From The Co-Founder of Business Intelligence Software Company SiSense

Elad Israeli

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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 our board of directors. They are both exceptionally talented people with amazing track records and extensive knowledge. On behalf of the SiSense founders and team, we welcome them aboard and look forward to working with them. The press release can be found here: http://www.sisense.com/news.as... (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)

The Google AdWords Broad Match Modifier

A couple of months ago, Google added a modifier option for the Broad Match type. This option basically allows you to control which words must appear in exact or synonymous form within the search phrase. For the record, I have always disliked the Broad matching option. Especially since Google introduced Expanded Broad matching where Google show you ad for every word they deem close enough to the actual word you bid on, not just the exact word. Ever since they did that, it's become very difficult to control your Adwords campaigns because the search phrases you bid on become much less... (more)

SiSense Unveils In-Chip Analytics in the Cloud

SiSense, the Big Data Analytics Company, has announced that it is introducing the first In-Chip Analytics solution in the Cloud.  The SiSense business analytics software, powered by Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX), will be demonstrated today and tomorrow at the GigaOM Structure conference in San Francisco (booth #43). With SiSense Prism 10X, companies of all sizes are able to run Terabyte-range analytics workloads in the Cloud without having to worry about setting up complex clusters, acquiring or maintaining expensive hardware.  The solution provides enterprise-grade service, unm... (more)

Avoid These Pitfalls When Choosing a Business Intelligence Solution

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 ... (more)