5 tips for an effective business intelligence strategy

As Business Intelligence (BI) Consultants, we are commonly tasked with inheriting a murky business intelligence strategy that involves cumbersome BI tools, data quality issues, and report modifications. We look at a given report and we find that it’s been built in a vacuum and - after studying the underlying tactics - we wish someone took [...]

By | 2018-06-12T15:53:59+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Power BI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to find true value in business intelligence solutions

Very few companies are implementing business intelligence (BI) solutions the right way. Exchanging speed for quality, they’re making huge mistakes along the way. For just over a year now, I’ve been touring the United States, teaching courses on business intelligence solutions. What I've noticed is that, no matter where I go, companies are suffering from [...]

Get your law firm’s data under control with Microsoft Power BI

Changing Data Needs If your law firm's data needs are changing over time, you are not alone. Due to advances in technology, law firms are capturing more and more data. This data is captured in a variety of ways. Both the sheer volume of information and the variety of data types have created a substantial [...]

By | 2018-05-01T16:34:07+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Power BI|0 Comments

5 reasons we LOVE Microsoft Power BI

Many of us in the corporate world are used to "corporate intelligence." We get canned reports that may or may not answer our questions and we’re forced to extrapolate on those things that drive action in our business without being able to directly see and verify our claims. Corporate intelligence may have been the way [...]

By | 2018-03-27T17:13:21+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Microsoft, Power BI|2 Comments

5 reasons to leverage Azure Bot Framework

Humans have been running the show for a long time when it comes to managing applications, business processes, and surfacing up insights. And here at FlexManage, we’ve been working diligently on an application that leverages Azure Bot Framework, which (as Microsoft explains it) "enables you to build and connect intelligent bots to interact with your [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:35+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Business Intelligence|31 Comments

Introduction to Power BI solution templates

If you’re a current Power BI customer, then why not take advantage of the free Power BI solution templates that Microsoft offers? Their purpose is to help current users quickly create compelling visualizations and insightful analytics on the source applications that they own. Let’s dive in even deeper to unveil the real value these powerful [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:35+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Power BI|17 Comments

The secret to accelerating your Microsoft Power BI experience

Want to know the secret to accelerating your Microsoft Power BI experience? Well, the secret is our Dashboard in a Day (DIAD) Workshop, a free training event that is designed to speed up and facilitate your Microsoft Power BI usage with a one-day comprehensive training program. Visit our events page to find a Dashboard in a Day [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:36+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Events, Power BI|32 Comments

How and why you should use the Partner Showcase button in Power BI

Have you ever wondered what the Partner Showcase button is all about which is now featured on the Home ribbon of Power BI Desktop? Clicking on this takes you to a page where certified Power BI partners from all over the world have posted solutions that highlight their expertise in various industries, technologies or systems. [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:39+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Power BI|29 Comments

Data Science: What’s the point?

Historically, we could analyze data if it’s been made available to us as part of our business. However, we were forced to look at that data retrospectively and ask, What Happened? Only then would we be able to build a manual process around the analysis, make decisions based on that information, and finally act on [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:40+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Business Intelligence|22 Comments

How to create your enterprise data strategy with Microsoft Power BI

Creating an enterprise data strategy can be time-consuming, and difficult. Often the decision of whether the data is the primary corporate asset must come from the top of management. Often the buy-in from higher-ups is difficult and cumbersome. However, it must be recognized that data is the asset from which we can make informed business [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:44:40+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Business Intelligence|31 Comments