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Building LOB Apps for the Windows Store @ch9 – Mobile BI with http://pushbi.com #mobilebi #mydata

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We always love it when Microsoft demos our mobile business intelligence solution, PUSHBI, to an audience and we find out later!   My lead developer, Brian, was watching the build videos on Channel 9 and came across his work being demoed at the build conference.  The guy did a great job on demoing the solution.  Check out the video link below

Source (15:18 into the video) http://channel9.msdn.com/events/build/2013/3-185

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Thanks Microsoft, we enjoy the plugs!

Patrick


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We Make Microsoft Excel Sing! #analytics #bigdata #mydata

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We love Microsoft Excel and I don’t think there is anyone like my employees that can make Excel Sing like we do.

Services: http://www.extendedresults.com/services/excel_consulting.aspx

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Facebook Analytics: http://www.extendedresults.com/products/facebookanalytics/

LinkedIn Analytics: http://www.extendedresults.com/products/linkedinanalytics/

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Personalized Business Intelligence experience only with PUSHBI and Windows 7. #analytics #bigdata #mydata

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With all the excitement around iPads and Windows 8, sometimes we forget that most of the businesses in the  world are still running Windows 7 or XP!  Well, at Extended Results we haven’t forgotten about how important business intelligence is on Windows 7.

Browse on over to http://pushbi.com, download the Windows 7 desktop client and then visit http://now.pushbi.com to set up a FREE 30-day account. Start delivering your business data in a better, more productive interface.   Just think 55 – 25 metrics to 25 people in 5 minutes!

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We have some of the coolest displays that get you to the information you need to know about right away.

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Even the historical view gives you a perspective you wouldn’t expect.  See how those numbers are performing over time.  You can see the more green the more good!

Email us if you would like to take PUSHBI for a spin for your organization.

Enjoy, Patrick


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New self-service features with Power BI for Office 365 #WPC13 #BI

Yesterday, we talked about the bundled and rebranded suite of Power BI Office 365 and Excel 2013 tools that was announced at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013. This suite provides self-service Business Intelligence in the Enterprise. Today, we’ll discuss some of the new features that further simplify self-service Data Mining.

The most exciting new Power BI feature is the new Q&A query functionality, which enables natural language processing.  Any non-technical, non-power user can ask simple questions and get immediate results in the form of easy-to-understand charts or graphs.  Non-technical users don’t have to learn structured SQL (T-SQL), chase down an analyst or data scientist, or even require knowledge of the great new Power BI tools, Power Query or Power Pivot to get their results. They can simply ask, “What was my sales volume this year?”  or, “How did my sales do last quarter?” A table or chart pops up showing the data they need to see to get their questions answered.

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Mobile is all the RAGE!!  Another new Power BI feature that we’re really excited about is the Connected (Mobile) BI experience.  Until now, Power View created very dynamic and rich visualizations using Silverlight, which was only available on Intel-based Windows and Mac OS platforms. With Power BI on Office 365 and SharePoint, Power View now renders charts, graphs and visualizations with HTML5. That means where ever you go, as long as you have a smartphone, tablet or any of the variety of other mobile devices, you can get to your enterprise KPIs.  On vacation in Maui without your laptop? Not a problem with Power BI!

Source: http://blogs.office.com/b/office-news/archive/2013/07/08/announcing-power-bi-for-office-365.aspx

And last, but not least, featuring Business Intelligence in the cloud!  Power BI Sites is a new Business Intelligence collaboration platform in the cloud, which utilizes Office 365 and SharePoint.  With Power BI Sites, you’ll get workspaces in Office 365 that enable sharing and collaboration of data and insights with your customers, colleagues and employees.  Easily keep your team up to date with the latest charts and graphs as data refreshes from multiple data sources.

To learn more about Power BI for Office 365, register for the preview at Microsoft: http://www.office.com/powerbi

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Microsoft Announces Power BI for Office 365 at #WPC13

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Big Data and self-service Business Intelligence are all the rage at the Microsoft 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).  The big announcement to come out of the WPC is a suite of self-service Business Intelligence tools for Office 365 and Excel 2013 called Power BI. The suite of tools includes the following:

  • Power Pivot – rapid deployment of reporting data models.
  • Power View – enables interactive and dynamic visualization of data through charts and graphics.
  • Power Map (formerly “GeoFlow”) – a tool for rich visualization of geographical location data on a map.
  • Power Query (formerly “Data Explorer”) – enables the quick import of data into Excel for transformation, analyzing and reporting.

Working together, these tools further enhance Excel to be one of the best and easiest to use self-service Business Intelligence tools in the marketplace today.

With Power Pivot, users can quickly build reporting data models without having to understand the deep intricacies of building data warehouses or KPI cubes. Power Pivot does it all for the user with a just few clicks of the mouse. Love that!

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Similarly, Power View enables users to create rapid and quick visualizations of data using charts and graphs that are cohesively linked and tied together.

