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Rethinking Your Ad Spend: 5 tips for intelligent digital advertising

There’s no fighting it - a marketer’s job today is all about proving return on investment and using data to drive decision-making. In this webinar we had two digital marketing seasoned pros from Digital Mouth Advertising and Verdensa Consulting explain digital advertising metrics and how to create a dashboard that effectively tracks your digital efforts.

Read more to learn how to create your ultimate digital advertising dashboard.

A Checklist for Selecting a Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution

This is our final installment in our “Self-Service Business Intelligence Blog Series.” In this blog post, we’ll briefly highlight a list of high-performing and leading vendors as analyzed by G2 Crowd reviews in their bi-annual report. Second, we'll provide an evaluation process checklist for you to use as a complementary guide when evaluating vendors.

Best Practice: Keep shorter dashboards

I visited a customer recently who had the longest dashboards I had ever seen. They didn’t delete charts and kept just one dashboard for each department in the company. Each had hundreds of visualizations and seemingly scrolled on forever. This is far from ideal. In this blog post, I'll explain the advantages of keeping more organized, smaller dashboards. 

[Infographic] How to Evaluate a Self-Service Business Intelligence Solution

Ever wondered what are the stages of the Business Intelligence buyer's journey and key activities within each stage? Today, we're sharing with you an infographic version of the buyer's journey that visualizes each step of the process to make the journey easier for you.

The Evaluation Action Plan for Self-Service Business Intelligence

Evaluating a Self-Service Business Intelligence solution can be a daunting task, even for the most seasoned decision-maker. In our research for our white paper on the subject, we polled a handful of BI buyers at various stages in the process and have come to one conclusion: start the process by evaluating based on your business needs. Read on as we provide a framework around the evaluation process and break the evaluation journey into a few steps. 

The Business Benefits of Business Intelligence

85% of business leaders believe big data will dramatically change the way they do business, In this blog post, we'll examine the business benefits of implementing a Self-Service Business Intelligence solution that enables everyone--from an analyst to a business user--to explore their data. 

Gain Instant Insight by Using VoltDB and Chartio on Your Real-Time Data Streams

It’s never been more important to know what’s happening now. Lags between an event happening and knowing about the event impede our ability to act - you can’t do something if you don’t have the information. Today, we're excited to announce our partnership with VoltDB, a NewSQL cloud-friendly RDBMS that excels at accurately counting and classifying events.

The Five False Fears of Democratized Data

For many companies, data belongs to only those who are hyper literate in data. Meaning, data teams own data and no one else has access to explore it. There’s been a fear in giving business users access to the data. Over the years of talking with hundreds of prospective customers, I’ve identified five main fears holding companies back from democratizing their data. In this post I name each fear and describe why each are baseless.

No Data Left Behind: Introducing Singer, Open Source ETL

Our partner Stitch is introducing Singer, an open source project for simple, composable ETL. Singer enables any data source to be analyzed in Chartio - regardless of whether or not you're a Stitch customer. Read on for full details.

[White Paper] The Business Buyer’s Guide to Self-Service Business Intelligence

By 2018, Gartner predicts that most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis as part of the shift to deploying modern BI platforms. With this prediction in mind, it can be difficult to evaluate a solution that meets all your requirements. 

We're excited to introduce our latest whitepaper, The Business Buyer's Guide to Self-Service BI, which streamlines the evaluation process for you. Download this whitepaper to learn: 

  • The state of self-service Business Intelligence
  • The business benefits in implementing an organization-wide BI solution
  • An evaluation action plan for choosing a BI solution that fits your needs
  • A list of leading self-service BI vendors

Creating a Powerful Data Analytics Stack with Blendo + Chartio

Data is a crucial part of your business, no matter the size or purpose of your company. To make data-driven business decisions, you’ll need to combine various data sources from disparate parts of the company. In order to bring all your data into one place, you need to make a large effort to build its data and analytics infrastructure.

Today, we're excited to announce our partnership with Blendo, a self-service data platform that enables you to manage the data from disparate sources and send it to your BI solution of choice. 

Changing Your Company’s BI Mindset to Achieve Success

At its core, BI analyzes massive amounts of data coming from disparate sources like Salesforce, MySQL, Amazon Redshift, Google Analytics, etc, and come together to provide insights to business decision-makers. For businesses to succeed today, you need to put BI in the hands of business users. And for many companies, this involves a shift in their mindset. Read our take on the debate as we discuss the three ways in which adopting BI involves a company-wide mindshift (for the better).

How Companies Can Use Data to Make Decisions

There are 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are created every day. Learn how to extract your data to answer key business questions with business dashboards.

The Six Business Dashboards that are Core to Startups

Operating a startup can sometimes feel like walking through a minefield. At a moment’s notice, you might need to reverse your company’s course and make crucial changes to product, strategy and campaigns. With all these different moving parts, it's easy to get lost in the data. Rather than swimming in data, in this blog post we'll help you create six business dashboard to run your startup on. 

How to Create the Ultimate Marketing Dashboard

Webinar recap on creating marketing dashboards. We'll show you the benefits of a live data integration and the impact of accessing real-time data.

Operational Use Cases for Analytics

Get practical use cases for analytics. From predictive to customer analytics, learn how a Business Intelligence solution can transform data into insights.

The Difference Between Reporting and Analytics

While it's not always clear, there's a difference between reporting and analytics. Learn the differences and best practices for reporting and analytics.

Building a Data Stack: Treasure Data + Chartio

Today, we're announcing our partnership with Treasure Data, the leading cloud platform to make all data connected, current, and easily accessible.

Building a Data Stack: An Overview on Google BigQuery

How to build an end-to-end data stack, starting with the petabyte-scalable data warehouse Google BigQuery. Get an overview on the popular data warehouse.

Building a Data Stack: An Overview on Amazon Redshift

How to build an end-to-end data stack, starting with the petabyte-scalable data warehouse Amazon Redshift. Get an overview on the popular data warehouse.