What Is Dark Data? + 5 Important Types
Learn what dark data is, where it comes from, and how your organization can make use of it.
Introducing Dynamic Kloud Excel Functions
Are you frustrated with trying to fill the gaps between what business intelligence (BI) tools provide and the actual reporting needs of your finance team? The future of Finance is one step closer thanks to the introduction of Dynamic Kloudio Excel functions.
Data Analysis in Google Sheets: Announcing Dynamic Filters and New Integrations [Product Update]
Our latest Kloudio product enhancements help you gain granular business insights and perform data analysis in Google Sheets.
The Best Tools for Data Science Students [+ How to Excel In Your Data Science Career]
Data science is a common career option today. This comes as no surprise, given the rapid rise of technology and SaaS companies worldwide. Discover our best advice for budding data science students, including what tools for data science you should have in your back pocket.
Original Research: Business Intelligence is a $20B Market, Yet 80%+ Still Use Spreadsheets for Last-Mile Data Analysis
In 2020, the Business Intelligence (BI) Market was valued at over $20 billion. These tools, including platforms like Looker and Tableau, offer charts, graphs, and…
JIRA Reporting: How to Boost the ROI of Your JIRA Data
Hundreds of thousands of people use JIRA, which means there is even more JIRA data generated every day. How are you leveraging your JIRA data and conducting your JIRA reporting?
3 NetSuite Tips and Tricks to Know
Netsuite is a robust solution with high customizability, and because of this, some users struggle to be efficient with their Netsuite workflows. In this guide, we'll be walking through a few Netsuite tips and tricks to boost your ERP productivity.
Here’s How to Run Stripe Reports in a Spreadsheet
Your Stripe data is invaluable. Here's how to run Stripe reports in your favorite spreadsheet tool.
How to Close the Data Literacy Gap At Your Company
Whether you’re an early-stage employee or the founder of a startup, your team should set a collaborative priority to pursue a data-driven culture ... long before your first full-time data hire. Here's how to build that culture to close the data literacy gap
Stripe Sigma Is Transforming How Businesses Receive Payment Data
No longer is data warehousing limited to your data analysis teams. Every department in your organization needs access to your business data—especially Finance. Read how Stripe Sigma brings business and financial data to its users.
How to Shorten the Month End Close
The pressure of the month-end close increases with business growth, complexity in the regulatory environment, and with every new additional system that is added to the Finance tech stack. Here's how to shorten the cycle.
How to Set Up Easy MongoDB Reporting
Many MongoDB users share one challenge—MongoDB reporting. Since MongoDB became a popular database for developers, enterprises have leveraged it to improve development times. But, due to the high volumes of some data sets, reporting is still a challenge for some.
Data Ingestion: Why and How Does It Happen?
The data ingestion process is essential for companies that use data regularly. Despite its importance, however, data ingestion doesn’t come without its challenges. Fortunately, there are tools that can alleviate some of these challenges.
Financial Planning with 2020 Vision
The past year has been challenging for everyone, not to mention those responsible for financial planning. Let's talk about how to leverage the past year to look ahead.
Self Service Business Intelligence in Today’s Information Economy
Did you know that, in 2018, there were 6,800 SaaS companies (up 27% from 2017) available in the Marketing industry alone, not to mention other…
ETL vs ELT: Which Is Better? [+ 5 Pros and Cons]
The main difference between ETL vs ELT is the process order and transformation stage, as well as the time it takes to perform both of these aspects. It’s up to you to decide what process is best for your data needs. This guide will help.
3+ Ways to Speed Up Your Amazon Redshift Queries, According to Experts
So, you're in Redshift running queries and doing your typical data wrangling—but it's taking forever. If you've ever waited minutes or even hours for your queries to compute, you're not alone.
How To Create Google Forms Reports and Visuals in 6 Steps
Google Forms is one of Google Suite's best tools. What's not to like about a free and easy survey builder? But did you know that, unlike most survey tools, you can also create Google Forms reports and visuals from your survey data?
Gut Feel vs. Data Driven Decisions: Which Is Better?
“Trust your gut" is the trademark advice of mentors and grandmothers alike, and it remains a trusted mantra for many successful entrepreneurs. When making data driven decisions is preferred, is trusting your gut still a good idea?
