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December 16, 2013 | Kent McSparran

Information Transformation Business Intelligence: Keep Pace with the Speed of Change

Business Intelligence systems need to keep pace with the speed of change. In uncertain and fast changing times, it’s not enough to rely on monthly reports and gut instinct. You need fresh, hard facts. You don’t need more data; you need less data in the form of essential information – and you need it faster. Read on »

July 21, 2013 | Lyle Myers and Bob Tinglestad

Data Quality - Part 1: Why Assess Data Quality?

At EKS&H we frequently encounter data quality problems on our business analytics projects. Poor quality data can hinder the quality of business intelligence (BI) reporting, and poor quality reports can lead to bad business decisions based on the data. Given the importance of source data to a BI initiative, we encourage our clients to implement a formal data quality process. Read on »

June 14, 2013 | Bob Tinglestad

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 - What’s New

IBM has released the Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.1 update which has several key enhancements that will be of interest to EKS&H clients. Read on »

March 12, 2013 | Mark Richards

Data Integration Part 4: Creating Success Stories at EKS&H

Success stories in data and business analytics are built over time through a unique combination of tools and skills. In the final post of this series, Mark Richards, Director of Data Integration at EKS&H, discusses how his team supports EKS&H's cross-discipline data and business analytics efforts. Read on »

December 5, 2012 | Eddie Kuehne

Financial Performance Management – Part 4: Tips on How to Approach a Project

According to Kuehne the initial effort showed the expected return and the quick win was established. This got the sponsors solidly on board and cleared the way for the remaining properties to be added to the shared services center. Read on »

November 2, 2012 | Eddie Kuehne

Financial Performance Management – Part 3: Meeting the Challenges

In his 12 years working in financial performance management, Eddie Kuehne has seen some big gains on FPM/BI projects. However, he says, while big rewards are there to be booked, they don’t always come easy. Read on »

October 13, 2012 | Eddie Kuehne

Financial Performance Management – Part 2: Building the Foundation with IBM Cognos

The foundation of the new, leaner operation would be the implementation of an extract, transform and load (ETL) process, and a data warehouse to move data from multiple source systems into a single location for an IBM Cognos reporting package to present the information. Read on »

September 26, 2012 | Eddie Kuehne

Financial Performance Management - Part 1: Motivation for Change

The first step when considering a financial performance management and business intelligence (FPM/BI) initiative is to look for “motivators,” according to Eddie Kuehne, Director of Performance Management at EKS&H.  Read on »

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