Business Intelligence Blog from arcplan
30Jun/150

BI Dashboards: Quickly and Effectively Communicating Actionable Information

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Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboards serve to ease the effort required to analyze large amounts of data by managers, executives and other personnel who are, to a degree, disconnected from the underlying processes that ensure the accuracy and availability of those dashboards. Many objects exist, such as gauges, charts and graphs, to make dashboards easier to understand and decision-making processes more efficient. However, there’s a fine line between a dashboard that quickly and effectively provides information that is actionable and a dashboard that only spawns more questions and delays action; action that may need to be initiated urgently. Continue reading this post>>

12May/150

arcplan 8.5 – more cloud, more R, more pace

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Increasingly complex business processes and customer requirements represent major challenges for companies and their Business Intelligence (BI) projects. With the latest update of its Unified Business Analytics platform arcplan 8.5 is addressing improved cloud support, forward-looking analyses, and accelerated application development. “With this new release, arcplan is raising the bar for business analytics solutions even higher. arcplan 8.5 offers new and exciting features in particular for the increasingly important area of predictive analytics,” says Hans Peter Wolff, CTO at arcplan. Continue reading this post>>

24Mar/150

How does YOUR BI environment stack up?

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Business Intelligence is a powerful tool, designed for the modern business environment.

One of its primary goals is to enhance performance evaluation, by utilizing benchmarking, data visualization, measurement analysis, data mining, all combining to facilitate your organizations’ requirements for forecasting the future trends in your industry and thereby optimizing informed, data-driven decision-making at all levels of your business. Continue reading this post>>

14Nov/140

Top BI Trends Moving into 2015

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With 2014 coming to an end faster than anyone could ever imagine, the time to start thinking and planning for 2015 has fast approached us. With the start of a new year comes a number of technology changes to consider. With the following new BI Trends, Business Intelligence (BI) should not be on the long list of things for any organization. While some of these trends are already being implemented, with the potential to expand over the next year, there are a number of proposed changes that could fundamentally shift business processes. Below we will uncover what to expect when looking into BI trends for the year of 2015. Continue reading this post>>

12Sep/140

How to Create Responsive Design Applications

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Traditional Applications

Traditionally, one of the first steps to designing a dashboarding or reporting solution is to determine what screen size to use as a basis for layout. Typically, the solution’s layout will be designed to look good on a “standard” laptop. The smaller screen resolution looks a bit small on large monitors, but at least the whole application fits on the page. But that can’t be the ultimate goal, right? The advance of responsive design allows for mobile devices to view the same content, but allows for the application to be scaled up to larger monitors as well. When creating responsive applications, it is important to keep in mind what device is being used to access the solution. This should determine how much and what kind of data to provide the end user.

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