Category: Pyramid News

Pyramid Analytics recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities report

Pyramid Analytics recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities report

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Author: John Hormaechea , Tags: Gartner 2017 Critical Capabilities, Analyst Report |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 3/7/2017

The Gartner 2017 Critical Capabilities for Business Intelligence and Analytics report is an essential companion to the Gartner Magic Quadrant, providing deeper insight into the top analytics software solutions in the market today. Pyramid Analytics BI Office is proud to be recognized.

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Pyramid Analytics Named a Technology Innovation Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services

Pyramid Analytics Named a Technology Innovation Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services

Author: Jennifer Dorothea , Tags: Analysts |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/19/2016

Pyramid Analytics has been recognized in the Dresner Advisory Services 2016 Technology Innovation Awards, presented to the top vendors in the Dresner 2016 Wisdom of Crowds™ series. The award further proves our commitment to customers and our standing as an innovator in business intelligence.

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Who Walked Away with the Pyramid Analytics Steps Challenge?

Who Walked Away with the Pyramid Analytics Steps Challenge?

Author: Chandra DuFrene , Tags: Steps Challenge, healthcare data, Pyramid Analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/12/2016

Pyramid Analytics completed a month-long steps challenge and used BI Office to find interesting facts and fun data visualizations.

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A New Year, A New BI Strategy: Design Your Business Analytics Roadmap with Pyramid Analytics

A New Year, A New BI Strategy: Design Your Business Analytics Roadmap with Pyramid Analytics

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office, business intelligence, self-service BI, customer experience, collaborative BI, enterprise solution, business analytics, data analytics |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 12/5/2016

Planning your business analytics roadmap and confused about where to start? Download our newsletter to get actionable guidance, practical research from Gartner, as well as best practices from organizations that are transforming their business with data.

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Pyramid Analytics Embarks on a Company-Wide #StepsChallenge

Pyramid Analytics Embarks on a Company-Wide #StepsChallenge

Author: Chandra DuFrene , Tags: data-driven, steps challenge, data analytics |Category: Pyramid News, BI Office | Published: 10/26/2016

Pyramid Analytics is embarking on a month-long company steps challenge. Putting each person’s data into BI Office will result in fun data visualizations and friendly competition.

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A Key Player Joins Our Team

A Key Player Joins Our Team

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Business Intelligence, Leadership, News |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 10/26/2016

Pyramid Analytics' welcomes Andre Boisvert to our board of directors. Andre brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Pyramid Analytics. Not only has he been in leadership roles with Oracle and SAS, but also in smaller organizations instrumental in shaping our industry, such as Cognos and Pentaho, where he was the co-founder.

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BI Office opens up new avenues for data-driven insights

BI Office opens up new avenues for data-driven insights

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office, business intelligence, self-service BI, customer experience, collaborative BI, enterprise solution, business analytics, data analytics |Category: BI Office Features, Pyramid News | Published: 9/26/2016

Pyramid Analytics is unlocking new analytics opportunities for SAP customers by releasing new functionality in BI Office that, using an SAP®-certified connector, enables streamlined and governed access to all data sources in the SAP system, including SAP HANA and SAP BW.

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Pyramid Analytics newsletter shows how to make your company smarter using the power of data

Pyramid Analytics newsletter shows how to make your company smarter using the power of data

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office, business intelligence, self-service BI, customer experience, collaborative BI, enterprise solution, business analytics, data analytics |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 9/21/2016

Get this complimentary newsletter to learn how easy it can be to make your company smarter by making everyone smarter using Pyramid Analytics. Featuring important business analytics research from Gartner. Download today!

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Pyramid Analytics: Your company’s smarter when everyone’s smarter

Pyramid Analytics: Your company’s smarter when everyone’s smarter

Author: Chandra DuFrene , Tags: BI Office, business intelligence, self-service BI, customer experience, collaborative BI, enterprise solution, business analytics, data analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 9/7/2016

Pyramid Analytics was founded in 2008 with the vision to create a modern enterprise business analytics platform that revolutionizes the way people access, visualize, and present their data; allowing users to make better decisions based on one single source of business truth. In the latest issue of Silicon Review magazine, read how our company is helping more than one million decision makers transform their business into a data-driven organization, and find out how we can help you too.

