bipp uses modern software architecture | Business Intelligence Architecture | bipp Analytics

How bipp Used Modern Software Architecture to Build a Better BI Platform

Picasso taught me everything I know about software. Well, almost. You see, he once said, ‘Everything you can imagine is real.’ The prolific painter, sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist dedicated himself to modernism, symbolism, surrealism, and co-fo...
Gartner Magic Quadrant Analytics and BI Platforms 2021 insights | bipp Analytics

Four Mystical Insights from Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

For the uninitiated, Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are market research reports published by IT consulting firm Gartner. They use qualitative research to rank and rate technology vendors and help buyers understand the competitive landscape. First of...
How to Choose the Right BI Tool | bipp Analytics

How to Choose the Right BI Tool

If you believe the hype, data-driven decision-making is taking over businesses. As they try to speed up decisions, whether it’s adjusting supply chains or deciding which product lines to focus on, it’s clear that intuition is nothing with...
Business Intelligence Survey highlights disparate BI needs across companies | bipp Analytics

Survey Results Say We're Singing the Right Tune

In 1975, The Outlaws released their debut album, best known for the hit, “There Goes Another Love Song.” When we first started talking about the business intelligence (BI) product we wanted to bring to market, I felt like people had a sim...
A Case for a Data Modeling Language |  BI Tools | bipp Analytics

A Case for a Data Modeling Language (and Better Wheels)

There’s a lot of talk about point-and-click BI. Some companies claim to make SQL the lingua franca of business (anyone can code!). And others still are talking about AI, ML and the death of SQL. At bipp, we certainly are looking ahead to the fu...
Five Tips for Creating Business Intelligence Project Brief |  BI Tools | bipp Analytics

Five Tips for Creating a Business Intelligence Project Brief

A common gripe we hear among business intelligence (BI) analysts is they don’t like the briefs they receive from business users. Business users don’t seem to fully understand how BI tools work. Part of the problem is that BI is such a vas...
What is Data Visualization (Beyond Charts and Graphs)? |  bipp Analytics

There's More to Data Visualization Than Charts and Graphs

Data visualization is a key component of any business intelligence platform. Visualizations depict data in formats such as tables, grid charts and maps. This helps business users understand what the data says, so they can use it to make informed day-...
What is Ad Hoc Reporting & Analysis? |  BI Tools | bipp Analytics

What is Ad Hoc Reporting & Analysis?

There’s a huge shortage of qualified business analysts, so many organizations are looking for ways to help business users to execute queries on their own. Even in companies that are fully staffed with analysts, business users want to answer que...
What is advanced analytics? |  Blog | bipp Analytics

What is advanced analytics? (and why we hate that term)

A search on LinkedIn for ‘advanced analytics’ brings up 1,050,000 professional profiles (as of January 2021). The same search yields over 12 million results on Google. The phrase is a hot topic for job postings and user profiles. Definiti...