Success in business depends on good observation skills and being aware of what’s going on around you. Changes in the economy, your industry, with you competitors or within your own company can happen quickly and you need to be agile and able to respond quickly. 

Fancy you have good observation skills? Take the test below and find out how you measure up.

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From the blog of: Renee Eaton
QlikView, Business Intelligence, Data, Data Solutions, Business Discovery, Dashboards

Today, having actionable information is the key to competitive advantage. Industries have been improving everything they can on the machine side. They have invested and leveraged their people. These were the roads to competitive advantage, but with everyone doing this, new avenues must be found.

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From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, QlikView, Business Discovery

After the last time we chatted, I got a bit of a hard time from my co-workers regarding my announcement that pin cushions and needles excite me. OK, so when I say it like that, the harmless jibes may have been well deserved. Of course, if you read my last article, you’ll know I wasn’t talking about real pin cushions. I was talking about the nasty bits of bad data one can find when you start...


From the blog of: Cory Hanna
Business Intelligence, Data, Dashboards, QlikView

Portland, Oregon – 1972

A young college dropout wanders into a calligraphy class at Reed College. He becomes fascinated with the art form and starts studying it fervently. It becomes his obsession for the next 18 months.

At this time, Reed College offers some of the highest quality calligraphy instruction in the country, every poster, every drawer on the campus features...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Business Intelligence, business improvement, Leadership, employee engagement

Company A came to us looking for team building training. They had set up a committee and wanted to plan a day that was fun and upbeat.

We were all for it, our team loves getting creative and organizing team building days. 

We discussed dates and times, themes, ideas and activities.

They were happy, we were happy. 

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From the blog of: Renee Eaton
business improvement, Consulting, Training

Remember those mood rings you had as a kid? The gaudy ones that “magically” changed colour depending on the mood you were in?

Maybe you even gave one to your secret crush hoping it would change to the colour representing love when you were around – indicating his/her undying 10-year-old love for you.

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From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Leadership, business improvement, Consulting

Are you getting the most out of your investment in business intelligence? A common misconception in the corporate world is that to increase the value of your business intelligence efforts, you just need to throw more data at it.

Purchasing data, tying it to big data, doing more analysis – these are all strategies that are often deployed. However, if you are not maximizing what you...


From the blog of: Robert Stickle
Business Intelligence, QlikView, BI Tools

As you can see we have had some exciting changes in the past few weeks, hiring a new Business Analytics Specialist and of course moving our office to accommodate the growth in company size. But it doesn’t stop there! As of Monday, August 18th, we welcomed Charlie Argento to our BizXcel team. Charlie is joining our Sales Team as Senior Account Executive – welcome Charlie! 

Charlie...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
About BizXcel

We clicked our heels three times and guess what, it worked! We are proud to announce the relocation of BizXcel Inc. to 31 Broad Street in Brockville with offices that have a beautiful view of the St. Lawrence River. We travelled along the yellow brick road for years and finally made it to the Gates of the Emerald City! Behind these gates we have new opportunities and a bright journey ahead of...


From the blog of: Hannah Gzik
About BizXcel

When building QlikView applications a great deal of time is often spent on data, data quality and data validation. An equal or greater amount of time should also be spent on the design and presentation of your application. After all, what good is all that data if the users don’t know how to interpret it or have problems...


From the blog of: Eric Delorme
QlikView, Business Intelligence, Data Solutions, Dashboards, BI

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