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Author: Bill Anderson
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Art of BI: Export to Excel Error in OBI12c

In Oracle BI 12c version you may notice an error when trying to export to Excel using the Export Link at the bottom of a report on a dashboard.

Bill Anderson | November 30, 2017

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What You’re Missing When You Can’t Visualize Your Data Part 2

Let’s talk about security, look at some more examples of good vs. bad data visualization, and discuss how all of these things lead to solid business decisions that can bolster revenue.

Bill Anderson | October 31, 2017

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What You’re Missing When You Can’t Visualize Your Data Part 1

What are you missing when your organization lacks good data visualization? Here’s a side-by-side comparison of data analytics with and without DV.

Bill Anderson | October 25, 2017

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Art of BI: The Business Value of Data Visualization

The business value of data visualization is a matter of costs and benefits. This Datavail blog post helps you calculate the ROI in data analytics and BI.

Bill Anderson | October 17, 2017

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Art of BI: OBI12c Basic Paths and Commands

We thought it would be helpful to write up references to common file paths that have changed between OBI11g and OBI12c . Download it as a reference.

Bill Anderson | October 5, 2017
OBIEE 12c upgrade

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Art of BI: OBIEE 12c Upgrade Gone Wrong? Bring in Datavail

An Oracle BI upgrade gone wrong can happen to any company. Find out the reasons why it happens and how Datavail can correct it and get your company back on track.

Bill Anderson | July 26, 2017
Knowledge transfer, KT

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Art of BI: Knowledge Transfer – The What and How of It

The blog post gives you simple methods to knowledge transfer (KT) to clients once a project is complete.

Bill Anderson | June 29, 2017
oracle reporting mistakes

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Art of BI: Top 8 Oracle Reporting Mistakes You Should Avoid

Overpopulating dashboards with reports and using unnecessary visuals are some of the mistakes you could be making while rolling out your BI solutions.

Bill Anderson | May 30, 2017
historical data visualization

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Art of BI: Data Visualization Over the Years

This post looks at the origins and development of Data Visualization, the hottest job skill in the U.S. according to a new white paper published by Datavail.

Bill Anderson | May 22, 2017

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Art of BI: The Benefits of Good Data Visualization

This blog post explores the benefits of Data Visualization to enterprise management, including how DV is used, why it’s important, and best practices.

Bill Anderson | May 3, 2017

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Art of BI: Building Better Dashboards with Storyboarding

Storyboarding helps create an appealing visual layout of information management dashboards that provides rich, responsive, and real-time business insights.

Bill Anderson | January 24, 2017

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Art of BI: The Benefits of Storyboarding for Report and Dashboard Creation

Storyboarding offers a great way of visualizing sequence and the interconnectedness of business reports or projects in the fields of BI and data analytics.

Bill Anderson | January 17, 2017

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