March 17 2014 - Most people equate WordPress with "blogging". WordPress has evolved way beyond blogging to the point where many people are visiting websites that don't look like blogs, but are actually being powered by WordPress.
February 25 2014 - Birst is best at implementing and validating data warehouse models. I have been able to prototype multiple models in under 4 hours of effort - this is really amazing. As a past user of a big-3 reporting stack, these same tasks would have taken days.
February 11 2014 - Workday is a very intuitive software that is effective in supporting all Human Resources and Payroll functions. The ability to make a change (Related Action) of almost any data object on one screen is very impressive. There is no set Menu per se; rather, you conduct the action through the object. With that Workday may even seem over-intuitive; offering you a variety of ways to navigate the application and to drill into the information.
December 29 2013 - Act-On's analytic data is spot on and gives me the ability to take meaningful action when clients and potential clients interact with our content. My biggest headache with software similar to Act-On is how to engage other departments and business units. Act-On's simple and robust connect to other software platforms allows our teams to work in the software programs that work best for them while still representing strong data.
September 12 2013 - Even though it has its shortcomings, Tableau is headed in the right direction by making large amounts of data available to the traditional business user. I dont think its simple to learn Tableau; but its not extremely difficult either.