Dashboarding


IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Microsoft Power BI

IBM Cognos Analytics vs. Microsoft Power BI

If you are in the market for a business intelligence (BI) solution these days, you have surely come across, and perhaps have even shortlisted, Microsoft Power BI.  Microsoft seems to have adapted a similar marketing strategy to that used to flood the market with Microsoft Word back in the early 80’s.  Bundling MS Word with other Microsoft software to overtake the competition was indeed successful with MS Word (who uses WordPerfect or...

Implementing a Warehouse Analytics Dashboard

Implementing a Warehouse Analytics Dashboard

Accurate and timely inventory information is key to customer satisfaction and a driver for increased productivity and profitability.  Getting a visual and real-time (or near real-time) analytics snapshot of your warehouse could prove an invaluable tool from an operations standpoint. A well implemented and integrated warehouse inventory control system enables you to capture accurate product quantities and locations and gives you...

5 Critical Steps to Successful BI Implementation

5 Critical Steps to Successful BI Implementation

Unless you’re a member of the underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who rule the earth, the sheer concept of business intelligence can make you feel like a mere mortal navigating your way through The Matrix. It’s ironic, actually. BI, complex as it is, will make certain aspects of your business a whole lot simpler. Fortunately, there are resources like Business Intelligence for Dummies to help guide you – or,...

Self Service BI to Transform the Trucking Business

Self Service BI to Transform the Trucking Business

Modern-day trucking companies face operational challenges far greater than logistics. The rigors of supply chains, higher fuel costs, equipment maintenance and tighter regulations all take their toll. Pair that with the task of managing inventory, and multiple trucks and warehouses, coping with regional difference and tracking shipments in transit. Then further compound the complexity of the trucking business with market impacts (like...

Feasibility Assessment of a Large Scale Time Constrained BI Dashboarding Initiative

The landscape is changing. In recent years, we’ve seen explosive growth in the need to analyze massive volumes of information from disparate sources both structured and unstructured.  Say you recently helped stage an environment from 100 data sources and 10 source systems for an estimated audience serving 10,000 users. Ten weeks later, due to the sudden success of your integration efforts many new demands are in your backlog, your...

Top 12 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (a.k.a Cognos 11)

Top 12 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (a.k.a Cognos 11)

What’s New & What Stays in the new release? Cognos Analytics, released at the end of December 2015, offers the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved interface and user experience mirrored after the same self-service design principles as Watson Analytics. When you upgrade, users will still be able to access and navigate to all of the current studios within Cognos Analytics just as they were in...