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Your source for SQL Server and Business Intelligence expert insight and the latest Pragmatic Works' news.

Deep Dive into Power BI Data Visualizations

Posted May 26, 2017 by Manuel Quintana

Power BI data visualizations allow users to deliver insights effectively and efficiently through beautiful reports. In his last webinar, our Product Support Engineer Manuel Quintana reviewed some exciting data visualization options within the Power BI Desktop. More importantly, he discussed when it's appropriate to choose each of these visuals in a reporting solution of your own.

Importance of Providing Staffing Post Placement Support

Posted May 26, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

In an earlier blog post, we discussed how hard it is to find the right candidate for placement for data and IT roles. Once a person is placed within your team, how do you know that person will receive the support they need from the company or agency that placed them? Many agencies will place a person and then they are on their own.

Introducing Our New Course - Advanced DAX

Posted May 25, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Are you interested in taking your DAX skills to the next level? Pragmatic Works’ new Advanced DAX course is for users that have mastered the basics of the DAX language to improve the analytical capabilities of their data models, and are ready to move on to more complex calculations.

The Cost of Bad Data - Infographic

Posted May 25, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Bad Data is an epidemic. Pragmatic Works is on a mission to stop bad data with Legitest. We’ve collected some staggering numbers to exhibit how bad data effects your business.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Bowtie Chart

Posted May 25, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Bowtie Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Bowtie Chart visual is designed to show a flow of data from one process or category to another.

Importance of Management Portals in Online Training

Posted May 24, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Have you ever purchased a membership, possibly to a gym, but you no longer use it; and you forget about it and let it renew every month? If you’ve ever done this, it would be great to have an idea of the usage of the membership when it comes time to renew so you know you’re making use of something you’ve invested money in, right?

Why Analytics Now?

Posted May 24, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Analytics allows us to look ahead to the future. Your business will be more profitable and insightful by preparing for the future. Some of the most frequently asked questions from customers are: Why is analytics so important? Why are other companies and customers embracing it?

Need Training? Follow Our Interactive Learning Path

Posted May 22, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Do you need training to keep your skills up-to-date or have a goal to improve your skills for a new BI position? Here’s the problem; there are so many courses to take and you have so much to learn, but you don’t know where to start, right?

The Biggest Challenge in Hiring DBAs, BI Developers and Analysts - Too Many Resumes!

Posted May 19, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Career opportunities for DBA, Data Architects, BI Developers and Analysts are in high demand. Candidates with these skills are the most sought after in IT today. However, according to DICE.COM these roles are overwhelming employers with a large supply of candidates. Usually a balance like this brings harmony, but not if you’re the person responsible for the hiring. Finding the needle in the haystack that fits your technical, cultural and best practice needs can be mission impossible, with major consequences to your projects.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Hierarchy Slicer

Posted May 18, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Hierarchy Slicer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Hierarchy Slicer visual is a great way to filter your data within a hierarchical view.

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