Business Intelligence

10 key steps to deliver enterprise business intelligence and line of business reporting applications

Delivering a Business Intelligence application which dramatically improves your company’s business performance is one of the most rewarding projects you can ever work on. At EiB we should know, having done so on over 600 successful BI projects using the Microsoft BI infrastructure.However, it is also challenging with many real world obstacles (both technical and commercial), which is why more than 50% of all BI projects fail.So, in order to help you

Expert Opinion 07: Understanding the difference between Analytics, BI, Machine Learning, AI and Data Science

In the field of data science, things can become very confusing, especially with so many buzzwords and terms flying around, it’s very easy to waste a lot of time just trying to figure out how everything connects together, let alone applying them to the day-to-day running of your business. So, to clarify the relationships among the fields of business and data analytics, data science, business intelligence, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, Iliya Valchanov, founder of 365 Data Science, an educational

Is a self-service analytics application right for your business

Are self-service analytics applications right for your business? Here are 8 questions to ask yourself to find out.

Today, even with innovations in, BI software, financial reporting, management reporting and self-service analytics applications, monitoring every aspect of your business is still too complicated. It’s essential for you to use the right tools to track your business performance effectively, yet there are dozens of different software applications and approaches on the market, making choices confusing, complicated and all too often costly – especially as your user population grows. With the majority of businesses trying to manage and present data from

The importance of creating a scaleable road-map to BI success

It’s all well and good saying that you already have a ‘BI reporting solution’ in place for your business, but the truth of the matter is, that a reporting solution for advanced analytics alone quite simply cannot realise the true benefits of business intelligence for your organisation. The reality of the situation is, that in order to harness the full potential of BI, you first need to ensure your approach is more of a methodological process. Once this is established,

Excel in Business (EiB) Is your business information rich, but knowledge poor?

Is your business information rich, but knowledge poor?!

At BIBA 2017 we conducted a survey of 60 Brokers, Insurers and MGAs, as part of our ongoing research into Management Information in the Insurance Industry… With the insurance industry so reliant on its data for writing profitable lines of business, and the looming regulatory changes that are set to demand increased data transparency, the findings from our survey were quite alarming… It may not come as a surprise to you that a resounding majority of respondents acknowledged the accuracy of