-setting activities.

What’s really influencing your business?

We all like to believe that we understand how our business works. We know the product, we know the process, we even know the customer. But do we really understand how it all works?

It’s easy enough to come up with generalities.

Throwback Thursday: simpleBI and PODS webinar

Looking back into our archives, a little over a year ago, we were invited by IT in Canada to be the final presenter of their webinar series. During the live webinar,  Jeremy Jackson (CEO and co-founder of simpleBI),

simpleBI is accessible anywhere you are: at the office, at home, or even on the road.
simpleBI is accessible anywhere you are: at the office, at home, or even on the road.

Throwback Thursday: simpleBI and PODS webinar

Looking back into our archives, a little over a year ago, we were invited by IT in Canada to be the final presenter of their webinar series. During the live webinar,  Jeremy Jackson (CEO and co-founder of simpleBI),

Turning data into profits

Your business collects data every day. Data on customers, on products, on transactions, and more. Individually, each piece of data is important information. Taken all together, the data can be tremendously significant and insightful… or it can just be noise.

Does business intelligence really help you work smarter?

Occasionally, we get asked if all the hype about business intelligence is true–does BI really help you work smarter? Most businesses, particularly small- to medium-sized businesses, don’t realize how convoluted and labour-intensive their information systems are until they see a good BI solution in action.

Does business intelligence really help you work smarter?

Occasionally, we get asked if all the hype about business intelligence is true–does BI really help you work smarter? Most businesses, particularly small- to medium-sized businesses, don’t realize how convoluted and labour-intensive their information systems are until they see a good BI solution in action.

Alerts and notifications let you ignore your business without worry

These days, everyone is busy. A thousand things press urgently upon us day after day and sometimes we lose track of things we really should be on top of. Luckily, when it comes to your business information,

Why we love business intelligence

When you are faced with a critical business decision, what do you base your decisions on? A gut feeling? Instinct? Intuition?

In other words, are you making critical business decisions emotionally or analytically?

The best business decisions are backed up by an abundance of information gleaned from data collected across the breadth and depth of your company.

FAQ Friday: What is a data model?

FAQ Fridays are where we address some of the more common questions we get asked over the course of the week. Have a question you want us to answer? Just comment below, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook,

Your data should be available everywhere you are.

Most of us live a connected life. We are never far from a device that connects us to the wider world. We have easy and instant access to information, whether looking for driving directions or settling a friendly argument over who is going to triumph: Batman or Superman,

FAQ Friday: How do I get started with a free trial?

FAQ Fridays are where we address some of the more common questions we get asked over the course of the week. Have a question you want us to answer? Just comment below, reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook,