KPI Partners Blog

What Is A Data Scientist?

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 12:44 PM

by Jeremiah Johnson

Data scientists are master communicators.  They speak fluently with people in operations areas and those in information technology departments.  They understand technical jargon, business lingo and are information experts.  Unlike a jack-of-all-trades, who knows a lot but masters nothing, data scientists know plenty and often are experts in many fields.  Most importantly, they find solutions for business problems.

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Tags: Data Warehousing, Database, Data Scientist, Big Data, Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, ETL, Jeremiah Johnson, Data Integration, Blog, Datastax

The Grammar of Business Intelligence

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Jul 29, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

by Ron Cruz

Business Intelligence has changed. There are new disruptive technologies, the cloud, and a paradigm shift that is putting more power into the hands of users instead of IT. More competition has allowed companies that have never had a chance to get into business intelligence to enter into the world of BI. Competition has also lead to more functionality to make true the promise of Business Intelligence. 

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Tags: KPI Cloud Analytics, Ron Cruz, Retail, Business Intelligence, Blog, data information, visualization, Data Architecture

KPI Cloud Analytics Honored As 2015 BIG Innovation Award Finalist

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

KPI Partners' Cloud-Based Reporting and Analytics Platform Honored for Innovation

NEWARK, CA -- 02/18/15 -- KPI Partners, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based business intelligence and data discovery services, today announced that its KPI Cloud Analytics for NetSuite solution has been honored as a finalist for the 2015 BIG Innovation Award.  KPI Cloud Analytics for NetSuite helps enable companies to gain maximum return from NetSuite ERP information quickly through dynamic reporting that contains powerful visualizations. 

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Tags: Awards, Press, KPI Cloud Analytics, NetSuite, Business Intelligence

Top 7 Advantages Of Cloud BI

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

by Jeremiah Johnson

With more and more of life taking place on the internet, it has become imperative to have a web presence if you want to stay relevant in today’s day and age.  Whether you are a small business owner that wants to branch out into the digital market, or you are one small piece of a very large enterprise puzzle, getting your information online has never been more important.

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Tags: Cloud Strategy, Cloud Services, Business Intelligence, Jeremiah Johnson, Data Integration, Cloud Application Integration, Oracle BICS, Blog

Visualizations: Helping Average Business Analysts Look Like Geniuses

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

by Sid Goel

I often get this question from various IT people:  "Why do business analysts like fancy dashboards?"

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Tags: Sid Goel, Financial Analytics, Geospatial, Finance, Business Intelligence, Blog

KPI Forms Oracle BI Cloud Services (BICS) Task Force

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2014. KPI recently announced the launch of an internal expert services team for Oracle BI Cloud Services (BICS) that acts as a specialized advisory group for projects focused on this new technology.  The KPI Partners Oracle BICS Task Force can demonstrate real-world use case scenarios and an accelerated value-driven approach to cloud-based analytics.

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Tags: Cloud Services, Oracle, Business Intelligence, News, Data Integration, Oracle BI, Darren Chilton, Oracle BICS, Blog

17 Key Metrics for Financial Managers

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

by Myles Gilsenan

Financial managers in all industries need to be aware of the health of their organization as well as the health of the processes that enable sound financial management.  In this article, I will outline some basic metrics that can be used to identify and evaluate the health and efficiency of the accounting and finance function as well as the financial health of the organization.

While it is true that specific metrics can vary across industries, in this article we will address metrics and concepts that can be applied across most industries.

The metrics to be discussed will be broken up into the following categories:

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Tags: Financial Analytics, Oracle, Finance, Business Intelligence, Myles Gilsenan, Oracle BI, Performance Management, Blog

HR Analytics: Recruitment Process Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

by Ramesh Ponaganti

Recruitment must be a core strategic asset if people are truly contributors to competitive advantage.  Many organizations depend heavily on having the right people in the right place at the right time.  Recruiting process efficiency and effectiveness are very important to any organization.   The goal is to reduce hiring costs and hire quality resources.

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Tags: Ramesh Ponganti, Business Intelligence, Human Resources, Ramesh Ponaganti, HR Analytics, Human Resource Analytics, Blog

Using Level-Based Measures in OBIEE

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

by Naresh Meda

What Is A Level-Based Measure?

A level-based measure is a column whose values are always calculated to a specific level of aggregation. Here is an example of a level-based measure using a Products and Revenue table.  A level-based hierarchy is created for Products as follows:
By default, when we drill down within the products hierarchy from Brand level to Product level, the corresponding Revenue drills down to Product level.

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Tags: OBIEE, Data Discovery, Business Intelligence, Tutorial, Naresh Meda, Oracle BI, Blog

What Is New in ODI BI Applications HR Analytics?

Posted by KPI Partners News Team on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

by Ramesh Ponaganti

BI Applications Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Human Resource Analytics provides the following new content as part of the release

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Tags: Business Intelligence, Human Resources, Ramesh Ponaganti, HR Analytics, Human Resource Analytics