Exploiting the Power of SSAS w/ Pyramids’ BI Office Platform

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Title: Enterprise Analytics - Exploiting the Power of SSAS with Pyramids’ BI Office Platform

Abstract: BI Office by Pyramid Analytics is a complete enterprise analytics platform that sits on top of the Microsoft BI stack. Supporting both tabular and multidimensional data models in SSAS, BI Office provides complete support for native SSAS functionality and enables integrated support of multiple sources including Power BI, SSRS and more.

The BI Office Platform features four key components, all centrally managed which enables full security, governance, scalability and versioning & lineage.

· Data Modeler enables code-free data models which are written back to SSAS in tabular format.

· Data Discovery provides the most powerful analytics available on SSAS data models and supports more native functionality than any other solution.

· Storyboards enable integrated dashboards from any number of data sources including integrated support for Power BI, SSRS and any URL addressable content.

· Publications offer dynamic report templates that produce professional, data-driven publications that simplify the manual process of executive narrative reporting. Publications can be scheduled and delivered via email or triggered by conditions in the data.

Pyramid Analytics is a Microsoft Gold Data Analytics Partner. In 2015, Microsoft and Pyramid formed an alliance and co-development efforts to tightly integrate Power BI and BI Office which is available today and rounds out the solution for cloud, on-prem and hybrid analytic deployments.

Speaker Bio:

Michael Patterson, Director at Pyramid Analytics

Michael is passionate about the power of BI and the impact it can have on businesses by using innovative and critical insights to drive timely and well-informed decisions. Michael has been involved with analytics and reporting since Microsoft first introduced its BI offering in the late 90's. Since then, he has delivered countless solutions on top of the Microsoft stack, gone through an acquisition with Microsoft, co-founded a BI software company focused on Healthcare, and now back representing another partnership with Microsoft to deliver enterprise-class solutions.

Starting out as a technical consultant and working through several roles to the business side, Michael understands the full spectrum of issues in both camps and uses that experience to help organizations design and deliver effective solutions. His solution experience spans Healthcare, Retail, CPG, Transportation, Financial Services, Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing, Government, Legal, Sports & Entertainment, Hospitality and more.

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