#Startups. 1 important rule to remember every day when building your product. #mobilebi

download

There are a lot of management principles you can learn in an MBA class about building your startup.  But the most important things about startups you really don’t learn from a book or a professor that hasn’t created a company before. I always found when creating a product that might have a competitor or two, that it is important to remember this every day.

You don’t have to be the first, just be the best!

Sometimes you can get so bogged down on features or what the competitor is doing that you will easily lose focus on that is unique to your business and or product.  When I created my Mobile Business Intelligence (MobileBI) product, Atlas Insights, I have competitors like Microsoft, Tableau, IBM, Oracle and others that might have a similar product, but not quite.

It’s important to focus on the key features or services you have that make you stand out above the rest.  Spend a good amount of time thinking about what the other products are missing and how your product does it best than any other competing product. In Atlas Insights, we excel at making it super easy to get your data into the app and out to your employees.  Start the app and within a minute, you’ll know the performance of your entire business against your goals.

And the most important aspect where we are the BEST?!  You can do it yourself and not have to hire a fleet of consultants to implement your MobileBI strategy like my competitors.

Enjoy, Patrick

 

If you’re not monitoring your business metrics, kiss your job goodbye. #scorecard AtlasBI.com

business-goals-and-objectives-1030x709

The “Be Your Own Data Analyst” has been great for software companies that provide dashboarding tools, but do they really provide the kind of insights you need to manage your goals and objectives when running your department or business?

Oh sure, you can tell me that your department has 5 or 10 dashboards that provide some insights into their performance.  But seeing historical trends is just one piece to running a truly great business.  To be one of the great companies, you need to set goals and objectives and then monitor your progress against them.  Dashboarding software doesn’t really do a good job of this.

Oh, am I’m sure someone is out there trying to selling you their new machine learning AI that will tell you what the numbers should be.  The AI will crunch through your bigdata and actually find the golden nugget. But again, that AI needs goals to be able to work it’s magic against too.

Capture

While times are good, now is the BEST time to reassess your department and business objectives and set the goals you need to hit to meet those objectives.  Your software needs to provide a simple Green, Yellow and RED indicators on how you are against those objectives allow you to adjust in real-time and not after the dashboard refreshes next month.  It really can be as simple as that.

Browse on over to www.AtlasBI.com to download and use Atlas Insights for FREE on  iOSOSXAndroidWindows and Web platforms.  Atlas Insights is about helping your acheive your business goals and not about draining your software budget account.

Enjoy, Patrick

The right way to start your day. #coffee #insights #iphone #analytics #excel AtlasBI.com

coffee

Just like your morning coffee, millions of people will be logging onto their corporate networks and checking the status of their business through metrics.  With all the dashboarding products made by the biggest vendors, that job has gotten much harder over the years.  WHAT?!  Yes, that is a strong statement, but true.  We used to have just a few dashboards to review, now we have 25 personal dashboards scattered across many servers or in the cloud that we have to find.  Never mind the corporate wide dashboards on another 10 servers.  People are emailing PDF’s from the dashboarding tools and don’t forget those finance people emailing you Microsoft Excel spreadsheets too.  You get my drift…

snapshot

Wouldn’t it just be better and faster if you could just whip out your phone and see the metrics that matter most to you?  Type a couple letters into the search box and quickly get back the metrics that match?   Now you can!

Browse on over to www.AtlasBI.com and try Atlas Insights for iOS, Android, Windows and OSX right now.  Get FREE 6 months access to review and transform your business with NO RISK or COSTS.  See the difference in just Turning it on and Knowing what is going on.

It starts small and then turns into something big. AtlasBI.com #analytics #mobilebi

atlasapple

When I launched Atlas Insights in the middle of January 2017, I wasn’t sure what the uptake would be on a new mobile business intelligence solution in the marketplace.  Tableau has a lite client, Microsoft has PowerBI client for its dashboards, but would an entrant be worthy enough to jump into the mix?

After 7 months, Atlas Insights just broke a major milestone of over 500 installs!  That is pretty amazing considering we don’t have the budget that Tableau and Microsoft can spend to build a brand.  The goal was “not to be the first to the market with a product, just make it the better than the rest”.  Atlas Insights is completely different because we focus on a mobile-1st experience with actionable data, first and foremost, while other makes you wade through a sea of dashboards trying to figure out what each chart means.

That’s a powerful statement.  Just how long do you spend staring at a dashboard trying to figure out what it means and what you can to do with it?  Too long.

Atlas Insights – “Turn it on and know what is going on.”

Visit www.AtlasBI.com and download for ANY device, including MAC OSX, as we are the leading BI product on the MAC.

Enjoy, Patrick