Business Intelligence

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT. There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in real-time. CEOs prefer their data on a dashboard for these top five…

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 Reports. For additional tips and tricks on IBM Cognos…

October 17, 2017

The insider’s guide to attending Deltek Insight

by Colin Quinn

To gain a competitive career edge, it’s important to make learning an ongoing part of your professional development. Conferences are short and practical opportunities to learn new information, gain knowledge, and make valuable contacts. Yet, attending a conference can be an intimidating experience, particularly the first time. If you’re planning on taking a day or more out of the office to attend a Deltek Insight, a bit of preparation will ensure that investment pays real…