Business Intelligence & Analytics

These blog posts feature our know-how on all things business intelligence. We take a look at analytics solutions such as MicroStrategy, Tableau, Tibco and more. Our consultants give thoughtful consideration to subjects such as advanced analytics, data management and more.

The Last Mile of Business Intelligence. Verbal, Interactive, Relevant.

By | January 17, 2017|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

Using the hit TV show Westworld as an example, I explain how voice-enabled BI and analytics can revolutionize the way users collect, process, and use data. Since the latest seasons of House of Cards [...]

The Age of Analytics, as Told by Three 2017 Reports

By | December 19, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|

What happens when a new report, study, survey or prediction is published? You momentarily engage in the findings, give a little, “humph!”, and probably go about your day. But what happens when multiple studies, [...]

On-Demand Webinar: 5 Plays for a Nimble Analytics Game Plan, featuring TIBCO Spotfire

By | July 21, 2016|Categories: BI Webinar, Business Intelligence, Webinars|

Are you dissatisfied with your ability to extract insights from your data? Does your current business intelligence tool prevent you from quickly getting trustworthy answers to the key questions the business is asking? Do you [...]

Tableau 10. Is It a Win?

By | July 11, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|

Much Awaited Features Realized with Tableau 10 Beta Release The release of Tableau 10 seems to be the talk of the BI-town. Tableau got both users and developers excited and eager for the release of [...]

Bypassing Security Filters In MicroStrategy – Display Comparatives Across Hierarchy Levels

By | June 14, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

Security filters in MicroStrategy are useful in implementing data-level security in MicroStrategy but they are applied globally across a project. This tends to be a challenge because sometimes there are exceptions or use cases where [...]

6 Reasons To Love TIBCO Spotfire 7.6

By | June 8, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: |

TIBCO released Spotfire version 7.6 during this year’s TIBCO NOW in Las Vegas. The new features and enhancements further extend and improve Spotfire’s performance and ease of use. They have been some of the most [...]

On-Demand Webinar: Make Advanced Analytics Work For You

By | April 7, 2016|Categories: BI Webinar, Business Intelligence|Tags: , , |

Companies today are looking to find the edge that allows them to achieve business agility, make better fact-based decisions, and to achieve higher share-of-wallet.  Business leaders are increasingly turning to advanced analytics to drive this [...]

Consuming RESTful Web Services

By | February 8, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

Informatica PowerCenter Tips & Tricks Series (Read the previous trick, Rolling Sums & Averages Grouped By Key) Informatica provides both a Web Service Consumer transformation and an HTTP transformation that can access a remote [...]

What to Expect from Tableau in 2016, Plus a Look at Tableau 9.3

By | January 15, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

This week I attended the Tableau Partner Summit conference with several Smartbridge colleagues and it was a great event with an exciting and upbeat atmosphere. Christian Chabot, the CEO and Co-founder of Tableau, gave the [...]

Informatica PowerCenter Tips & Tricks

By | November 23, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

Rolling Sums & Averages Grouped By Key Informatica provides two rolling transformations, MOVINGSUM and MOVINGAVG, which combine the last N rows’ values automatically. These transformations have three crucial limitations: The first N-1 rows [...]

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