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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.

Do you need a data scientist or a data analyst?

You’ve probably heard it before: Data science is THE sexiest job of the 21st century. But what does that mean? And what about data analysts? But wait, are they even really two separate things?

Yes, they are, and they can fill very different roles within an organization.

What’s the big deal about data visualization anyway?

Data visualization is, simply put, the art of presenting your data visually. It’s not just graphs and charts. Done well, data visualization is so much more than that.

We’re all familiar with the ubiquitous line charts and bar graphs you can find in Microsoft Excel.

Are you a visual person? Is your data visual too?

The main goal of using any business intelligence system is to find answers to questions in the data your company is collecting. But when your data is complex, it can be hard to understand what you are looking at.