Category Archives: Data Management

All articles relating to data management including: Business Intelligence (BI), data matching and data de-duplication (Paribus).

Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI 2017

Gartner Magic Quadrant BI – Qlik is a BI Leader for the 7th Year in a row The latest Gartner Magic Quadrant – BI and Analytics Platforms is out. Guess who’s in the Leaders Quadrant… again! That’s right, Qlik made it for the 7th consecutive year! Source: Gartner (February 2017) Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report is an ideal way […]

Qlik’s 11 Business Intelligence Trends for 2018

How do successful companies leverage their data, people, and ideas as strategic assets in today’s dynamic environments? By releasing them from their silos and connecting them in creative ways to provide powerful insights. Qlik have identified 11 emerging trends for 2018 that make this possible, so you can begin to transform your business. Find out what Qlik has identified […]

Tips for Data Integration

Within most business environments there are multiple IT systems.  Each system is likely designed to fit the process of a certain area of the business eg. Sales processing or Production.  It is rare that one business system covers the end to end processes of a business including the finance and HR requirements that all businesses […]

GDPR and CRM system compliance

This is an article about CRM and GDPR compliance. We are starting to receive questions from customers asking if their Dynamics 365 / CRM system is GDPR compliant. Right now, (July 2017) the likely answer in most cases will be no. Why is my CRM system not compliant? As it stands at the time of […]

How do you comply with GDPR if you have duplicate records?

Hint – you probably don’t The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018! We’ve all heard about this, and hopefully your GDPR project is in full swing to ensure compliance before the deadline is here. As stated in the many blogs you’ve probably read on this subject, GDPR is all about […]

Resources for understanding GDPR (and getting on with it)

Disclaimer: the content of this blog does not constitute and cannot be seen as legal advice, and should not form the basis upon which any person or organisation takes a decision or reaches a conclusion in regards to their rights and/or obligations. #GDPRCountDown The Global Data Protection Regulation comes into force exactly one year from […]

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Innovation Expo – the online Dynamics conference

  Event: Innovation Expo Outline: Organised by MSDynamicsWorld, this will be the premier online event for the Microsoft Dynamics community Date: 14 June 2017, from 8am to 8pm EST Location: Global – Online Enrolment: Free to attend, subject to registration here  Meet QGate: QGate will be sponsoring this event, with an online booth where you can […]

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10 Top Tips to Improve Data Quality

All businesses have data quality, the goal is to have good data quality.   Below is a list of the top tips we believe can help you improve your data quality. Data Entry Standards Having an agreed set of guidelines, for adding data into a CRM system and/or other business systems, is a key starting place […]

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Data Entry Standards – Guidelines and Examples

Introduction If you are planning to implement a CRM system this is the perfect time to look at data entry standards!  The success of the CRM system will be greatly enhanced by considering how your business is best served by its customer data.  Ideally you carry out this review before the data is loaded and […]

10 Reasons Why Duplicate Data is Harming Your Business

Why you Should Make Duplicate Data Top of your Agenda.   The issue of duplicate data may not be high on your agenda especially when it is seen by senior management as a timely and idle investment. However, from our experience of working with data and helping our customers to reduce duplicates we would strongly […]