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MicroStrategy Jump Start Tampa

MicroStrategy Jump Start offers the opportunity to quickly develop MicroStrategy Advanced Analytics skills with hands-on instruction from our team at Pandera. The session will cover MicroStrategy Adnavced Analytics fundamentals. Join us October 11th in Tampa, FL from 9:00AM -  5:00PM.

The free Jump Start class provided by Pandera includes a combination of interactive instruction and hands-on exercises. You will get instructions on how to create reports, metrics, and filters in MicroStrategy Web. Build perfectly formatted documents and enterprise dashboards most commonly used for financial statements, performance scorecards, and executive reporting applications. You’ll walk away with the confidence to apply new MicroStrategy skills once you’re back in the office.

  • Date: 10/11/2017
  • Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM EST
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Address: 5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite 125, Tampa, FL 33609
  • Instructor: Matthew Thomas, Pandera CDO

The class is open to current MicroStrategy users and others interested in utilizing MicroStrategy for their organization. For more information about the class or other Jump Start classes in your area please contact info@panderasystems.com.

Enterprise Digital Transformation

Big Data is likely to be a key element in the digital transformation taking hold in the enterprise, but there are still questions as to how it will influence future business processes and what steps to take now to ensure it provides optimal support in a fast-changing economy. Legacy IT is largely unprepared to meet the requirements of the new digital business: application cycle times measured in months, if not years; siloed infrastructure that prohibits organizations from viewing their data holistically; performance bottlenecks that impact end-user experience in a world that demands constant availability and response times; rigid architectures that force organizations to make forklift upgrades as requirements change; and traditional provisioning processes in which IT is often seen as a barrier rather than an enabler for the business. 

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Pandera is Hosting an Agile Fundamentals Certification Training in Orlando

Orlando, FL | April 24 – 26

Agile Software Development methodologies are being widely adopted by technology organizations and other knowledge-based work. Agile Software Development methodologies have a reputation for being deceptively simple yet difficult to master. This course is designed to walk learners through the underlying mindset shift needed to be Agile, not just do Agile.

This hands-on, scenario based training will walk technology and business professionals through Agile Software Development methodologies and help attendees master the program. Those interested in taking advantage of early registration can sign up here and use discount code AgilePandera20 for a 20% discount.

Agile Fundamentals is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all learning objectives in the Agile Fundamentals track. After successful completion of this course, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. To be eligible for certification consistent attendance in the full three days of this course is required.

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Pandera Introduces Agile Analytics, Taking the Agile Methodology to Whole New Levels

Over 60% of companies have become Agile, a method that was once used primarily for software development processes, but is now being used across the board, in areas such as marketing or human resources. With significant investments being made into adopting the Agile methodology, the big question is how do we know how those investments are really impacting the business?

Pandera is transforming the way companies use Agile by combining key executive goals, the Agile mindset, and analytics to drive change within the most important investment of a company: its people. This transformation of combining analytics with traditional Agile services will drive measurable change within a company’s human capital to drive realtime team productivity, velocity, quality and a team’s self-managing maturity. This method connects analytics with team performance in an Agile environment to truly drive the key measures of an enterprise.


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Pandera and REV Successfully Launch the First Orlando Tech & Beer Event

Last week, Pandera and REV co-sponsored the first Orlando Tech and Beer event, providing a platform for the local Orlando community to discuss and take action in accelerating the growth of technology and innovation in Orlando. Overall the event was a success, and attendees left satisfied not only with the great food and drinks, but with the connections and great conversations they had with other local technology advocates. Joshua Sutton, Pandera’s CEO, summed the event up by saying:

“Orlando Tech and Beer is about helping the tech community one conversation at a time. It’s about great people finding great opportunities, great leaders being amazing mentors, and innovators getting aligned with real support.”

We look forward to the next Orlando Tech and Beer on February 23rd, and hope that you can join us for food, beer, and great conversations amongst our local tech community.

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New Year. New Goals.

We all have new goals and resolutions for 2017, and Pandera’s goal is to help you revitalize your analytical tools this year. If your BI implementation is not meeting expectations, we’re offering a series of free assessments to help you revive your analytics and business intelligence strategy.

We currently have several assessments to pick from, including:

  • Infrastructure Assessment – We’ll determine if cloud-based infrastructure is right for you.
  • BI Readiness Evaluation – We’ll help you understand issues affecting your BI performance.
  • Upgrade Assessment – We’ll provide a step-by-step guide to navigate you through this often complex process.
  • UI/UX Audit – We’ll evaluate usability, user experience, and visual design in your existing tools.

Head over to our free assessments page, pick an assessment to get started, and let us know how we can help you keep your 2017 analytics resolutions.

 

Finding Your Inner Unicorn: How Your Data Makes You Unique

There is a phrase in my home that my teenagers hear all too often…”don’t be a sheep”. Personally, I fully support free-range kids and try to raise them to be capable of vast independent thought, revolutionary ideas and leading the next generation into a higher level of understanding. I want them to be unicorns reaching beyond their perceived limits and understand how extraordinary they are and not blindly follow the pack. Yet, their response is almost always “can I go hang out with my friends now?” along with a series of eye rolls.

It doesn’t matter if we are discussing children, ourselves, or the companies that employ us, we all want to be seen as unique, yet fit in with the pack. I am frequently asked “what do you see others doing in this space” or “how different are we than others you have worked with”. The reality is, each industry has very similar key performance metrics to measure operational, financial, and regulatory compliance. So if we are all measuring the same things, how do we turn ourselves from sheep into unicorns?

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Improving BI Usability through Improved Information Presentation

In the first article in the series, “Any Fool Can Know. The Point is to Understand” we discussed how utilizing an Information Centric Approach can improve decision making capabilities. Now we will discuss how information presentation design fosters insight.
Many companies’ BI solution design still feature a very hierarchical, structured information presentation, which can disrupt people’s natural analytical methodology and hinder their path to insight. Rethinking the display methodology, to both prioritize the information, and to emphasize issue identification, validation and investigation significantly improves overall usability, and retained knowledge. This need to focus is further magnified, as users increasingly access and consume this information on mobile devices.

A mature, fully functional BI system is able to apply analytics to transform large amounts of data into information, providing insight and spawning action. As a Retail Practice Advisor, I have had the opportunity to work with a number of companies at different points along their BI maturity lifecycle, and have seen many struggle with efficiently transforming information into knowledge.

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MicroStrategy World 2016: Meet Our Industry Practice Advisors Team

Before jumping right into solving a problem, we should step back and invest time and effort to improve our understanding of it.
- Albert Einstein

Pandera Advisory Services is committed to providing industry expertise and a proven collaborative approach to successful execution of our client’s initiatives. Primed with years of industry acumen and successful technology implementations, the Pandera Advisory team enables the execution of strategic solutions focused on operational process improvement while managing cost, scalability and usability.

Pandera Practice Advisors enable the delivery of complex and multifaceted solutions in today’s intricate business environment requiring innovative integration strategies that understand the ongoing interplay between business and an ever evolving technical environment. Understanding your business while mitigating regulatory and compliance constraints, shifting business priorities and strong political cultures, our advisor team brings the right mix of industry insight, technical expertise and user adoption strategies to position organizations to remain agile in a world of ever changing needs.

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