The SMB Analytics Wire – Oct 2017

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October 2017

reporting dashboardsTelling Your Story in Seconds

“Once upon a time…”  Everyone loves a great story. I know that I do. Stories capture people’s attention and hold it until the very end.

That’s why it’s important that your dashboards also tells a story that grabs people’s attention and lets them see the big picture at a glance.

In this blog series, I’m covering a bit of the science and a bit of the art required to do that!  Read more

DataSelf Power User Training S1

Training videos for DataSelf power web users.

14 short videos for you to learn basic query techniques with DataSelf.  Watch Them Here

DataSelf’s Question for Tableau Conference 2017 Attendees

Where does your data come from? Few business users think about data sources. That’s one of our conclusions from our annual survey of business intelligence users from mid-sized businesses.  Read more

Data Visualization 101: Grids, Charts & Dashboards

Boost the clarity of your reports and dashboards by following these simple design principles.

10 short videos


Financial Analytics

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

35-min video

Analytics for Sage X3

Is your business intelligence platform cutting it with Sage X3? Find why many companies are embracing DataSelf with Tableau.

35-min video

Upcoming DS webinars

Analytics for MS Dynamics
Oct. 25, 201711-12 pm PST
Financial Analytics
Nov. 2, 201711-12 pm PST
Analytics for Sales Teams
Nov. 8, 201711-12 pm PST
Analytics for Service Organizations
Nov 16, 201711-12 pm PST


2017 SMB BI Survey

Learn how much SMBs (small and mid-sized businesses) have invested in BI licenses and labor in the last 3-years.  Read more




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Social posts worth sharing, again.
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  • Three factors that keep your #BI out of a rut via @jonigirardi #MSDynERP #MSDynCRM #MSDyn365 #MSPartner #MSDynComm
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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.