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Practical Business Intelligence

By : Ahmed Sherif
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Practical Business Intelligence

By: Ahmed Sherif

Overview of this book

Business Intelligence (BI) is at the crux of revolutionizing enterprise. Everyone wants to minimize losses and maximize profits. Thanks to Big Data and improved methodologies to analyze data, Data Analysts and Data Scientists are increasingly using data to make informed decisions. Just knowing how to analyze data is not enough, you need to start thinking how to use data as a business asset and then perform the right analysis to build an insightful BI solution. Efficient BI strives to achieve the automation of data for ease of reporting and analysis. Through this book, you will develop the ability to think along the right lines and use more than one tool to perform analysis depending on the needs of your business. We start off by preparing you for data analytics. We then move on to teach you a range of techniques to fetch important information from various databases, which can be used to optimize your business. The book aims to provide a full end-to-end solution for an environment setup that can help you make informed business decisions and deliver efficient and automated BI solutions to any company. It is a complete guide for implementing Business intelligence with the help of the most powerful tools like D3.js, R, Tableau, Qlikview and Python that are available on the market.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Practical Business Intelligence
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Chapter 8.  Creating an Inventory Dashboard with QlikSense

It is hard to imagine another company more closely associated with Tableau than Qlik. They both provide the same data discovery service to customers and are considered direct competitors. The differences between them are few lessen with each new release.

Qlik first emerged on the market in 1996 with QlikView and soon began to find its way into departments looking to quickly capitalize on their data and produce quick and powerful visualizations that could help them answer the pressing questions being asked by their company.

QlikView is the flagship product of Qlik and allows developers to produce guided analytics. More recently QlikSense was developed for business intelligence self-service visualizations and dashboards. While both tools have much to offer to a Business Intelligence department, our focus in this chapter will be on QlikSense because of the ability to deliver a "cleaner" or "finished" product with a dashboard.

In this...