Business Intelligence Professional Services vs. Managed Services vs. Staff Augmentation

Professional Services vs. Managed Services vs. Staff Augmentation

Comparing Service Models  For some companies, a hot economy means unparalleled growth. With that growth comes more business and higher revenues. The downside? It’s difficult to find the resources your company needs to support this new business in a hot labor market.   This is when companies look to outside sources—such as Beyondsoft—to fulfill their staffing needs. At Beyondsoft Consulting, we offer Professional Services, Managed Services, and Staff Augmentation to help you get the job done.   So, which of these three options best fits your …

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Business Intelligence Complete automation with Power BI and Excel Data Sources

Complete automation with Power BI and Excel Data Sources

There are many tools available for providing data to digital analysts. Some allow for streaming available data, while other sources face hurdles with every step. However, when hard-to-get information is put into a Power BI report, which requires regular updates, the process can seem like a waste of time.   Luckily, there is a solution.  Finding free options is challenging, but through the creative use of several Microsoft Office 365 tools, you can automate Power BI datasets. Many variations …

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Business Intelligence Intuitive dashboard reporting in Power BI

Intuitive dashboard reporting in Power BI

When building a dashboard for digital analytics, you are aiming for one thing: an intuitive, easily navigable dashboard that tells your story clearly. In this blog post, I will show you how to do this by creating a dashboard with a web-like interface right in Microsoft’s Power BI Desktop.   Preliminary considerations  As always, keep the basics in mind. Know …

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Business Intelligence Cuecent RETINA: making real-time business decisions for oil, gas and energy companies

Cuecent RETINA: making real-time business decisions for oil, gas and energy companies

In our latest webinar, Beyondsoft partnered up with Bahwan Cybertek, an IT product and & services firm, with solutions customized for the energy industry. They have in-depth knowledge of fossil fuel, renewable energy, and solar power and offer IP-led products and cognitive solutions for oil and gas. One of their leading solutions is Cuecent RETINA, an integrated analytics platform with powerful capabilities to collect, validate, and process data from multiple data sources. Cuecent RETINA provides multi-parameter …

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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

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 us developers to reduce the number of codebases that …

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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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