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Pyramid Analytics: Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Solution Partner of the Year

Pyramid Analytics: Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Solution Partner of the Year

Author: Rob Wallace , Tags: BI Office, business intelligence, business analytics, data analytics, Microsoft, Power BI |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 8/29/2016

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has named Pyramid Analytics the 2016 U.S. Public Sector Health and Life Sciences Solution Partner of the Year.

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Pyramid Analytics newsletter for BI executives explores value of a data-driven business

Pyramid Analytics newsletter for BI executives explores value of a data-driven business

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI, business intelligence, data analytics, business analytics, BI Office |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 6/23/2016

Get this free newsletter from Pyramid Analytics to learn how to take your business from data blind to data driven. Featuring important BI research from Gartner. Download today!

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The Public Cloud for Business Analytics: Learn Why it’s not for Everyone

The Public Cloud for Business Analytics: Learn Why it’s not for Everyone

Author: Chandra DuFrene , Tags: Microsoft, Healthcare, BI Office, Power BI Desktop, centralized platform, governance, security |Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 6/21/2016

Pyramid Analytics has been named a finalist for the 2016 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year. Pyramid and Microsoft have been working together since 2010 with Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. We have a proven record of helping companies use their existing investments in the Microsoft BI infrastructure with a robust analytics engine. As a result, they can implement self-service BI in the whole organization with BI Office and SQL Server.

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Pyramid Analytics Is Leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility: Dresner 2016 BI Report

Pyramid Analytics Is Leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility: Dresner 2016 BI Report

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Dresner, Wisdom of Crowds, business intelligence, self-service BI, centralized platform, customer experience, vendor credibility, governed data discovery, collaborative BI, enterprise solution |Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 6/6/2016

The annual Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study—from Dresner Advisory Services— is an objective, industry-leading, global analysis of business intelligence (BI) tools. It provides valuable research for both consumers and producers of BI technology and services, with industry trends, business priorities, tool-usage analysis, and vendor rankings. In this year’s edition, Pyramid Analytics was ranked as overall leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility.

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Pyramid Analytics Is Recognized as Finalist for 2016 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year

Pyramid Analytics Is Recognized as Finalist for 2016 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year

Author: Rob Wallace , Tags: Microsoft, Healthcare, BI Office, Power BI Desktop, centralized platform, governance, security |Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 6/6/2016

Pyramid Analytics has been named a finalist for the 2016 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year. Pyramid and Microsoft have been working together since 2010 with Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office and Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. We have a proven record of helping companies use their existing investments in the Microsoft BI infrastructure with a robust analytics engine. As a result, they can implement self-service BI in the whole organization with BI Office and SQL Server.

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Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops

Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: data-driven decisions, self-service analytics, centralized platform, governance, security, BI and analytics platform, enterprise solution |Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | Published: 5/25/2016

To become a truly data-driven enterprise, many business leaders recognize that they must extend the capabilities of self-service business intelligence and analytics to more of their users. Many BI tools tackle part of this need, but they don’t offer a complete enterprise solution. See how joining personal-productivity capabilities with an integrated, secure, governed environment delivers improved business insights.

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The Analytics Platform: The Organizational Need for Pervasive Business Intelligence

The Analytics Platform: The Organizational Need for Pervasive Business Intelligence

Author: Peter Sprague , Tags: Pervasive Business Intelligence, PBI, business intelligence, busines analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 5/2/2016

There is a fundamental shift in the way organizations conduct business intelligence and the tools they use to do it. Traditional business intelligence software is slowly being replaced by solutions where analytic content is authored throughout the organization, not just in IT. While this shift has been happening for a while now, Gartner declares it’s reached a tipping point.

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Pyramid Analytics Receives No. 1 Ranking in Dresner 2016 BI Report

Pyramid Analytics Receives No. 1 Ranking in Dresner 2016 BI Report

Author: Peter Sprague , Tags: BI Office First in Dresner 2016 Report, data-driven decisions, BI and analytics solution, analytics platform |Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | Published: 5/2/2016

Pyramid Analytics is thrilled to announce a #1 ranking (out of 22 vendors) in the inaugural 2016 Collective Insights™ Market Study (Copyright 2016 – Dresner Advisory Services). Collective Insights™ is an industry-leading global analysis of collaborative business intelligence tools, based on a proprietary vendor performance measurement instrument. This study helps consumers of business intelligence technology determine vendor fit with organizational requirements.

