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The Value of SSRS Reporting in Today's Business Climate

The year 2020 has demonstrated the business need for agility and adaptation, as the entire world has seen a global change in how enterprises are operating in a new world of lockdowns, social distancing, and changing work styles and habits. Fortunately for many businesses, some core processes have proven especially agile and adaptable to this changing economic landscape and have risen in their value and significance; one area in particular where businesses should be leveraging their existing tools is with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reporting.

This server-based report generating system offers companies the ideal solution when it comes to building and distributing custom reports from any and every data source you can access; such flexibility empowers administrators to provide specific reports to select groups, both within and outside the corporate framework.

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Analytics Tools “Clean” Your Data Automatically

You can't talk about analytics without at least mentioning the importance of clean data. Right now, internet users are going through unprecedented amounts of data. Most of it, however, is unstructured and even irrelevant. Enter data cleansing, a core part of any modern analytics solution. This process weeds out unnecessary data according to your predetermined use.

How does an analytics solution work for a business? The term “data analytics" refers to how a company uses data. Every day, information collects from all sorts of activity—specific details from clients, employees, transaction histories, and more. Once it enters the system, analytics filters that data so unique stakeholders can use it to update processes, adjust business approaches, and make other helpful changes.

A misconception that people often have is that data analytics is only useful for big corporations. Good data benefits businesses of every size, and you could say that the higher the stakes of a potential decision—as in a small operation—the more essential it is to have the insights analytics tools provide. The key is having the right data analytics tools.

How does a business make data work harder and achieve more? This discussion will take you through a brief overview of data cleansing, from its basic definition to its potential uses and the ways modern businesses leverage it in their daily operations.

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5 Ways Business Intelligence Solution Can Power Your Business

It is exciting to live in a time when something a company already has in abundance—relevant data—can be harnessed to a powerful advantage. Everyday business transactions are yielding valuable insight, alerting busy executives where to best invest resources and finances. Data-driven insights can point to tangible things we hadn’t thought that can dramatically benefit our businesses and impact the bottom line.

The real problem sometimes isn't the problem you're looking at. It's what you cannot see that is the major issue that all organizations face, big or small.

Even so, it is one thing to have the data and another to be able to capture what you need from it in precisely the right format. To gain the insights needed on an individual level to make better decisions and formulate better plans, data delivery is essential. That is where having the right business intelligence provider saves time and money. The role that partnership plays—of your data scientist and business intelligence platform—in the success of your operation just cannot be overstated.

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How Can Geographic Data Be Mapped Into Power BI Reports?

When your data includes geographic information, adding a visual map will enhance your reporting capabilities. There are several ways to incorporate maps into your Power BI reports. 

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What Gateways Are Available in Power BI and Why Use Them?

As you work in Power BI, you will find that you need a way for your cloud-based data to communicate with your on-premises data. You want your data that is on the server to remain safe and secure on the server, but you and others need to access it in order to generate reports. The solution is a gateway. Let’s go through the specifics.  

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