What is Business Intelligence (BI) ?
Every organization, large or small, has to make practical and strategic decisions about financial , commercial or other (operational) processes within the organization. Reliable and, above all, up-to-date information is necessary to make these decisions .
The information is often obtained from data within the organization. But these data are isolated, and not necessarily meaningful. When this data is related to other data and interpreted correctly, new and interesting insights emerge from which sound decisions can be made.
The data from which the information must be obtained is not always immediately available. This is on the one hand because it is not clear within an organization which data is available, and on the other hand because a lot of data is processed in different software systems , which immediately makes this more complex.
Business Intelligence can be a huge solution for the above situation. Business Intelligence offers a solution for this entire process, from data to information.
BI reporting solutions take care of collecting data from various systems within the organization, processing this data and converting it into new and valuable insights into easily interpretable visualizations that are available throughout the organization.
Connect multiple data sources
In Business Intelligence reports you can bring data from different data sources together to merge and compare data. This creates insights that will never come from your packages separately.
One version of the truth
Because all colleagues look at the same report, there are no more Excel files lying around. As a result, everyone looks at the same figures at any time of the day.
Reduce costs, increase productivity
By using BI reports, you no longer spend hours collecting data and visualizing this data in Excel. Data is collected automatically and offers you the desired insights at any time of the day.
Easily monitor KPIs
Because you look at the most up-to-date data at any time of the day, you get a good insight into the progress of your KPIs. This way you can also immediately identify bottlenecks in order to take action.
Make decisions faster and easier
BI offers you actionable insights at any time of the day, so you can see at a glance how you are doing. This allows you to make decisions faster and easier.
Because everyone has insight into the performance, departments can better switch between themselves if results are disappointing.
Who is Business Intelligence for?
For years, Business Intelligence was associated with complex and especially expensive implementation projects at ‘big companies’. This has changed enormously in recent years. Business Intelligence nowadays consists of relatively simple solutions that can be quickly implemented within every organization, from both SMEs and large companies.
As a result, Business Intelligence has become extremely accessible, so that every organization can benefit from the benefits that Business Intelligence has to offer.
Which Business Intelligence tools are there?
In recent years, Business Intelligence has taken off in a bird’s-eye view. As a result, several BI tools have been introduced to the market over the years. But what is the difference between all these tools? And more importantly; which one is best to choose?
The best-known BI tools on the market, in order of popularity, are Microsoft Power BI , Tableau and Qlik . In this blog we would like to tell you the differences between these 3 Business Intelligence tools.
Bi-wiring allows you to use two pairs of speaker cables. So you wired from one power amplifier twice to a loudspeaker. This is possible with, for example, an amplifier that has an A and B group.
Or a mono power amplifier with double terminals. It can also be done from one set of terminals, but that is less convenient, because then you have to ‘cram’ quite a bit.
Bi-wiring can have the advantage that less interference occurs in the cable. We have noticed that it has particular advantages with cheaper cables.
More expensive cables are often so well designed that it does not really offer any advantages to double cabling. It is possible to use two different cables, although we are never into mixing brands and types. There can be a crazy imbalance.
Incidentally, not every speaker has the option to bi-wire or bi-amp. Our reference speaker – the Focal Sopra No1 – does not allow it. Bowers & Wilkins often does. And there it certainly has advantages.
Whether bi-wiring – or tri-wiring: three cables for high / mid / low – offers advantages, depends entirely on the cables and speaker. So be sure to try it out before you buy an extra set of speaker cables.
Bi-amping means that you use a separate amplifier for the mids / highs and the lows. With Tri-amping you use a separate amplifier for the high / mid and low. So three amps per side. Or three stereo amplifiers.
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The advantage of bi- or tri-amping is clear: more power and a separation of signals for high, mid and low. This is different from active filtering! There is still a filter in the speaker that has to pull apart the music signal.
So each cable still carries a complete music signal. However: the feedback from the speaker to the amplifier is handled separately for each amplifier . And of course there is more power available.