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FAQ Friday: How can I see sample reports?

When creating reports, sometimes it can be helpful to take a look at how someone else has put together a report. Luckily, there are a whole host of sample reports based on a fictional company that you can explore that are yours to explore anytime,

5 More Terms You Should Know

When you first start thinking about Business Intelligence (BI), it’s easy to get lost in all the terminology. A couple of weeks ago, we gave you 5 BI terms you should know to make your life easier.  Today,

Throwback Thursday: Slow Decision Making

January is a time for retrospection as well as predictions (and resolutions). In looking back over the past year for the blog, there’s one post that has gotten more attention than anything else we’ve posted here, and consistently so with daily hits ever since it was posted,

Data silos are bad. Data avalanches are worse.

Data silos or data avalanches? Is your data trapped in a few different locations that don’t talk well to each other or is your data scattered all over the place like a billion snowflakes of information covering every available surface in the office?

Data on the move

Your life doesn’t take place in a single room. You move around. Maybe you’re opening new offices in Halifax or working closely with the Calgary client for a week or two. Maybe your kid was up all night with a fever and you’re working from home.

Did you miss our webinar?

Back in the spring, 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), Nim Cook (CIO and co-founder), and Peter Hauderowicz (franchise owner of PODS Ottawa) discussed 5 key business concerns that SMBs face —

Is your BI system sustainable?

Is your current BI system simple enough to be sustainable? Sam Lightstone over at has posted an excellent synopsis of Dr Claudia Imhoff’s thoughts on the importance of building simplicity into something as complex as business intelligence.