From The Co-Founder of Business Intelligence Software Company SiSense

Elad Israeli

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Business intelligence software and services have gone mainstream. In the past, only large enterprises typically invested in BI solutions. These days, however, more and more small and medium-sized businesses are actively looking for ways to tap into their information and use it to increase revenues, reduce expenses and realize competitive advantage. Even though the concept of business intelligence has been around for over 20 years, a substantial percentage of BI implementations are still considered failures. Given the large number of vendors selling BI products and solutions, one would think that at least one of them would be able to get it right. Why are successful BI solutions so elusive? The answer lies in how success is measured. The only way to establish the success of a BI project is to determine the return on investment (ROI) realized by the company as a result... (more)

SiSense Secures $4 Million Investment

Big news today. I can finally share with you guys that SiSense has closed a $4M series A investment and that we can finally push forward towards what we've been working on so hard -- a fresh new approach to enabling high-quality business intelligence, in any company. Not just Fortune 1000s. The two Venture Capital firms we are excited to partner with are Genesis Partners (Israel) and Opus Capital (USA). Our private investor, Eli Farkash, who has been financing and helping the company since its founding also joined this round. Gary Gannot (Genesis) and Dan Avida (Opus) have joined ... (more)

The Catch 22 of Traditional Business Intelligence

So much has already been said about how much of a pain business intelligence is. The complexity, the constant IT bottlenecks, the crazy cost of software, hardware, consultants and whatnot. Gil Dibner of Gemini Venture Funds (formerly of Genesis Partners) described it very eloquently and in great detail in his blog post about the SiSense investment round. Since business intelligence imposes so many challenges, every existing BI vendor picks his favorite ones and positions itself as the best at addressing it. Some focus on providing easy to use front end tools for the business user... (more)

Are BI Appliances Simply 30-Year-Old Databases?

In a thought-provoking blog post published by WIT, a business intelligence consulting company in the U.S., the author writes of latest acquisitions relating to Business Intelligence appliances. BI Appliances It got me thinking. I’ve been seeing and hearing the term ‘BI appliance’ a lot recently, and whenever I do - I find myself struggling to understand what it means. One characteristic that seems to be commonly identified with BI appliances is that they are a combination of software and hardware that form specific functions that have to do with analytics (i.e business intelligen... (more)

SiSense Announces Native Connectivity to Salesforce.com, Zendesk, Google

SiSense, a provider of Big Data Analytics Software, recently announced Prism 3.0, the latest version of its end-to-end Business Intelligence (BI) solution. With over 100 new features, Prism 3.0 introduces breakthrough in data access. Prism 3.0 enables customers to work with more data faster, regardless the number of datasources, no matter how big their data is or how fast it grows. A fully featured trial of Prism 3.0 can be downloaded for free here. More Data, No Code Traditional Business Intelligence tools require users to learn proprietary scripting languages to access and comb... (more)