Category: General BI

Tapping Into the Power of the Many: Collaborative Decision-Making

Tapping Into the Power of the Many: Collaborative Decision-Making

Author: Jennifer Dorothea , Tags: decision making, collaboration, social, self-service, business analytics, business intelligence |Category: Industry Trends, General BI Topic | Published: 8/15/2016

The goal of business intelligence is the advancement of the organization, not increased personal productivity. Unshared analysis, insights, and assets cannot deliver their true value. And those shared via unsecured means can cause more problems for your organization than they could ever solve.

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Pyramid Analytics Named an Industry Excellence Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services

Pyramid Analytics Named an Industry Excellence Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services

Author: Chandra DuFrene , Tags: analytic platform, data-driven |Category: Industry Trends, General BI | Published: 7/13/2016

At Pyramid Analytics, we are committed to providing our customers with a complete business analytics platform that meets the needs for everyone in their organization – from the BI initiative lead to the business decision maker to IT. As we work through our software to enable a culture of sharing and collaborating around analytics, we are pleased to announce our efforts have been recognized in the Dresner Advisory Services’ 2016 Industry Excellence Awards, which were announced this week.

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Analytic Platforms and the Decision Lifecycle

Analytic Platforms and the Decision Lifecycle

Author: John Hormaechea , Tags: analytic platform, data-driven |Category: Industry Trends, General BI | Published: 7/1/2016

Today’s organizations have become decentralized, and more individuals are being asked to make choices that have potentially far-reaching implications. There is also enormous pressure to act quickly. That’s why decision makers are demanding self-service analytic tools that support them throughout the entire decision lifecycle.

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Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights

Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office, Power BI Desktop, Publish to Pyramid Server, on-premises solutions, private cloud, self-service BI and analytics, centralized platform, governance, security, enterprise solution |Category: General BI | Published: 5/31/2016

By using BI Office together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop, you get personal productivity and a complete enterprise solution. See how the new Publish to Pyramid Server functionality in Power BI Desktop enables on-premises data discovery and sharing capabilities for data-driven enterprise organizations.

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A Brief History of Business Intelligence

A Brief History of Business Intelligence

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: history of business intelligence; history of BI, evolution of BI |Category: General BI | Published: 2/25/2016

BI has a longer history than one might think, predating computers themselves. This article gives a general overview of how BI came to be what it is today.

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2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms: Download the Report

2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms: Download the Report

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: Gartner Magic Quadrant, business intelligence and analytics market, BI Office, BI platform |Category: General BI | Published: 2/22/2016

Pyramid Analytics celebrates being part of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for three consecutive years. Download a complimentary copy of the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.

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The Challenges of Large-Scale BI Deployments | Webinar

The Challenges of Large-Scale BI Deployments | Webinar

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: large-scale BI deployment, webinar, customer success, adoption, Department of Veterans Affairs |Category: General BI | Published: 2/16/2016

In this webinar, hear about large-scale BI deployments from Dave Fackler, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), who implemented Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office Suite across the entire VA system. Topics include accelerating adoption through tool selection and training plans, taking advantage of the benefits of governance, and supporting varied users across multiple locations.

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Business Intelligence over the Generations

Business Intelligence over the Generations

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI 2.0, bi evolution, mega vendors, desktop solutions, governed BI |Category: General BI | Published: 2/11/2016

See how business intelligence has evolved over the generations from BI mega vendors, to desktop solutions, to combining the best of all worlds for scalable, governed, easy-to-use BI.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Saves Millions with Pyramid Analytics

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Saves Millions with Pyramid Analytics

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: Fort Lauderdale airport case study, connecting data sources, rapid insights |Category: General BI, Pyramid News | Published: 1/27/2016

Watch this three-minute video to learn how Broward County, Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) eliminated time preparing reports, and saved millions of dollars annually from new insights.

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Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise | Infographic

Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise | Infographic

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: key skills of business intelligence director, key skills of BI director, key skills of BI owner, infographic |Category: General BI | Published: 1/7/2016

This infographic shows the skills, experience, and educational background that are trending as highly important for the role of BI director/manager. This information is based on research of numerous job descriptions recently posted on LinkedIn.

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Top Skills for Directing BI Programs: What the BI Professionals Are Saying

Top Skills for Directing BI Programs: What the BI Professionals Are Saying

Author: Alberto Sutton , Tags: key skills of business intelligence director, key skills of BI director, key skills of BI owner, infographic |Category: General BI | Published: 1/7/2016

BI leaders are crucial to overall BI operations. The effective BI initiative leader must take mountains of company data and enable people not only to make sense of it, but also to affect change in organizations. See the top skills required to be a successful BI director in this infographic.

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HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 2

HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 2

Author: Trish Redgate , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 1/6/2016

Health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrates how Pyramid Analytics improved her business results.

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HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 1

HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 1

Author: Rob Wallace , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 1/5/2016

Pyramid VP of North American Sales Rob Wallace and health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrate how Pyramid Analytics improves business results.

