Differences between charting engine, analytics software and dashboard software

Every often we would get users asking us 'How different is your dashboard software from XYZ Business Analytics?'

The XYZ spans across the entire Business Intelligence umbrella and often into the Website development and applicaton side as well.

Some of the questions are like

'How different is infocaptor dashboards from Tableau?"

'How is it infocaptor unique from Qlikview'

'How is it different from Oracle BI or SAP BI', the list goes on. But these are the questions we are prepared for and have very good value propositions. We do have a general understanding for most of the top business intelligence tools so we are perfectly comfortable with such questions.

The tougher questions are when the users want to understand how different are we from different charting software like d3js, Highcharts etc.

To understand the difference let us understand the basics…

Read more at http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/charting-engines-vs-analytics-software-vs-dashboard-software


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Find out the true benefit of Dashboards or Business Intelligence Software

In fact, the question should be "What should be the true benefit of Dashboards or Business Intelligence software? "
Whether you are using dashboard in excel, Dashboards in Microsoft Access, Quickbooks, business objects, Salesforce or big ERP like Oracle EBS or SAP, there are numerous tangible benefits of using InfoCaptor as your primary BI and dashboard app compared to other business intelligence software or reporting tools.

Now, well-designed dashboards are more interesting than most "old-fashioned" tabular reports [lot of the old sytle reporting software vendors have begun calling themselves dashboard bi tools] but we are not interested in just fancy looks. So let us see several notable benefits and also certain features or aspects within InfoCaptor that help you achieve them.

Read more at http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/excel-dashboard-benefit


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What is the true meaning and purpose of Business Intelligence?

Companies in a variety of industries are still data-rich but information-poor and this ratio keeps increasing every day. The rate of data generation is so high that organizations simply cannot keep up with generating insights out of it.

These enterprises lack the kind of actionable information and analytical tools needed to improve profits and performance. Business intelligence (BI) is the next logical step by management to start thinking about how to capitalize on the potential of BI to improve profit and performance.

Many companies have embarked on the journey of data warehouses and yet failed to use them to achieve BI. If you think the purpose of data warehousing (DW) efforts is to simply keep producing more reports then the organization has failed to achieve true BI.

Read more at http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/business-intelligence


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Google acquisitions samples with vizualizations

Google has acquired around 184 companies as of October 2015, with its largest acquisition being the purchase of Motorola Mobility, a mobile device manufacturing company, for $12.5 billion. Not all the acquisition figures are available but aggregating all the public known amounts, Google has spent atleast 28 billion USD on acquisitions. With the recent re-structuring, Google […]


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Hey Business Intelligence! Show me the money

Business Intelligence Utopia ! Imagine if you could …. Identify who are your best customers Tell/predict the amount of money they are willing to spend over the next three months Predict energy consumption over the next two weeks based on average demand Use data from different weather patterns so as to best negotiate energy generation […]


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Google spent over 28 billion in acquiring companies but was it all waste of money?

But the main question is, what happened to the acquired companies? Was it all waste of money? With the recent re-structuring, Google became a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., which now owns most of the parts. Using infocaptor kpi metrics dashboard and visualization software, we analyze the list of companies, products and services that Google has […]


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What is the most dangerous food at Olive Garden?

Olive Garden is one of the favorite destination for Italian food and today we got hold of the entire Olive Garden menu along with their nutrition data. If you choose Beer over Wine, you reduce your Calorie intake but check out the other baddy in the name of “Sugar” Read more at: http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/what-is-the-most-dangerous-food-at-olive-garden


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Bigfoot vs UFO analytics

Bigfoot and UFO remain elusive but know their ways to make news from time to time. Read more at: http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/bigfoot-vs-ufo-analytics


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List of acquisitions by Microsoft a data journey

Observations: After United States, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway are the countries where Microsoft has spent the most in acquisitions What are the favorite spots for Microsoft to go shopping Read more at: http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/list-of-acquisitions-by-microsoft-a-data-journey


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Reddit 10 year growth analysis and visualization

In this article we will analyze the 10 year growth history of Reddit using simple visualizations. Read more at: http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard/reddit-10-year-growth-analysis-and-visualization


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