Visualization

Data Visualization

Data visualization is the way we present data to support data driven decision making. It is the key to self-service business analytics where people in the business can access data and build visuals for specific problems. To be successful in data visualization, it’s important to know your objective, know your audience, highlight key findings, eliminate [...]

Data Integration

Data integration involves combining data from multiple disparate sources, which are stored using various technologies, and upon completion of the project, provides a unified view of the data. Simply put, data integration is the essential link between information and insight. Businesses that ensure their various databases can “talk” to one another are able to take [...]

Dynamics Summit Nashville 2017

Click HERE to learn about our upcoming free Power BI webinar. Register Today! During the second week of October, Think Data Insights was honored to represent the Power BI User Groups in a Power BI presentation at the Dynamics Summit Nashville 2017. Microsoft was excited to introduce their leadership team to attending Dynamics customers and [...]

Experience Your Data In New Ways

Businesses ahead of their peers within Think Data Insights’ client base use the value of Power BI, as well as the mentoring and training we provide. The key benefits they have communicated from this combined solution of Power BI and mentoring were savings in money and time, and insights from the very effective customized visualizations [...]

Data Architecture

Data architecture starts with foundational questions. What system? What data? Why? Data architecture describes how data is processed, stored, and utilized in an information system. It is the roadmap that defines strategic data requirements that guide integration of data assets. Structured data is crucial for reporting and analytics purposes. Master Data Management is a key aspect to [...]

Developing a Strong Enterprise Data Platform and BI Program

Data is a strategic corporate asset when an organization is able to create, process and deliver information in an optimized way. Data architecture strategy, integration, and visualization are the 3 parts to developing a strong enterprise data platform and business intelligence program. Data architecture starts with foundational questions. What system? What data? Why? Data architecture [...]

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

How did Nashville score on the ACT?

7,443 MNPS students took the ACT over two years. How did they do? Below is an infographic of how they did if the 7,443 students were a class of 25 students. In Tennessee, a minimum ACT test score of 19 is the entrance requirement for state colleges and universities. An ACT score of 21 is the minimum necessary to [...]

By | October 6th, 2014|Excel, Office 365|4 Comments

Creating Infographics with Excel, Part 3

In this post, we are going to try something more advanced. If you feel lost, try starting with Part 1. Hopefully this will inspire you and give you a flavor of what types of infographics you can create with Excel. Our subject is going to be high schools in Nashville. We are going to create [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Excel|0 Comments

Creating Infographics with Excel, Part 2

In my last post, I described the basic steps to create an infographic in Excel: put a cut out image in front of a bar chart. However, I did not explain how to create the all-important cut out image. In this post, I will explain how to create any cut out image. True confession...I was dreading [...]

By | August 30th, 2014|Excel|0 Comments