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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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Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights

Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights

Author: Omri Kohl , Tags: BI Office, Power BI Desktop, Publish to Pyramid Server, on-premises solutions, private cloud, self-service BI and analytics, centralized platform, governance, security, enterprise solution |Category: General BI | Published: 5/31/2016

By using BI Office together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop, you get personal productivity and a complete enterprise solution. See how the new Publish to Pyramid Server functionality in Power BI Desktop enables on-premises data discovery and sharing capabilities for data-driven enterprise organizations.

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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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Pyramid Analytics ranks as Overall Leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility: Dresner 2017 BI Report%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/06/pyramid-analytics-dresner-bi-market-study-2017.aspx%% 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 the 2017 edition, Pyramid Analytics was ranked as overall leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/06/pyramid-analytics-dresner-bi-market-study-2017.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 6/1/2017%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Pyramid Analytics is the ONLY On-Prem BI Platform for Microsoft Stack%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/05/pyramid-analytics-only-on-prem-bi-platform-for-microsoft-stack.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics is a Microsoft co-seller and gold partner. Our enterprise analytics platform, BI Office, is the only business intelligence product able to host Power BI content. Given that, I want to address Microsoft’s Power BI Premium announcement. The announcement has caused quite a bit of chatter—a lot of it from confused Microsoft customers. Allow me to make clear what Power BI Premium means. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/05/pyramid-analytics-only-on-prem-bi-platform-for-microsoft-stack.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 5/8/2017%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Accelerating the data-driven business with collaborative BI%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/05/accelerating-data-driven-business-with-collaborative-bi.aspx%% Dresner has validated our approach with recognition in its Collective Insights report for the second year in a row. In this year’s report, we ranked #2 out of 18 vendors, establishing that Pyramid Analytics offers some of the strongest capabilities across key capability areas. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/05/accelerating-data-driven-business-with-collaborative-bi.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 5/2/2017%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##What separates narrative reporting from traditional reporting?%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/04/narrative-reporting-versus-traditional-reporting.aspx%% While organizations throw numerous cross-department teams at BI programs or embark on yet another technology initiative to generate faster insights, reports never seem to keep up. Why does analytic reporting always seem to fall short of expectations? There are two contributing factors. Read more! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/04/narrative-reporting-versus-traditional-reporting.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 4/4/2017%%Author: Chris Brock , ##Gartner Data and Analytics Summit 2017: Useful Analytics Versus Futuristic Applications%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/04/useful-analytics-versus-futuristic-applications.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics attended the Gartner Data and Analytics Conference 2017 in London. Watch our video blogs live from the event. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/04/useful-analytics-versus-futuristic-applications.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 4/4/2017%%Author: David Brierley , ##A playbook for the Chief Data Officer: How to be successful in this ground-breaking role%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/a-playbook-for-the-chief-data-officer.aspx%% To all the CDOs, analytics executives and BI leaders, the time is now for you to help lead your organization on this journey of transformation. And we look forward to partnering together with you to drive success. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/a-playbook-for-the-chief-data-officer.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 3/23/2017%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Learn the Top Reasons ProClarity Customers are Migrating to Pyramid Analytics - Part 3%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics-pt-3.aspx%% Welcome to part 3 of my 3-part blog series, where I am sharing reasons #5 and #6 on why ProClarity customers are migrating to Pyramid Analytics BI Office. As you have likely heard, ProClarity support is coming to an end so there has never been a better time to make the move! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics-pt-3.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 3/21/2017%%Author: Jason Picker , ##Learn the Top Reasons ProClarity Customers are Migrating to Pyramid Analytics - Part 2%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics-pt-2.aspx%% Welcome to part 2 of my 3-part blog series, where I am sharing reasons #3 and #4 on why ProClarity customers are migrating to Pyramid Analytics BI Office. There is no better time to consider making the move as ProClarity support is coming to an end. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics-pt-2.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 3/14/2017%%Author: Jason Picker , ##Learn the Top Reasons ProClarity Customers are Migrating to Pyramid Analytics - Part 1%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics.aspx%% Welcome to part 1 of my 3-part blog series, where each week I will share the top 2 reasons ProClarity customers are migrating to Pyramid Analytics BI Office. There is no better time to consider making the move as ProClarity support is coming to an end. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/top-reasons-proclarity-customers-migrate-to-pyramid-analytics.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 3/7/2017%%Author: Jason Picker , ##Pyramid Analytics recognized in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities report%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/pyramid-analytics-recognized-in-gartner-critical-capabilities.