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Final Thoughts From PASS Business Analytics

As I sat at 39,000 feet flying back home to Nashville last night, I was struck at the amount of things I have seen, heard, and done in the last 6 days in the South Bay area of California.  I took a little personal detour with my sons over the weekend.  Oh my, what a beautiful [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Data Analysis, Excel, User Groups|0 Comments

Thoughts from PASS Business Analytics Conference

I've been in the California "South Bay" area now since Friday evening. If you have never been, it is an amazing place to visit. The landscape and weather diversity in the San Francisco area is quite a site to behold. This was my first trip here, and I have loved every minute of it. One [...]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015

We are so excited here at Think Data Insights. So many great things are happening in the field of business analytics. Now, more than ever before, business users can create and leverage extremely agile analytics throughout the organization. There is a revolution happening, and much of it is happening in the most unlikely of places. [...]

Power Update for Power BI

If you have been using Microsoft's Excel Power BI add-ins for Excel for any length of time, you know the amazing power they provide the analytics process. You also know that automating the refresh of Power Pivot workbooks or Power Query queries is not as simple as it should be. Until now: You'll be delighted [...]

By | February 4th, 2015|Excel, Office 365, Power Query, PowerPivot, SharePoint|0 Comments

The Bad Way To Create An Excel Enterprise Dashboard (And What You Can Do About It)

Every organization needs to know its numbers and an Excel Enterprise Dashboard is an awesome way to make that happen. It creates a "shared picture" to inform your strategy, your direction and your current work, while leveraging existing Excel skills. That value is HUGE.  But many organizations do it the wrong way. Check out the [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Enterprise Reporting, Excel|0 Comments

Excel! With Data

Do you currently use Microsoft Excel to build reports or manipulate data? Have you spent countless frustrating hours developing reports in Excel, copying VLOOKUP formulas, and writing formulas to cleanup the data... only to find out you need to reproduce the report on a daily or weekly basis? You may be one of the fortunate [...]

By | August 18th, 2014|Excel, PowerPivot|0 Comments