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10 KPIs Manufacturers Should Track for Operational Excellence
Paul Fuller Paul Fuller  |  
Apr 18, 2019
How do you know if you’re truly improving quality and efficiency in your manufacturing operations? Do you know if your equipment is as effective as you think it is? Are your operating lines a bottleneck in getting orders delivered to your customers? How would you demonstrate that? You may have...
Analytics Manufacturing
Sorting Results in the Flattened 7-layer Recursive Hierarchy Salad
Bob Charapata Bob Charapata  |  
Apr 16, 2019
In my previous article about Flattening a Recursive Hierarchy, I wrote about an approach that transforms existing recursive hierarchies into usable data constructs for analytics. This post builds on that article to show how to display the results in correct hierarchical order.After flattening the...
Data Analytics
10 Actions Mid-Sized Businesses Should Take Because of GDPR and CCPA
Jeremiah Robinson Jeremiah Robinson  |  
Apr 11, 2019
If you own a business or manage an IT or marketing department with an online presence or a mailing list, the new privacy laws passed in Europe and California will almost certainly affect you, and sooner than you may think. Following is a brief summary of our understanding of the laws, along...
Security
Advantages of a Cloud-based Business Continuity Plan
Skyline Technologies  |  
Apr 09, 2019
One of the concerns we hear from customers is how much control is given up when moving to the cloud – especially in business continuity. That’s understandable, so we’re going to break down the advantages of an Azure Cloud Cold Site and Hot Site.Azure Cloud Cold Site AdvantagesThorough Control...
Azure
How to Overcome the 5 Common Barriers to Manufacturing Innovation
Mitch Weckop Mitch Weckop  |  
Apr 04, 2019
Manufacturing companies have an opportunity ahead of them – thanks in large part to information technology advances. These advances are increasing the rate of product innovation, improving cost and quality, enabling planned and predictive maintenance, and launching new business platforms...
Manufacturing
Flattening the 7-layer Recursive Hierarchy Salad
Bob Charapata Bob Charapata  |  
Apr 02, 2019
Sometimes organizations must model a hierarchy with data, but they don’t know how deep it will be. Developers often create recursive hierarchy tables for transaction processing systems to solve this problem. Those tables have one column on the table that refers to the table's identity column to...
Data Analytics
How to Use Power BI’s New AI Visual: Key Influencers
Marcus Radue Marcus Radue  |  
Mar 28, 2019
Microsoft has recently released a new Key Influencers visual in their February 2019 release of Power BI. This visual is part of Microsoft’s roadmap to continue to advance the Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration and features within Power BI. Microsoft has already introduced other AI features...
Data AnalyticsPower BI
5 Pitfalls of a Traditional Business Continuity Plan
Skyline Technologies  |  
Mar 26, 2019
To get a clear view of where the cloud fits into your business continuity plan, it's helpful to examine the pitfalls of a traditional plan.1. Cost Business continuity can be extremely costly when taking the traditional approach. You're buying two of everything for production environments – even...
Azure
Top 4 Reasons to Attend WI BADD 2019
Shannon Pagels Shannon Pagels  |  
Mar 21, 2019
WI BADD® (pronounced ”we bad”) is the annual Wisconsin Business Analyst Development Day held every May in Madison, Wisconsin (This year’s event will be held on May 15-16.) We are excited to again be sponsors and speakers at this event. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of attending...
Business Analysis
Useful Tips for Power BI Desktop
Scott Hietpas Scott Hietpas  |  
Mar 19, 2019
There are several things within the Power BI desktop resources that I want to point out. One of the best things that happened in a few releases back is the help menu in the Desktop app. Within the help menu is access to Microsoft documentation and videos. Power BI’s blog speaks about this in more...
AnalyticsPower BI
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