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/03/pyramid-analytics-recognized-in-gartner-critical-capabilities.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 3/7/2017%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##Our Top 5 Favorite Data Quotes from 2016%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/our-top-5-data-quotes-from-2016.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics shared inspirational quotes via social media throughout 2016. See which quotes were most favored. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/our-top-5-data-quotes-from-2016.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 2/27/2017%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Meeting the business analytics challenge in 2017%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/meeting-the-business-analytics-challenge-in-2017.aspx%% Business analytics is one of the fastest growing and most exciting tier 1 applications in the enterprise today. More and more businesses across industries are turning to data for business intelligence, making investments in advanced analytics and visualization tools to deliver deeper insights throughout their organization. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/meeting-the-business-analytics-challenge-in-2017.aspx%%Category: BI Office | %%Published: 2/22/2017%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Buying the right BI: Four questions to ask when choosing an analytics platform for your business%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/buying-the-right-bi-four-questions.aspx%% Choosing the wrong business intelligence platform can create IT bottlenecks, security and governance risks, and disconnected analytics experiences—as well as require a high cost of ownership. However, the right BI platform can quickly take your business from data-blind to data-driven, empowering your people to make smarter, more informed decisions that will drive your business forward. Learn the four questions every enterprise should ask when considering the best platform for their needs. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/02/buying-the-right-bi-four-questions.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 2/8/2017%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##Factors to Consider for the True High Cost of Tableau%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/01/the-true-high-cost-of-tableau.aspx%% There are a lot of things to consider as you compare different analytics platforms. For costs, you can better calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) by considering the full use across your enterprise in areas like content reuse, content management, report distribution, advanced analytics, and security. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/01/the-true-high-cost-of-tableau.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 1/23/2017%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##Pyramid Analytics and Proskriptive: Empowering Healthcare with Data Science%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/01/pyramid-analtytics-and-proskriptive-empowering-healthcare.aspx%% The answer lies in bringing healthcare-focused data science expertise together with an analytics platform that provides impressive number-crunching and data visualization power, while remaining accessible to users of every skill level. This is where Pyramid Analytics and Proskriptive join forces. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2017/01/pyramid-analtytics-and-proskriptive-empowering-healthcare.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 1/19/2017%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##Fantasy Football: Help Your Data Find a Voice with BI Office%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/help-your-fantasy-football-data-find-a-voice.aspx%% For this blog post, I will discuss my methodology for creating a narrative by focusing on the three storyboards I built to help manage my fantasy football team. I followed a 5-step process for storyboard creation: problem identification, storylining, connecting to data sources, adding views/interactions, and enhancement. I will dive into detail on each one of these steps. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/help-your-fantasy-football-data-find-a-voice.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 1/3/2017%%Author: Dan Wilmot , ##Pyramid Analytics Named a Technology Innovation Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/pyramid-analytics-named-technology-innovation-award-winner.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/pyramid-analytics-named-technology-innovation-award-winner.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 12/19/2016%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##Data Governance and One Version of the Truth Evade Tableau%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/data-governance-and-truth-evading-tableau.aspx%% When considering a BI solution, IT and business leaders should consider data governance shortfalls and which processes they still do manually. But Tableau lacks many key data governance features making it difficult to provide one version of the truth. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/data-governance-and-truth-evading-tableau.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 12/14/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Using Performance Analysis to Determine How I Dropped the Ball%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/using-bi-office-performance-analysis.aspx%% I built a storyboard in BI Office to help me draft a winning fantasy football team. Unfortunately, my team hasn't done a whole lot of “winning" so far this season. While I would like to pin my team's woeful performance squarely on the shoulders of Lady Luck, in reality, it was my own doing: I spent more time tweaking my data reports than actually using those reports to make decisions. Find out what else I learned by using performance analysis to understand where I went wrong. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/using-bi-office-performance-analysis.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 12/12/2016%%Author: Dan Wilmot , ##Who Walked Away with the Pyramid Analytics Steps Challenge?%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/the-pyramid-analytics-steps-challenge-results.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics completed a month-long steps challenge and used BI Office to find interesting facts and fun data visualizations. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/the-pyramid-analytics-steps-challenge-results.