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Are you operating on opinions, hindsight or insight?

In Part 1, we argue that access to data alone is insufficient for building a culture of insight. After defining world-class, we provide a quick, five-question diagnostic tool to sense check whether your organisation operates on hindsight or insight.

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What does the future of work for analytics look like?

In Part 3, we conclude this series presenting a 3-step framework for reducing the cost of insights, enhancing - not sabotaging - your organisation’s ability to make decisions. Which jobs are most at risk? Where does automation make sense? And what should BI and Insights teams look like 12 months from now?

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Where do people go for insights?

In Part 2, we review the 5 most common sources of insight in organisations today: (1) source systems (SAP, Oracle), (2) dashboard reports (Tableau, Qlik, Power BI), (3) Microsoft Excel, (4) BI and Insights teams and (5) the role of professional services.

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Flying Blind - How not to survive a recession

You never want to drive a car or fly a plane with defective instruments. So why would you want to run a business by guessing what to do next? In this article, we distinguish between data vs. systems issues, helping organisations fix defective instruments, today.

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When finding the ‘needle in a haystack’ is key to survival

To increase the odds of surviving a recession, a company must do two things: improve operational efficiencies and invest in opportunities to spur growth. But how do you discover which areas to improve or invest in when Finance and BI teams are off-limits to the rest of the business, swamped by ‘mission critical’ requests? Learn how Hyper Anna solves this very problem, helping organisations set their strategic agenda for a sustained period of uncertainty and slow growth.

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Our Tableau dashboards don’t tell us very much

Most people have bad dashboards. And if you don’t, then you’re lucky. In this blog, we share a snapshot of what a $250K Tableau dashboard implementation looks like and how in the short time, two months post-launch, has become completely obsolete, unable to help the organisation dig deeper and cope with a looming recession.

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Are you asking too much of your BI team?

What should you expect from your BI or insights team in a recession? In this article, we look at the current state of BI teams, helping companies pivot quickly when it becomes near impossible for a BI team to service the entire organisation with ‘mission critical’ data and insights in a recession or time of rapid change.

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Nobody has a master plan when they enter a recession. Nobody.

Quicker and smarter decisions? Learn from three global recessions and the winning strategies organisations deploy to not merely survive, but go on to thrive.

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Insights in a time of crisis and rapid change

How do you stay resilient when things are changing very rapidly? As a business, how do you respond and prepare? In this article, we want to talk about the role of insights in helping you stay ‘resilient’ in the context of making decisions.

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4 Misconceptions of Joining a Startup

What to expect when joining a startup from the corporate world / Big 4 consulting life.

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How to easily create insightful management reports

Learn about the 4 key steps to insightful management reporting: from an impactful Executive Summary with key business drivers to using Big Data to uncover Actionable Insights

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The best financial analysis and reporting software for small business

This guide covers the 3 types of software that best address financial analysis and reporting needs for small businesses: Small Business Accounting, Automated Financial Reporting, and Small Business Analytics.

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Informed Engineering

Bringing data to the table by dogfooding our own product‍.

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Beyond accounting: Top emerging trend that will shape, shake and stir Virtual CFO service in 2020

Accountants performing the role of a virtual CFO are not only widening their client base and growing revenue but also riding a wave of increasing demand. 

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4 big data solutions for small businesses

This blog covers 4 solutions which aim to help small businesses to leverage analytics across a wide range of business activities: marketing, website performance, revenue and cost, and customer demographics.‍

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3 ways data analytics can make or break a small or midsize business

With AI-powered analytics capabilities, insights can be generated automatically and intelligently at a fraction of the cost - think 50c a day for all the insights that you need to run your business. In this article, we cover 4 ways AI-powered analytics can make or break a small or midsize business.‍

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