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With the increased use of smartphones and GPS data, more and more data points are geographic location-centric. Want to plot counts and metrics against a map? Not a problem with Power Map. Select your Excel table, identify your latitude and longitudinal data (or address, city, state, zip) and let Power Map do the heavy lifting.

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Do you have organization data that needs to be transformed and manipulated? Or do you not have data at all to chart or map? Not a problem with Power Query, which enables you to do quick online searches for publicly available data sets to load into Excel for transforming, analyzing and/or reporting.

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To learn more about this great Microsoft Power BI Suite, go here: http://www.office.com/powerbi


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Follow the Social Insights on the Microsoft #WPC13 Conference with Excel 2013. #Analytics #bigdata

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We are attending the Microsoft WPC event in Houston and will be utilizing our Analytics for Twitter add-on for Microsoft Excel 2013.   This amazing add-on for Twitter and Excel 2013 is available FREE courteously of Microsoft and Extended Results and can be downloaded here.

Check out the chart below – All this information is generated with Excel 2013 and rendered utilizing SkyDrive and Office Web Apps.  Stay tuned and watch the social highlights from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference through the eyes of the Analytics for Twitter add-on for Excel 2013.

With more than 10,000 people attending, there are not many people tweeting!  Let’s go MSPartners!

Enjoy, Patrick

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Tweets by Day

Top Tweeters

Tweets by Device

Tweet Type

My Dashboard into the WPC event.  Click the image
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Mobile BI at the Microsoft #WPC13 Conference. Check out the Windows 8.1 demos of it.

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Look at what we found at the Microsoft WPC13 conference.  You bet, mobile business intelligence on the big screen on the wall.  You can find out more about PUSHBI at http://pushbi.com

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I have a whole series of WPC insights via Twitter at the following blog link.  Check it out.  I am using our FREE add-on for Microsoft Excel 2013 called Analytics for Twitter.  Go download it and have some fun.

Enjoy, Patrick


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Getting ready for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 and Social Insights with Twitter. #wpc13

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We will be attending the Microsoft WPC event in Houston next week and by utilizing our Analytics for Twitter add-on for Microsoft Excel 2013 – we’ll even be there virtually, too!   This amazing add-on for Twitter and Excel is FREE and can be downloaded here.

Check out the chart below – the tweets are beginning nearly a week ahead of the conference.  Stay tuned and watch the social highlights data through the Analytics for Twitter add-on for Excel 2013.

Enjoy, Patrick


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Better Data Means Better Insights in Healthcare #analytics #sharepoint #healthcare

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At Extended Results we are excited to showcase our latest business intelligence portal for healthcare.  Having recently worked with healthcare agencies, we have heard their need for better BI because they are dealing with millions of rows of data throughout the thousands of bad-looking reports on their servers.

We decided to take the healthcare data experience where it has NEVER been before – and you are not going to find this in Cognos, Business Objects, Microstrategy or Tableau.

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Actually, you can’t find this out-of-the-box anywhere.  You can only find the “Data Artist” experiences at Extended Results.   We took the Microsoft platform of BI products: SharePoint, Excel and SQL Server to another level.

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Collaborating with our Microsoft business intelligence partners – we’re excited to show you what’s available now!

Information is displayed in a perspective that people can understand, allowing the user to quickly find the information they need and make a well-informed decision.

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Healthcare data is about looking at data from different perspectives in order to find those outliers.  Once the outliers are found, better medicine can be applied, which leads to efficiency (reducing cost and in many cases expediting patient treatment and hospital stays).

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Do you need a better healthcare analytic solution?  Feel free to contact Extended Results to learn more about this and other analytic solutions.  We guarantee to deliver a solution with a user-friendly experience and better insight into your data while improving operational efficiencies – and it won’t cost you and arm and a leg, promise.

Enjoy, Patrick


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The Next Generation HTML5 Dashboard Authoring Solution. PUSHBI Dashboards Overview Video #bigdata

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Wouldn’t it be great to throw out all the past paradigms of report authoring and redo it the way people actually think and work for the new generation information workers?

Welcome to PUSHBI Dashboards

PUSHBI Dashboards takes our award-winning mobile business intelligence experience  to your dashboards in an exciting and interactive HTML5 way.  With PUSHBI Dashboards, you can write it once and reuse it everywhere!  Make a change to the sales revenue chart and with one click you update that same sales revenue chart located within many reports.

Watch and Learn more about PUSHBI Dashboards.

PUSHBI Dashboards changes the game of BI

The power of our solution is a central designer experience that allows you to create library of analytics objects that can be re-used on your reports and dashboards.

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We completely re-wrote the HTML5 Dashboard experience by providing a solution that is interactive but also allow your users to PIN objects they like onto their own person dashboards.

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Contact us to learn how to quickly improve your company’s reporting and give you insights you haven’t seen before.

Enjoy, Patrick

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