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 12/12/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Meeting Customer Demand: New BI Office functionality enables next evolution of integrated experiences for Power BI users%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/new-bi-office-integrated-experience-functionality.aspx%% As we further a commitment to empower our users, we are pleased to introduce new functionality in our flagship BI Office platform that allows customers to seamlessly import Power BI Desktop files into BI Office storyboards. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/new-bi-office-integrated-experience-functionality.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 12/7/2016%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##A New Year, A New BI Strategy: Design Your Business Analytics Roadmap with Pyramid Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/design-your-bi-roadmap-with-pyramid-analtyics.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/design-your-bi-roadmap-with-pyramid-analtyics.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 12/5/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##When it Comes to BI Features, Don’t Let Pretty Hide the Truth%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/tableau-and-others-fall-short-in-bi-feature-set.aspx%% Tableau misses the mark as a BI tool for the enterprise. They’ve attracted the attention of many power data analysts for their myriad of different visualization types, allowing complex data to be visualized into something more consumable. Problem is that Tableau was built as a visualization tool first and an analytics tool second. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/12/tableau-and-others-fall-short-in-bi-feature-set.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features | %%Published: 12/5/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Tackling Bye Weeks and Injuries with our BI Office Storyboards%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/11/tackling-fantasy-football-bye-weeks-and-injuries-with-bi-office.aspx%% Bye weeks and injuries are perhaps the most difficult challenges a fantasy football owner faces during the regular season. With that in mind, I created a storyboard in BI Office with the express purpose of helping me navigate bye weeks and injuries. My goal was to create a tool that would a) enable me to rapidly identify players who are injured or about to go on bye and b) efficiently identify the best free agents available to replace those players. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/11/tackling-fantasy-football-bye-weeks-and-injuries-with-bi-office.aspx%%Category: Fantasy Football, BI Office | %%Published: 11/28/2016%%Author: Dan Wilmot , ##BARC Score: An Impressive Debut for Pyramid Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/11/pyramid-analytics-impressive-barc-score-debut.aspx%% We are excited to announce that Pyramid Analytics has been recognized by BARC as a challenger in its Score Business Intelligence (Enterprise BI Platforms) 2016 report. This is the second annual publication of the Score, which analyzes leading vendors in the enterprise business intelligence platform market, and marks Pyramid’s strong debut on the Score graph. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/11/pyramid-analytics-impressive-barc-score-debut.aspx%%Category: Business intelligence, analyst review, survey results, BI Office | %%Published: 11/11/2016%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##Pyramid Analytics Embarks on a Company-Wide #StepsChallenge%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/pyramid-analytics-company-wide-steps-challenge.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/pyramid-analytics-company-wide-steps-challenge.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, BI Office | %%Published: 10/26/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##A Key Player Joins Our Team%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/a-key-player-joins-our-team.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/a-key-player-joins-our-team.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 10/26/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##The BARC BI Survey 16: Another Outstanding Performance by Pyramid Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/barc-bi-survey-16-another-outstanding-performance.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics invites you to learn more about BI Office, and why it has earned such impressive marks from respondents to The BI Survey 16. Across numerous categories, the BI Office platform simply outperforms its competitors. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/10/barc-bi-survey-16-another-outstanding-performance.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 10/18/2016%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##The public cloud for business analytics: is it right for you?%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/5-cloud-considerations-to-help-you-decide.aspx%% Organizations are looking to fuel innovation with business intelligence and data analytics. Pyramid Analytics shares 5 ways to help you decide if the public cloud is the right path for you. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/5-cloud-considerations-to-help-you-decide.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 9/30/2016%%Author: Peter Sprague , ##BI Office opens up new avenues for data-driven insights%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/bi-office-opens-new-avenues.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/bi-office-opens-new-avenues.aspx%%Category: BI Office Features, Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/26/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Pyramid Analytics newsletter shows how to make your company smarter using the power of data%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/smarter-with-the-power-of-data.aspx%% 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! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/smarter-with-the-power-of-data.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/21/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Using On-The-Fly Data Modeling to Draft the Optimal Fantasy Football Team%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/data-modeling-for-drafting-optimal-fantasy-football-team.aspx%% Fantasy football drafts are a tricky business. Fantasy team owners must make split-second decisions about which available player will give their team the best chance to win the title, and at the end of the day, those choices are driven by data. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/data-modeling-for-drafting-optimal-fantasy-football-team.aspx%%Category: BI Office, Fantasy Football | %%Published: 9/19/2016%%Author: Dan Wilmot , ##Pyramid Analytics: Your company’s smarter when everyone’s smarter%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/your-company-is-smarter-when.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/09/your-company-is-smarter-when.