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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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If I was DELL, CISCO, INTEL, APPLE, GOOGLE and many others, this is what I would use for BI. #excel #sharepoint #powerview

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Well, these guys should be using PUSHBI.  BUT, they all own basically every Microsoft license that you can purchase -  are they actually using the software to their fullest potential?  I can bet you BIG DOLLARS they are not.  They are just producing report after report that nobody is looking at.  I guarantee it.

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We’ll help these tech-titians maximize their business intelligence investments to their fullest.  We are not just creating another report, but creating dashboard solutions that actually mean something.

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We are creating dashboards that provide an INSTANT KNOW of what is going on within the organization.  Not just another bar chart, but an interactive story that tells you what is going on with every click.

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And especially since these tech-behemoths are global corporations, we can easily provide geo-spatial analysis into their product moving across the United States and the Globe.  Where are the sales and the delays in product reaching the distributors?

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If you’re selling high-technology products, even flight delays in getting product and people to the right destinations can cause a ripple effect to your bottom line.

So if DELL, CISCO, INTEL, APPLE or GOOGLE are listening, it is time to give us a call so we can get out of the “just another report will do” mode.

Enjoy, Patrick


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Windows Global features Extended Results #pushbi #microsoft #windows8 #extendedresults

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Microsoft’s Global Windows Enterprise, “Extended Results grows their business…”To see Extended Results in action visit Microsoft.

To learn more about Extended Results visit us online or contact us today!

    


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From #Excel to Mobile BI in Minutes. #PUSHBI and Microsoft Excel come together. #Mobile

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Recently, we released PUSHBI Now, which is a Software-as-a-Service offering that allows businesses and departments of any size to signup for their own account, load their data using Microsoft Excel and then distribute those metrics out to people onto their favorite mobile device.  PUSHBI covers all smartphone and tablet platforms, so take your pick!

As we bring on more customers to our PUSHBI Now service, we never realized just how many people LIVE in Microsoft Excel.  Apparently the world runs on Excel!  We’ve begun the development of integrating our PUSHBI data sync right into Microsoft Excel utilizing the ribbon bar found in Excel 2010 and 2013.

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Soon, you will be able to fire up Excel, click on the PUSHBI tab.
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Click the Create Template button to load a blank template to input your data into.  Our solution requires you have your data inputted into a specific format. 
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Then click the Connect Data button to transform your data into a format that will allow PUSHBI Now to consume it.
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Then click the Sync Data button and the data will get published to the PUSHBI Now servers and ready for delivery to your mobile bi users.
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This is currently all under development, but just imagine going from Excel to Mobile Business Intelligence in Minutes instead of weeks or more or never.  If you are interested in moving data from Excel to Mobile, drop me a note at our contact us page.

Enjoy, Patrick


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Visualization Apps for #Excel 2013 from Microsoft Research. #Free

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Microsoft Research has created some Apps for Office that allow users play with new types of visualizations. They are doing it with Apps for Office, a new feature for Office 2013 and Office 365.

Source: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/msrdatavis/default.aspx

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Streamgraph (Stacked Area Chart)
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We are doing better than GREAT on Windows 8! Just made the App Store Spotlight Section! #mobile

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How cool is that?!  We logged on to the Windows 8 App Store and discovered our very own PUSHBI being highlighted as a Spotlight app.  If you have Windows 8 for your business and haven’t tried PUSHBI, you are totally missing out.

Check it out at http://pushbi.com for a FREE 30 day trial.

Enjoy, Patrick


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Drill Baby, Drill! Use Microsoft Power View and SharePoint to Discover New Energy Sources. #bigdata #analytics

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It’s surprising how often clients mention that they need a new self-serve software tool that easily shows them insight in their collected data.  They’re usually frustrated thinking they need to purchase yet another tool because they’re unaware of the possibilities their existing tool set can offer. You’d be amazed at the things you can do with the BI tools available in the software every PC owner already owns -  look no further than Excel (Power View) and SharePoint.

Utilizing Excel, your analyst can do all the self-serve analytics you need.  But the best part about it is that you can quickly publish this insight for other decision makers to see.  It is all there, easy to use.

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We decided to begin some work utilizing an oil and gas data set that we received from a new client. Talk about big data and drilling for opportunities.  Energy is all about discovering new insights from data that you have – drilling into the trends to find opportunity to exploit existing energy reserves, making sure you are maximizing your investments.

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You can easily use maps to see where the concentration of well heads are located and even the status of those units.  You can also use iconage to denote and filter by the type of injection unit being used at those locations.

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The key insight  is found by looking at your actuals vs. forecast of well production.  Although nearly impossible to predict well production, being able to compare your forecast to historical data is of the utmost importance.

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Working in an energy company is not like working at Target.  It is a dangerous place and employee health and safety is one of management’s top priorities.  Imagine being able to see your entire safety program in one easy-to-read dashboard.  Everyone is informed and working toward the safety of all those workers in the field.

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Big Data are the new buzz words and for good reason.  Companies are realizing the undeniable need to use the information they already have to better their business.  Often times hours are spent reviewing, updating and distributing Excel documents for quick data review.

Imagine what you can do if you were to drill deeper and gather more insight.  Our team has been called “Data Artists” not because we do magic but by utilizing tools you already have – we bring new insights that you have never seen before in your data.   A successful BI solution takes your data, discovers new insights and delivers it in an easy-to-understand dashboard that allows you to get back to what you do best – making your company better than before. 

At Extended Results, my team is helping companies work smarter, not harder.  To find out more, please contact us and we would be happy to help you Drill for new insights.

Regards, Patrick


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New Tile Experiences for PUSHBI – Making your business REAL-TIME and not PAST TIME #mobilebi #bigdata

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We have been hard at work creating some exciting new interfaces for our PUSHBI smartphone clients to match the wonderful and rich experiences you can find in our Windows 8 and iPad tablet clients. I think the developers did a great job!  Check it out…

The Windows 8 tile experience is one that we really like, so we ported it down to all our smartphone clients which includes Apple (iOS), Google Android and Windows Phone.  It is sharp and crisp and clean and immediately gives you information to take action on.

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From our CNBC-look on the iPad and Android tablets, we brought the KPI superwall down to the phones, too!  You can change the sort order to see your worst preforming KPIs so that you can take action and get back to work.  Wouldn’t it be great to be alerted to just the metrics that are off target?  Now you can!

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The next screen is our standard Scorecard experience, except we allow our customers to change one image that provides a branded look and feel to the application.  That is important as companies want their brands in the app, not necessarily Extended Results’.  I’m cool with that.

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Even our history trend view is a great view.  See how much those KPIs have been off over time and then you can decide if you need to freak out or not!

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These enhanced views are now available to our PUSHBI Now customers – and our existing cloud and on-premise customers will see these new experiences in our June maintenance release.    Let me know your thoughts on these new experiences.

With PUSHBI, you can turn your business into a REAL-TIME information system, instead of the old school PAST-TIME view.

Enjoy, Patrick

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