Sisense Business Intelligence Blog

First Time Analysis of Declassified Project Blue Book

All UFO Sightings Organized by Location and Time

For the first time you can explore thousands of UFO sightings collected by the United States government. More than 100,000 pages of declassified documents on the US Air Force’s internal UFO investigation, called Project Blue Book, have been uploaded to the Internet. We decided to analyze this […]

By |January 27th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Sisense 5.7 is Out: Say Hello to Machine Data, MongoDB

After some hectic weeks and a very tired development team, we’re proud to announce that Sisense version 5.7 is now officially out. Existing customers can update their version independently or contact our Success Management team.

In addition to some major improvements to stability and functionality, this latest edition of our award-winning business intelligence software comes […]

By |January 27th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Quiz: Which Chart Are You?

Ever wondered which type of data visualization best describes your own personality? Have you lied awake at night unsure if you were more of a pie chart or a heat-map? Wonder no longer — take this quiz to find out.

By |January 21st, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Free Data Sources to Upgrade Your Business Decision-Making

We know by now that data is essential to the modern business. Everyone collects it, and most have some sort of analysis plan or software in place. But what a lot of companies still haven’t gotten the hang of is using outside data sources to boost their strategic decision-making. This requires a BI software […]

By |January 18th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Spice Up Your Spreadsheets: Boosting BI with Google Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheets isn’t as simple as you think it is, it’s actually a serious Business Intelligence asset. For those of you that may be scoffing, I’m not kidding. According to Google, more than 5 million businesses are already using the recently rebranded Apps for Work. Amit Singh, president of Google’s For Work division says […]

By |January 13th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Data Analytics Will Help Marketers Rebrand Themselves

Any CEO will tell you that marketing is an essential part of running a successful business. After all, without demand and lead generation there will be no sales; if the product isn’t selling, all the brilliant innovative technology in the world won’t make even the slightest difference and the company will eventually go under. […]

By |January 12th, 2015|blog|1 Comment|

A White Elephant Named OLAP

The Problem with Traditional BI Software
A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness
– Wikipedia

A mere 10-15 years ago, Business Intelligence software was still considered the sole dominion of large, fortune-500 […]

By |January 8th, 2015|blog|1 Comment|

Big Data Marketing

There are two kinds of marketers, those who lead and those who follow. The former gain a competitive advantage by doing something new, the latter fall behind by relying on the obvious. Personally, I love to outsmart my competition. Let me tell you how I’m going to do it in 2015.
How Effective Are Your […]

By |January 8th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Big Data Claims Another Victim

Big Data anxiety is not something to be scoffed at, as those of us working in business analysis know. Many a data wizard has fallen victim to the crush of terabytes of data piling on to Excel spreadsheets that can’t quite handle the weight. But we have a solution. Follow David, a typical analyst, […]

By |December 24th, 2014|blog|0 Comments|

It’s not About Big Data, it’s About More Data (Sources)

Big Data is a big term that’s having a moment right now. But while everyone is getting more and more eager to embrace the wonders of lots and lots of information, businesses should be aware that getting ready for Big Data is about more than just preparing for an onslaught of terabytes.

What’s actually going […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|blog|0 Comments|