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Inside Exago BI’s SQL Generation Engine

Inside Exago BI’s SQL Generation Engine

A major component of Exago BI’s report execution process is our SQL generation engine. Exago—I’ll drop the “BI” for brevity from here on out—can effectively serve as a relational database, performing operations in memory when necessary. However, we still want to...

Training BI Users

Training BI Users

Data Talks, Episode 22 Data Talks is Exago's podcast on business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, Anticimex Data Integrity Analyst Forrest Gordon offers insight into training self-service BI users of various abilities and backgrounds. As...

BI Roadblock #1: Data Silos

BI Roadblock #1: Data Silos

A data silo is an information repository that is either isolated from stakeholders, other repositories, or both. Though they’re easy to spot and generally known to be problematic, they’re also one of the most common barriers to good data practice.  This is in part...

Top 20 Exago BI FAQs

Top 20 Exago BI FAQs

You asked, we answered. Here are the top 20 most frequently asked questions about Exago BI!  Reports 1. Will my users be able to build their own reports? Absolutely! Exago’s reporting tools are designed so non-technical end users can build their own reports without...

Real-Time Data Analytics Best Practices

Real-Time Data Analytics Best Practices

What is real-time data analytics? Though it sounds straightforward and remains a longstanding priority for data-driven companies, real-time analytics is often poorly understood. Many define it as the ability to access and manipulate data immediately or very soon after...

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...