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Why You Should Invest In BI Even If You Already Use Excel

Excel is the most commonly used tool for data manipulation and analysis.You will find that most companies are unwilling to incorporate Business Intelligence because they already have Office Suite. Excel comes as “free” and most office managers wouldn’t want to invest in a service which they seem to already have. However, relying solely on Excel presents the following set of problems: • Strategic decision making...

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WHY BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IS VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

WHY BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE IS VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

The most important asset to ensure survival and success in today’s marketplace is data. Business Intelligence converts this raw data into actionable information. The internet, deregulation, increased competition, consolidation and convergence of insurance services with other financial services have changed the structure of the insurance industry. This has greatly increased the need to implement business intelligence tools within insurance companies. BI refers to collecting, analyzing,...

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Dashboards & Scorecards

Dashboards & Scorecards

Sample CEO Dashboard. Source: https://www.informationbuilders.com/ Dashboards and Scorecards are common tools used in business intelligence for supporting performance management. They are usually used for similar purposes and can be used at the same time but their functionalities differ. When choosing a dashboard or scorecard, one should consider the purpose of use, types of data to be monitored, and the focus on long term goals and strategy...

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Pathways International Maturity Model

    The Pathways International Maturity model.       The Pathways business intelligence maturity model is a tool that we use to establish the technical, business processes and reporting level of an organization for us to be able to determine the best business intelligence processes and tools that fit.     The 7-step model uses a bottom up approach in identification of the levels...

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What Companies Look for in a Business Intelligence Analyst

  As the amount of data companies are collecting continues to grow at a rapid rate, the talent pool of individuals needed to analyze this information is having trouble keeping up. It comes as no surprise that jobs for business intelligence (BI) analysts—employees tasked with analyzing large amounts of data— are opening up faster than they can be filled. While employers seek candidates with a...

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