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.

On-Demand Webinar: Fast, Fresh & Mobile: Delivering Operational Excellence in Food Service at Chipotle

By | August 10, 2015|Categories: BI Webinar, Business Intelligence, Food Service, Webinars|

Join MicroStrategy and Smartbridge as we discuss how leading food service companies like Chipotle are leveraging mobile applications to redefine operations in the food & beverage industry. Mobility presents tremendous opportunities for food service operations [...]

Informatica World 2015 – A Learning Experience for a New Era in a Data World

By | June 3, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|

I had a great experience at the Informatica World conference this year which included Informatica Big Data Edition training, hands-on labs, and certification. The Age of Engagement The conference started in the second day and [...]

Informatica Analyst: an Intuitive Interface to Data Warehouse Reference Tables

By | May 15, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence, Quality Assurance|Tags: , , |

Co-opting Informatica Analyst for Reference Data Maintenance by Data Stewards At the most recent meeting of the Houston Informatica User Group, I gave a brief presentation on a non-standard use for the data quality tool [...]

On Demand Webinar: Joining Your BI Solution with JD Edwards

By | March 13, 2015|Categories: BI Webinar, Business Intelligence, ERP / JD Edwards, JDE Webinar, Webinars|Tags: , , , , , |

Make the Vital Connection - Quickly Join Your BI Solution with JD Edwards Using RapidDecision EDW Traditionally, the effort to get information out of JD Edwards is a massive undertaking. RapidDecision [...]

A Glimpse at the Big Power of Teradata

By | February 23, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|

I had the pleasure of attending the Teradata User Group Conference and Big Analytics Workshop held in Dallas, Texas on February 10th and 11th. It was exciting to see the amazing horsepower Teradata brings to [...]

The State of Mobility in the Enterprise

By | February 5, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence, Enterprise Mobility|Tags: , , |

  As their speed and versatility increases, mobile devices will become an ever more important part of the workforce. Companies have been adopting both tablets and smartphones for a variety of reasons as the challenges [...]

MicroStrategy World 2015 – Advanced Analytics to Usher

By | February 2, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|

The first day of MicroStrategy World 2015 started with a keynote session from Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy's Chairman and CEO introducing three new platforms. MicroStrategy Usher – the futuristic mobile identity authentication tool, MicroStrategy 9s integrated [...]

Why Do You Need Advanced Analytics?

By | January 21, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

In my last blog post, I talked about advanced analytics and what makes it different from traditional business intelligence (BI). If you found yourself asking, “So what?”, here is your answer! While traditional BI techniques [...]

What is Advanced Analytics?

By | January 6, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence|Tags: , |

In recent years, we have seen dramatic changes in the technology world shaped by big data challenges and emerging data analysis techniques. Most people have heard of advanced analytics and its potential to generate value [...]

Best of the Blog

By | December 22, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, ERP / JD Edwards|

As the Smartbridge Blog nears its 2-year anniversary, we would like to thank every one of our readers. Hopefully we provided an answer to a challenge that was plaguing you, or made you think of [...]

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