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Business Banking Insight – Independent Survey of Business Banking Products and Services #starting #your

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Business Banking Insight

The Chancellor of the Exchequer launched the Business Banking Insight programme in November 2013 to help improve competition in business banking in the UK. Run by the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, we’re independent of any business banking provider, and survey tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses every three months to ensure the information we share is up-to-date. Our site is completely free to use and you will not be sold anything as a result of visiting.

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Compare business banking products and services using our impartial rating system

We’ve conducted an independent survey of the UK’s business banking accounts, credit cards, loans and other services, asking thousands of small and medium-sized business owners about their experiences – so you can see how they compare.

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Office Products, Furniture, Facility Supplies: Ohio – Kentucky #small #business #admin


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Time … there never seems to be enough of it. At Nickerson Business Supplies, we deliver quality products and exceptional service so you can give your undivided attention to areas of your business that need it most. When it comes to cost, we stay on top of our competitors’ prices through the use of web price scrapers, so you can bet we always beat the competition.

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We are proud to be a locally owned business with employees that have more than 150 years combined experienced and:

  • Have a deep understanding of how our industry works
  • Know how to best use the tools available to us
  • Know who the best suppliers and resources are

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Promotional Gifts Corporate Items – Business Products #business #tax


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Contour Frost Pens

A new slant on one of the UK’s number one selling promotional pens the Contour. These sleek stylish ball point pens with an ergo friendly rubber finger grip now come in a choice of frost coloured barrel options. Manufactured to exacting tolerances their price point belies the quality of these fine writing instruments.

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Wessex Conference Folders

This elegantly designed and highly popular A4 promotional conference folder is manufactured in lightly grained soft padded koskin. Featuring a range of internal pockets for business cards and documents along with a usb holder, a pen loop and supplied with a 90 page recycled note pad for added value.

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Sparta Mugs

Sparta mugs are one of the most popular choices out of the tens of thousands of promotional gifts on offer. Why? Think about it, what better way is there to keep your message right in front of your target market’s eye than with a mug.

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Birkdale Golf Fiberplus Umbrellas

A stunning new range of storm proof golf umbrellas which are manufactured with a super light-weight fibre glass frame, robust 210T durable nylon composite canopy, quick dry rain resistant treatment, sports golf grip handle and velcro fastener.

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Fruit Of The Loom Heavy
Cotton T-Shirts

Weighing in at 185gsm these 100% cotton T-shirts are available in a range of colours with a ribbed neckline, taped back, neck and shoulders for extra strength and comfort. Now produced using the latest Belcoro yarn for a softer feel and cleaner printing process.

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Brooklyn Messenger Bags

A modern and distinctive range of messenger bags which are constructed in eco-friendly non-woven polypropylene in a variety of trim colour options to compliment your corporate branding. Featuring a large main compartment with velcro flap closure, under flap accessory packet, 2 pen sleeves, elastic top-closure side pocket, adjustable shoulder strap and reinforced carry handle.

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Why Choose Us For Your Promotional Gifts?

We Are The UK’s One Stop Shop – Read Why We Are So Trusted!

GoPromotional.co.uk, is part of an international online marketing group which specialises in promotional gifts and corporate merchandise. With over 30 years combined marketing experience in the sector, the group boasts a client base that most could only dream of and includes major international brands and large government agencies. With such a prestigious client base you can be sure that when you purchase your products from us you are in fantastic company.

At our headquarters in the UK we custom imprint more than 2m items each year. Don’t forget, we have a prestigious reputation to maintain so as a GoPromotional client you will never receive promises that can’t be kept, you will get the knowledge and dedication of highly professional staff which is backed up by a dedicated customer service team which sole purpose is to ensure that you receive a service which is second to none.

We want to help you build your brand awareness using quality custom printed promotional merchandise in an exciting manner. We have thousands of marketing and advertising products for you to select from which are perfect for a whole host of marketing activities whether it be for tradeshows, exhibitions, conferences, giveaways, corporate events or new product launches, we are sure to have the right promotional items for you and what’s more at the right price. Our extensive range includes low cost options such as keyrings, mugs, and pens through to umbrellas, conference bags, conference folders, corporate clothing, executive business gifts, corporate gifts and a great range of environmentally friendly recycled products.

We turn your marketing visions into reality! With our Guaranteed Delivery Service, Price Match Plus Promise Guarantee and extensive range of products you can rest assured that your corporate merchandise will always be done on time, at highly competitive prices and to exacting standards.

