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The Librarian

Mirror42 Android App now available

Posted by The Librarian almost 9 years ago, 0 comments
We are happy to announce the release of the brand new Mirror42 – KPI Library Android App, now available in the Google Playstore.
Erik Hoffmann

Find signals in the midst of noise

Posted by Erik Hoffmann about 9 years ago, 0 comments
Data becomes information not only when it informs, but when it also informs at the right time. This requires a different mindset on business metric reporting, and a different technology approach.
Karel van der Poel

Why business intelligence has failed

Posted by Karel van der Poel about 9 years ago, 2 comments
Business Intelligence has failed in the last 20 years.

There, I said it.
And here is why.

1. Most businesses are still doing "monthly reporting".
2. Most businesses are despite having purchased all the BI tools in the world still using excel and powerpoint to create their reports.
3. Spreadsheets and Presentations are extremely labor intensive and known to be full of human errors.
4. Most BI Licences are never used or hardly implemented.


Business Intelligence or Performance Management?

Posted about 11 years ago, 4 comments
In the 6 years I am running Mirror42, many people have asked me to explain the difference between performance management (PM) and business intelligence (BI). All BI And PM vendors talk about Dashboards, Analytics, KPIs, Reporting and yet there seem to be big differences between the different products and solutions.

Visualization: Managing a business is not the same as driving a car

Posted over 11 years ago, 1 comment
In the last decade Business Intelligence vendors ran a feature race. Their focus was not how to best visualize your business data, but how to deliver the most sexy BI sales demo.
We have all seen examples of this type of ‘sales functionality’: Interactive gauges where the needles moves if you select a month, 3d stacked bars with multiple metrics in one graph, 3D pie charts with more then 6 colors and 4 area’s that are more or less the same size, dashboards where all data is updated when you move your mouse on the screen. Great for marketing, but useless when trying to manage a business.
Frank Buytendijk

Creating Options

Posted by Frank Buytendijk over 11 years ago, 0 comments
An important measure of the success of an IT strategy and architecture is its ability to adapt to changing circumstances. • CIOs are faced with long investment cycles, while technology lifecycles are only getting shorter. IT needs to be ready...