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Business Intelligence Tools We Recommend 4/4 – DataDeck

This is the fourth part of our series covering some of our favorite Business Intelligence (BI) tools. Our previous three posts covered Metabase, Redash, and Tableau. In this post, we will cover DataDeck, an analytics tool that can serve you well if you are just starting out in analytics and want something easy to grasp for you and your team. Check out their online community right here!

In this series we will cover the four following applications:

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Business Platform Design: The Next Generation of The Modern Enterprise

Before the internet, enterprises that thought about business platform design leveraged technology only when they achieved a certain scale that required technology to operate and to compete at a national or global scale. Phones, & faxes were used to connect disparate units and locations. Mainframes were connected to smaller computers. Today much has changed, but much has remained the same. Instead of phone calls and faxes, different business units talk through email, APIs, and Enterprise Service Buses. Customers use web portals, and mobile apps to interact with The “cloud” representation of the company, the modern-day mainframe. The modern enterprise, as I have called it since 2010 is a set of people, processes, information, and systems (also collectively known as technology) coordinated through the internet.

 

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Business Intelligence Lunch & Learn

Choice Paralysis

Nowadays, there are hundreds of business intelligence tools available for companies of all shapes and sizes. Without a doubt, this has both enabled business leaders and slowed them down. It has become difficult to make any choice in an area that has so many of them. 

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Why Trello? – 20 Best Trello Links for the Modern Enterprise

Trello is one of our most frequently used tools and we want to show you how we use it. We also collected the best 20 trello links worthy of your time to help you use it for your modern enterprise. We use it across almost all of our modern enterprise responsibility areas (Slideshare).  First, here’s how our Team leverages Trello as part of our business platform to run our firm.

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Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRM) – Nutshell, Salesforce, & Pipedrive

Long gone are the days where companies had only a few choices to pick from for their CRM system. Nowadays, we have the luxury of being able to pick the system that fits our particular process best, that corresponds with our budgetary constraints, and also gives us the choice of where we want to host the system (on-premise or cloud) without any headaches.

 

According to Forbes, the CRM market was valued at $23.2 billion in 2014, and approximately 50% of that market was dominated by big players such as Salesforce (of course), SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and IBM. That still leaves about $11.6 billion unaccounted for. In this webinar, we will cover the leading CRM, Salesforce, as well as two components of that remaining 50% of the market, Nutshell, which we use, and Pipedrive.

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