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Ad Hoc Reporting Keeps Endowment Funds Flowing

Ad Hoc Reporting Keeps Endowment Funds Flowing

At Converse College, a private women’s university in Spartanburg, South Carolina, ad hoc reporting is the difference between an antiquated endowment program and one that will sustain the school’s scholarship program by appealing to modern philanthropists. As endowment...

Some Assembly Required: The Third Route to Embedded BI

Some Assembly Required: The Third Route to Embedded BI

Some Assembly Required The Third Route to Embedded BI All roads to embedded business intelligence (BI) software begin with the same question: should we build our own analytics solution or buy something we can just plug into our SaaS product and bring to market right...

Calculating Your ETL ROI

Calculating Your ETL ROI

How to cut the costs and boost the benefits of your ETL program. There are many resources that explain how to calculate the ROI of a data warehousing project, but few isolate just the ETL slice of the pie. Extract, Transform, and Load processes make up a significant...

How to Fast-track Your BI Implementation

How to Fast-track Your BI Implementation

In a perfect world, every SaaS provider embedding BI into their application would have ample time and resources to invest in the project: a dedicated team of developers and data experts, a UX/UI designer or two, business analysts ready to build your report library, a...

The Hallmarks of a HIPAA-Compliant Embedded BI Solution

The Hallmarks of a HIPAA-Compliant Embedded BI Solution

Since the Final Omnibus Rule was added to HIPAA in 2013, software companies serving the American healthcare sector have grown used to double-checking their business partners for compliance with federal privacy regulations. Where once only healthcare providers,...

Data Models That Build Themselves

Data Models That Build Themselves

Self-service BI is about bridging the knowledge gap that has historically separated business professionals from their data. It’s about doing away with intimate knowledge of information systems as a prerequisite for finding out last quarter’s growth margin. And when it...

Four Features to Incorporate in Your Next Reporting Dashboard

Four Features to Incorporate in Your Next Reporting Dashboard

As dashboards become increasingly commoditized, it’s easy to lose track of what makes them mission-critical business tools. The number of dashboard tools available is growing, and many are marketed to highlight their long lists of features and functions. Those features might be helpful individually,…