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Unlocking Insights from Healthcare Data

Unlocking Insights from Healthcare Data

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: healthcare, healthcare data analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 4/28/2016

Most healthcare providers are used to practicing medicine, not analyzing massive amounts of disconnected data from clinical and operations systems. Yet in today’s workplace, more people are having to become analysts of sorts. Learn more about how we can help you turn decisions into evidence-based decisions in the new digital landscape of healthcare.

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The New Healthcare Landscape: Key Drivers and Opportunities for Business Intelligence | Infographic

The New Healthcare Landscape: Key Drivers and Opportunities for Business Intelligence | Infographic

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: healthcare, healthcare data analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 4/26/2016

Most healthcare providers are used to practicing medicine, not analyzing massive amounts of disconnected data from clinical and operations systems. Yet in today’s workplace, more people are having to become analysts of sorts. Learn more about how we can help you turn decisions into evidence-based decisions in the new digital landscape of healthcare.

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How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Help You Thrive in the New Digital Landscape

How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Help You Thrive in the New Digital Landscape

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: healthcare, healthcare data analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 4/25/2016

The digital transformation of healthcare presents huge, strategic opportunities to your organization. As the number of patients seeking care continues to rise, so does the need to provide a higher level of care, while reducing costs, and meeting regulatory and compliance requirements. Learn more about using data analytics to deliver in all these areas.

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The Explosive Growth of Data and Advanced Analytics

The Explosive Growth of Data and Advanced Analytics

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office Version 6, data-driven decisions, BI and analytics solution |Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | Published: 3/21/2016

Many organizations understand that data is valuable, but don't quite know its true worth or how to harness it. This will change, however, as business intelligence and analytics technologies converge with a clearer understanding of data.

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BI Office Just Got Better: See How BI Office Version 6 Builds Data-Driven Organizations

BI Office Just Got Better: See How BI Office Version 6 Builds Data-Driven Organizations

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office Version 6, data-driven decisions, BI and analytics solution |Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | Published: 3/9/2016

Pyramid Analytics is pleased to announce the latest release of BI Office, Version 6, the industry-unique analytics platform that lets organizations stake their claim as a world-class, data-driven enterprise. By providing the right data experience—to the right users—across an organization’s core self-service workflows, this single, integrated analytics platform changes the game for companies ready to compete.

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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Saves Millions with Pyramid Analytics

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Saves Millions with Pyramid Analytics

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: Fort Lauderdale airport case study, connecting data sources, rapid insights |Category: General BI, Pyramid News | Published: 1/27/2016

Watch this three-minute video to learn how Broward County, Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) eliminated time preparing reports, and saved millions of dollars annually from new insights.

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HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 2

HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 2

Author: Trish Redgate , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 1/6/2016

Health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrates how Pyramid Analytics improved her business results.

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HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 1

HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 1

Author: Rob Wallace , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 1/5/2016

Pyramid VP of North American Sales Rob Wallace and health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrate how Pyramid Analytics improves business results.

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Editors’ Choice for Top 2015 Blog Posts from Pyramid Analytics

Editors’ Choice for Top 2015 Blog Posts from Pyramid Analytics

Author: Alberto Sutton , Tags: editors’ picks, Pyramid Analytics’ top five blog posts of 2015, top blog posts of 2015 |Category: General BI, Pyramid News | Published: 1/2/2016

Check out editors’ picks of our not-to-miss blog posts of 2015!

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The BI Blog Posts You Loved in 2015

The BI Blog Posts You Loved in 2015

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: top blog posts of 2015, top four blog posts |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/16/2015

Check out Pyramid Analytics’ top four blog posts of 2015!

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Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again

Author: Kaari Busick , Tags: sports analytics, sports industry, athletics industry, analytics |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

On November 17, 2015, Pyramid Analytics hosted a webinar with Chris Webb discussing if OLAP was in fact dead. Interest for this webinar was high: 299 people registered, and 195 of them were on the webinar. There have been 319 on-demand views of the recording, for 514 total views so far. So the question is what differentiated this webinar from the others?