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/7/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Fantasy Football 2016 - Building a Data-Driven Draft%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/fantasy-football-2016-building-data-driven-draft.aspx%% Like most businesses, fantasy football coaches are drowning in data. They show up to their draft after countless hours of research with the “perfect” list of players ranked by scoring projection, mock draft ranking, and personal preferences. Other coaches show up similarly armed. They draft as close to their script as they can, then spend the season convinced they made the best decision they could, based on the data available. However, many coaches are using the right data in the wrong way. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/fantasy-football-2016-building-data-driven-draft.aspx%%Category: BI Office, Fantasy Football | %%Published: 8/31/2016%%Author: Dan Wilmot , ##Pyramid Analytics: Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Solution Partner of the Year%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/microsoft-health-and-life-partner.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/microsoft-health-and-life-partner.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 8/29/2016%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##Tapping Into the Power of the Many: Collaborative Decision-Making%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/tapping-into-the-power-of-many.aspx%% The goal of business intelligence is the advancement of the organization, not increased personal productivity. Unshared analysis, insights, and assets cannot deliver their true value. And those shared via unsecured means can cause more problems for your organization than they could ever solve. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/tapping-into-the-power-of-many.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, General BI Topic | %%Published: 8/15/2016%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##Instilling Confidence in Self-Service Analytics: Governance and Security%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/instilling-confidence-in-analytics.aspx%% Everyone using data to make decisions is a laudable goal, but how you reach it is critical. “Analytics for all” sounds empowering, but if everyone is fending for themselves, decisions made can be as harmful as they are expedient. In many organizations, there’s tension between two critical needs – business users immediately interacting with their own data and IT keeping systems operating securely. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/08/instilling-confidence-in-analytics.aspx%%Category: Business intelligence, governance, security, management, BI Office | %%Published: 8/8/2016%%Author: Jennifer Dorothea , ##Power BI Desktop “Publish to Pyramid Server” button%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button.aspx%% Many organizations today cannot use public cloud solutions because of security concerns, administrative challenges, and functional limitations. However, they still need a centralized platform where end users can conduct self-service analytics in an IT-enabled environment. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/power-bi-desktop-publish-pyramid-server-button.aspx%%Category: BI Office Feature, Product Tutorials | %%Published: 7/18/2016%%Author: Chris Brock, John Hormaechea , ##Pyramid Analytics Named an Industry Excellence Award Winner by Dresner Advisory Services%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/industry-excellence-award-winner-dresner-advisory-services.aspx%% At Pyramid Analytics, we are committed to providing our customers with a complete business analytics platform that meets the needs for everyone in their organization – from the BI initiative lead to the business decision maker to IT. As we work through our software to enable a culture of sharing and collaborating around analytics, we are pleased to announce our efforts have been recognized in the Dresner Advisory Services’ 2016 Industry Excellence Awards, which were announced this week. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/industry-excellence-award-winner-dresner-advisory-services.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, General BI | %%Published: 7/13/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Analytic Platforms and the Decision Lifecycle%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/analytic-platforms-decision-lifecycle.aspx%% Today’s organizations have become decentralized, and more individuals are being asked to make choices that have potentially far-reaching implications. There is also enormous pressure to act quickly. That’s why decision makers are demanding self-service analytic tools that support them throughout the entire decision lifecycle. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/07/analytic-platforms-decision-lifecycle.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, General BI | %%Published: 7/1/2016%%Author: John Hormaechea , ##Pyramid Analytics newsletter for BI executives explores value of a data-driven business%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/pyramid-analytics-newsletter-bi-executives-value-data-driven-business.aspx%% 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! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/pyramid-analytics-newsletter-bi-executives-value-data-driven-business.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 6/23/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##The Public Cloud for Business Analytics: Learn Why it’s not for Everyone%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/public-cloud-for-business-analytics.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/public-cloud-for-business-analytics.aspx%%Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 6/21/2016%%Author: Chandra DuFrene , ##Pyramid Analytics Is Leader in Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility: Dresner 2016 BI Report %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/leader-in-dresner-2016-bi-report.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/leader-in-dresner-2016-bi-report.aspx%%Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 6/6/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Pyramid Analytics Is Recognized as Finalist for 2016 Microsoft Health Partner of the Year%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/2016-microsoft-health-partner-year-finalist.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/06/2016-microsoft-health-partner-year-finalist.aspx%%Category: industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 6/6/2016%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##Using BI Office Together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop to Unlock Business Insights%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-unlock-business-insights.aspx%% By using BI Office together with Microsoft Power BI Desktop, you get personal productivity and a complete enterprise solution. See how the new Publish to Pyramid Server functionality in Power BI Desktop enables on-premises data discovery and sharing capabilities for data-driven enterprise organizations. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/bi-office-together-microsoft-power-bi-unlock-business-insights.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 5/31/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Why It’s Important to Unlock Business Insights Trapped on Individual Desktops %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/unlocking-business-insights.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/unlocking-business-insights.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | %%Published: 5/25/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##The Analytics Platform: The Organizational Need for Pervasive Business Intelligence%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/the-analytics-platform-the-organizational-need-pervasive-business-intelligence.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/the-analytics-platform-the-organizational-need-pervasive-business-intelligence.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 5/2/2016%%Author: Peter Sprague , ##Pyramid Analytics Receives No. 1 Ranking in Dresner 2016 BI Report%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/dresner-2016-collective-insights.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/05/dresner-2016-collective-insights.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | %%Published: 5/2/2016%%Author: Peter Sprague , ##Unlocking Insights from Healthcare Data%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/unlocking-insights-healthcare-data.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/unlocking-insights-healthcare-data.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 4/28/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##The New Healthcare Landscape: Key Drivers and Opportunities for Business Intelligence | Infographic%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/the-new-healthcare-landscape-business-intelligence-infographic.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/the-new-healthcare-landscape-business-intelligence-infographic.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 4/26/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##How Healthcare Data Analytics Can Help You Thrive in the New Digital Landscape%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/how-healthcare-data-analytics-thrive-digital-landscape.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/04/how-healthcare-data-analytics-thrive-digital-landscape.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 4/25/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##The Explosive Growth of Data and Advanced Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/03/the-explosive-growth-data-and-advanced-analytics.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/03/the-explosive-growth-data-and-advanced-analytics.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | %%Published: 3/21/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##BI Office Just Got Better: See How BI Office Version 6 Builds Data-Driven Organizations%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/03/bioffice-just-got-better.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/03/bioffice-just-got-better.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, BI Office Features | %%Published: 3/9/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##A Brief History of Business Intelligence%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/brief-history-business-intelligence.aspx%% BI has a longer history than one might think, predating computers themselves. This article gives a general overview of how BI came to be what it is today. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/brief-history-business-intelligence.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 2/25/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms: Download the Report%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/2016-gartner-magic-quadrant-business-intelligence.aspx%% Pyramid Analytics celebrates being part of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms for three consecutive years. Download a complimentary copy of the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/2016-gartner-magic-quadrant-business-intelligence.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 2/22/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##The Challenges of Large-Scale BI Deployments | Webinar%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/challenges-large-scale-bi-deployments-webinar.aspx%% In this webinar, hear about large-scale BI deployments from Dave Fackler, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), who implemented Pyramid Analytics’ BI Office Suite across the entire VA system. Topics include accelerating adoption through tool selection and training plans, taking advantage of the benefits of governance, and supporting varied users across multiple locations. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/challenges-large-scale-bi-deployments-webinar.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 2/16/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Business Intelligence over the Generations%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/business-intelligence-over-the-generations.aspx%% See how business intelligence has evolved over the generations from BI mega vendors, to desktop solutions, to combining the best of all worlds for scalable, governed, easy-to-use BI. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/02/business-intelligence-over-the-generations.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 2/11/2016%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Saves Millions with Pyramid Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/international-airport-saves-millions.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/international-airport-saves-millions.aspx%%Category: General BI, Pyramid News | %%Published: 1/27/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise | Infographic%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/key-skills-successful-bi-director.aspx%% This infographic shows the skills, experience, and educational background that are trending as highly important for the role of BI director/manager. This information is based on research of numerous job descriptions recently posted on LinkedIn. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/key-skills-successful-bi-director.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 1/7/2016%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Top Skills for Directing BI Programs: What the BI Professionals Are Saying%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/top-skills-for-directing-bi-programs.aspx%% BI leaders are crucial to overall BI operations. The effective BI initiative leader must take mountains of company data and enable people not only to make sense of it, but also to affect change in organizations. See the top skills required to be a successful BI director in this infographic. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/top-skills-for-directing-bi-programs.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 1/7/2016%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 2%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/himss-webinar-shows-bi-self-service-action-part2.aspx%% Health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrates how Pyramid Analytics improved her business results. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/himss-webinar-shows-bi-self-service-action-part2.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, General BI | %%Published: 1/6/2016%%Author: Trish Redgate , ##HIMSS Webinar Shows BI Self-Service In Action - Part 1%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/himss-webinar-shows-bi-self-service-action.aspx%% Pyramid VP of North American Sales Rob Wallace and health care industry BI Manager Trish Redgate demonstrate how Pyramid Analytics improves business results. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/himss-webinar-shows-bi-self-service-action.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, General BI | %%Published: 1/5/2016%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##Editors’ Choice for Top 2015 Blog Posts from Pyramid Analytics%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/editors-choice-2015-blogs.aspx%% Check out editors’ picks of our not-to-miss blog posts of 2015! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2016/01/editors-choice-2015-blogs.aspx%%Category: General BI, Pyramid News | %%Published: 1/2/2016%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##The BI Blog Posts You Loved in 2015%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/4-top-bi-blog-posts-2015.aspx%% Check out Pyramid Analytics’ top four blog posts of 2015! %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/4-top-bi-blog-posts-2015.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 12/16/2015%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Webinar of the Year: If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/webinar-year-2015-olap-dead.aspx%% 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? %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/webinar-year-2015-olap-dead.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, General BI | %%Published: 12/16/2015%%Author: Kaari Busick , ##Finding Our Voice With Social Media in 2015%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/finding-our-voice-social-media-2015.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/finding-our-voice-social-media-2015.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News, General BI | %%Published: 12/16/2015%%Author: Kristen Gill , ##The Broad Use of Analytics in the Sports Industry: Covering all Bases%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/analytics-in-the-sports-industry.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/analytics-in-the-sports-industry.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 12/15/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##
Kaari Busick
Best Practices for Success with Business Analytics Implementations%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/best-practices-for-success-with-ba.aspx%% What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/best-practices-for-success-with-ba.aspx%%Category: General BI, Industry Trends | %%Published: 12/8/2015%%Author: Kaari Busick , ##Five Questions to Ask for BI Success%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/five-questions-ask-bi-success.aspx%% What factors are critical to the success of implementing a new BI solution? Here are five questions to ask when evaluating potential BI tools. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/12/five-questions-ask-bi-success.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 12/3/2015%%Author: Kaari Busick , ##Chris Webb on If You Think OLAP is Dead – Think Again Webinar%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/chris-webb-olap.aspx%% 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 %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/chris-webb-olap.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/27/2015%%Author: Chris Webb , ##10 Common Challenges of a Business Intelligence Director%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/10-common-challenges-bi-director.aspx%% 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.) %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/10-common-challenges-bi-director.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/25/2015%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Executive Talk: Our Strategic Alliance with Microsoft%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/executive-talk-our-strategic-alliance-with-microsoft.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/executive-talk-our-strategic-alliance-with-microsoft.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/16/2015%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##Executive Talk with Amir Netz: Microsoft & Pyramid alliance%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/microsoft-pyramid-analytics-partners-innovation.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/microsoft-pyramid-analytics-partners-innovation.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/16/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Pyramid Analytics at PASS Summit 2015%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/pass-summit-2015.aspx%%

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.

%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/pass-summit-2015.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/15/2015%%Author: Tarryn Marcus , ##“We BI” for Collaborative Intelligence%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/we-bi-for-collaborative-intelligence.aspx%% “We BI” generates exciting possibilities because there are more people in an organization who are “in the know.” The “We BI” model is built upon the notion of collaborating and sharing governed, trusted content, sophisticated business logic, data models, and queries for collaborative intelligence. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/we-bi-for-collaborative-intelligence.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, General BI | %%Published: 11/13/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Thinking Outside the Data Box: Is There Room for Intuition in Today’s Data-Driven Decision-Making?%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/thinking-outside-the-data-box.aspx%%

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.

%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/11/thinking-outside-the-data-box.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 11/6/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Making Data and Analytics Accessible to Users%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/making-data-and-analytics-accessible-to-users.aspx%% The number of industries that use data and analytics defies the imagination. In years to come, more and more people will consume and analyse data. This article discusses the movement toward putting advanced analytics into the hands of everyone—toward simplifying it and making it accessible. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/making-data-and-analytics-accessible-to-users.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 10/26/2015%%Author: David Brierley , ##Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them: Part 2%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/measuring-performance-robots-part-2.aspx%% This is the second article in a series about measuring robot performance. For the previous article, see Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them. By harnessing robots to improve on or automate data collection and analysis, the scope of human problem solving and decision making can be expanded, rather than replaced, in many creative ways. This article discusses how. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/measuring-performance-robots-part-2.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 10/23/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##“We BI”: Where Everyone is a Winner%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/We-BI-Where-Everyone-Winner.aspx%% BI and analytics are burrowing their way deeper and deeper into organizations, increasingly expanding beyond previously existing boundaries, with more and more user roles getting involved, relying upon, and sharing quality data. The trajectory continues to move from the individual (“Me BI”) to the collective (“We BI”). See the value that “We BI” can bring to your organization. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/We-BI-Where-Everyone-Winner.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 10/21/2015%%Author: David Brierley , ##Collaborative Business Intelligence–What it is and why it’s critical for success%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Collaborative-Business-Intelligence–What-and-why.aspx%% This article shares information from Howard Dresner’s presentation on collaborative Business Intelligence and how it leads to the success of BI initiatives. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Collaborative-Business-Intelligence–What-and-why.aspx%%Category: General BI, Industry News | %%Published: 10/14/2015%%Author: Kaari Busick , ##When Selecting a Business Intelligence Platform, Think About More than Just the Product%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Selecting-BI-Platform.aspx%% When selecting a BI or analytics platform, in addition to looking at obvious things like the product functionality and the technology, it is imperative that you also assess the vendor. BI software is so central and critical to success that you will be forming a partnership with your vendor. You want to work with a vendor that is credible, has integrity and makes you feel comfortable. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Selecting-BI-Platform.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 10/14/2015%%Author: Jonathan Goldberg , ##Why Change Management is Critical for Successful BI Integration%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Why-Change-Management-Critical-Successful-BI-Integration.aspx%% This article explains why change management is critical to the success of BI implementations, and offers ideas on how to integrate change management into your BI project. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Why-Change-Management-Critical-Successful-BI-Integration.aspx%%Category: General BI, Industry News | %%Published: 10/12/2015%%Author: Kaari Busick , ##Using Big Data in Education: 9 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/9-Ways-to-Get-Ahead-of-the-Curve.aspx%% Education has changed tremendously over the years. Here are nine ways that using big data provides big value in education, whether in a traditional setting or in an online classroom. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/9-Ways-to-Get-Ahead-of-the-Curve.aspx%%Category: General BI, Industry News | %%Published: 10/7/2015%%Author: David Brierley , ##Measuring the Performance of Robots and the Data Derived from Them%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Measuring-Performance-Robots.aspx%% Despite sociopolitical and economic concerns, using robots in the workplace is rapidly gaining momentum, and brings with it new ways to think about how we capture data, analyze it, and measure productivity. This article discusses the trend and provides examples of capturing and analyzing data from robots. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/10/Measuring-Performance-Robots.aspx%%Category: General BI | %%Published: 10/1/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Instrumenting BI Success: Summary of Headline Results in BARC BI Survey 14 %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Headline-Results-BARC-BI-Survey-14.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Headline-Results-BARC-BI-Survey-14.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/30/2015%%Author: Susan Joly , ##Key Skills of a Successful Business Intelligence Director: A Powerhouse in the Enterprise%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Key-Skills-Business-Intelligence-Director-Enterprise.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Key-Skills-Business-Intelligence-Director-Enterprise.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends, Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/28/2015%%Author: Susan Joly , ##How People, Processes, and Technology Shape BI Strategy: Earning Customer Trust and Credibility%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Earning-Customer-Trust-Credibility.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/Earning-Customer-Trust-Credibility.