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Getting Started with R

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  In our first R blog post, Everything You Need to Know About R, we explained what R is and why it is widely used in advanced analytical practices. Indeed, R was ranked the #1 software for data science in…

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data_reporting Piraeus Consulting

If you’re a seasoned analytics developer, you may be able to relate to the following scenario: You’ve spent more hours than you’d like to admit designing a report that will blow your director away. It has time series drill downs…

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Power BI Designer Piraeus Consulting

  For those who have followed my previous posts on the new Power BI application from Microsoft, you’ve probably already created some fantastic-looking visuals to tell the story of your data. If the art of tapping into a variety of…

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Tableau Summit Piraeus Consulting

  Tableau recently hosted its 2016 Partner Summit in Austin, Texas, which provided a multitude of training sessions to help partners learn more about Tableau. Some of the more interesting sessions revolved around the dashboard building process and featured Tableau…

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Dashboards Piaeous Consulting

Business managers today depend on visibility into all aspects of their business or program in order to push for growth, and the means to visibility is data. Right now, the technical barriers for accessing and reporting data are lower than…

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Power BI Design Piraeus Consulting 2

In previous posts, I’ve detailed how to import, configure, and visualize your data sets in the new Power BI Designer desktop app. But what happens after you’ve done the hard work, and you’re ready to share your impressive new report…

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Tableau Insights Piraeus Consulting

BI in Layers This is an exciting and difficult time in Business Intelligence. The tools available are advancing at a breathtaking rate while best practices are changing equally as fast. While the tools promise to take in data and output…

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Power BI Designer Piraeus Consulting

Rock the Mash Pit in Power BI Designer In a previous post (Power BI Get Data: The Mix-Up before the Mash-Up), I reviewed the options available from a vast number of data sources and ways to tailor those data sets prior…

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Excel 2016: The First Week

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As you know, Microsoft is rolling out a new version of Office: Office 2016.  Along with this new rollout comes an upgrade to the old BI standby, Excel. Over the years, the capabilities of Excel have expanded- especially with the…

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Power BI Data Piraeus Consulting

If you’ve explored Microsoft’s new Power BI Designer, you’ve notice one intriguing feature: the number of sources used to pull data. With the source count growing continuously with every weekly update (it’s now up to 42), this array of options…

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