Once upon a time the data warehouse reigned supreme. It wasn’t long ago, in fact, that any company making a serious attempt to enable reporting knew the first step was to develop a data warehouse. Many got it wrong, of course, but those who got it right found reporting nirvana: business users could mine the […]
There are two kinds of companies, those that get analytics right, and those that fail. Failure may not come overnight, but in a competitive marketplace companies that lack the ability to make fact-based decisions are destined to underperform and eventually they fail. What does it mean to get analytics right? It means everyone in the […]
At LeapFrogBI we continue to be gratified with the fantastic response to Business Intelligence as a Service and agile BI. As we continue our quest to re-shape the industry away from outdated project-based methodologies and hand-coding, more and more companies are seeing the benefit of agile BI and data warehouse automation. We’re excited to welcome […]
Ben Brumm put together a super nice list of database key types along with easy to understand definitions. Bookmark the linked post below. It will come in handy! Database Keys: The Complete Guide (Surrogate, Natural, Composite & More)
Run a search on “HIPAA compliant reporting” and Google will ask, “Did you mean HIPAA compliance reporting”? One obvious reason for this is the obvious importance of compliance and the immense amount of content available on the topic. But a less obvious reason is the glaring lack of HIPAA-compliant reporting solutions available to companies in […]
Need to execute a batch file? Visual Basic Script? EXE? You are in luck. Use the new s9502 (Execute Process) stage component to execute any process by generating an SSIS package which includes an “Execute Process Task”. Provide a path to the executable and input argument/s. LeapFrogBI will call the executable at the exact point […]
Your choice of data solution helps define your overall solution architecture as well as the specific needs that must be filled by data wrangling and visualization tools. Analytics has always been difficult, and as data sources expand and proliferate the challenge grows. Despite advancements in technology, including a broad range of available databases, data preparation […]
Business intelligence is a funny thing. The vast majority of companies engage in business intelligence in one form or another, yet if you ask 100 people what it is, 99 can’t tell you. As a provider of cloud business intelligence and BI consulting I figure LeapFrogBI has some responsibility to educate folks. So here […]
A Recipe for Transforming Data Into Insights that Improve Business Outcomes The failure rate for business intelligence projects is high. Exactly how high is up for debate, but high enough to cause discomfort. This stems from the fact that most companies treat BI like a project to be undertaken then forgotten. But much like sales […]
Simple as that. LeapFrogBI Data Warehouse Automation now supports SQL Server 2017. Existing clients can upgrade their projects without writing a single line of code using the “Set Target Project” option in the admin panel. As always, LeapFrogBI projects are both forward and backwards compatible. Enjoy!
Does race or gender impact sentencing lengths? To what extent? The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) published a report which explores the correlation between demographic factors and federal sentence lengths. In this post, we review the findings in depth, look for bias in referencing articles, and draw our own conclusions. Data-driven decision making in action.
For years companies have been buying reporting software, such as Cognos or Business Objects, hoping to solve their reporting challenges with a single purchase. Today companies are buying newer tools like Power BI and Tableau with similar expectations. Despite the considerable power of these tools, most users are disappointed when they realize that software alone […]