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2 Powerful Ways Business Intelligence Turns IT Frowns Upside Down

What do you think comes to mind when employees think about their company's IT Department? If they're anything like the rest of the corporate world, you might hear things like, “I can't do my job because our IT Department is too slow,” or “I can't get you that report because the IT Department hasn't had a chance to fix my computer.” Now, try to imagine what your IT Department may be saying in response to your company employee’s complaints. Perhaps it goes something like this: “Our to-do list is as long as The Great Wall of China,” or “Why on Earth can’t some of these minor things be handled by the employees themselves.” In all honestly, both sides have valid points. Let's take a closer look at how business intelligence, or BI, can turn your IT departments frowns to smiles. 

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How To Get Organized with Business Intelligence Solutions

Business intelligence (BI) software solutions help you transform your data into intelligent reports for analysis and decision making. With so much organizational data, analysis can become daunting. BI solutions make it easier for you to slice and dice your business data and streamline your day-to-day operations.

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Reasons Why You Should Use Dashboards for KPI Tracking

Key Performance Indicators, also called KPIs, are a means to measure your business performance and track progress towards your goals. KPI tracking can be a great tool in your business intelligence tool-set. You can measure progress through KPI reports or mount them on a dashboard for increased visibility. These metrics are a reflection of your company strategy and help propel it forward.

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BI Solution On A Small Business Budget

Contrary to popular belief, a business intelligence solution is not exclusive to the multi-million dollar corporations. In fact, if you are a small business owner that uses QuickBooks to track financials or an Excel spreadsheet to track sales, you are already reaping the benefits of business intelligence.

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Top 8 Factors to Consider for the Right BI Solution Part 2: Agnostic & Insightful

This marks part 2 of our top 8 factors series. If you are thinking about getting a BI solution for your company, you must consider if the solution is agnostic and insightful. If you are implementing a BI software, which typically takes 60 days or less, ChristianSteven will work with you to easily configure the system to mirror the workflows in your environment. Once operational, the solution can talk to any database or system. In fact, you can have thousands of reports talking to thousands of databases. The CSS BI Solution works behind the scenes to ensure your data is accurate, secure, and delivered on time with the same look and feel, regardless of native application. 

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