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Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015

Author: Kristen Gill , Tags: Pyramid Analytics’, social media, Facebook, twitter, Linkedin |Category: Pyramid News, General BI | Published: 12/16/2015

Pyramid Analytics understands the importance of social media and its affect on company strategy. After an initial assessment, we quickly decided to focus in on our top priorities: LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. During the past year, our subscriber numbers have increased exponentially, and our engagement level went from being hardly existent to robust.

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The Broad Use of Analytics in the Sports Industry: Covering all Bases

The Broad Use of Analytics in the Sports Industry: Covering all Bases

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: sports analytics, sports industry, athletics industry, analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/15/2015

In the athletics industry, data analytics packs a winning punch in previously unimagined ways, and the number of potential uses of sports analytics continues to increase. See examples where analytics is winning big.

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7 Ways Pyramid Analytics Is Shaping a New Era of BI at Scale for the Enterprise

7 Ways Pyramid Analytics Is Shaping a New Era of BI at Scale for the Enterprise

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI at scale, Pyramid Analytics’ rapid growth |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 12/14/2015

In the spirit of end-of-year reflection and New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to contemplate who we are, what we value, where we are, where we’re going, and what inspires us to be the best version of ourselves. Here are seven ways Pyramid Analytics is building on its growth and momentum to bring about BI innovation, maturity, and customer success now and in the future.

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Chris Webb on If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again Webinar

Chris Webb on If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again Webinar

Author: Chris Webb , Tags: OLAP, MDX |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/27/2015

One reason why some vendors promote the idea that OLAP is dead is because they are promoting the idea of smaller, user created models (the desktop BI approach) rather than a single centralized model. While OLAP may be out of fashion, the capabilities and benefits of the technology make sense for many data warehouse scenarios. Watch Chris Webb independent consultant specializing in Analysis Services and Peter Sprague VP Solutions Engineering at Pyramid Analytics discuss OLAP technology and the things you need to consider, including: •Centralized data models and security •OLAP vs Big Data Tools •OLAP, Data Volumes and Scale

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10 Common Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

10 Common Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: BI leader, BI initiative owner, BI director, BI owner, business intelligence director, business intelligence owner |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/25/2015

This blog series explores the role of a BI leader/BI program director/BI practice director. This second article in the series focuses on 10 common challenges that BI directors face. (For information about the skills, experience, and educational background that are currently trending as highly important for this role, see Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise.)

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Executive Talk: Our Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

Executive Talk: Our Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

Author: Alberto Sutton , Tags: Microsoft, Pyramid Analytics, strategic collaboration, video |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/16/2015

In July, Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics formed a strategic alliance on Power BI Desktop development, technology integration, and go-to-market coordination. In this 2-minute video, Amir Netz (Technical Fellow at Microsoft and CTO in charge of Power BI) and I capture some key thoughts on this partnership.

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Executive Talk with Amir Netz: Microsoft & Pyramid alliance

Executive Talk with Amir Netz: Microsoft & Pyramid alliance

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Microsoft, Pyramid Analytics, strategic collaboration, video |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/16/2015

In July, Microsoft and Pyramid Analytics formed a strategic alliance on Power BI Desktop development, technology integration, and go-to-market coordination. In this 2-minute video, Amir Netz (Technical Fellow at Microsoft and CTO in charge of Power BI) and I capture some key thoughts on this partnership.

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Pyramid Analytics at PASS Summit 2015

Pyramid Analytics at PASS Summit 2015

Author: Tarryn Marcus , Tags: Microsoft, Pyramid Analytics, strategic collaboration, video |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/15/2015

PASS Summit is the world’s largest, most intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals.

With more than 5,000 registrants, PASS Summit is the most popular SQL Server event anywhere. At this years event Pyramid Analytics created an interactive booth where attendees were invited to summit Mount Rainier with Pyramid Analytics. The booth tied into our overall theme of, Scale Your BI with Pyramid Analytics, and gave attendees a fun opportunity to interact with us and bring home a picture worthy of sharing with others.

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Thinking Outside the Data Box: Is There Room for Intuition in Today’s Data-Driven Decision-Making?

