Implementing Business Intelligence: Where to Begin

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Implementing a business intelligence (BI) solution can completely reinvent your business by giving you in-depth insights into your data sets and allowing you to take your business to the next level.

This all starts with proper implementation, however. If you don’t plan out your BI implementation, you could end up with delays, budget concerns, data problems, and unsatisfied end users.

If you’re looking to start using BI software, here are the essential steps on how and where to begin, so you can ensure a seamless rollout that benefits both your end users and your business. Read More

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3 SaaS Companies Radically Optimizing Business Operations

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With the rapid growth of cloud computing in the business world, software as a service, or SaaS, companies are taking their capabilities further than ever before. New companies are being launched and older companies are engaging in reinventions and innovations as SaaS providers work to stay ahead of this competitive, growing market.

Still, some companies are finding new solutions to problems and putting themselves ahead of the pack. Here are three of the best SaaS companies that are radically optimizing business operations.


Ranked among the top four by the 2017 Consumer Report, LastPass is a comprehensive password manager that saves users’ passwords and logins on behalf of the user on password-protected websites, providing secure access virtually anywhere. LastPass makes it easy for new employees to manage access and coordinate passwords within minutes, which dramatically streamlines business processes. It can also customize permissions to keep passwords secure to certain folders or employees.

LastPass offers personal use for online shopping, Wi-Fi access, vital documents, and more, but its applications are far more apparent for business. Passwords are the most significant source of data breaches, so LastPass provides unparalleled password protection and data security.


Receiving a 4.5/5 and an Editor’s Choice award from PC Magazine in 2017, Asana is a work management platform that business teams use to stay focused on projects, goals, and day-to-day tasks. It also has a collaborative platform to keep every employee aware of work progress and aligned with goals. Features for this software include reporting tools, file attachments, calendars, and more.

Asana can integrate with over 100 different platforms as well, including Google Drive, Gmail, Outlook, Slack, and many other vital business tools. It’s SOC 2-certified as well, delivering performance, stability, and security to the platform to keep data secure and private.


Named the top-rated online payroll software of 2018 by PC Magazine, Gusto is a platform for payroll, human resource management, and administration capabilities. It offers an excellent user interface and navigation system that simplifies these complicated processes. Employees onboard online, sparing business owners tedious paperwork, and the payroll taxes are automatically filed. If there are any problems, the experienced customer service representatives are available to help.

The all-in-one HR management service expands on the standard benefits administration capabilities. Document management, 401K management, and an employee directory are available, as well as integration of payroll and medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability coverage.

Take Your Business Further

As you can see, the best SaaS companies are working to provide services that optimize business processes and make day-to-day tasks seamless, allowing businesses to focus on vital tasks.

Izenda is doing its part as well. With our embedded, modern, self-service BI software, you can streamline your data analytics and get more insights from your data, saving you time and resources. We do the work for you, so you focus on your core competencies and grow your business. Learn more about the features and benefits of our BI software and request your demo today!

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Embedded Analytics for Application Vendors

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Embedded analytics offers many benefits to end-users, but it also offers scalability and revenue to the companies providing analytics to their clients. These benefits can influence customer decision-making, generate new clients, and significantly improve your bottom line.

Let’s take a look at the main benefits of an embedded analytics solution for application vendors. Read More

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Use Data To Manage Change

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With information technology regularly reaching record-breaking heights, change in the world of business is now at a constant acceleration. These changes create a complex and sometimes uncertain climate, inviting us to use data to manage change and demystify the ebb and flow of business.

In this fast-paced environment, it’s vital that organizations are agile and equipped to evolve to meet the demand. Fortunately, data tools can help you measure the progress of your changes and better adapt in transitions. Let’s explore how to use data to manage change and help your business thrive. Read More

Today’s Problems are Tomorrow’s Products

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While there’s debate as to whether Ford actually said this, the fact remains that customer feedback is valuable. Had Ford asked what they wanted, his customers may have said, “faster transportation,” but not necessarily have made the leap to “a combustion engine.” This leap is where the innovator in must interpret the feedback and apply it to the final solution.
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Reasons Why Your Customers Have Gone Silent

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Part Two in our Reporting Problem Series

If you work for a software company, you know that sometimes you have to deal with problem customers. They complain a lot. They file too many tickets, sometimes for obscure, hard to recreate problems. Or they push for enhancements that are only specific to their particular implementation. In all, they take up more time than they are seemingly worth.
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