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July 2015

Microsoft and Panorama – Better together for Business Intelligence

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It is great to see Microsoft coming out (once again) with a great new platform to allow users to build Business Intelligence solution upon. Panorama Software and Microsoft have a long standing relationship. It started when Microsoft acquired Panorama’s first generation technology which enabled Microsoft’s entry into the BI arena, and continued over many years  Continue Reading »

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July 2015

The New Features of Power BI Empower the Users of Panorama Necto

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On behalf of Panorama & our 2000 joint customers, I want to congratulate our friends at Microsoft for their newest release! One of the great benefits of working in technology is seeing how ideas turn into products that drive tremendous strategic value to real businesses. As the product manager of Panorama I had the privilege  Continue Reading »

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June 2015

BI Bob vs. Aio BI

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No, they are not new anime heroes pitted in a battle to the death (though I might write the book. Okay. Maybe not.). BOB is Best of Breed and AIO is All in One. Ah. That sounds more familiar. So how do you think you should go about choosing a new business intelligence solution? BOB  Continue Reading »

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May 2015

(How-old.net) How Old Is Your BI & Data Discovery Solution?

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I still remember buying my first Sony Walkman. It changed my life. Really. But now looking back 20 + years, it amazes me how quickly I moved on to the CD player, the MiniDisk and then finally the iPod. I had this one friend (I’m sure we all did), stubborn, didn’t like the idea of  Continue Reading »

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April 2015

Does Size Really Matter??

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Greetings all, Over the weekend, I came across an article that left me in awe. I immediately went online and purchased the book from Amazon, I needed to know more. “Big Data” by Bernard Marr. This is the link to slideshare I originally came across with the “25 need to know facts” Or read below…  Continue Reading »

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April 2015

Panorama Beats Tableau and Qlik at 63% of the Evaluation Criteria!!

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Gartner’s “Survey Analysis: Customers Rate their BI Platform Vendors” (Oct 2014) It reports customer experiences of 1589 professionals across 42 vendors. To see the Full Gartner Report Click Here. The report details the results for 22 criteria’s, including: Customer Experience Score, Sales Experience Score, Average Product Quality Score, Average Support Score, View of Vendor Future Score, BI  Continue Reading »

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March 2015

It’s all about that ‘Smart Data’

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So what is all the fuss about – isn’t it just a bunch Data? Simply speaking, no! Business intelligence (BI) is the process for analyzing data and presenting that data to help businesses and other users in making more informed decisions. BI encompasses a variety of tools that enables organizations to collect data, analyze that  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

Get out of the office – Panorama releases Necto 15 with new mobile capabilities

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The other day, my daughter came home from school and asked me if I could help her figure out a how to use a site that she had been assigned to research. We looked at the site together. It was a content site with articles and sliding panels and a good looking timeline tool that  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

Suggestive Analytics vs. Suggestive Window Dressing

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One of the big BI industry players recently announced that their premier BI solution now offers ‘suggestions’. During the analysis phase, the solution suggests which charts might better be used to visualize data. This improves usability and can shorten the time that it takes to set up reports. That’s all great. But is this the  Continue Reading »

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February 2015

How do Users rate their BI Platforms?

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Analysis of Gartner’s “Survey Analysis: Customers Rate Their BI Platform Vendor, 2014″ By Rony Ross. Which BI platform got the best Business Benefit Score? Which platform was rated as Easiest to Use? Which platform received the best BI Success Factor Score? Over 1500 users rated the BI platforms they are using in what is considered  Continue Reading »