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Power BI Custom Visuals - Play Axis

Posted Jun 01, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Play Axis Power BI Custom Visual.  The Play Axis visual works like a dynamic slicer that animates your other report visuals without needing to click every time you want to change your filter value.

What is Power BI Premium?

Posted May 31, 2017 by Dustin Ryan

As the Power BI landscape continues to evolve, Microsoft has adapted to these changes with the recent announcement of Power BI Premium. In last week's free webinar, Dustin Ryan, a Data Platform Solutions Architect with Microsoft, discussed the new features and capabilities of Power BI Premium. Additionally, he provided insight as to how these changes might affect existing Power BI users and demonstrated how to use these new capabilities.

Get Your Data to and from Salesforce with our REST Components

Posted May 30, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Everyone in business is looking to save time in their day and make it easier to work with the data they need to make decisions. REST Source is a component inside our Pragmatic Works’ Task Factory Suite which will automate the process of connecting to Web Services to pull information down into your SQL platform.

Power BI - Problem, Design, Solution - Concatenated Tooltip

Posted May 30, 2017 by Devin Knight

Welcome to a new series that I’m starting with a few colleagues at Pragmatic Works. The goal of this series is to document many design practices and solutions to problems that we often run into with customers. Each post will be accompanied by a video (found in the bottom under Resources) that walks you through the solution in depth. I hope you enjoy this new series!

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?

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