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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 Empower Your Employees

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.  Having your data stored in disparate enterprise application 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.  Start with your easily identified data such as Excel files to begin your journey.  Then connect Power BI to these files to create CFO dashboards that can be accessed from your PC, tablet or mobile device.  Are you frustrated by your current reporting solution?  Can you access your metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on your table or phone?  Does your financial team have self-service and actionable data and reporting?  If not, move to a modern dashboard and analytics platform. Current CFO Data Challenges Getting a daily, [...]

By |2019-11-17T17:32:22+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.  Then take action and improve your operations and service to your customers.  Having a CFO Dashboard in Power BI can save time finding information.  In addition it will 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. 5 Advantages of Power BI Dashboards Nominal Cost of Licenses - The standard user license is $10 USD per user per month.  Get your team up and running [...]

By |2019-10-17T07:01:00+00:00January 21st, 2019|Power BI|1 Comment

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

RapidMiner Wisdom Conference Sponsor

RapidMiner Conference Sponsor Come join me at RapidMiner Wisdom Conference on October 10-12, 2018 in New Orleans.  CDO Advisors is proud to be a RapidMiner sponsor for this event.  It should be a great few days of learning how to get the most from RapidMiner and apply it to business problems.    

By |2019-08-09T10:48:45+00:00October 9th, 2018|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 Dashboards 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 Power BI app. The goal of all executive dashboards are to visually present the most relevant data to the target audience.  By [...]

By |2019-11-17T17:28:15+00:00August 6th, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments

Power BI and Capital Projects

Tracking Capital Projects with Power BI This example pulls data related to projects and creates a dashboard that enables users to quickly see actual vs budget and variance.  The status of the projects are shown as well as the breakout of projects by sponsor.  The graphs are interactive and can be filtered by selecting a checkbox on the right such as CapEx or OpEx or by selecting a section on a graph such as Refinery.  There are two pages on this report to provide a comprehensive view of your projects.   To see the complete report - Capital Project Dashboard

By |2019-04-22T02:15:47+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments

Power BI and Credit Union Membership

Credit Union Membership Map in Power BI This example uses membership data for a fictional credit union to map the members by zipcode.  A heatmap is then created to show which zip codes have the most members.  The darker the color the more members are in that zip code.  In addition, the 4 branch locations are added as red pins with a 10 minute drive time.  The map is interactive and clicking on a zip code or push pin will highlight the appropriate data.  This information was also combined with US Census data to show the number of households by income bands to help you determine where to build new locations or target your marketing efforts. Click here for the full interactive report - Credit Union  

By |2019-04-22T02:17:27+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Power BI|0 Comments
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