How to Use Sales Data to Close More Deals
One of the most effective ways to empower your sales team is with the right sales data—ideally with the right systems in place.
4 Forecasting Models and How to Refine Them in Times of Uncertainty
Whether your company is a small startup or a large corporation, you need a clear view of your starting position (especially in the wake of the pandemic). Establishing solid forecasting models can help you avoid surprises and better project profits and losses.
Data Transformation and Its Benefits
Data transformation is often a key staple in companies who are looking to organize their data, while also building a foundation for other data professionals and business professionals to access that same data.
BigQuery vs Redshift: 3 Factors to Consider
Both Amazon and Google (as well as a number of other tech giants) offer data warehousing solutions for companies of all kinds. BigQuery vs Redshift ... which is better for your organization and data needs?
What Is Amazon Redshift? Your Questions Answered
Data is unrivaled in its power to reveal insights for your business and customers. But where can you store it? What tools help you navigate and analyze it? Amazon Redshift, a leading data warehouse, is one of them.
Here’s How to Use Spreadsheets for Affordable, Data Driven Decision Making in Education
Education is one of the most important industries in our country. But does big data have a role in education? We say yes. Affordable data driven decision making in education is possible.
Run SQL in Google Sheets: Introducing Our New Adhoc Query Feature [Product Update]
The path from SQL to spreadsheet is historically a long, tedious one involving many Import, Upload, and Export buttons. What if I told you that you could process SQL in Google Sheets? Yes, it's possible.
How to Run Automated Google Sheets Reports
You spend a considerable amount of time collecting data from various systems and preparing that data for your next status report or big meeting, right? In this guide, we'll show you how to use Google Sheets for automated reports.
The Best Google Add Ons: 15 Essential Tools for Businesses on G-Suite
G Suite is praised for its agility and speed but often lacks raw functionality compared to Office 365. In this post, we unpack the best Google add ons for your business.
Is G Suite Worth It? 4 Reasons Your Business Should Migrate to Google Suite Right Now
As companies both big and small move to the cloud, we've seen an increased demand for cloud software platforms. Is G Suite worth it for your business?
Why You Need to Care About Data Driven Marketing
Marketing people are, without a doubt, some of the worst affected by the scourge of ridiculous jargon. You’ll agree if you’ve ever heard a marketer…
How to Report Data from Google Form Responses
You're looking for a better way to analyze and report Google Form responses. You're not alone.
5 Benefits of Business Intelligence That Will Save You Time and Money
Many companies are data-rich yet information-poor. Thus, the benefits of business intelligence (BI) stem from how quickly raw data can be converted into usable information. Automating BI systems and processes is one of the best ways to optimize this golden ratio of efficiency.
Data Warehouse vs Data Lake: 3 Important Differences
More and more organizations are investing in data lakes for their business intelligence needs. However, approaching a data lake as another version of a data warehouse can lead to big issues. Let's talk about a data warehouse vs a data lake.
The Pros and Cons of Data Warehousing
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term data warehousing?
Your Guide to Google BigQuery [+ 6 Pitfalls]
Today's data analysts and administrators must keep up with more data than ever. While many cloud-based data warehouses have popped up to help solve this problem, they don't scale quite like Google BigQuery.
How to Transform Business Users into Citizen Data Scientists
What if I told you that in just a few clicks, an ordinary business software user could transform into a citizen data scientist? This capability is more within reach than you may believe.
How to Choose the Right Data Reporting Platform
“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.” Harnessing the power of data reporting and communication is a need, not a choice. Knowing this, what tools should organizations use to harness their data reporting?
Google Sheets vs Excel: The Ultimate Spreadsheet War
The Google Sheets vs. Excel argument is a spreadsheet war that's waged for ages. Join the debate and learn, once and for all, which program you prefer.
The Value of CRM Data and How It Can Grow Your Business
You know the value of data-based decision-making. But, do you know how valuable your CRM data is, and how you can use your customer relationship management tool as a data source?
Data Solutions: 3 Important Lessons I’ve Learned While Working at Startups
These are some of the key lessons I have learned about the importance of data solutions for your team, especially for high-growth startup environments.
Variance Analysis: The Handoff Between Accounting and FP&A (Part 2)
In our last post, we talked about variance analysis being the only point where actuals meet the forecast, and how it’s critical for understanding what happened in the business. This post talks about how variance analysis can explain why the business is behaving differently than expected.
3 Benefits of Data Workflow Automation
Automating your workflow isn’t just related to speed. When implemented correctly, it’s also about helping employees prioritize their work and make the right decisions using data.
Variance Analysis: The Handoff Between Accounting and FP&A (Part 1)
A key indicator of great finance teams is their ability to tell a complete story about the underlying performance of the business and make timely recommendations for course correction where appropriate.
Moving the Month End Close Process Out of the Middle Ages
Every month, without fail, finance teams all over the world “close the books,” often working long hours to hit pressured deadlines. The hours are long—benchmarking firm APQC reports that the median company takes nearly seven days to close the books every month, while the bottom 25% of companies take over 10 days.
Excel Is Still Everyone’s Favorite Business Intelligence Tool
As we talk to companies big and small, we continue to see an amazing trend: everyone still uses spreadsheets to analyze their data.
Simplify Your Marketing Attribution: Introducing 5 New Kloudio Integrations [Product Update]
With an ever-increasing number of advertising platforms at their disposal, marketers have more avenues to reach their target audiences than ever before.
Product Release: Speed Up Your Data Analysis
We are happy to announce Kloudio’s platform enhancements to help you gain granular business insights with dynamic filters for Excel add-on, increase productivity using Kloudio…
Product Release: Simplify Your End-to-End Data Access
We are happy to announce Kloudio’s platform enhancements that include robust KloudML functionalities, schedule updates to write-back data to their original sources, and a new…
Kloud.io Raises $4M Seed Round to Enable Business Data Access On Demand
Organizations have invested billions into collecting and extracting value from data, yet the IDC recently found that 73% of an organization’s time-to-insight is spent searching…
Report Hubspot Insights With Ease: Introducing the HubSpot Integration [Product Update]
HubSpot is a platform for marketing, sales, customer service, and CRM software. With this sheer volume of data being generated daily, it can become challenging…
4 Current Data Science Trends You Should Know
IBM’s latest study tells us that Data Scientist and Analyst positions will grow by 28% by the year 2020. This indicates that data skill sets are…
Ensure Strong Data Collaboration: How to Create Teams in Kloudio [Product Update]
You can now create and manage teams to increase data collaboration across your team and organization. Whether you're a data engineering team of 2 or 200, compiling departmental reports and assigning tasks to individuals is easier than ever.
Intercom Users Can Now Leverage Kloudio to Generate Reports
Intercom is a powerful messaging platform which allows businesses to communicate with prospective and existing customers within their app, on their website, through social media,…
How to Use Intercom Data to Assess Customer Health
Intercom isn't just another chat tool. Intercom data can help you calculate your customer health score and track customer churn before it happens.
Facebook Ads Users Can Now Leverage Kloudio to Generate Reports
Kloudio offers users an easy way to leverage Kloudio’s reporting with a Facebook Ads integration that compiles ad metrics, engagements, and conversions in record time.…
Top 4 Ways to Sync Data to Google Sheets
Are you hoping to sync and analyze your data in Google Sheets but limited by options in your database or apps in your tech stack? You’re…
Marketers Can Now Leverage Kloudio to Create Reports from Facebook Page Data
Kloudio launches new Facebook Pages integration to make it even easier to report Facebook Pages data. Facebook Pages is a powerful tool for businesses and marketers to reach and…
How to generate more Facebook ad leads with data automation
Facebook ads make lead generation easy with targeted audiences. Instead of trying to drive traffic to your landing page, Facebook ads allow you to collect customer data…
Optimizing Your Facebook Ads With Data
So you’ve just finished setting up your first ever Facebook ad campaign. Think it’s time to sit back and relax while your Facebook ads are…
How to Leverage your Facebook Pages Insights
Facebook Pages is a powerful tool for businesses and individuals to reach and interact with their desired audience. What’s more, is that it allows you…
How to Use Facebook Pages to Increase Brand Engagement
Are you taking full advantage of your business’ Facebook Pages? Have you missed out in the past, but hope to change your ways in the…
4 Things We Learned at Launch Accelerator with Jason Calacanis
Last month, we graduated from Cohort 4 of the Launch Accelerator by Jason Calacanis. Here are 4 things we learned.
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