Power BI: Actionable Insights Recap

The new age of self-service analytics requires a trustworthy centralized version of the truth that is readily accessible to business users with various needs and levels of technical expertise. At Peters & Associates, we harness the power of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence stack to provide strategic Business Intelligence solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure, SQL Server, and Power [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:45:25-05:00November 14th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Power BI: Actionable Insights Recap

Transform your Business with PowerBI (Overview 1:10)

Business Intelligence (BI) is more than just fancy dashboards or reports. BI solutions can truly help workers at all levels of an organization make more informed decisions and make them faster. However, too often organizations focus too much on the technology and not enough on the data or the business objectives and metrics that are [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:55:24-05:00July 12th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Transform your Business with PowerBI (Overview 1:10)

Illinois ASBO Conference – Leverage Data for Effective Business Decisions

I recently had the privilege of presenting at the 2018 IASBO Conference. The Illinois Association of School Business Officials is a professional and collaborative association dedicated to providing their members the tools, resources, and services that promote the effective use of educational resources and best practices in school business management.  In alignment with that mission, [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:55:58-05:00May 7th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Illinois ASBO Conference – Leverage Data for Effective Business Decisions

Overcoming Business Challenges of IoT with Microsoft Solutions

The meaning of "Internet-of-Things" (IoT) can be nebulous. The term came into the lexicon around the same time that your fridges and watches started to connect to the web. It loosely refers to the physical devices with sensors that connect to the internet, to other devices, and to users. These devices must collect and communicate [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:56:28-05:00April 30th, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Overcoming Business Challenges of IoT with Microsoft Solutions

Decisions without Data – what we can learn from Punxsutawney Phil

It is that time of year again.  Punxsutawney Phil, that Prognosticator of Prognosticators, will emerge from his burrow and tell us if there will be 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring.  I personally have never fully understood how the shadow interpretation process was determined since one would think a clear, sunny day [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:57:07-05:00February 2nd, 2018|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Decisions without Data – what we can learn from Punxsutawney Phil

Let’s Talk Turkey – Overstuffed with Too Much Data?

It has been said that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.  We are now using terms like Big Data and zettabytes on a daily basis.  Business Intelligence tools make it easier than ever to mine through the massive amounts of raw [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:57:42-05:00November 24th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Turkey – Overstuffed with Too Much Data?

How can you drive Business Intelligence Adoption?

You spent months evaluating solutions, spending time and money on proofs of concept, and finally made an investment in the right Business Intelligence (BI) solution for your organization.  Congratulations!  But… the journey isn’t over yet.  You need to make sure the end users make the most of this new tool for not only the strategic [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:58:19-05:00November 6th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on How can you drive Business Intelligence Adoption?

Back to School – BI Solutions Rule!

Primary and secondary schools need to focus on two main priorities: running a business and providing the necessary resources for educating their students.  Administrators are challenged to accomplish their objectives and goals with fewer and fewer resources.  Funding is tied to performance measures and stakeholders are constantly looking for updates and information.  Gaining insights leveraging [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:58:49-05:00August 30th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Back to School – BI Solutions Rule!

Leveraging Business Intelligence to Enhance Organizational Agility

In the dynamic and fast-paced environment of business today, more and more organizations are realizing they need to be agile in order to thrive and, in many cases, even merely survive.  Additionally, the increased complexity of technology and acceleration of information volumes requires a higher level of coordination of activities between people than ever before [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:59:19-05:00August 11th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Leveraging Business Intelligence to Enhance Organizational Agility

Why Change Management is Critical for a Successful BI Project

When organizations roll out Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, they are considerably more successful in getting end users to embrace the new solution when Change Management is part of the initiative.  Introducing BI often requires a change in business processes and user behaviors, frequently replacing tools or methods that have been in place for years.  While [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:59:48-05:00July 17th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Why Change Management is Critical for a Successful BI Project