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Pragmatic Works Blog

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

How to Get Your Data from GoToWebinar

Posted Mar 07, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Let’s face it, having to manually pull data from web services into another database platform is time consuming. Manually pulling data leaves room for error and takes time out of your busy day, which leads to inefficiency. REST Source is a component inside Pragmatic Works' Task Factory Suite which will automate the process of connecting to web services to pull information down into your SQL platform. You don’t have to be concerned with the process of getting the data you need – you can rely on it being all in one place. This lets you spend your time thinking about what you want to do with your data. Isn’t this a much better way to spend your time?

Announcing Our New Course - Data Modeling!

Posted Mar 06, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

We are excited to announce our new course – Data Modeling! This course is designed for individuals who are in the process of designing new databases, particularly transactional databases and data warehouse systems. This six and a half hour course will guide you on the best methods and practices for creating proper data models.

Investing in IT Skills Development - A MUST for "A" Talent

Posted Mar 02, 2017 by Ryan Dowd

There is a shift happening in modern Database Management and Business Intelligence —  and it’s happening faster than you think.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Long Text Viewer

Posted Mar 02, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Long Text Viewer Power BI Custom Visual.  The Long Text Viewer visual helps in displaying longer text fields that you have in your dataset.

Who Wore it Best Jersey Edition!

Posted Feb 24, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Is your team ready for spring - and beyond? The Pragmatic Works team is a group of dedicated and passionate SQL Server and BI professionals on a mission to help developers and DBAs operate more efficiently through our innovative products, solutions and training for data platforms. We work with your team to help gain value from the enhanced BI development, documentation and automated data validation capabilities that are realized by using the Pragmatic Workbench.

Power BI Custom Visuals - Waffle Chart

Posted Feb 23, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module you will learn how to use the Waffle Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Waffle Chart visual is most useful for presenting a percentage of data. This chart is a great option to choose over other visuals like Pie Charts, which are not great at showing proportions of data.

Drive Successful Digital Transformation

Posted Feb 17, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Has your business begun the move to Digital Transformation? If not, you should be – and Pragmatic Works can help you every step of the way. From strategy planning, implementation, training and support, we’ll get you there. Exactly what is Digital Transformation? Digital Transformation is the integration and application of digital and data driven-technologies into all areas of your business. Successful companies are adapting and innovating. Companies that are not using their data to create Digital Transformation will be left behind.

A True Story of How Power BI Saved Valentine's Day!

Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

We all know how Power BI helps you create the best reports for your business, but did you know it may also be used to get you out of a Valentine’s Day jam? Here’s a story from a member of our Pragmatic Works sales team who used it to do just that:

Power BI Custom Visuals - Mekko Chart

Posted Feb 16, 2017 by Devin Knight

In this module, you will learn how to use the Mekko Chart Power BI Custom Visual.  The Mekko Chart visual is helpful when you need to analyze two different dimensions on a single chart.

Join Us for a Free Dashboard in a Day Event!

Posted Feb 14, 2017 by Pragmatic Works

Want to learn how to use Power BI Dashboard in your own environment? How about learning it for free? Pragmatic Works is now offering a free Dashboard in a Day Event in cities around the country!

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