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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 [...]

Fast Track Your BI Requirements: Azure and PowerBI

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices. With one click, users can explore the data behind their dashboard [...]

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 [...]

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

How 1 Company Got Into The Analytics Flow with Power BI

In my previous post on Get In The Data Analytic Flow, I described how companies are uncovering amazing insights and achieving greater performance through the use of advanced analytics. One of the important tools they use is Microsoft Power BI. It has been a key enabler of these insights. Here at Think Data Insights, we've seen [...]