Category Archive for ‘BI Problems and Solutions’

3 Reasons to Stop Bringing Spreadsheets to Handout At Your Team Meetings

Here’s a scenario many business leaders are all too familiar with. A manager holds a meeting with his or her team leaders to discuss a spreadsheet. When the team leaders pull out their spreadsheets, everyone’s version […]

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5 Signs You’re Spending More on BI Than You Need To

When decision makers tell us they’re getting nickel and dimed by their business intelligence (BI) vendor, it raises a red flag. While no BI tool is completely free, businesses should be able to budget for BI […]

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Best Open Source Business Intelligence Tools For Tech Savvy Companies

We know choosing business intelligence software can feel overwhelming. That’s why our Customer Success approach to doing business cuts through the marketing fluff and helps decision makers learn the pros and cons of various business intelligence […]

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Pros and Cons of Open Source Business Intelligence

At 5000fish, our Customer Success Team takes a unique approach to service that includes not only educating potential customers on Yurbi, but also on the pros and cons of other business intelligence (BI) software options. After […]

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3 Reasons To Invest in Agile BI Software (not counting all the thanks you’ll get from IT and Business Users)

As a small to medium sized business (SMB) there’s a good chance you don’t employ an army of developers. In fact, your “IT team” may consist of one lone sole. As a result, there’s a good […]

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You’re Probably Unaware of These 5 Reasons Employees are Hacking Your Business Data (Plus How to Stop the Security Breach)

Every year, approximately 25 percent of small businesses fall victim to a cybercrime. Of those, 60 percent are out of business within six months.1 While protecting data from cyber criminals outside of your organization is imperative, […]

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14 Things You Should Know about Stale Data and Its Impact on Your Business Intelligence Efforts

Stale data can be valuable for spotting trends and tracking progress, but when it comes to making on-the-spot decisions, it’s of little use. In today’s fast-paced business environment, decision makers need access to real-time data. Read […]

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6 Reasons Why Business Users Are Not Happy With Your Business Intelligence Solution

If there’s one concern we hear from small to medium sized organizations time and again, it’s that they aren’t getting the business intelligence reports they need, or even want. Here are six reasons workers don’t get […]

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Do You Have A Wizard of Microsoft Excel? 5 Risks of Relying on Them For Your Business Reports

In small business, it’s typical for employees wear more than one hat. But when an organization or team counts on one employee for all of their reporting needs, they’re taking a big (and unnecessary) risk. Drawing […]

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User-Friendly Business Intelligence; What To Do When Your Report Developer’s Too Busy

When we’re talking with organizations about their business intelligence options, we often find there’s a vast disconnect between those who need information (requesters) and those who provide it (developers). In most cases that’s because the organization […]

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