Thinking Outside the Data Box: Is There Room for Intuition in Today’s Data-Driven Decision-Making?

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: intuition in decision-making, data-driven decision-making, AI, artificial intelligence, AI intuition |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 11/6/2015

There have been abundant articles and research on the subject of intuition vs. data, and their respective roles in decision-making within today’s increasingly data-driven business environments.

And with good reason. More often than not, we talk about data-driven decisions, and it’s obviously true that data is pivotal to business decision-making. Still, it seems remiss not to look at the role that intuition plays—to whatever degree—in helping to interpret the facts, make decisions, or to boldly go where an organization hasn’t gone before.

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Instrumenting BI Success: Summary of Headline Results in BARC BI Survey 14

Instrumenting BI Success: Summary of Headline Results in BARC BI Survey 14

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: BI success, BARC BI Survey, successful BI |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 9/30/2015

This blog series explores key vendor and product dimensions measured in the BARC BI Survey 14, such as project success, chosen as standard, meeting user needs, agility, and collaborative BI. See how Pyramid Analytics can help you instrument BI success, and view headline results from the BARC survey, based on customer feedback.

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Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise

Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: BI director; BI owner, business intelligence director, business intelligence owner, skills of a BI director |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 9/28/2015

This blog series explores the role of a BI owner/BI program director/BI practice director. The first article in the series focuses on the specific skills, experience, and educational background that are currently trending as highly important for this role. This information is based on research of numerous job descriptions recently posted on LinkedIn.

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How People, Processes, and Technology Shape BI Strategy: Earning Customer Trust and Credibility

How People, Processes, and Technology Shape BI Strategy: Earning Customer Trust and Credibility

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Customer trust and credibility, BI strategy |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 9/17/2015

This is the third and final article in a series about Pyramid Analytics’ strategic collaboration agreement with Microsoft in various BI initiatives, and about ways we’re earning customer trust and credibility. This article looks at the combination of people, processes/environment, and technology that shapes our strategy.

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Memorial Healthcare Wins Prestigious ComputerWorld Award

Memorial Healthcare Wins Prestigious ComputerWorld Award

Author: Mark Scott , Tags: Global Alliance Program, SQL |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 9/10/2015

Congratulations Memorial Healthcare System for winning the prestigious 2015 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards from Computerworld. On behalf of our entire team at Pyramid Analytics, we salute MHS and their BI initiative team for this remarkable achievement. The award recognizes key aspects of how Memorial successfully benefits from investing in Pyramid Analytics including data analytics, data analysis, and the curation of relevant and consistent information.

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Thoughts On the Microsoft Pyramid Power BI Deal

Thoughts On the Microsoft Pyramid Power BI Deal

Author: Chris Webb , Tags: PowerBI, MDX, Analysis Services, SSAS, Microsoft SQL |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 7/24/2015

We welcome Chris Webb (@Technitrain) as guest blogger sharing his Thoughts On the Microsoft/Pyramid Power BI Deal – what it means to Power BI users and to organizations vested in Microsoft SQL and SSAS.

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Microsoft & Pyramid Analytics Strategic Alliance Delivers Accelerated Power BI Desktop

Microsoft & Pyramid Analytics Strategic Alliance Delivers Accelerated Power BI Desktop

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Microsoft, Power BI Desktop, strategic alliance,business intelligence, BI |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 7/23/2015

Strategic collaboration agreement with Microsoft sees Pyramid Analytics deliver new features to accelerate Power BI Desktop, and coordinate go-to-market to meet needs of joint customers.

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Pyramid Redefines Collaborative BI: Ranked Top Leader in Dresner Report

Pyramid Redefines Collaborative BI: Ranked Top Leader in Dresner Report

Author: Avi Perez , Tags: Collaborative BI, Dresner 2015, Dresner Report |Category: Pyramid News, Industry Trends | Published: 5/21/2015

Dresner’s 2015 Collaborative Computing and Business Intelligence market study, placed Pyramid Analytics at the forefront of 16 vendors in a crowded space. That’s not just pleasing, it’s telling. In the report, Dresner received input from a rich cross-section of BI users. Pyramid’s unique Collaborative BI solution was highly favored for the completeness of its overall, core and advanced Collaborative BI functionality.

