Colleges and universities are using data in ever-growing ways. They analyze data in order to figure out which programs are doing well or whether new programs need to be added. They then examine the data to identify past patterns that might help predict what will happen next. And the data is increasingly being put to work in the field of artificial intelligence.More
The annual Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services is out, and, as always, it is chock full of information on the status of business intelligence today. Curious about the state of data, how successful organizations are with business intelligence, and how different vendors are rated by users? Let’s examine the top takeaways from the report.More
The process of implementing a data analytics solution into an organization can be time-consuming and costly. Once an analytics platform is in place, employees must learn to use the technology. However, it seems the largest stumbling block in the data integration process is not so easily defined. A surprising development arose from the 2019 Big Data and AI Executive Survey conducted by NewVantage Partners. While many organizations are increasing their investments in analytics, there are many stumbling blocks. And the biggest challenge to analytics success: people.More
Here is your chance to join the key staff from Dimensional Insight between Aug 5-8 at their User Conference (DIUC19) as they celebrate DI’s 30th anniversary!
This event is all about you—our loyal customers—who have shown us continuous support throughout the years, making this anniversary possible.
See the breakdown of all the sessions, which include a myriad of exciting new features; details of training for Diver 7.1 Workbench, Diveport, Measure Factory and a ProDiver facelift; and information about the venue and local attractions.More
It is a tense time in the world of higher education. The schools that aren’t putting pressure on themselves to respond to popular trends and try to stay ahead of the curve are certainly receiving pressure from their communities to do so – whether it’s from a Board of Trustees or reflected in feedback from students and parents.More
More than 90% of American hospitals have been computerized over the past decade. The goal has been to simplify physician tasks and free up time for patient care. That said, physicians spend approximately two hours doing computer work for every hour spent face-to-face with a patient. If this is the case, would it be a stretch to say that the wave of computerization has made life more difficult for physicians rather than easier? And if that is the case, what can be done to maximize the benefits of technology in healthcare without making life harder for staff and potentially sacrificing the quality of patient care?More
The B2B distribution industry was not prepared for the entrance of “Amazon Business” in 2015. The industry has been disrupted by Silicon Valley because it was not technologically equipped and cannot keep up with the heavy automation and artificial intelligence of Amazon.More
In 2018, Amazon’s dominance in the e-commerce market hit a new milestone. The online retail giant captured 50% of US retail e-commerce with $252 billion in sales. This is certainly a high-water mark for Amazon, but rivals are not standing idly by. Firms in the retail sector are working hard to harness data and digitize their distribution platform to chip away at Amazon’s enormous lead.More
The “2019 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report came out today, and I’m incredibly excited to share that Dimensional Insight was ranked the #1 vendor in Healthcare Business Intelligence and Analytics. This is the sixth year that we have achieved this honor.More
At this time of year, just before we all wind down for the seasonal festivities and look forward to the beckoning new year, we tend to reflect on what we have achieved; what we could have done better; and of course what we learned.
Every year in the business of data management and analytics is a year of learning for us: this year more than most.More
Last week our Diver BI Team met in Dimensional Insight’s European Headquarters in Leiden, Netherlands. There we participated in a full program of training on the latest features coming out of the Development Labs in the US and Leiden; and information sharing with colleagues from all over Europe.More
Distribution is an intensely competitive business and inventory is key to determining profitability. Applying advanced analytics to inventory management is a savvy way for distributors to track their performance and gain insights that can fuel profitability and growth.More