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How Video Analytics Help Retailers Drive Revenue

Video analytics may not seem to have much to do with retailers, especially retailers who don’t sell video content. In truth, however, they can redefine crucial advertising strategies and illuminate potential revenue streams. A video is part of essentially every consumer’s everyday life. While video advertising is powerful, it’s important to learn from customer behavior to create stand-out content they will remember after watching fifteen different commercials. Video analytics also show the true strength of potential advertising partners.

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3 Reasons Business Process Automation Is Important

More than ever, businesses must pursue strategies that reduce costs, save time, and increase efficiency. Automation is a key tactic businesses often overlook when seeking ways get an edge over the competition. Automation in business is important to all businesses no matter the size. Smaller firms lack the armies of developers, contractors, and IT gurus that large corporations have at their disposal. Large firms are unable to be flexible, which is hindering them from reacting quickly to changes in the marketplace. Automating critical business processes can aid firms to be able to operate worldwide despite having a small footprint. Here are three reasons why business process automation is critical to any company’s survival.

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How Real-Time Dashboards Are Superior To Customer Service

The internet allows immediate access to all kinds of information, and your customers want to know more about your business. More than that, they want data. New tools like real-time dashboards, provide customers with the tools they need to answer their own questions. The data drawn from these dashboards and analytics, update in real time, making it more accurate than any periodical report. Without a doubt, these dashboards are a clever way to provide superior customer service, while trimming your department’s budget.

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How Big Data Is Changing Analytics For the Better!

Big data has changed a lot of things online, including shopping, communication, and marketing campaigns. At the root of those changes are analytics. Analytics translate data into information, and with so much data available the primary tools of data scientists and analytics experts needed to be rethought. Big data brought all kinds of new challenges, and developers took the chance to not only build more functional tools, but more accessible tools. 

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8 Essential Steps To Business Intelligence Success Part 2 of 2

With dozens of Business Intelligence solutions available, what are the must haves? What features will bring you the quickest time to value plus meet the flexibility, scalability and budgetary needs of your organization? No pressure, but the solution you invest in today has reaching implications for your organization's success tomorrow! Let's get your company equipped for the future and performing at its peak.

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Top 25 KPI's You Can Dashboard To Help Run Your Business

It's never been more important to measure and guide the progress of your business using KPI's or Key Performance Indicators. The glut of data out there can lead to analysis paralysis without an appropriate framework of KPI's to guide you. At the same time, KPI's should be there to guide your progress of setting up systems and processes that will create a long-term business competitive advantage, rather than be the end in itself.

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How To Grow Online Sales with Business Intelligence

Growing online sales depend heavily on understanding not only customers’ buying habits but also their browsing habits. Even if you restrict your view to your own websites and advertising campaigns, you’ll still face more data than a human could reasonably manage. BI helps businesses visualize and predict trends within their own sales histories. Business Intelligence can just as easily help businesses figure out who visits their websites but doesn’t buy their products, or why a specific product sees a regular, seasonal boom. BI helps boost online sales in two ways. First, it helps businesses understand customer interests. Secondly, it helps you plan more efficiently for future campaigns.

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How To Predict Trends With Business Intelligence

Nothing gives you the same decision making confidence as Business Intelligence. With the right system, you can use BI reports to build a comprehensive picture of a market, department, or product. By examining past and current data as it’s created, you can get ahead of the competition and keep pace with customers’ changing demands. In the business world, knowledge really is power.

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8 Essential Steps To Business Intelligence Success Part 1 of 2

Today's digital world has released an explosion of data, and Business Intelligence is evolving. Innovative companies now rely on BI to instantly assimilate, transform and analyze this endless stream of information to make perfectly-timed business decisions. Choosing the perfect BI solution to ensure your company thrives and maintains a competitive edge into the future may be daunting, it can seem like a big mountain to climb.

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SQL Server Reporting Services: Benefits of a 3rd Party Scheduler

SQL Server has an internal SSRS Reports scheduling system that can manage and distribute your report subscriptions. Does it do the job? Do SSRS’ internal features satisfy all of the business’ needs? In some cases, firms look to 3rd party solutions to complete their projects. Some solutions enable a greater flexibility in subscription publication, or offer a wider array of scheduling options, while others help manage SSRS Reports. Most importantly, using a 3rd party solution such as SQL-RD can provide a much higher ROI for initial, ongoing and future costs.

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Top 3 Advantages Of A Unified Business Intelligence Platform

Business Intelligence is taking the business world by storm. With these advanced analytics tools, businesses have a window to the future. This field has programs appropriate for any business need, but to maximize BI’s effectiveness, you’ll need a unified platform. Patching together various BI systems is just as inefficient as patching together applications for any other part of your business. It’s an invitation for technical difficulties and lost time. A unified platform, on the other hand, boosts a business’s performance through cost effectiveness, improved function, and the best possible ease of use.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Helping Veterans' Health

Until very recently, discussions about AI (artificial intelligence) were limited to science fiction and hopeful techs who were always on the verge of a discovery. Today, Artificial Intelligence is joining VA healthcare services. Whether or not we have true AI, the advanced analytics software developed for various industries is certainly more efficient than any human brain. While machines cannot think independently, the incredible amount of data involved in our daily lives has expanded their potential for analytics-based programming. This is being demonstrated through the VA’s new AI system.

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How Analytics Is Used In Everyday Business

Everyone uses analytics. We may not realize it, but our ability to rapidly search, suggest, and make small predictions in daily business. Analytics are so common, in fact, that we don’t even notice the role data analysis plays in regular operations. This powerful tool goes well beyond social media marketing, and it’s primed to grow even more important in the near future.

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