Accelerate your data mart migration

Today we announced an update to Kalido Information Engine version 9. One of the awesome new features is its ability to exploit existing models, taxonomies and other related assets like business glossaries to accelerate delivering on a data mart migration and consolidation. We’re seeing more and more companies begin to tackle this problem – or continue to struggle with it. As I’ve posted before, traditional approaches to building data warehouses don’t cut it anymore because they aren’t inherently agile, and that’s what’s needed to deliver fast AND be able to accommodate future needs. Read more

Delivering on “The Other BI”

I read a really good article in Information Management this week on BI entitled “The Other BI.” The idea in the article is that “business involvement” is the “other BI” that is critical to ensuring success of your business intelligence deployment based on a data warehouse. Read more

2012 Kickoff – Executive Q & A with Noetix CEO Morris Beton

What are the top trends you see emerging in the BI space in 2012?

As far as 2012 top BI trends go, I see the following: 1) real BI cloud innovation, 2) fake BI cloud prosperity, and 3) Microsoft making serious inroads within the BI market.

Generally, I see no major monetarily impactful trends – 99% of all the BI money made and spent will be status quo. However, when you consider that BI is the archetypal bottomless pit of ambiguous corporate expenditure, then one comes to the conclusion that if you mix BI with cloud and SaaS, then it all adds up to substantive VC money. Now that’s worth going after and it just so happens that it yields great innovation as a byproduct. As a result, I see minuscule, but real progress being made in the SaaS/Cloud-based BI space by VC-backed startups. Read more

BI Industry News Wrap-Up: 2012 BI Predictions – Pass That Crystal Ball!

The crystal ball has been getting a lot of use during the past few weeks as everyone from tech reporters to industry analysts to CEOs weighs in on their predictions for how business intelligence will succeed and fail, change, and stay the same in 2012. Read more

Noetix Brings Data to Life at Onyx EMS

Noetix customer Onyx EMS, an electronic contract manufacturer focused on the medical field, found itself in the enviable position of experiencing several years of double digit growth. Onyx decided it was time to conduct an intensive assessment of its business intelligence reporting structure and to make some changes to prepare for the future. Read more

What is your opinion of BI in the cloud?

QUESTION: What is your opinion of BI in the cloud?

ANSWER: In the BI industry, there’s a vendor rush for “BI in the cloud” – everybody’s doing it, so it must be good! Unfortunately, much of that enthusiasm is likely to result in disappointment for customers who embrace these early “cloud” offerings. Read more

Favorite Features of Noetix

We caught up with some Noetix customers at an industry tradeshow and asked them a few questions, including, “What is your favorite feature of Noetix?” We received a wide range of answers, from “Noetix Search” and “Global Views” solutions, to the “broad Oracle E-Business Suite coverage Noetix provides.” Read more

Lost in Translation

Recently, I wrote about treating a data process as the business process that it truly is.  The premise was that we must look at data management processes in a more structured way.  By spotting repeatable patterns and looking for opportunities to automate some of the mechanical aspects of the process, we can create opportunities to optimize process and improve performance. Read more