Business Intelligence

The Best Ways to Use Business Intelligence Consultants

Contracting or Collaborating? How to Best Utilize Business Intelligence Consultants For organizations that struggle to interpret or comprehend their data, accurate analytic conclusions or reports are difficult to create. In these situations, data can often become a distraction. Fortunately, organizations can utilize business intelligence (BI) consultants in ways that greatly aid their data reading endeavors.

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TenEleven Solves Healthcare Business Intelligence Needs

TenEleven Group, Healthcare Business Intelligence TenEleven Group, a healthcare company specializing in behavior health, needed to better understand their current data bases. They felt that building a data warehouse could help them in their analysis and interpretation. A data warehouse would allow them to manage their overlapping data in one location. Although TenEleven did have their

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Affirma is Now an Official Qlik Partner

Affirma has announced that it is now recognized as an official Qlik Partner.  Qlik is a business intelligence and visualization software company and has been a Gartner Magic Quadrant Business Intelligence leader for the sixth straight year. Affirma has formed a new partnership with Qlik to continue growing our business intelligence (BI) consulting capabilities. Affirma

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Power BI vs Tableau

Two of the tech industry’s essential front runners providing business intelligence solutions are Microsoft’s Power BI and Tableau. These leaders of data visualization help businesses narrow down and analyze their data with powerful built-in tools and clear visualizations. Each platform has distinctive strengths and weaknesses that should be considered before deciding on a business intelligence

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Real-World Business Intelligence Project in Pokémon GO

If you find the inner-workings of big data analytics to be mind boggling, you are not alone. The limitlessness of big data is incomprehensible in and of itself, but programs like Power BI Desktop, Hadoop and many others can help you harness important data and take action on it. These intuitive programs can be applied

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Using Stretch Database to Get the Most from Your Data

In a local database, the only information that should be on premise is hot data, or data that is interacted with on a regular basis. When cold data – data used very infrequently – takes up usable space on your server, it makes finding information that really matters that much more challenging. Eventually, when cold

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Take Advantage of Microsoft’s New Power BI Embedded

Microsoft’s Power BI is an incredibly valuable tool to any business if used properly. Rather than drowning in a swarm of overwhelming and often mind-numbing data, Power BI allows users to look at information in ways which they may have never before imagined. Despite the obvious benefit of having a treasure trove of information at

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Power BI Templates for Salesforce and Dynamics CRM

Microsoft just launched two solution templates as a public preview for Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.   These are powerful new tools that help customers very quickly deliver powerful analytics and visualizations on their CRM applications Power BI Templates offer a very quick guided experience to create compelling reports using Dynamics CRM and Salesforce data. This means

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Take Action on Your E-mail in 2016 using Power Query

My last blog post, Take Action on Your Data in 2016, focused on ways at a high level you can analyze a data source and turn it into actionable results. There is a common source of data that all of use every day but maybe we would not consider analyzing – our e-mail. If we

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Take Action on Your Data In 2016

There is consumable data everywhere you look and nowadays, businesses are “hungry” for ways to analyze information. The ability to take this information and turn it into actions is the concept of Business Intelligence. There is not a set criteria for who can use Business Intelligence – all companies large and small can find immediate

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