As an active member of the British Promotional Merchandise Association, you can be rest assured that when you place your valuable order with us you are dealing with an organisation that believes in best practice, the highest ethics and is affiliated to the industries leading trade body.

Simply put, we will always do our utmost to earn your trust and respect and, once we have that, we will work even harder to keep it!

GoPromotional is rated 4.81 stars by Reviews.co.uk based on 107 reviews


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Hanlon Windows Australia – Aluminium and Timber Windows and Doors #vantage, #vantage, #aws, #commercial,

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Hanlon Windows manufactures high performance, energy efficient aluminium and timber windows and doors for architecturally inspired projects

We have been manufacturing aluminium and timber windows and doors for over 35 years and have steadily grown to be one of the largest and most successful family owned window companies in Australia. We are 100% Australian owned and operated and pride ourselves on delivering the best windows and doors in Australia.

We manufacture high performance, energy efficient aluminium and timber windows and doors from the Vantage, Elevate and ThermalHEART ranges. Our timber windows and doors are beautifully crafted from sustainable managed Western Red Cedar and lend themselves to staining to bring out the rich variations in colour or can be primed ready for painting to suit the colour design of your home.

We offer a full complement of aluminium and timber windows and doors including sliding windows, louvre windows, bi-fold windows, double hung windows, awning windows, casement windows, sashless windows, sliding doors, stacking doors, bi-fold doors, hinged doors, french doors all in residential and commercial architectural styles. We have a large selection of glass products available including double glazed windows, laminated glass, energy-efficient glass, LowE glass, SmartGlass, ComfortPlus glass, safety glass, toned glass, security glass all supplied by Viridian. Australia s only local manufacturer of float glass and hard coat performance products.

We have won numerous National and Regional awards over the years for our quality products and customer service. We were recently announced as the winner of an award at the 2014 Australian Window Association Conference for the best use of windows and doors in a commercial new construction. This is an amazing achievement considering the calibre of projects entered into the awards and we would like to acknowledge the outstanding work that was put in by our great team and our fantastic suppliers, customers, architects and builders.

We understand that purchasing windows and doors can sometimes be a very daunting experience, especially with the amount of energy efficient, high performance products now available. No matter how big or small your project is our highly trained sales team is here to assist you select the most suitable product for your project.

Whether you re a Builder, Renovator, Architect or Building Designer you can rest assured knowing you ve made the right decision with Hanlon s.

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Katharine Ross: Daughter Attacked Me with Scissors #actor, #roles, #crime # # #courts, #crime

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Katharine Ross: Daughter Attacked Me with Scissors

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Actress Katharine Ross has obtained a restraining order against her daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott, after the young woman repeatedly stabbed her in the arm with scissors, according to court documents.

Ross who is married to actor Sam Elliott is best known for her roles in iconic films such as The Graduate and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Now 71, Ross writes in the restraining order that Cleo, 26, verbally and emotionally abused me even as a little girl but became increasingly violent at age 12 or 13, and that the problem came to a head earlier this year.

On March 2, Cleo lost her temper, told her mother, I want to kill you, kicked in a cupboard door in the kitchen and then followed her mother around the house, the court documents state.

Ross says that when she picked up the phone to call police, Cleo cut the phone line with scissors, threatened to poke her in the eye with the scissors and then stabbed her six times in the right arm, using enough force to pierce my skin through my shirt and leave me with marks that are still visible today.

It s unclear what may have instigated the incident. Ross filed the protective order on March 8 without an attorney. Her spokesman tells PEOPLE he s unfamiliar with the documents and that Ross has no comment.

Until a hearing in the matter on March 30 in Santa Monica, Cleo is ordered to stay at least 100 yards from her mother s home, car and workplace and to not try to contact her. The documents additionally state that if Cleo needs to come by the family s Pacific Coast Highway home for any of her belongings, police officers need to be present.

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    MADE IN COLORADO is excited to bring you gifts, collectibles and foods from 400 Colorado regional artisans and craftspeople whose works encompass the artistic, the whimsical, the edible, the decorative, the readable, the touchable.

    The MADE IN COLORADO collection offers gifts and mementos produced within and depicting the state of Colorado. We have direct access to our artisans and craft-persons enabling us to quickly obtain the items you request. If you have a specific Colorado gift request, please drop us email or give us a call.

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    Start in East Lansing or Mt. Pleasant, then travel the world!

    Protégé Academy is Mid-Michigan’s most advanced school of cosmetology. We are a TIGI Creative School with locations in East Lansing and Mt. Pleasant. Our cosmetology program offers an exciting learning experience in a state of the art facility and a unique study abroad opportunity. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

    Our cosmetology students gain advanced education in make-up, cutting, and coloring. At Protégé Academy, you will:

    • learn from internationally trained, trend-setting stylists
    • excel under the coaching and mentorship of our experienced instructors from well-recognized academies
    • use the most innovative products, including TIGI Colour Line, BED HEAD Products, TIGI Cosmetics line. and OPI Nail Products
    • train in our state of the art facility with free parking and easy accessibility
    • study abroad with top TIGI educators and industry greats in New York, London, and Milan, Italy

    Our commitment to hair, fashion, and make-up artistry is unparalleled. Our mission is to provide each student with a specialized national, and international education that prepares you for a competitive and successful career. Our graduates are educated in the highest standards of the business, using ethics and techniques that set them apart from others – with placement in the film industry and prestigious salons across the United States. Start your exciting career at Protégé Academy!

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    Does charcoal whiten your teeth? #teeth #whitening #treatments, #teeth #whitening, #whitened #teeth, #charcoal #teeth

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    Does charcoal *really* whiten your teeth?

    Charcoal has quickly become the go-to ingredient to whiten teeth. And if YouTube or Instagram testimonials are anything to go by, the answer to it working is a resounding ‘yes’. But does it really work the miracles that it promises as a natural teeth whitener and is it safe to use? We spoke to dentists Dr Adam Thorne REGENERATE Enamel Science Dental Ambassador and Dr Richard Marques to find out whether charcoal really is an effective teeth whitener and explore whether other natural whitening products actually work.

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    How does charcoal actually work?

    The most effective type of charcoal is the activated form. a reheated, oxidised version of the charcoal that you put on the BBQ. The theory is that activated charcoal has an adhesive quality that binds to everything in its path, such as stains, tartar and bacteria, and works by drawing out and absorbing toxins and chemicals into its millions of tiny pores. Dr Thorne says:

    “Activated charcoal’s enormous surface area is dotted with the numerous nooks and crannies that draw in and trap toxic substances including stains on teeth. It can be brushed on or rinsed around the teeth.”

    But by all means don’t use charcoal from the BBQ, the non-activated form, as it can be toxic, warns Dr Marques.

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    But does charcoal really whiten teeth and is it safe?

    “Charcoal works and is an effective way to help clean and whiten your teeth. It’s one of my top tips on whitening your teeth at home,” says Dr Marques. He recommends using activated charcoal powder, toothpaste or mouthwash.

    However, some dentists warn against using this method of teeth whitening and say that charcoal may lead to enamel deterioration and tooth erosion. According to Dr Adam, there’s actually no evidence to date that activated charcoal does any good for your teeth.

    “I’d be concerned about the potential damage that the grainy, gritty substance can do to your teeth and gums – and like any abrasive, I’d be worried about the effects on the gums and enamel on the teeth. We simply don’t know about the safety and effectiveness of it. If you want a gleaming white smile, I’d always recommend talking to your dentist first about using traditional whitening toothpaste for surface stains or specific whitening treatments for deeper stains or discolouration.”

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    8 myths and facts about natural whitening products

    When it comes to teeth whitening, Brits spend more than 100 million a year on products alone. We all know the usual culprits that stain our teeth, such as smoking, drinking red wine and coffee, but what’s the truth behind natural teeth whitening products?

    1. Strawberries: FACT

    Strawberries have an abundance of a ‘magic’ malic acid, which naturally cleans and whitens the teeth, even though they’re red, advises Dr Marques.

    They do however contain citric acid, which can weaken the surface hardness of your teeth, says Dr Thorne. But the riper the strawberry becomes, the higher the concentration of malic acid compared to the more harmful citric acid. He recommends:

    “So if you use strawberries as a teeth whitener, choose a really ripe strawberry, rub it on your teeth and just like exfoliating the skin, it does remove superficial debris. The malic acid won’t actually break down the stain molecules, but the surface clean gives your teeth a whiter appearance.”

    2. Coconut oil: FACT

    This technique, also known as oil pulling, is likely to lessen the bacterial load in the mouth and has been shown to improve the health of the gums and whiten teeth, says Dr Thorne. “It’s unique because it contains predominantly medium chain fatty acids of which 45 to 50% is auric acid, which has proven anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects. Swishing the oil between your teeth can also dislodge and retained food particles.”

    Dr Marques recommends using the oil as a mouthwash for two to three minutes, which will lubricate the teeth and draw out impurities.

    3. Green tea: MYTH

    Green tea will actually stain your teeth, says Dr Thorne.