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PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: My Impressions

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: My Impressions

Author: Matt White , Tags: PASS Business Analytics Conference; PASS |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 5/20/2015

I recently attended PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015, which took place on April 20-22 in Santa Clara, California. This conference is geared toward business and data analysts, data scientists, and other BI professionals who are using Microsoft tools. It had more than 60 sessions from eminent thought leaders.

In this blog article and brief video (under two minutes), I give a short summary of the conference, and provide highlights. I also provide links to more information about the conference itself and to videos of some of the topics that were discussed.

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Agility in a BI Solution

Agility in a BI Solution

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: agility, agile BI, BI solution, BARC, self-service, flexible BI, business intelligence, BI, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 5/15/2015

This is the fifth post in a blog series that explores key performance indicators measured in the BARC BI Survey 14. See why agility is key in a BI platform, and what Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard. For the fourth post in this series, see Easy, Operational, and Collaborative BI.

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PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: Conversation with Jordan Goldmeier

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015: Conversation with Jordan Goldmeier

Author: Mike Teel , Tags: PASS Business Analytics Conference; PASS |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 5/14/2015

At PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015 (April 20-22), I spoke with Jordan Goldmeier about what Pyramid Analytics offers in terms of big data, governance, and agility. This blog post and short video (under three minutes) captures the discussion.

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BI Product and Customer Satisfaction

BI Product and Customer Satisfaction

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: agility, agile BI, BI solution, BARC, self-service, flexible BI, business intelligence, BI, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 5/11/2015

This is the fifth post in a blog series that explores key performance indicators measured in the BARC BI Survey 14. See how product satisfaction and customer satisfaction are significant elements within the notion of “users at ease” when it comes to a BI platform, and how Pyramid Analytics is viewed in this regard, through the lens of respondents to the BARC BI Survey. For the fourth post in this series, see Easy, Operational, and Collaborative BI.

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Easy, Operational, and Collaborative BI

Easy, Operational, and Collaborative BI

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: operational BI, collaboration, ease of use |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 4/15/2015

This is the fourth post in a blog series that explores key performance indicators measured in the BARC BI Survey 14. See why ease of use, operational BI, and collaboration abilities matter in a BI platform, and what Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard. For the third post in this series, see Choosing a Standard BI Solution.

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Reap the Benefits of BI Platform Integration

Reap the Benefits of BI Platform Integration

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: platform integration, Magic Quadrant, Gartner, business intelligence, BI, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 4/2/2015

This is the fourth post in a blog series that explores elements critical to an effective BI solution, based on the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. A common look and feel, shared metadata, an integrated set of programmatic and visual tools—these are just a few components of platform integration that contribute to successful BI. (For the third post in the series, see Win Applause: Selecting a BI Platform That Offers Functionality and Ease of Use.)

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Win Applause: Selecting a BI Platform That Offers Functionality & Ease of Use

Win Applause: Selecting a BI Platform That Offers Functionality & Ease of Use

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: functionality, ease of use, developers, end users, reports, dashboards, Magic Quadrant, Gartner, business intelligence, BI, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 3/25/2015

This is the third post in a blog series that explores elements critical to an effective BI solution, based on the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Functionality and ease of use are among the top drivers of selecting a BI platform. (For the second post in the series, see Fast-Track Your Way to Creating Effective BI Reports and Dashboards.)

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Fast-Track Your Way to Creating Effective BI Reports and Dashboards

Fast-Track Your Way to Creating Effective BI Reports and Dashboards

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: reports, dashboards, Magic Quadrant, Gartner, business intelligence, BI, BI program, BI platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 3/12/2015

This blog series explores elements that are critical to an effective BI solution, in light of recent analysis from the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, and highlights what we believe Pyramid Analytics offers. The ability to create a vast range of reports and dashboards quickly and easily is an important driver in the market, and one that our customers have emphasized as a strong point of Pyramid Analytics. (For the first post in the series, check out Creating a Vision for Governed Data Discovery.)

