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A Cerebral Approach to Analytics
Jul 17, 2019

A Cerebral Approach to Analytics

Why your sales analytics strategy should work like your brain.  I’m going to get a little brainy on you – stick with me. Our brains have two halves, the left and right. They have different functions, and they also support each other. Analytics can work like this,...

Categories: Business Intelligence

Tags: Manufacturing, Analytics, Data Science, Pinpoint Sales™ for Aftermarket

Small Steps with Big Impact for Dynamics 365 Analytics
May 06, 2019

Small Steps with Big Impact for Dynamics 365 Analytics

Dynamics 365 for Sales and Dynamics 365 for Service have been positioned for years as top-tier business applications. Power BI completely ran away with the lead in the analytics application space. And now with Microsoft’s recently introduced...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Azure, Power BI, Dynamics 365 for Service

Getting Started with IoT: Connected
Sep 10, 2018

Getting Started with IoT: Connected

Connected...This one word is reshaping our personal and business lives.  Industry projections consistently show that by 2020 there will be 200 billion connected “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT).  So, the IoT boom reflects a seismic shift in how manufacturers are moving to sensor and connect their products and shift their business models.  At the heart of this, leaders are rethinking strategies and figuring out how their organizations can win the future by launching new product and service initiatives. 

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, IoT

Aug 28, 2017
Scott Stamper

Sharpen the Saw: Sell Smarter with Self-Service BI

Fans of Stephen Covey's work, "7 Rules for High Successful People" should recognize his last rule - Sharpen the Saw. For those who have not read it, his last rule relates to the quote often incorrectly attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "A woodsman was once asked,...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence

From the Frontlines of Field Service Connect 2016
Nov 17, 2016

From the Frontlines of Field Service Connect 2016

The Voice of the Customer on Status and Plans to Capitalize on The Connected Service Economy I’m traveling back from the 2016 Field Service Connect Conference in Austin, TX.  While it’s still fresh from the frontlines, I wanted to share some summary observations and insights...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Knowledge Deployment, Microsoft

Microsoft and eLogic Co-Sponsor and Keynote Field Service Connect 2016: Intelligent, Connected Service
Nov 16, 2016

Microsoft and eLogic Co-Sponsor and Keynote Field Service Connect 2016: Intelligent, Connected Service

Executives from Microsoft and eLogic attended the second annual Field Service Connect conference in Austin, TX on November 14-16, 2016 as key event sponsors to network with senior service executives from 75 companies on Connected Field Service.  Field Service Connect is an interactive...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Integration, Manufacturing, Microsoft

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look
Nov 02, 2016

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look

It's here!  Microsoft Dynamics 365 is here to help you evolve your business on your terms.  There is so much buzz about how Dynamics 365 Business Apps can help you drive productivity, collaboration, and intelligent insights in your business....watch this 2 minute video that...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Field Service, Integration, Knowledge Deployment, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016
May 16, 2016
Scott Stamper

Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016

The first (hopefully of many) Data Insights Summit took place in March of 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. It was 2 days of exploring all that Power BI and related technologies have to offer. There is a whole collection of videos from the conference, so head over to the Power BI You Tube channel to...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, Microsoft


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