DiveTab Mobile BI: What’s New and What’s to Come

mobile-biAnalysts project global spending on business intelligence (BI) will increase steadily over the next few years, with cloud BI projected to increase 20% in 2017. In addition, analysts project mobile BI in the global marketplace will reach 30% of the BI market by 2018. Why are these statistics so important? Because companies using analytics are five times more likely to make faster decisions. Even more exciting, the Leadership Excellence in Analytic Practices study (LEAP; released by A.T. Kearney in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon), showed that leaders of enterprises using analytics focus on collaboration in conjunction with BI, while laggards rely mainly on the technology.

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This is all great news for companies using (or looking to use) our DiveTab mobile BI platform. DiveTab’s focus is information proliferation and collaboration, using the latest in cloud computing technology to provide access to a full suite of powerful (and award-winning) BI analytics tools. What news could possibly add to the excitement? DiveTab just got a whole lot better, with numerous improvements and new features added in a recent update. Even better, more updates are on the way! Read on to learn more. (more…)

3 Online Resources to Help Sharpen Your Analytics Skills

analytics skillsData analytics is constantly changing, meaning your analytics skills that were up to date last year may not be current today. How can you keep up with rapidly developing technology?

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Thankfully, there are many resources that you can access to keep your analytics skills sharp. In this blog post, we will discuss three online resources that will help keep your skills current and enable you to supercharge your organization’s business intelligence and analytics efforts. (more…)

5 Must-Haves in a Mobile BI Solution

mobile biWhether it’s better workforce insight or a better bottom line, any organization can improve its day-to-day through business intelligence. In the past few years, information analytics has moved from a business augmentation tool to a standard to play in the big leagues. Now, business intelligence (BI) implementations are being turbo-charged with the addition of fully integrated mobile BI solutions.

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Whether you’ve been carefully considering your mobile BI options, or are just now looking to get into the game, it’s important to distinguish between the frills, good features, and must-have components. In this blog post, we’ll examine the five features of a mobile BI solution that are simply non-negotiable. (more…)

Two Lessons Wine and Spirits Distributors Can Learn From March Madness

March MadnessMarch Madness kicks off this week, and with it arrives one of the few times a year that both sports fanatics and the people who can’t tell Larry Bird from Larry Page come together to watch (and bet on) sports.

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For the wine and spirits industry, March Madness is a good time for spring promotions. In addition, tourney time has a lot to offer for the resourceful wine and spirits distributor. Below, I detail two lessons to be learned from March Madness, and how business intelligence can turn these lessons into results. (more…)

How to Manage Supply Chain Complexity with BI

wine spirits supply chainAs we enter 2016, it’s clear that the beverage industry supply chain is becoming more complex. In fact, a year-end survey conducted by Beverage World found that over the last two years, the number of SKUs in the industry has increased by 30%. Just among wine and spirits companies, there has been 19% growth in SKUs, resulting in each wine and spirits operator managing an average of 13,781 SKUs. Not surprisingly, the survey results show that this increase has left approximately two-thirds of beverage operators feeling very challenged.

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However, for manufacturers and distributors that are able to handle this newfound complexity, there is significant opportunity. Having access to the proper supply chain information is an essential part of being the middle tier of a three-tier distribution system. For wine and spirits companies, a robust business intelligence tool can go a long way towards alleviating these mounting pressures and allowing for a more streamlined supply chain. Below, we detail two ways in which a business intelligence tool can mitigate the effects of increasing complexity. (more…)

Meet the Dimensional Insight Team: Arthur Musah

arthur musahOur biggest asset here at Dimensional Insight is our people. From our support team, to our consultants, to our developers, to sales, to marketing, to documentation, and to our finance team, we place a very high value on the people we employ.

It’s the dedication of our employees to creating a superior product and helping our customers gain deep insights from that product that enables us to continually rank high in customer surveys (such as the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS awards, which was recently announced).

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To that end, we’d like to introduce you to some of the dynamic people who work here at Dimensional Insight and live and breathe business intelligence. Today, we are featuring one of our consultants from our headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, Arthur Musah. Learn more about Arthur’s experience with clients, and his intriguing project that he’s developing outside the office! (more…)

3 Ways BI Can Modernize Your Wine & Spirits Program Management

program managementIf you’re working in the wine & spirits industry, chances are that New Year’s resolutions aren’t the only new objectives you have for 2016. The New Year likely comes with a new set of goals and programs for your organization. Achieving success with program management is essential, regardless of whether or not you are a distributor or a supplier. If managed improperly, an unwieldy set of programs can derail your sales efforts from day 1.

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In order to maximize your revenue in 2016, it’s critical to focus on your program management and making sure your program execution matches up with the goals you’ve outlined for the year ahead. With that in mind, here are 3 ways in which your company’s program management efforts can benefit from a comprehensive business intelligence (BI) tool. (more…)

3 Ways Self-Service Analytics Can Positively Impact Your Organization

business evolutionIn every line of business, there’s an opportunity for self-service analytics. Although the industries vary, the bottom line doesn’t change. What organizations all share are the impacts of high levels of self-service analytics and what they have to offer. In our two previous blog posts on self-service analytics, we laid out the benefits to organizations and all the do’s and don’ts when implementing a self-service analytics tool. In today’s post: how to get maximum results from self-service analytics.

Aberdeen set out to survey the self-service landscape. During this research, it examined the differences between high self-service organizations and low ones. Feel like you’re not getting the most out of your self-service tool? Here are some ways to amp up your analytical insight.

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3 Gifts to Boost Wine and Spirits Sales this Holiday Season

wine and spiritsHere at Dimensional Insight, we realize that the holiday season means something a little different to everyone. Some might look at December as a time for holiday festivities involving excessive or not enough gift giving, fun and/or awkward dinners with in-laws, and more holiday music than any sane person can possibly tolerate.

However, if you are working in the beverage alcohol industry, the holiday season is the busiest time of the year, as it’s a major determinant of whether or not your year is going to be a success. With OND (October-November-December) representing on average 60% or more of your sales, it is an important revenue driver for everyone in the industry. Accordingly, your company will pull out all the stops to capitalize on the opportunities unique to the 4th quarter of the year, with pricing, promotions, and increased marketing and sales activities being foremost among revenue maximization strategies.

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Survival of the Fittest with Self-Service Analytics

self-service adoptionIn our last blog post, we discussed the benefits of self-service analytics. In recent research, Aberdeen found that when implemented the right way, self-service analytics cultivates a greater, more active user base that generates better decisions and circulates valid data across all lines of business. But implementing self-service isn’t easy. Only 29% of organizations currently have a high level of self-service.

Scared you’re on the fence for self-service extinction? There are 3 things that could derail your self-service adoption. Learn how to combat them to empower your user base and grow adoption throughout your organization.

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