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Power BI Training Videos on YouTube

Power BI Training Videos Check out our YouTube page to see our Power BI Training videos.  If you have specific topics that you would like to see please let me know.  I will be added new content as features roll out. YouTube Playlist for Power BI See our samples in our Power BI Gallery

By |2019-07-18T20:40:54+00:00July 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

What is the Microsoft Power Platform?

Microsoft Power Platform Microsoft has extended Power BI by added PowerApps and Flow under the umbrella of the Microsoft Power Platform.  These apps are designed to work together to allow you to quickly and easily build custom app and reports that utilize automated workflows. Business can leverage the Power Platform to create applications that support processes that would otherwise not be captured or captured using something like an Excel spreadsheet.  No longer do you need to find and build an off the shelf solution.  Now you can quickly spin up a solution that solves your problem without needed to know how to code. Microsoft PowerApps enable you to build solutions with a point and click design platform.  There are templates to get you started or design your solution from a blank canvas.  Leveraging Microsoft Flow you can connect your PowerApp to common Microsoft data such as Excel or SQL.  In [...]

By |2019-07-16T15:25:59+00:00July 15th, 2019|Power BI|0 Comments

Attending Microsoft Business Application Summit

I will be in Atlanta for the Microsoft Business Application Summit.  I hoping to get more information on Power BI and how others are leveraging Power BI along with Power Apps.  This should be a great opportunity to meet people and get ideas on best practices and out of the box solutions for data visualizations. If you are interested in meeting please let me know. Microsoft BA Conference

By |2019-06-02T21:37:58+00:00June 2nd, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

CDO Advisors Quick Start Packages

Power BI, Analytics and Data Science Quick Start CDO Advisors Quick Start packages offer businesses a low cost option to explore Power BI, Analytics or data science.  Executives know they need better information from their data and are often confused on what technologies are available to transform their data.  You know your management team is frustrated by their ability to make data driven decisions based on data science and predictive analytics.  Our quick start packages are designed to get you a working proof of concept in as little as 5 or 10 days.  All of our packages leverage your data to provide better reporting, analytics, or data science.  As a result of these packages, see exactly what your business could gain by investing in these technologies with minimal cost. Quick Start Packages: Analytics Quick Start Customer Segmentation Quick Start Power BI Quick Start RapidMiner Quick Start Text Mining Quick Start  

By |2019-05-12T15:24:18+00:00May 12th, 2019|Data Mining, Power BI, RapidMiner|0 Comments

CFO Dashboard with Power BI

Visualize Financial Data with Power BI CFO's require data from across the enterprise to ensure they can make the best financial decisions for the organization.  With data stored in disparate enterprise systems.  Presenting a consolidated view of a companies data is more difficult than ever.  Creating an executive CFO dashboard with Power BI can quickly pull together data and create a comprehension dashboard. Current CFO Challenges Getting a daily, weekly or monthly view of data is time consuming and highly manual Frustrated by limited ability to monitor and measure business performance Limited ability to accurately forecast sales or budget Access to insight into all aspects of business operations is difficult due to disparate systems Power BI Dashboard Solutions Organizations that leverage Power BI to implement executive CFO dashboards can gain the following business insights. Access data from across the enterprise to create a on stop shop for dashboards and reports [...]

By |2019-05-23T20:13:05+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Power BI|0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why CFOs Need Dashboards with Microsoft Power BI

How CFO Dashboards are Better with Power BI Imagine having the ability to see the data you need where and when you need it.  Dashboards enable a visual representation of your companies data in a consolidated platform.  This data can be from a variety of sources pulled together into a seamless experience for the management team.  By visualizing your data you can quickly spot trends and anomalies in your operations to take action and improve your operations.  Having a CFO Dashboard in Power BI can save time finding information, enable faster decisions and provide a clear view of your business.  By using Microsoft's Power BI to power your dashboards you get 5 key advantages. Nominal Cost of Licenses - The standard user license is $10 USD per user per month.  Get your team up and running with a minimal investment.  If you are using O365, you may already have a license. [...]

By |2019-04-22T02:06:02+00:00January 21st, 2019|Power BI|0 Comments

RapidMiner Auto Model for Online Data Mining

Get started with Data Mining using RapidMiner Auto Model RapidMiner recently released their online data modeling tool called Auto Model.  This product allows you to upload data and have RapidMiner build initial data models for you.  Currently there are limited algorithms that are available, however, the tool is a great way to get started with RapidMiner and learning data science. Available algorithms: Decision Tree Naive Bayes Generalized Linear Model Logistical Regression Watch the our youtube video - Auto Model Titanic Example Try out the product - automodel.rapidminer.com        

By |2019-04-22T02:06:52+00:00October 21st, 2018|Data Mining, RapidMiner|0 Comments

Power BI and Sales

Sales Management Dashboard with Power BI The example below creates a Power BI sales dashboard solution to visualize sales data for a sales manager.  The data is loaded into Power BI to create several views that enable everyone from Sales Managers to Sales Reps to gain insights into the performance of the sales team. To see the complete solution - Power BI Sales Dashboard

By |2019-04-22T02:08:23+00:00August 31st, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments

Power BI Data Quality

Build Power BI Data Quality Dashboards Organizations continue to struggle with data quality in their applications.  Finding and cleaning core data elements can often be time consuming and difficult to organize.  Business users need an easy way to see current issues in their data as well as make changes in source applications to see the impact of data corrections.  Business Analyst can create Power BI Data Quality Dashboards directly against source data to uncover data issues. In this Power BI Dashboard for Product Sales, I built data grids and graphs that show sales by Product Type, Retailer Type and Product Line.  Power BI automatically groups the data on the content available in the data.  Below are examples of data issues that popped out as I was building my dashboard. Spotting Data Quality Issues Product Type - The data shows sales for Eye wear and Eyewear, Latern and Laterns, Sun Screen [...]

By |2019-04-22T02:10:44+00:00August 26th, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments

Executive Dashboard with Power BI

Create Executive Dashboards using Power BI Managers need the ability to see data from different areas of the business.  Organizing this data into easy to use visualizations enables you to determine trends and discover insights.  In addition, you can create mashups that pull data from different sources into a single dashboard view.  Executive Dashboard with Power BI Dashboard Benefits Businesses that leverage dashboards gain more value from their data by enabling more employees to view data in an easy to use format.  No longer do you need to export data to Excel and create pivot tables and charts and then email those around the office.  Dashboards created and deployed on PowerBI.com.  Enable users to access data through a browser and securely through their tablet or smartphone using the PowerBI app. The goal of any dashboard is to visually present the most relevant data to the target audience.  By using various [...]

By |2019-04-22T02:12:04+00:00August 6th, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments