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Fear of the Cloud..Is it a thing of the past?

It doesn’t take very long in our industry to birth a new IT buzz word. Only a few years ago the new IT buzz word was “Cloud”. Then very soon, the “buzz” word becomes a commonly used term in our vocabulary until the next new buzz word is birthed. “The Cloud” is now the new normal in terms of hosting...
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Choose Business Intelligence Wisely

How did you choose your Business Intelligence software? Rock, Paper, Scissors? Though not literally, but as organisations go through the purchase evaluation process, more often that not, they reach a stage when it almost seems like they did play rock, paper, scissors.
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Is Microsoft Power BI a data warehouse also?

The short answer is No! it’s not or at the least; Not yet!
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Budgeting, Forecasting and Business Intelligence

In most organisations today, it is quite common to come across complete automation in the areas of general ledger, accounts receivables, accounts payables, inventory control, sales and purchases, etc. In addition to this, some organisations even capture employee time and resources time for project...
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How to Select a Cloud Based Business Intelligence Tool

I’ve met with quite a few potential Business Intelligence shoppers off late and the most common debate I’ve come across is whether to go for an on premise solution or with a cloud based solution.  It is not uncommon for most organisations to struggle with making the right choice here. But there are...
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How Important Is Collaboration In Business Intelligence?

Collaboration is probably one of the most neglected aspects in businesses today. It is an ironic statement because CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, Middle Management staff and all employees have a much wider range of communication technologies available to them today than ever before and yet we see very little to...
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Simple Ways To Leverage Business Intelligence For Management Executives

Although most companies have process mechanisms and some tools to help them make strategic business decisions, many of them struggle in delivering insightful information to the management team. One of the commonly identified challenges in most organisations is the ability to turn available data...
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Why Businesses Fail

It is quite a known fact that 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 2 years. This was according to Bloomberg and there is probably a lot of truth to it. I’ve personally seen many start up’s fail. It’s heart breaking, especially if you know the entrepreneur personally...
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Should Small Businesses Invest In Business Intelligence?

That’s a great question. Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data warehousing, Performance Management, KPIs, Dashboards and Scorecards are all terminologies that once were restricted to the domain of large organisations. There was and probably still is a perception that “only” large organisations...
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Most Common BI Implementation Mistakes

Gartner predicts that business intelligence and analytics will probably remain the top focus for C level executives over the next couple of years at the least. Small to medium companies have joined the larger conglomerates in implementing BI solutions. The number of BI solutions has grown...
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