    “It contains plant compounds, known as tannins, which increase the staining potential. This means it is acidic and will break down the enamel on teeth. Once enamel is broken down, pigmented molecules can attach to your teeth easily, and this, of course, leads to stains.”

    4. Baking soda: FACT

    Baking soda is a natural teeth whitener, says Dr Marques. It can help to whiten teeth through its alkaline cleansing action, and is now included in many toothpastes. He suggests mixing a quarter of a teaspoon of baking soda with water and applying this to your teeth with your toothbrush.

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    5. Salmon: MYTH

    Salmon can’t actually whiten your teeth, although Dr Thorne recommends eating it to keep your teeth healthy. He explains:

    “Salmon is a good ‘white food’ (i.e. it can be eaten after whitening), and it also contains calcium and vitamin D, which is good for healthy teeth and bones.”

    6. Apples: FACT

    Apples, much like strawberries, contain malic acid, and along with their abrasiveness can help to whiten teeth. Dr Thorne says:

    “The mildly acidic nature and stringent quality of apples, combined with their rough, fibre-rich flesh, could help cleansing and brightening of teeth.”

    7. Lemon juice: MYTH AND FACT

    Citrus is cleansing and can help to maintain white teeth, says Dr Marques. But using lemon juice actually isn’t recommended as it’s very damaging to the tooth surface and can lead to increased sensitivity and staining as the enamel is worn away, advises Dr Thorne:

    “Lemon juice has been mixed with baking soda as a home-made whitening paste. But lemon juice is very acidic causing enamel erosion and the baking soda is very abrasive causing tooth wear.”

    8. Cheese: FACT

    Cheese can mechanically clean teeth. as it’s a natural cleanser, says Dr Marques. It has the added bonus of strengthening the tooth enamel and structure due to it being high in calcium. But opt for hard cheeses, such as cheddar, and be careful of blue and soft cheeses, which can cause breath odour, he advises.

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    Business Banking Insight – Independent Survey of Business Banking Products and Services #easy #business

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    Business Banking Insight

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer launched the Business Banking Insight programme in November 2013 to help improve competition in business banking in the UK. Run by the British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, we’re independent of any business banking provider, and survey tens of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses every three months to ensure the information we share is up-to-date. Our site is completely free to use and you will not be sold anything as a result of visiting.

    There s no hassle, it s easy to use

    Compare business banking products and services using our impartial rating system

    We’ve conducted an independent survey of the UK’s business banking accounts, credit cards, loans and other services, asking thousands of small and medium-sized business owners about their experiences – so you can see how they compare.

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    Best Business Intelligence Tools – 2017 Reviews & Pricing #business #intelligence #software #products


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    Business Intelligence Tools

    What Is the FrontRunners Quadrant?

    A Graphic of the Top-Performing BI Products

    FrontRunners quadrants highlight the top software products for North American small businesses. All products in the quadrant are top performers. Small businesses can use FrontRunners to make more informed decisions about what software is right for them.

    To create this quadrant, we evaluated over 200 BI products. Those with the top scores for their capability and value made the quadrant.

    Scores are based largely on reviews from real software users, along with other product performance details (e.g. what features they offer, how many customers they have).

    Is One Quadrant Better Than the Others?

    Nope, Products in Any Quadrant May Fit Your Needs

    Every product in this quadrant offers a balance of capability (how much the products can do) and value (whether they re worth their cost) that makes them stand out in the race for small business software success. Moreover, we ve homed in on products that offer the right set of capabilities for this market.

    FrontRunners has four sub-quadrants:

    • Upper Right = Leaders: Leaders are all-around strong products. They offer a wide range of functionality to a wide range of customers. These products are considered highly valuable by customers.
    • Upper Left = Masters: Masters may focus more heavily on certain key features or market segments than Leaders do. If you need a more specialized set of functionality without bells and whistles, then a product in the Masters quadrant might be right for you.
    • Lower Right = Pacesetters: Pacesetters may offer a strong set of features, but are not rated as highly on value. For example, a Pacesetter might offer greater functionality, but cost more.
    • Lower Left = Contenders: Contenders may focus on a more specialized set of capabilities that are priced at a higher point. This makes them ideal for companies willing to pay more for specific features that meet their unique needs.

    Depending on the specific needs of a software buyer, a product in any of these sub-quadrants could be a good fit.

    Why? To even be considered for this FrontRunners, a product had to achieve a minimum user rating score of 3.8 for capability and 3.8 for value. This means that all products that qualify as FrontRunners are top-performing products in their market. Their positions in the quadrant are plotted relative to how their peers performed.

