Analytics Week Over Week in Tabular Models

Week Over Week in Tabular Models

  Recently, I have been working on a project involving tabular models. For the uninitiated, tabular models are a recent development in SQL/Excel PowerPivot that combine the flexibility of a conventional database with the data density of a multidimensional cube. One of the asks was to see a week over week view of the data.

Analytics 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This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on May 31st, 2016 and may contain out-of-date information.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This blog was originally posted to the Piraeus Consulting blog on August 21st, 2014 and may contain out-of-date information.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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Analytics Beyondsoft Achieves Adobe Analytics Specialized Partner Status

Beyondsoft Achieves Adobe Analytics Specialized Partner Status

In mid-November, Beyondsoft achieved the designation of Adobe Analytics Specialized Partner in the Americas at the Community level. Specialized Partners are known as the “best of the best” in the Adobe Partner ecosystem, and have proven their capabilities through rigorous certification testing. While over 400 Adobe Partners are certified at the Community level, only 17 …

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Amazon Web Services 1Strategy selected to help onboard AWS customers to AWS Managed Services

1Strategy selected to help onboard AWS customers to AWS Managed Services

1Strategy, a Beyondsoft joint venture, recently announced it was selected as one of the initial consulting partners to help onboard enterprise customers, migrate applications, and integrate service with existing ITSMs and processes.   To be included, 1Strategy received service-specific training and simulated an end-to-end on-boarding engagement that would be experienced by a customer. Upon completion …

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Culture & People 7 tips for becoming a fantastic employee

7 tips for becoming a fantastic employee

Have you ever wondered what your boss thinks of you? I know I have. Whether you admit it or not, we all spend time thinking about our managers. I can’t say this is a bad thing; our bosses have a huge impact on our careers and chances are you’ll advance more quickly if you establish …

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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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Industry Trends Make Business Decisions Like A Fantasy Football Pick

Make Business Decisions Like A Fantasy Football Pick

The NFL season is right around the corner, which means that the few weeks prior to the start signifies a time of hardcore analytics for the competitive fantasy football player like myself. I’ve been a frequent and competitive fantasy football player for about 15 years now and I’ve come to realize that the logic that …

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