Tibco Spotfire 4.5 Hands-On Review

By Bernie | September 26, 2012

What is Spotfire? Spotfire is a BI (business intelligence) tool that enables you to explore and represent “big data” sets. It’s one of a class of tools that focus on making it easy to explore masses of data without being a database ninja. It’s head-to-head with tools like Tableau and Qlikview. I’d previously been put…

Devilish Donuts - A truly dreadful dashboard

KPI report design checklist. How good are your reports?

By Bernie | September 18, 2012

Introducing the KPI Design Report Checklist You may be trying to work out why your current reports aren’t working properly or wondering if you missed anything on your newly created masterpiece. This design checklist encourages you to consider each element of your design and to score it if you are feeling brave. You can use…

First look – Qlikview Review – Version 10 Personal Edition

By Bernie | October 6, 2011

As promised in my last “first look” review, I’m taking Qlikview 10 for a spin. For those of you not familiar with Qlickview it’s a data visualization tool that’s designed to make the creation of ad-hoc reports and dashboards, from existing data, quick and simple. Installation Getting hold of Qlikview is a matter of registering…