    For some buyers, a specific FrontRunners quadrant might be best. For example, products in the leaders quadrant have very high ratings for both product capabilities and value provided to users. However, these products may use licensing schemes that are more expensive for small businesses than dashboard-focused vendors in the contenders and pacesetters quadrants, even though contenders and pacesetters such as Domo and Birst offer comparable functionality.

    You can download the full FrontRunners for BI report here. It contains individual scorecards for each product on the Frontrunners quadrant.

    How Are FrontRunners Products Selected?

    Products Are Scored Based on User Reviews and Other Data

    You can find the full FrontRunners methodology here. but the gist is that products are scored in two areas, Capability and Value.

    To be considered at all, products must have at least 10 reviews and achieve minimum user rating scores. They also have to offer a core set of functionality for example, self-service visual analytics and custom dashboards.

    From there, user reviews and other product performance details, such as the product’s customer base and the features it offers, dictate the Capability and Value scores. Capability is plotted on the x-axis, and Value is plotted on the y-axis.

    Got It. But What if I Have More Questions?

    Check Out Our Additional Resources!

    For more information about FrontRunners, check out the following:

    • Check out the FrontRunners frequently asked questions (FAQ) for more detailed answers and information about how it works.
    • Check out the complete FrontRunners methodology to understand the scoring.

    Have questions about how to choose the right product for you? You re in luck! Every day, our team of advisors provides (free) customized shortlists of products to hundreds of small businesses.

    • Simply take this short questionnaire to help us match you with products that meet your specific needs.
    • Or, talk to one of our experienced software advisors about your needs it s quick, free, and there s no-obligation by calling (844) 687-6771.

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    Just Follow Our External Usage Guidelines

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    FrontRunners scores and graphics are derived from individual end-user reviews based on their own experiences, vendor-supplied information and publicly available product information; they do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

    Runners Up

    Providers listed as Runners Up were considered for inclusion in the quadrant, but were ultimately not included for one or more reasons: they did not have enough reviews; they did not meet the reviews score minimum; they did not meet the ultimate Value and Capability minimum scores; or they did not meet our functionality requirements for the market.

    Business intelligence (BI) software has gained considerable traction since its introduction as “decision support systems” in the 1960s. Today, there are over 100 BI software companies selling some type of business intelligence tool. We put together this buyer’s guide to help buyers understand the market. In this guide, we’ll review:

    What Is Business Intelligence Software?

    BI software helps organizations organize and analyze data to make better decisions. This could include internal data from company departments as well as from external sources, such as marketing data services, social media channels or even macroeconomic information.

    The BI market is growing rapidly because of the proliferation of data to analyze. Over the past few decades, companies that have deployed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and other applications are now sitting on a mountain of data that can be analyzed. In addition, the growth of the Web has increased the demand for tools that can analyze large data sets.

    One of the biggest trends in the BI market is the shift in software architecture and design to more user-friendly applications. These applications are now being used by business users not just IT staff to analyze particular sets of departmental data, including marketing, procurement, retail and Web data.

    Common Features of Business Intelligence Software

    BI software can be divided into three broad application categories: data management tools, data discovery applications and reporting tools (including dashboards and visualization software). In the next section, we’ll explain how these applications can help your organization’s decision-making process become more data-driven.

    What BI tools you need depends on how your data is currently managed and how you would like to analyze it. For example, if it is currently scattered across disparate transactional databases, you might need to build a data warehouse to centralize it and invest in data management tools that offer Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) functionality to move and re-structure it.

    Once data is given a common structure and format, you can invest in data discovery solutions such as Online Analytical Processing (OLAP), data mining and semantic or text mining applications, with the capability to create custom, ad hoc reports. And because information is stored within the warehouse, users can quickly pull reports without impacting the performance of the organization s software applications, such as CRM, ERP and supply chain management solutions.

    We ve illustrated this concept in the image below:

    But this isn t the only way to implement BI within your organization. If you re only analyzing data from a single source, ETL and data warehouses are unnecessary. Alternatively, you might require multiple warehouses, and thus, require different tools to connect data between both these servers and other BI applications that need access to this data.

    We’ll cover these in detail in the next section, but in general, the features you should seek in a new BI solution should include:

    • Data quality management
    • Extract, transform and load (ETL)
    • Data mining
    • Online analytical processing (OLAP)
    • Predictive analytics
    • Semantic and text analytics
    • Visualizations
    • Dashboards
    • Report writers
    • Scorecarding

    Top Business Intelligence Tools

    This table will help you understand some of the top BI tools available on the market today.

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