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Top 10 Analytics And Business Intelligence Trends for 2018

datapine’s analytics & business intelligence trends for 2018 are: Artificial Intelligence, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Tools, Natural Language Processing, Data Quality Management, The Multi-Cloud Strategy, Data Governance, Security, Growing Importance of The CDO, Embedded Business Intelligence, and Collaborative Business Intelligence

Over the past decade business intelligence has been revolutionized. Data exploded, and became big. We all gained access to the cloud. Spreadsheets finally took a backseat to actionable and insightful data visualizations and interactive business dashboards. The rise of self-service analytics democratized the data product chain. Suddenly advanced analytics wasn’t just for the analysts.

2017 was a particularly major year for the business intelligence industry. The trends we presented last year will continue to play out through 2018. But the BI landscape is evolving and the future of business intelligence is played now, with emerging trends to keep an eye on. In 2018, business intelligence strategies will become increasingly customized. Businesses of all sizes are no longer asking if they need increased access to business intelligence analytics but what is the best BI solution for their specific business. Companies are no longer wondering if data visualizations improve analyses but what is the best way to tell each data story. 2018 will be the year of data quality management and embedded BI tools: clean and secure data combined with simple and powerful presentation. It will also be a year of multi-cloud strategies and artificial intelligence. We are excited to see what this new year will bring. Read on to see our top 10 business intelligence trends for 2018!


Top 10 Analytics And Business Intelligence Buzzwords for 2018

Our analytics & business intelligence buzzwords for 2018 are the following: Virtual Assistant, Pattern BI, Automation, Humanized Big Data, Data Wrangling, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment, Informed Data Lake, Augmented Analytics, Digital Twin, Accessible BI

It’s that time of year again! After publishing already some lists of BI buzzwords in 2016 and 2017, we prepared a new shortlist of terms to keep an eye on.

As this year comes to an end, the internet is indeed swirling with trends and buzzwords to follow next year, and we are excited to present you our top 10 of analytics and business intelligence buzzwords for 2018. If you want to know what are the next big things to watch out for, read on! …


10 IT & Technology Buzzwords You Won’t Be Able To Avoid In 2018

Our technology buzzwords for 2018 are the following: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things, Blockchain, Digital Detox / Digital Productivity, Microservices / Microservice Architecture, Quantum Computing, Serverless Architecture, Mobile First, Dark Data, and Actionable Analytics / Self-Service Analytics

The modern world is changing more and more quickly with each passing year. If you don’t pay attention to these new changes, it’s easy to fall behind the times (and the market) while other companies beat you to the punch. The solution? To keep abreast of current changes – at least at a level of basic understanding. Adding to that, if you can’t understand the buzzwords others are using in conversation, it’s much harder to look smart while participating in that conversation. In this post, we’re going to give you the 10 IT & technology buzzwords you won’t be able to avoid in 2018, so that you can stay poised to take advantage of market opportunities and new conversations alike. …


What Are Business Reports And Why They Are Important: Review And Examples

Business reports examples and templates for managers

In your daily business, many different aspects and ‘activities’ are constantly changing – sales trends and volume, marketing performance metrics, warehouse operational shifts or inventory management changes. All these little alterations in your business activities are impacting the global well-being of your company, your warehouse, your restaurant or even your healthcare facility.

This is where the need to report all of these little and big changes arise: knowing what is happening in your business is key to keep it afloat, and be prepared to face any transformation or drastic shift. And business reports are the best help for that. They may gather financial, marketing and sales-related information, or more technical data; business reports will be your all-time assistance to adjust purchasing plans, staffing schedules, and more generally, communicating your ideas in the business environment. …


8 Marketing Reports Examples You Can Use For Daily, Weekly or Monthly Reports

Marketing reports and KPIs for daily, weekly or monthly reporting

If you are reading this, it probably means that you understand the importance of tracking your performance and its progression over time. Be it in marketing, or in sales, finance or for executive, reports are essential to assess your activity and evaluate the results. Management thinker Peter Drucker once stated, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it” – and he couldn’t be righter. To know if you are successful, you first need to define success and track it. As we have already talked about in our previous blog post on Sales reports for daily, weekly or monthly reporting, you need to figure out a couple of things when launching and executing a marketing campaign: are your efforts paying off? How do you know that? If you are doing the right things, should you do more of it? Or drastically change for another path?

Using the right marketing KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is a good start – what is left now is finding a way to organize it all in a way that makes sense and that brings value. Let’s dig deeper. …