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April 24, 2019

Top 3 Analytics Pain Points and the Answers

by Colin Quinn

Like kids complaining about how spring break is too short, data analysts always seem to be talking about pain points.

Unlike too short of a break from school, however, the kind of pain points analysts typically encounter can be a little more complicated.

In this post, we’ll be diving into the world of customer pain points – specifically, three pain points, what they are, and how you can position your...

May 14, 2018

The 5 BIG Benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics for Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In today’s data-driven business environment you need the ability to recognize and seize opportunities in real-time. Your team's need to stay agile and focused - ready to rapidly engage and adjust your business strategies to reach your goals. To be successful, your teams need to be connected and have collaborative access to valuable corporate data, metrics, and information. The only way to get ALL the things...

November 15, 2017

How to Create a Basic Report in IBM Cognos Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Creating a report

When you create a report, you are actually creating a report specification. The report specification defines the queries and prompts that are used to retrieve data and the layouts and styles used to present the data. For simplicity, the report specification is named by the same name as the report.

This post will cover the basics of creating, validating, and running IBM Cognos Analytics...

May 25, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 3 Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

In our second installment of our three-part series on “Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint,” we discussed the technology behind GCS Premier and the greater reporting and customization offered by switching to Costpoint.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight



Now, we will discuss our final benefit gained by switching from GCS to...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

May 4, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support

by Colin Quinn

If you're reading this, chances are you have received a letter mailed from Deltek CEO, Michael Corkery back in October describing Deltek’s future plans for their GCS support services.

The most common concerns we have received have been:

What exactly do the support changes mean for the immediate future? What does this mean for current users?
For now, users do not have anything to be concerned about, sure...

April 24, 2017

5 things to consider when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

by Colin Quinn

Selecting the right BI technology has never been more important.


As Gartner indicated, there is shift away from IT-led Business Intelligence to Self-Service Analytics. That trend continues into 2017. Today’s tech-savvy workers are more comfortable then ever using cloud-based and mobile solutions. We live in an instant-gratification society, which means access needs to be available anytime, anywhere. Your...

February 17, 2014

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth (BI)

by Colin Quinn

If your business is concerned about having the required skills and resources for installing and managing your business analytics infrastructure, consider a cloud solution from IBM. Not only can you have your business analytics deployments up and running in minutes, but you can also reduce the costs and risks of development and deployment. And because you have several hosting options to choose from, you can get what...

January 23, 2014

7 Steps to Unleash your BI System's True Potential

by Colin Quinn

With social data generating petabytes per day, and instrumented devices becoming the norm, data volume growth is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Big Data is a growing business trend, with data from unconventional sources having the potential to be business disruptors. The key to successful Business Intelligence adoption is getting your people to use it. Heres 7 key steps to get you started..

Step 1: Focus...

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