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Editors’ Choice for Top 2015 Blog Posts from Pyramid Analytics

Editors’ Choice for Top 2015 Blog Posts from Pyramid Analytics

Author: Alberto Sutton , Tags: editors’ picks, Pyramid Analytics’ top five blog posts of 2015, top blog posts of 2015 |Category: General BI, Pyramid News | Published: 1/2/2016

Check out editors’ picks of our not-to-miss blog posts of 2015!

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Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: sports analytics, sports industry, athletics industry, analytics |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

On November 17, 2015, Pyramid Analytics hosted a webinar with Chris Webb discussing if OLAP was in fact dead. Interest for this webinar was high: 299 people registered, and 195 of them were on the webinar. There have been 319 on-demand views of the recording, for 514 total views so far. So the question is what differentiated this webinar from the others?

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Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Author: Kristen Gill , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

Pyramid Analytics understands the importance of social media and its affect on company strategy. After an initial assessment, we quickly decided to focus in on our top priorities: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. During the past year, our subscriber numbers have increased exponentially, and our engagement level went from being hardly existent to robust.

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Best Practices for Success with Business Analytics Implementations

Best Practices for Success with Business Analytics Implementations

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, best practices, TDWI, The Data Warehouse Institute, BI implementation |Category: General BI, Industry Trends | Published: 12/8/2015

What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools.

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Five Questions to Ask for BI Success

Five Questions to Ask for BI Success

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, scalable BI, SSAS, Microsoft SQL Server Analytics Services, BI compliance, best practices |Category: General BI | Published: 12/3/2015

What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools.

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“We BI” for Collaborative Intelligence

“We BI” for Collaborative Intelligence

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: We BI, Me BI, collaboration, governance, agility, self-service |Category: Industry Trends, General BI | Published: 11/13/2015

“We BI” generates exciting possibilities because there are more people in an organization who are “in the know.” The “We BI” model is built upon the notion of collaborating and sharing governed, trusted content, sophisticated business logic, data models, and queries for collaborative intelligence.

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Making Data and Analytics Accessible to Users

Making Data and Analytics Accessible to Users

Author: David Brierley , Tags: making data accessible to users, making analytics accessible to users, simplifying advanced analytics |Category: General BI | Published: 10/26/2015

The number of industries that use data and analytics defies the imagination. In years to come, more and more people will consume and analyse data. This article discusses the movement toward putting advanced analytics into the hands of everyone—toward simplifying it and making it accessible.

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Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them: Part 2

Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them: Part 2

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: using robots to automate data gathering; using robots to automate data analysis; measuring robot performance |Category: General BI | Published: 10/23/2015

This is the second article in a series about measuring robot performance. For the previous article, see Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them. By harnessing robots to improve on or automate data collection and analysis, the scope of human problem solving and decision making can be expanded, rather than replaced, in many creative ways. This article discusses how.

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“We BI”: Where Everyone is a Winner

“We BI”: Where Everyone is a Winner

Author: David Brierley , Tags: “We BI,” “Me BI,” the ROI of “We BI,” collaboration, governance, scalability |Category: General BI | Published: 10/21/2015

BI and analytics are burrowing their way deeper and deeper into organizations, increasingly expanding beyond previously existing boundaries, with more and more user roles getting involved, relying upon, and sharing quality data. The trajectory continues to move from the individual (“Me BI”) to the collective (“We BI”). See the value that “We BI” can bring to your organization.

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Collaborative Business Intelligence–What it is and why it’s critical for success

Collaborative Business Intelligence–What it is and why it’s critical for success

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, collaborative BI, Howard Dresner, BI success, BI adoption, best practices, BI objectives |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/14/2015

This article shares information from Howard Dresner’s presentation on collaborative Business Intelligence and how it leads to the success of BI initiatives.

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When Selecting a Business Intelligence Platform, Think About More than Just the Product

When Selecting a Business Intelligence Platform, Think About More than Just the Product

Author: Jonathan Goldberg , Tags: BI, business intelligence, analytics, Dresner, vendor assessment, vendor selection, credibility |Category: General BI | Published: 10/14/2015

When selecting a BI or analytics platform, in addition to looking at obvious things like the product functionality and the technology, it is imperative that you also assess the vendor. BI software is so central and critical to success that you will be forming a partnership with your vendor. You want to work with a vendor that is credible, has integrity and makes you feel comfortable.

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Why Change Management is Critical for Successful BI Integration

Why Change Management is Critical for Successful BI Integration

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: BI, Forrester, change management, process improvement, BI integration, IT project best practices, Prosci |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/12/2015

This article explains why change management is critical to the success of BI implementations, and offers ideas on how to integrate change management into your BI project.

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Using Big Data in Education: 9 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve

Using Big Data in Education: 9 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve

Author: David Brierley , Tags: education, big data, big data in education |Category: General BI, Industry News | Published: 10/7/2015

Education has changed tremendously over the years. Here are nine ways that using big data provides big value in education, whether in a traditional setting or in an online classroom.

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Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them

Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: measuring data from robots, measuring robot performance |Category: General BI | Published: 10/1/2015

Despite sociopolitical and economic concerns, using robots in the workplace is rapidly gaining momentum, and brings with it new ways to think about how we capture data, analyze it, and measure productivity. This article discusses the trend and provides examples of capturing and analyzing data from robots.

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