Data Analytics Beyondsoft Calendar debuts in the Microsoft Office Store

Beyondsoft Calendar debuts in the Microsoft Office Store

If you’re familiar with the world of Power BI, you know that visualizing data across time can be difficult, especially if you’re looking to display that data to generate reports or provide visuals for clients. A new calendar solution, created by Beyondsoft Senior Solutions Architect, Manny Merino, not only helps you organize and visualize daily …

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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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Power BI Self-Service ETL

Self-Service ETL

Self-Service ETL with Power BI Recently, I’ve been using Microsoft’s Power BI heavily and am impressed with this solution as an end-to-end self-service business intelligence (BI) option. In addition, I’ve really come to appreciate the possibilities that self-service BI offers.   What is Self-Service BI? Gartner defines self-service BI as “end users designing and deploying …

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Data Analytics Using Parameters in Tableau – 3 Benefits

Using Parameters in Tableau – 3 Benefits

In a world where data drives business decisions, great data visualization is crucial. Businesses today demand reporting dashboards that can assist with decision making and strategic planning. Generating sleek and informative reports is not an easy task. They require careful balance between displaying a collection of information that provides real insight with having a simple, …

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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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Data 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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