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Most companies collect mountains of data, with some not even realizing how much they really have.  The challenge for most is to turn this valuable asset...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
competitive advantage, Data, Qlik, Qlik Sense, Natural Analytics

Data. It’s everywhere. You can’t go anywhere without hearing about it. But who would have thought data would be in the ocean? I sure didn’t! The world is creating so much data but what are we going to do with it? How are we going to turn it...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
big data, Data Collection, Ocean Data Industry, Technology

Although technology is important when talking about data and reporting, there is more to your data success than just the technology you use. Companies also need their data to be driven by their processes, accessibility to information, and people oriented culture ...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
Data, empowered users, decision making, people, processes, Delta P4, Business Intelligence, competitive advantage

Are you listening to your data? It’s screaming to be noticed. It has a lot of stories to tell and wants to show you ways to better respond to challenges, seize opportunities, improve sales and marketing efforts and become more efficient and effective overall. Your data is...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
Data, Analytics, BI platform, data storytelling, construction industry

As an avid auto enthusiast, I’m always amazed to see the innovations that the auto industry is bringing to the highways these days.   However, have you ever taken a step back for a moment to see what kinds of new things are coming to the market?  Auto makers have pretty much nailed how to make a car accelerate, corner and brake with confidence and their styling is leaps and bounds...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
internet of things, big data, automotive industry, QlikView, Qlik Sense, Business Intelligence

In my previous posts I made a case for custom KPIs so let me also state that Industry KPIs shouldn’t be completely ignored.  Let me illustrate through a story from my past.

At the time I was working for an insurance company and one of the industry performance indicators that was used by the industry as a benchmark was called “Expense Ratio”.  At the time, our company didn’t focus on...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
KPI, Key Performance Indicators, Benchmarkets, Insurance, Business Intelligence

Creating your own KPIs and performance indicators also means being careful in considering the types of behaviour you are going to create with the indicator.  As the saying goes, you achieve what you measure.  The act of measuring something means that we are placing focus on it and as a result we are pulled towards achieving it.  It can be easy to put in a performance indicator thinking it will...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
KPI, Performance Indicators

Have you ever had to use the response “Let me get back to you on that one?” in a meeting before?    Sometimes we simply don’t have the answer at hand to questions that arise in meetings.   Before uttering those words, were you tempted to supply some sort of vague answer in the hopes of appeasing the person asking the question, risking not only making yourself look bad but also providing...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Qlik Sense QlikView business analysis presentation dynamic powerpoint, storytelling

In order to create custom Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and their supporting indicators you have to plan on where you want to take your organization.  You need to look at where you have been, what your strategic objectives are and how you measure success of those objectives.   AND you have to have a clear understanding of the milestones that you must achieve on the way to those successes....


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, Analytics, Key Performance Indicators, KPI, metrics, Strategic Objectives

Here at BizXcel, we just upgraded our Qlik Sense 1.1 server to Qlik Sense 2.0.1 and had a couple “growing” pains that I want to share and how to work around them.    The upgrade to Qlik Sense 2.0 was simple and didn’t produce any errors except that when we logged in the /hub no applications where visible to any users.  After reviewing the Apps section of...


From the blog of: Lucas Blancher

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