We hear it far too often. Your ERP system is not providing you with the quality reports you need so you’re shopping around to replace it or repair it. Guess what? You don’t need to do either! 

Your system should support your business plan and it should support your other software systems. Perhaps your ERP system was never a good fit from the start or...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
Qlik Sense, ERP, Data, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization

Should you be using industry standard KPIs to measure your organization’s performance or should you be creating custom KPIs in your Business Intelligence solution?

Industry measures are useful when comparing yourself to others in the industry but they don’t propel your organization toward your objectives.  Industry measures and benchmarks tend to be a target number for the industry...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
KPI, metrics, Business Intelligence

Qlik Sense comes with a great tool called the Master Library… which I personally really enjoy using. I use it in every Sense app that I build and when I switch back into Qlikview it’s a feature that I truly miss. When we are showing off Qlik Sense to clients and new users it’s a feature that always gets high praise and that people get excited about. There are...


From the blog of: Eric Delorme

 

My daughter has a fascination with the ‘new’ Sherlock Holmes…the 21st Century portrayal of the famous detective by Benedict Cumberbatch.   Actually, I believe she has more of a fascination with the actor than with the character, but we will leave that for another blog post.

We were reviewing famous quotes of Sherlock Holmes the other day after watching an episode and...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
data big data analysis guess business intelligence quality QlikView Qlik Sense

I was recently speaking with a prospect and was asked the question, “why would a company want or need BI?”  In my response I indicated several reasons including the fact that companies looking to improve efficiency would benefit from BI.  To this I got a somewhat confused look and the question, “How is a Business Intelligence solution going to make the operation more efficient?”

So the...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, KPI, Efficiency

Tradeshows. We love them! It’s a lot of work but they pay off.

It’s nice to have a change of scenery and show off your booth to thousands of individuals. A lot of work goes into setting up your booth, despite what you may think with it being a 10 x 10 space. It’s the nitty-gritty work of loading, unloading, setting up the booth and making sure you have...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik

As an analyst, I often work with clients who are trying to gather all of the data they can in order to make decisions.  In this new world of Big Data, where data is knowledge and knowledge is power, it may seem like the more data we have, the more powerful we will be.

But is there a risk that collecting too much data can cause unwanted noise in our analysis?  Should we collect data just...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Data Qlik Sense QlikView Analysis

Over the past year, as I have been learning Qlik Sense I have realized that there is something fundamentally different about Qlik Sense when compared to Qlikview.  It’s not that Qlik Sense is based on cutting edge web standards such as Web Sockets or the use of intelligent visualizations, it’s that it is designed from the ground up to change organizations.  It’s...


From the blog of: Lucas Blancher

I had a conversation this week with a colleague about efficiency.  We were trying to determine how to decide when efficient was efficient enough.  The question was if you are at 99% efficiency, is that good enough and there is no sense exploring the remaining 1%?

On the surface this sounds pretty reasonable and there are likely better places to put effort and spend money rather than...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, BI, Increasing Efficiency

IT does get a bum rap sometimes as being the speed bump in an organization.  It often is seen as the bottleneck that slows the organization down and prevents it from achieving their goals quickly.  Is this deserved?  Well in most organizations its reality but not because IT wants it this way. 

Having worked in IT for most of my life and managed IT departments, the reality is that the...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle

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