Business Intelligence Beyondsoft Presents Innovative Solutions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

Beyondsoft Presents Innovative Solutions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

Microsoft Inspire is where industry experts come together to forge new partnerships, share ideas, and grow our businesses. That’s why Beyondsoft will be there, and we hope you will be too. Connect with our team of experts as we share our innovative solutions around predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud migration, mixed reality, and mobile test …

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Business Intelligence Using Microsoft’s Power BI to Implement a Management Dashboard Directly Connected to Atlassian’s JIRA APIs

Using Microsoft’s Power BI to Implement a Management Dashboard Directly Connected to Atlassian’s JIRA APIs

The Beyondsoft Data & Analytics Team lives and breathes JIRA—Atlassian’s phenomenal issue and task tracking solution. We particularly love the myriad data points it captures during a ticket’s life cycle. Unfortunately, however, we’ve found its reports to be sadly lacking; this deficiency evolved from a nuisance into a major bottleneck during the team’s adoption of …

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Business Intelligence Designing and Documenting a RESTful API Using Swagger

Designing and Documenting a RESTful API Using Swagger

Designing and Documenting a RESTful API Using Swagger   The prevalence of RESTful APIs is visible in a vast majority of web and mobile applications that we consume and — as API developers — that we code. They serve as a common interface that can be shared between web and mobile applications, and they allow …

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Business Intelligence 5 Tips for Optimizing SSAS Tabular for Power BI

5 Tips for Optimizing SSAS Tabular for Power BI

SSAS Tabular and Power BI are two cornerstones of Microsoft’s new generation of BI tools, and play quite well together out of the box. For these tips, I’ll assume you have a properly connected gateway up and running linked to a tabular model in Power BI, and that the model has been properly designed so …

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Business Intelligence Tableau: Maximizing Insights Within your Organization

Tableau: Maximizing Insights Within your Organization

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on November 24th, 2015 and may contain out-of-date information. BI in Layers This is an exciting and difficult time in Business Intelligence. The tools available are advancing at a breathtaking rate while best practices are changing equally as fast. While the tools promise to take …

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Business Intelligence Tableau Vizable: 5 Things You Should Know

Tableau Vizable: 5 Things You Should Know

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on March 14th, 2016 and may contain out-of-date information. At their October user conference, Tableau unveiled their new visualization app: Vizable. Vizable is built for the iPad and promises to empower non-professionals to represent spreadsheets visually and to manipulate data in easy-to-use charts and graphs. Dave …

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Business Intelligence Understanding Conceptual Data Models by Data Modeling my Band

Understanding Conceptual Data Models by Data Modeling my Band

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on May 31st, 2016 and may contain out-of-date information. Recently, I attended a brown bag where one of our senior consultants, let’s call her Michelle, outlined the basics of conceptual and logical data models. I’m nowhere near Michelle’s level of technical expertise, but I still …

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Business Intelligence Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI

Tableau Software vs. Microsoft Power BI

This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on August 21st, 2014 and may contain out-of-date information. As BI professionals, we rarely lack software to support our work, but we often do lack information relevant to helping us select the right software for the right need. In its 2013 rollout of Power BI, …

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Business Intelligence Top Business Intelligence Certifications

Top Business Intelligence Certifications

Business Intelligence (BI) is not a new concept, but technologies working in or around the BI space continue to crop up every year. As this niche of computer science continues to grow and mature, so does the credibility of the technology – enter certifications.

Business Intelligence The Ad Hoc Mindset

The Ad Hoc Mindset

In the Business Intelligence (BI) world, there’s a great deal of focus on long-term report development without much focus on ad hoc as a unique development process. As new tools such as power BI, PowerPivot, and tabular models now allow for significantly improved self-service BI experiences, some of the need traditionally served by ad hoc …

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