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Creating a Vision for Governed Data Discovery

Creating a Vision for Governed Data Discovery

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: governed data discovery, Magic Quadrant, Gartner, business intelligence, BI, BI program, BI platform, governance, scalability, security, silos, data discovery, product, tools |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 3/3/2015

This blog series explores elements that are critical to an effective BI solution, and highlights what we believe Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard. For more information, read the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.

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Our Customers Give us the “Big Mover” Advantage: Pyramid Analytics in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms

Our Customers Give us the “Big Mover” Advantage: Pyramid Analytics in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: Gartner Magic Quadrant, business intelligence, BI, BI program, Analytics platform |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 2/25/2015

Traditional business intelligence (BI) and analytics models are being disrupted as the balance of power shifts from IT to the business. For those on the frontlines, the pressure has never been greater to show fast positive results from BI investments. The 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Platforms advances Pyramid Analytics placement.

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Choosing a Standard BI Solution: BARC BI Survey 14

Choosing a Standard BI Solution: BARC BI Survey 14

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: chosen as standard, choosing a standard, BARC BI Survey, business intelligence, BI, BI program, BI platform, silos, data discovery, governance, scalability, security, product, tools |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 2/21/2015

This is the third post in a blog series that explores key vendor and product dimensions measured in the BARC BI Survey 14. (For the most recent post in the series, check out Meeting the BI Needs of Users: BARC BI Survey 14.) See headline results for Pyramid Analytics in the dimension of chosen as standard, how this dimension matters when looking for a BI solution, and what Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard.

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Meeting the BI Needs of Users: BARC BI Survey 14

Meeting the BI Needs of Users: BARC BI Survey 14

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: user BI needs, proportion of employees, BARC BI Survey, business intelligence, BI, BI program, BI platform, silos, data discovery, governance, scalability, security, product, tools |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 2/15/2015

This is the second post in a blog series that explores key vendor and product dimensions measured in the BARC BI Survey 14.(For the first post in the series, check out Path to Successful BI Projects: Headline Results and Guidance in BARC BI Survey 14.)

See headline results for Pyramid Analytics in the dimension of proportion of employees who use a particular platform in their company, why this dimension matters when looking for a BI solution, and what Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard.

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Path to Successful BI Projects: Headline Results and Guidance in BARC BI Survey 14

Path to Successful BI Projects: Headline Results and Guidance in BARC BI Survey 14

Author: Susan Joly , Tags: project success, BARC BI Survey, implementation, business intelligence, BI, BI program, BI platform, product, tools |Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | Published: 2/8/2015

This is the first post in a blog series that explores key vendor and product dimensions measured in the BARC BI Survey 14. See headline results for Pyramid Analytics in the dimension of project success, how project success matters when looking for a BI solution, and what Pyramid Analytics offers in this regard.

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Mobile BI gets a facelift with BI Office 5.4 release

Mobile BI gets a facelift with BI Office 5.4 release

Author: Ofer Avnery , Tags: BI Office, Mobile BI |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 1/12/2015

BI Office 5.4 was just released earlier this week. 5.4 is a service release that provides multiple improvements and features across the platform, while extending the experience of Mobile BI and Data Modeling. With the new enhancements in mobility, mobile users will enjoy a modern, fresher, more interactive user interface with more real-estate – allowing them to take their rich BI experience on the go, anywhere, on any device, via browser or native apps. The enhancements in data modelling allow business analysts to incorporate more sophisticated logic and more data sources, without tapping into coding skills, making them more self-sufficient to quickly get advanced insight.

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Staying Competitive in the Healthcare Industry with Microsoft & Pyramid Analytics

Staying Competitive in the Healthcare Industry with Microsoft & Pyramid Analytics

Author: Mark Scott , Tags: Healthcare, Self-service BI, Analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 9/22/2014

The Microsoft's blog discusses how health systems can stay on top of revenue cycles and maintain a competitive edge with Pyramid Analytics’ platform. See what Microsoft says here.

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Microsoft Explains How Pyramid Analytics Does Big BI Business

Microsoft Explains How Pyramid Analytics Does Big BI Business

Author: Mark Scott , Tags: Self-service BI, Analytics |Category: Pyramid News | Published: 9/15/2014

Microsoft describes how the Pyramid Analytics team helped their customer make the case for a BI Solution to their executive management in ONE meeting.

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