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March 23, 2021
Power BI Updates for QuickLaunch Customers: Q1 2021

Power BI was named a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant again this year. (Be sure to check out our interactive analysis of the Magic quadrant here.) A major factor of Power BI’s success has been the dedication by Microsoft to continuously improve the Power BI product suite with updates that are demand-driven and consistent. […]

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March 08, 2021
Interactive Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics Trend Analysis

In this article we showcase an interactive version of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence (ABI) built using Microsoft’s Power BI platform. Using this interactive view of the data, you can see how vendors have trended over the past 11 years.       What is the Magic Quadrant? Every year, Gartner, […]

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Time to Pull the Plug?
February 02, 2021
When to Pull the Plug on an Analytics Solution

Deciding to pull the plug on an Analytics Solution can be a difficult decision that many companies unduly postpone.

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Power BI Updates for QuickLaunch Customers: 2020 in Review - Part 3 - Admins & Content Managers
January 15, 2021
Power BI Updates for QuickLaunch Customers: 2020 in Review – Part 3 – Admins & Content Managers

In the third part of our 2020 in Review series, we cover new features and enhancements to the product designed to help users who are responsible for administering the usage, deployment, and adoption of Power BI within their organizations.

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December 23, 2020
Power BI Updates for QuickLaunch Customers: 2020 in Review – Part 2 – Designers

Designing reports and dashboards in Power BI is exciting because things are constantly being upgraded to make your life easier and more interesting. The Power BI team releases updates for Power BI Desktop on a monthly cadence. In the second part of our 2020 in Review series, we will review some of our favorite updates for Power BI users that are responsible for creating reports and dashboards.

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December 15, 2020
Power BI Updates for QuickLaunch Customers: 2020 in Review – Part 1 – Consumers

The Power BI team constantly rolls out new features and enhancements to the Power BI platform including updates to the Power BI Desktop, the Power BI Service, and the Power BI Mobile App. While it is awesome that Microsoft is committed to this continuous delivery strategy to quickly push updates into production, sometimes it can feel like drinking out of a firehose when trying to keep up with all the latest news.

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September 09, 2020
First Quantum Uses Advanced Analytics to Predict COVID-19-Related Supply Shocks

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM) is a global copper company that operates long life mines in several countries and employs approximately 20,000 people world-wide. First Quantum has an effective 90% ownership of Cobre Panama. Using Data & Analytics to Proactively Manage the Supply Chain The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a tremendous amount of uncertainty to […]

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July 22, 2020
Embarking on the Journey to Become Data-Driven (CFMA Building Profits Article)

In our experience, many companies do not realize the need for a data-driven vision until an unforeseen event occurs. That event might be positive (a new revenue opportunity) or negative (a major cost over-run). Until they grasp the need to use their data more effectively, the energy required to overcome the status quo and start […]

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2020 will see modern BI & self-service analytics central to digital transformation initiatives
December 17, 2019
2020 Will See Modern BI & Self-Service Analytics Central to Digital Transformation Initiatives

If “Digital Transformation” was the watchword in 2019, it will be the driving force in 2020—and beyond. This year organizations continued to adopt policies and technologies in efforts to become increasingly data-driven and establish a “data culture” within their companies. As data volumes continue to explode, and a growing number of employees require access to […]

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