Every once and a while, an existing DAX function won't meet exact specifications; when this happens you've got to think out side the box. In this case we want to use RANKX avoiding ties…Read More
Aggregations in Power BI is possibly the biggest leap in scalability the world has seen so far: for me this was a big mystery at first. How does this work? Why is this such a powerful feature? My hope today is to demystify aggregations for you…Read More
The brand new availability of the once DAX-Studio-only Performance Analyzer in Power BI gives users even more… power….Read More
Leveraging PowerQuery Functions!Read More
Join Craig Juta & Ed Kless in this podcast on merits of the Subscription Economy.Read More
Snowflake is a leading data warehouse (DWH) tool and the chances are high that you will encounter a Snowflake DWH in the near future. Additionally, Power BI is an industry leader in data modeling and visualization, it owes much of its power to its Tabular Model built with DAX and Power Query...Read More
We needed a slick way to overcome these challenges….
how do I know that my consultants are contributing equally towards our minimum float amount?
How do I know I’m using my teams efficiently?
Which contracts are experiencing churn?
What contracts are taking too many resources?
How do I know that my Actual Billings match work completed?
DAX Measures are fundamentally different from calculated columns. They allow the user to aggregate and manipulate data in ways that calculated columns can not. What if there was a way to get the attribute like functionality of a calculated column, with the flexibility of a measure?…Read More
Growing business often run into similar problems on the quest for greatness. Most of these problems are encountered while pursuing the following:
The quest for profitability on projects and engagements with customers.
Centralized intelligence about the performance of projects and consultants.
Analytics on the quality and speed of service to customers.
The possibilities and utility that bookmarks add to reports really is impressive. Though this feature is not brand new, it remains an extremely relevant tool and therefore is worth the time required to educate ourselves on the many uses.
Real life examples are excellent for relaying meaning. Therefore, I’m going to show one of my own reports and five unique ways I used bookmarks to enhance the user experience…Read More
With unpaid work, unfavorable payment terms, profitability measurement, project delays and technology adoption all major challenges stacking up against construction companies, this dashboard is an adoption of a technology that provides executives with real-time analytics in these key areas…Read More
Project timelines are a key component to taking on any BI solution venture. But in our experience, many time lines miss the mark. So what is it that we have found makes an effective timeline?…Read More
Hello again, if you read our last blog, you will remember that we outlined three of the most common scenarios that we find our customers in need of Azure Data Factory. We also showed you the architecture required to bring their solutions to life. Today our goal is to make our way all the way through the process of using Azure Data Factory to migrate an existing Amazon S3 database…Read More
In our time working with Azure cloud solutions, we have identified three key data integration scenarios that we want to share with you. Understanding and planning your architecture is a key part of adopting any piece of the Azure Cloud or Azure Data Stack….Read More
In this blog post we will walk you through the steps that it takes to bring experimentation in R to life in PowerBI. The script used in this blog has is developed in detail in our training package (available here).Read More
Often while working in Power BI Desktop, developers will be required to swap data sources depending on their environment. This can be cumbersome. Luckily, we have a solution to this problem…Read More
Without easy, consistent access to your dashboards, your team is less likely to use the dashboard suite and unlikely to adopt it. Power BI allows for a 3 different distribution methods…Read More
Custom Financial Statements do not come naturally to PowerBI. There’s no way to denote sub totals, no way to make easy, ordered groupings and no way to set the layout…….Read More
Whether it be Sage X3, Microsoft Dynamics, Excel, or just about any on-premises data source, the Microsoft Data Gateway is the go to method of connectivity.....Read More