Technology’s ultimate goal is to simplify our lives. Everything that has been created through the centuries, has been done with the intention of simplifying the way we interact with each other and the world around us. Now we take a step further.
“There’s a global revolution under way”. That is what Forbes states in their report “Analytical Enablement: How leaders harness distributed business intelligence to drive breakthrough results“. The revolution Forbes mentions is self-service analytics.
Decades ago a forward-thinking manager, Peter Drucker, said “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. At that time, we were far from imagining the amount of data we would have at our disposal, ready to be transformed into insights and than to action. Sales Analytics have become a gold pot of opportunities that is fueling forward-thinking sales managers and their high-performing teams.
Machine learning is not a new term, but in the last few years it has been brought to the spotlight due to technological advances and bets made by major players like Google and Facebook.
Gartner leaving Traditional BI tools out from the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics gave the discussion a new breath. Traditional BI tools still have the biggest market share but their revenues are decreasing. On other hand, Modern BI segment is increasing its revenue in 64%. Time to understand what tears them apart and who will win the fight.
I am nearly 51 years old and run a global sales team, I have to use CRM for our salesforce automation.
No I didn’t attend the training ! (more…)
I’m João Silva, the new Community Manager at Wizdee. Before I joined this team, my definition of Business Intelligence was this software/place where you gathered all your business information. That’s not far from reality but Wizdee made me see beyond that.
Here are a couple of lessons I’ve learned in the first weeks on a Natural Language Business Intelligence Company.
At least once per month you need to do a presentation or a report explaining your numbers. One of the struggles is understanding what type of chart you should use to convey your message. We’ll share with you how to choose the right visualization in 5 steps.
In April 2015, Gartner coined the expression “Citizen Data Scientist” and, as everything Gartner says, it quickly became a buzzword in the Business Intelligence industry. It raises a couple of questions: Is this a real thing? Who are the Citizen Data Scientists? Can I become one? (I read that Data Scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century.)
When a company decides to enter a new innovation stage and implement a BI strategy, it expects the obvious returns in efficiency and performance. However, more than that can happen. Having effectively implemented a BI tool can lead to deep changes in a company’s work dynamic that might not be visible at first sight.