The SMB Analytics Wire – Nov 2017

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November 2017


Financial AnalyticsFinancial Analytics

Learn how DataSelf and Tableau bring together financial and operational data for a 360 view of the organization.


BITotal Cost of BI Will Spook You!

When selecting a business intelligence platform (BI), many organizations put too much focus on the cost of BI software.
Recent surveys show that the long-term labor investment ranges from 2 to 35 times higher  than the BI software costs.


Sage X3Self-Service BI for Sage X3

Sage X3 offers a bundled BI package that works well for many companies. But there’s no such thing as one solution fitting the needs of all organizations, and some companies struggle quite a bit with the wrong tool. Read More


BIBI for MS Dynamics – DataSelf and Tableau

Learn how DataSelf’s data warehouse and Tableau platform has been providing MS Dynamics users with easy to use and comprehensive financial analytics.

59-min video

Telling Your Story in Seconds – Part 2: Color

Too much of a good thing – even a great thing – can be overwhelming. Edward Tufte says to avoid excessive decoration in the use of visual information. He coined the term “Data-Ink Ratio” or the amount of ink you put into your data visualization.
The right amount of ink can help you get your point across quickly and easily. The wrong amount can confuse or even inadvertently hide what you’re trying to say. Read More


DataSelf Analytics 10.4 is here!

The new DataSelf Analytics interface powered by Tableau 10.4 lets business people stay in the flow with their data. Users work smarter and faster than ever. Read More


Webinar: Analytics for Service Organizations

Service organizations are constantly managing their resource utilization, performance and compliance.
Join our webinar and learn:
  • 3 key performance indicators for service management
  • The critical role of analytics for service organizations.
  • How to engage your team with analytics.
Attend this webinar on Nov. 28, 2017 from 11-12 pm PST.


Top Tweets

Social posts worth sharing, again.
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  • “I just want to thank you for an amazing webinar. I have learnt a lot and sure will apply the techniques.”
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About DataSelf:

DataSelf provides best-of-breed and easy-to-use analytics and business intelligence solutions for medium-sized businesses (SMB). Its solutions simplify and amplify Tableau and Microsoft BI technologies. DataSelf brings its own set of 5000 reports, dashboards, and KPIs, plus an ultralight data warehouse for plugging into 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 ERP X3, Swiftpage SalesLogix, and other systems.

About the Author:

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