Analytics and Insights: Drive Competitive Advantage Through Analytics

July 11, 2018 Bobby Pennington

It’s common to hear that every company is now a technology company. In today’s digital economy, data is the oxygen fueling growth of the most competitive companies—it’s the backbone of technology. The top five companies leading the S&P 500 are the most well-known analytical competitors in today’s marketplace. The “FAANG” companies (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, […]

What to Look for in Gartner’s 2018 Analytics and Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant

April 25, 2018 Alex Hibbard

Evaluating analytics platforms can be overwhelming, especially given the number of companies that compete in this ever-growing space. Gartner, a research company that provides technology insights, understands the complexity of the industry and the vast number of possible solutions. These challenges prompted Gartner to develop their “Magic Quadrant.” The Magic Quadrant analyzes competing technologies and […]

Power BI DirectQuery: Automatically Refresh Less Than Every 15 Minutes

April 3, 2018 Bryan Plantes

Power BI is an extremely user friendly and flexible analytics, reporting, and dashboarding tool. In the past two years, I’ve witnessed the massive adoption of Power BI by my clients and in the marketplace, often replacing more expensive tools due to its ease of use and low barrier to entry. Project Challenge As with any […]

Machine Learning Essentials

March 15, 2018 John Franks

Machine learning (ML) has become a very popular topic in recent years, but despite technology advances, many companies have a hard time putting it to work. I’ve found that this is primarily because they don’t know how to implement ML to meet strategic business goals. The related buzz around ML fosters uncertainty about what exactly […]

3 Tips for Using Jet Reports

February 12, 2018 Christopher Collier

Jet Reports, often referred to simply as “Jet,” is a reporting and analytics tool for Microsoft Dynamics Navision (NAV), an enterprise resource planning solution. Jet functions as a Microsoft Excel add-in that allows users to access NAV data quickly to create ad-hoc reports. Since Jet is specifically designed for the Microsoft Dynamics product suite, it […]

How to Build Rolling Date Periods in PowerBI

January 11, 2018 Andrew Foreman

Microsoft has done an excellent job developing PowerBI to be straightforward, enabling everyone from business analysts to data visualization experts to build compelling stories with their data. It is this accessibility that has positioned them well as a market leader in the data visualization space, even as a relative latecomer to market. That being said, […]

The 5 Drivers of an Analytical Competitor

November 13, 2017 Bobby Pennington

What if I told you that five companies have a combined market value equal to the GDP of France? If you guessed that I’m referring to the notorious FAANG stocks, you’d be right. The success of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (now Alphabet) is no secret, so their market value of $2.4 trillion shouldn’t […]

Insights on Big Data from Some of Credera’s Thought Leaders

December 8, 2015 Justin Bell

Last week I published a post that got a really good response.  The topic was architecture insights from some of Credera’s technology leaders.  As I mentioned, one of my favorite things about working at Credera is that every day I get to collaborate with our amazing team (my friends) on a wide variety of problems.  When a […]

eCommerce Metrics and Analytics – Business Objectives

January 21, 2010 Katherine Moffitt

An important initial activity in planning for a new or redesigned eCommerce website is to define the specific business goals for the site and the measurements that will be used to track progress toward the goals. Collaboration throughout the organization is needed to first define the target audiences, then define and prioritize specific objectives for […]

Common Web Analytics Metrics

January 8, 2010 Katherine Moffitt

There are a wide range of web analytics tools that track a variety of different metrics to help you measure the effectiveness of your eCommerce site. The types of metrics you should select to measure depend on your specific needs and goals for your eCommerce business. Needs may range from basic traffic monitoring to complex […]