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. 


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.


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! 


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?


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


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