Calling all AEC Companies… Are you using Excel to manage data for your company?

In Lantern Posts, Musings by Marc Krichman

 If so, there is a 90% chance your data is inaccurate.

We’ve entered the time where more and more companies are realizing the value and importance of data in multiple areas of their business, from operations to finance to production to staffing.

But we’ve also entered the time when companies use the wrong tools to visualize and communicate the data: namely, Excel.  In fact, a recent survey on management styles and communication found that over 20% of surveyed team members … Read More

How to Build a BI Budget

In Insights, Musings by Marc Krichman

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Contact us to help with next years budget

The new budgeting year is fast approaching, and you’re going to have a new focus on business intelligence. Understanding your data and how it affects your daily operations is an important goal. The question is, how much will it cost, and how will you pay for it? Before you go implementing a new BI program, you need to budget for it. Here’s how to approach a BI budget for the new year … Read More

Why Construction Companies Should Use Data

In Lantern Posts, Musings by Marc Krichman

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Data is becoming increasingly important in a plethora of industries, from healthcare to manufacturing to retail and more. So what about construction? Is there a use for data analysis and interpretation in the construction industry? In fact, there are quite a few uses. Here are three things you can accomplish in construction with the proper use of data.

  1. Increase efficiency. How many different projects does your construction company handle at one time? Likely more than any one person can oversee
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5 Tips for Getting Started with Business Intelligence in AEC

In Insights, Musings by Marc Krichman

In today’s competitive construction landscape, where speed and agility in decision-making are critical, a comprehensive business intelligence plan is essential for organizing and understanding your data. But creating and implementing a strategy can be a bit daunting, particularly if it’s your first foray into BI. So how do you get started with business intelligence?

Here are five tips.

  1. Understand Your Needs. What kind of data does your organization deal with? What kinds of insights are you looking for? What overall
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Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics for Construction Companies

In Insights, Musings by Marc Krichman

These days, there’s a lot of talk going around about both business intelligence and business analytics. They both involve leveraging the data of your company in order to grow, evolve, and become more efficient. But what’s the difference between them? Often, the two terms are used interchangeably, and many people seem to disagree on what separates one from the other. So here’s a definitive, albeit brief guide to business intelligence vs. business analytics for construction companies.

The Basic Differences

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Consumers vs. Creators in Construction

In Insights, Musings by Marc Krichman

Your construction company’s data is incredibly important to how your organization runs. But how do you use it? More importantly, who uses it, and in what way?

When it comes to data, there are two different types of people in your company who deal with it. There are the data creators, and the data consumers and they need different tools to do their jobs effectively.

What Are Creators and Consumers of Data?

What’s the difference? Let’s take, for example, your … Read More