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11 BI Trends for 2018

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How do successful companies leverage their data, people and ideas as strategic assets in today's dynamic business environments? By freeing them from their silos and connecting them in innovative ways to drive powerful insights. We’ve identified 11 emerging trends for 2018 that make this possible, so you can begin to transform your business.

Trending with Technology

Trending with Technology

Customer service has become a real dealmaker or breaker for companies. The right technology will set companies up for success, as customers grow expecting quicker, more personalized service. The latest technology will put your company in the driver’s seat for best serving customers throughout the entire buying cycle. 

Below are current trends for customer service and the accompanying technologies that will aid in trend achievement.

Wanted: Data Storytellers

Wanted: Data Storytellers

The world of Business Intelligence (BI) is changing. Companies are funneling more resources into BI and data visualization tools to help their teams make more effective decisions. But as businesses invest in the technology, are they also investing in the individuals needed to manage it? 

The Power of Clean, Quality Data

Your company invests in a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. It works diligently to have the system implemented and adopted across the entire company and ensure effective usage. However, if your team is not consistently keeping the Lead, Account, Contact, Opportunity and Service Ticket data clean for continued use, your firm is missing out on the benefits of CRM.

Using a Variable for a File Path in QlikSense

One of the things I typically do when working with a load script in QlikView is to assign a variable to the file path to my QVD files. That way, if the path changes, I only have to update it in one place instead of multiple places throughout the script. It usually looks something like this:

Managing PowerBI Groups

Publishing reports under the workspace of a username works great when only one person is in charge of managing it. Unfortunately, PowerBI doesn’t allow us to give other users edit privileges on those reports, which limits effective collaboration with the rest of the team. 

Fortunately, PowerBI gives us the option to create groups which come with the ability to fine-tune permissions for other users. This feature requires a Power BI Pro license and is not available in the free version. 

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