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Oct 29th, 2014

Drag chartThe claim to fame for most drag and drop business intelligence (BI) tools has been providing business users with the ability to create dashboards and reports without any help from IT. But in practice, can they really deliver this without significant IT cycles? Does this approach really provide a single version of the truth to everyone within an enterprise (beyond just analysts and power users)? What about entities outside the bounds of the VPN?


Myth 1: No IT involvement at all

Some discovery and dashboard tools provide insights at the individual or desktop level without any IT involvement. However by excluding IT, these tools don’t necessarily scale well or integrate easily with multiple security frameworks across an extended enterprise

Oct 20th, 2014

Muddy Boots LogoFounded in 1996, Muddy Boots’ Web- and mobile-based software systems help more than 2,000 food businesses around the globe manage and maintain quality assurance and compliance throughout the food supply chain, from grower to retailer.

The U.K.-based company was looking to embed a business intelligence (BI) system into its solutions to help customers better understand how a producer is performing, ensure products match the required quality specification, and make qualified business decisions to enhance efficiency.

Previously, an issue might be picked up by an individual depot that would then notify the

Oct 16th, 2014

LPGA LogoThe Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. However, while reporters covering other professional sports have long had unfettered access to statistics that help differentiate and add depth to their commentary, the LPGA’s legacy online media center was not considered a valuable resource by national, local or broadcast media.

The legacy site had numerous issues, including: an unwieldy content management system; stale, missing and inconsistent content; static reports in PDF; and an inability to generate self-service reports. There was a database where most of the needed information existed, but not a way to

Oct 9th, 2014

Smartphones, social media and globalized markets have fundamentally redefined the way companies communicate and partner with their stakeholders. Companies today are increasingly dependent on input from customers, suppliers and distribution partners to remain competitive. This complex commercial network is collectively termed the “Extended Enterprise.” Check out the infographic below so see how you can tap into the power of extended business intelligence: 

Extended BI