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/17/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Memorial Healthcare Wins Prestigious ComputerWorld Award%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/memorial-healthcare-wins-prestigious-computerworld-award.aspx%% 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. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/memorial-healthcare-wins-prestigious-computerworld-award.aspx%%Category: Pyramid News | %%Published: 9/10/2015%%Author: Mark Scott , ##The Rise of the BI Maestro%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/the-rise-bi-maestro.aspx%% The BI maestro is a leader who successfully handles the challenges of orchestrating a winning BI program— one that is operated strategically and holistically, with governance and agility as part of that strategy. The maestro cuts through the noise of technology options and marketing-hype, to make the sound decisions necessary in conducting a BI program. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/09/the-rise-bi-maestro.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 9/7/2015%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##Customer Voice through the Prism of BI Analysts Reports: Earning Customer Trust and Credibility%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Customer-Voices-BI-Analysts-Reportsv2.aspx%% This is the second 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. See examples of customer input via market analysts like Gartner, BARC, and Dresner. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Customer-Voices-BI-Analysts-Reportsv2.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/30/2015%%Author: Omri Kohl , ##Equipping and Enabling Users%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Equipping-and-Enabling-Users.aspx%% This is the fourth and final in a series of video blogs (“vlogs”) about capabilities that—together—set Pyramid Analytics apart from other enterprise-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. In this video, Rob Wallace (Senior VP of Sales for Pyramid Analytics in North America) discusses how Pyramid Analytics helps its customers successfully roll out BI and gain wide user adoption. (Check out the previous video in the series: Data Integrity: Key to BI Project Success.) %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Equipping-and-Enabling-Users.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/28/2015%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##Use Parameter URLs to Dynamically Display Relevant Data%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/parameter-urls-dynamic-display-relevant-data.aspx%%

You can dynamically display and zero in on data in a dashboard by using parameter URLs. For example, you could customize a dashboard about territory sales so that the clothing department employees only see the clothing sales data. You could change the parameter later to dynamically show another sales category from the same data.

You start by creating a target in the URL dashboard that can accept the parameter, and then editing the link to point to the target name (such as prod for product) and the parameter (such as a category type, ie Clothing). This article provides the steps and syntax, as well as helpful links, for working with parameter URLs.

%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/parameter-urls-dynamic-display-relevant-data.aspx%%Category: Product Tutorials | %%Published: 8/26/2015%%Author: Joey Pruett , ##Pyramid Analytics Joins Global PASS Alliance%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Pyramid-Analytics-Joins-Global-PASS-Alliance.aspx%%

I am excited Pyramid Analytics has joined the PASS Global Alliance Program, a year-round relationship that supports the worldwide PASS community. As a partner member of the alliance, we will sponsor at PASS Summit – the largest conference for Microsoft SQL and BI Professionals, and will continue to support PASS activities like SQL Saturday events, and more.

%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Pyramid-Analytics-Joins-Global-PASS-Alliance.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/25/2015%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##BI Technology Selection: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/BI-Technology-Selection-Who-the-Driver.aspx%% Those involved in selecting BI technology might include line-of-business (LOB) managers, IT, or BI program leaders. As Pyramid Analytics has seen with its enterprise-wide platform approach, the percentages of who actually initiates or leads the decision-making reveal increased hands-on involvement from business areas and even more so from BI practice leaders. %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/BI-Technology-Selection-Who-the-Driver.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/21/2015%%Author: Alberto Sutton , ##Getting Wisdom and ROI out of Data%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Getting-Wisdom-ROI-out-Data.aspx%% This is the second in a series of video blogs (“vlogs”) about capabilities that—together—set Pyramid Analytics apart from other enterprise-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. In this video, Rob Wallace (Senior VP of Sales for Pyramid Analytics in North America) discusses curiosity, asking questions of data, and using its answers to provide a substantial return on investment (ROI). (Check out the previous video in the series: The Road to Governance Starts with Data Integrity.) %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Getting-Wisdom-ROI-out-Data.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/11/2015%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##Data Integrity: Key to BI Project Success%%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Data-Integrity-Key-BI-Project-Success.aspx%% This is the third in a series of video blogs (“vlogs”) about capabilities that—together—set Pyramid Analytics apart from other enterprise-level business intelligence (BI) solutions. In this video, Rob Wallace (Senior VP of Sales for Pyramid Analytics in North America) discusses the importance of data integrity in having a successful BI project. (Check out the previous video in the series: Getting Wisdom and ROI out of Data.) %%http://www.pyramidanalytics.com/pages/blog/2015/08/Data-Integrity-Key-BI-Project-Success.aspx%%Category: Industry Trends | %%Published: 8/11/2015%%Author: Rob Wallace , ##
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