»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders


Friday, October 12th, 2007

Even more smart indicators

Last week we automatically identified similarities over time with the help of a computer. Today, we will define an indicator that will help us analyze differences among different demographic groups.

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

OLAP – a 10 year workaround?

What has happened in the past ten years in the OLAP field? Read about multiple dimensions, virtual hierarchies, MDX statements and planning applications in this discussion between Dr. Nicolas Bissantz, Michael Westphal (head of consulting, Bissantz & Company) and Guido Schrage (head of development, Bissantz & Company). (German only)

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Why 2.0? Welcome to Business Intelligence 7.0!

As most people in relationships know all too well (“You’re just like your mother!“), your selection of opening words will make or break any discussion. This holds true in the IT industry as well. Only there, you need to talk about something new or at least make it sound like it is. The proper terminology is equally important. But at all cost, avoid German translation. Not everybody fails as poorly as I did: Google cites 1,310,000 German pages for Data Mining and 846 for Datenmustererkennung (data pattern recognition), a term I tried to coin as repeatedly as unsuccessfully. More …

Essays

Death to business charts!
Why business charts must die

Graphic tables
Lay back and control

Industrial reporting
Production-like efficiency for management reporting

Can we drive companies
like we do cars?

Against dashboards, speedometers and traffic lights in Controlling

Business Intelligence 2.0
modest, serious, sincere

Rediscovering slowness
Sparklines make us John Franklins in management information.

Good reporting is boring
Looking for excitement?
Try a night on the town instead.

Are sports fans smarter
than managers?

Management reports need to become more dense and dashboards more rare

The myth of data mining
Why men don't buy beer and diapers at the same time.

Numerical blindness?
I wouldn't see a doctor, if I were you.