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

How often do you find yourself looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack when trying to solve a problem? What if when looking for that needle, you find that there’s a veritable pin cushion of needles buried deep within that haystack that you’re at risk of pricking yourself on? Does this notion excite you? If not, then should it?

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

If you are like most of us, traditional reporting has never given you everything you want and need. More often than not, the reports answer some of your questions, but once you’ve reviewed them, you have even more questions.

Traditional reporting is designed for one purpose and once it’s fulfilled, that particular report adds no further value. In today’s constantly...


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

Seth Godin wrote an interesting post about building tribes, communities and organizations that people feel are worth taking care of and worth fighting for. He says one of the key aspects of that is making people feel like they belong.

Godin says that people need to feel an ownership towards...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton
employee engagement, Consulting, business improvement

We all know that data is no longer an option when it comes to running an organization. However, understanding and gaining value from your information is a feat in itself – one that many organizations are struggling with.

Many people feel a bit like Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland – having fallen into another world where nothing makes sense.

But the...


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

We all know that data is providing organizations with the competitive edge they need to stay ahead in aggressive markets, whether it’s contributing to improving their sales and marketing, keeping their operations lean or allowing decision-makers to see the full picture to propose strategy moving forward.

However, gathering large amounts of any and all data isn’t the...


From the blog of: Renee Eaton

Trust. Like honesty, integrity, and respect, it’s a word we often throw around, but it carries some heavy weight. Trust is something we don’t take lightly. We wouldn’t go to a doctor we didn’t trust, we switch mechanics when we lose trust and relationships fall apart when it’s lacking, however, when it comes to the workplace it would seem that we tolerate a surprising level of distrust.

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From the blog of: Renee Eaton
Management, employee engagement, Leadership

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