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24 Essential BI Dashboard Requirements

24 Essential BI Dashboard Requirements

If you’ve ever shopped for software before, you know that after about three product demos, the details start to bleed together. Keeping track of one product’s features is hard enough; keeping track of multiple usually results in your brain abandoning you to whatever notes and/or vague feelings you managed to cultivate over the course of […]

UX Files: The Case of the Indescribable Variables

UX Files: The Case of the Indescribable Variables

Business intelligence is all about user experience. Don’t believe me? The hundreds of BI applications available today, diverse as they are, share the common objective of replacing this:     With something like this:     That is, a graphical user...

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...

Dashboards vs Reports (And When to Use Which)

Dashboards vs Reports (And When to Use Which)

Business intelligence is all about the creation of reports and dashboards; but for those new to BI, it can sometimes be hard to tell how they differ in construction and purpose. If it has tables, is it a report? If it fits all on one page, is it a dashboard? Which is...

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...

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Tracking Churn

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Tracking Churn

"Well, in our country," said Alice, still panting a little, "you'd generally get to somewhere else — if you run very fast for a long time, as we've been doing." "A slow sort of country!" said the Queen. "Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep...

Arguing with Charts

Arguing with Charts

Data Talks, Episode 21 Data Talks is Exago's podcast on all-things business intelligence, analytics, and application software. This month, journalist and professor Alberto Cairo joins us for a discussion on data democratization, data literacy, and the role charts play...

Can Your Data Viz Tool Do THIS?

Can Your Data Viz Tool Do THIS?

Data visualizations and dashboards have always been hot ticket items in business intelligence (BI). We get why — they offer quick insights and engaging interactivity all while being fun to look at. Many BI platforms have even focused their offerings solely on...

The Anatomy of a Data Story

The Anatomy of a Data Story

Stories are how people make sense of the world, so it follows that they’d also be our way of making sense of data. As much as technology can facilitate data storytelling, it cannot (yet) perform the pivotal step of placing data into the human context. That’s our job, and we’re really good at it. We’re […]