Success. No matter what it means to you or how you define it, it’s something we all strive for. And with the new year around the corner, visions of goals achieved and missions accomplished speak to us now more than any other time of the year.
You may have read our previous post where we talked about the top five features of a great business intelligence solution. Our goal with this article was to provide you with insights into what to look for in a BI product.
Did we deliver in providing you with an objective reference point? We have to answer ‘yes’ to this question because even though we’re in the business of developing a BI product (known as Nectari Business Intelligence and branded by one of our partners as Sage Enterprise Intelligence), we’re also in the business of following trends and understanding corporate needs.
While our goal was to deliver an informative reference point for anyone looking into the various BI solutions on the market, we also touched on a sixth feature by highlighting the importance of keeping your company’s growing needs in mind. Today we’d like to expand on that.
As you’re aware, technology – like life itself – is ever-evolving, ever-changing. You buy a new smart phone or invest in a business management software and before you even have a chance to set it up, you’re pinged with a system update notification.
From nature to technology, if there’s one thing you can count on it’s that nothing ever stays the same; everything is always evolving. This applies to your business as well. In fact, if you’re not PROgressing, you’re actually REgressing because everything around you, including your competitor, is working hard at moving towards that next level.
This may apply to your business offering, but more importantly, it applies to the way that you manage your business, including its growth.
In the context of data and working with a business intelligence solution, you want something that integrates naturally with your business’s growing needs. In other words, you want a BI solution that is engineered for growth by following what we call the rule of 100%:
- 100% Accessible
- 100% Scalable
- 100% Adaptable
- 100% Flexible
Some believe that success is a matter of luck. We disagree. In our experience, success is a matter of ensuring that you’re working with the right tools.
The greatest philosophers talk about learning from the past. Working with the ideal BI product takes this principle one step further:
With the right BI solution, you get to learn from your historical data AND benefit from real-time information.
In BI terms, consolidate the past with the present and you’ve just given yourself and your business a competitive edge with the power to efficiently forecast the direction of your company initiatives.
Do your business a favour for the new year:
Make sure that your business intelligence solution follows the rule of 100% and we’re confident that 2018 will be a great business year. Possibly even your best yet!
Onwards & upwards!