Transforming the business into a data centric organisation through an Advanced Analytics and Big Data solution – our ACH Group case study

An Advanced Analytics and Big Data solution allows for the acquisition, aggregation and blending of large volumes of data often derived from multiple disparate sources. Incorporating IoT, smart devices and predictive analytics into the solution. Our ACH Group case study shows how a clever data platform architecture and design facilitates transformation into a data-centric organisation…

Power BI Report Server – A Quick Walk Through

Just about any implementation of a reporting environment within an organisation will have different styles of reports for different purposes. These reports may be operational\paginated, self-service using Excel, and\or highly interactive and user-friendly Power BI reports. The central question then beckons, how do all our users access these reports within one location which is easily…

Game changing – see how Power BI models become Azure Analysis Services models

Businesses are increasingly embracing an empowered regime when it comes to data analytics and business intelligence. Subject matter experts inside business units are increasingly at the forefront of the creation of data models on which reports and dashboards rely. Various technologies (such as Tableau, Qlik and Power BI), now facilitate user-access to a wide variety…

Transmissions Dashboard – our Energy Infrastructure Provider case study

This Transmissions Dashboard solution we designed and developed for this national Energy Infrastructure Provider involved both a data platform and analytical dashboards. It reduced reporting turnaround potential by over 1000%, allowing staff to focus on business-critical tasks. It embedded a trusted source of truth and quality and consistency of analysis. It improved analytical agility and timely…

Power BI Rugby Theme Fun

A bit of Friday Power BI fun. The Southern Hemisphere’s premier rugby competition, “The Rugby Championship”, kicks off this weekend. Our consultants created Power BI themes to represent each of the 4 participating countries. Head over to the Power BI Rugby Theme Gallery to see your country’s theme and download it, or add some kudos 🙂…

Important Power BI news release

Starting June 1, 2017, Microsoft is making some changes to the way Power BI is licensed, there are also some important changes to the Power BI Service. So if you use Power BI, or intend to use Power BI, please be aware of these changes. Exposé has been at the forefront of the Power BI revolution and…

Power BI and SharePoint Online – together at last!

Microsoft recently released a feature to enable organizations to easily insert Power BI reports into their SharePoint Online pages. In his blog post Senior Program Manager, Lukasz Pawlowski, identified that the new web part for SharePoint Online will enable the addition of Power BI reports without requiring any coding by SharePoint authors. The way the feature…

Visualizations are the new black

This is the 3rd in a series of 3 articles: First, we looked at Colouring with Numbers – can data present a better picture The second showed how a story is worth a thousand visuals Now we conclude with how Visualisations are the new black   In my last blog “A story is worth a thousand…