The SMB Analytics Wire – Apr 2014

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Welcome to the April 2014 Issue of the SMB Wire! There’s lots of great stuff happening this month, such as news on Sage Summit, and an after-action blog post on our successful reseller BI panel at TPAC this past February. We’ve also got an expanded tips and techniques section for you power users out there. Lastly, we’ve included links to several interesting posts on our recently launched blog. Enjoy! .Jeff Wasel, Editor, SMB Wire. 

April 2014 Volume 1 No. 3

CEO’s CORNER (Joni Girardi, DataSelf CEO)

Q1-2014 was marked by a strategic partnership with a top Sage reseller (to be announced), and the exciting release of the latest Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI which endorses DataSelf’s vision for SMBs. Q2 looks even more promising, as we launch our enhanced KPI templates and continued improvements to our channel enablement program!

DataSelf Events and News (Marketing)

This month we’ll roll out an exciting Ferrari promo and have a webinar panel with one of our clients sharing his experience on how they save hot dogs and fingers and how DataSelf helps. 

Racing a Ferrari at Sage Summit 2014 – Yeah, you too can have the drive of a lifetime! – How about racing in a shiny red Ferrari in Vegas? Last year, one of our clients drove away with a Ferrari at Summit 2013. This year we’re counting on having even more speed champions! Not only are we counting on new customers, but also on a prospect and a reseller taking a spin in a Ferrari around the track in Vegas! Stay tuned for announcements on our social media feeds, as you may be one of them!

DataSelf and Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for BI
Feb/14 The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI offers further validation of DataSelf’s vision. Read more

DataSelf Analytics Webinars
The audience has loved our new shorter 30-min sessions. The message is focused on business benefits and an informative and impressive demo. You may watch recorded sessions or sign up for an upcoming session:

Thu, Apr 10 – DataSelf for Sage 100
Thu, Apr 17 – DataSelf for Sage 300
Thu, Apr 24 – Saving Hot Dogs and Fingers – SawStop and DataSelf Analytics
Tue, Apr 29 – DataSelf for Sage X3
Register here

TPAC 2014 – BI Panel for Sage 300
Resellers DataSelf’s BI Panel at TPAC resulted in quite a lively discussion about how Sage resellers engage with BI opportunities, and included panelists from Net@Work, Vineyard and DataSelf. Read more

BI & Analytics vs. Corporate Performance Management (CPM)

They may look similar, but there are differences. Which one is right for you? Check it out Part I and Part II

Industry News, Trends, Opinion (Jeff Wasel PhD, Products & Services Strategy)

Deloitte discusses how to Amplify the Value of Social Signals across the Business Here at DataSelf, we pride ourselves on our unique ability to take a customer’s existing BI and analytic capability to the next level. By simplifying and amplifying their data, utilizing sophisticated data visualization technology that’s amazingly user-friendly, we provide a compelling reporting capability for stakeholders in any SMB. In this month’s industry news, leading big 6 consultancy Deloitte discusses a similar capability through amplifying the value of Social Signals data and subsequent integration into the decision support loop. Watch this interesting video here.  Be sure to read the accompanying Financial Times article right below the video for a complete analysis of the power of data amplification!


Will my GL information be secured in DataSelf Analytics?
We ask back “how secured is your GL information today?”. It turns out that… wait, you can read all here!

How to Interpret a DSA Dashboard

The first time you drive a Ferrari, you don’t just jump in and drive away with the pedal to the metal! But soon enough, flooring the gas pedal gets tempting, especially when you hit the grids and curves with a better understanding of the power at your command! Read more.


About DataSelf:

DataSelf provides best-of-breed and easy-to-use analytics and business intelligence solutions for medium-sized businesses (SMB). DataSelf’s solutions have grown out of more than 13 years of experience providing best-practice analytics, reporting and ultralight data warehousing solutions.

DataSelf simplifies and amplifies BI with Tableau and Microsoft BI technologies. DataSelf simplifies them by adding its own technology that eliminates programming. DataSelf amplifies them by providing BI expertise and comprehensive out-of-the-box solutions with thousands of KPIs & dashboards plus ultralight data warehouses to popular mid-market business applications such as Everest Software, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Sage CRM, Sage 100 (MAS 90 / MAS 200), Sage 300 (Accpac), Sage 500 (MAS 500), Sage Pro, Sage PFW, Sage X3, and Swiftpage SalesLogix.





About the Author:

DataSelf Founder and CEO. Business intelligence. Lover of active life. Caveman inspired. US & Brazil.