Data rich, insight poor; business intelligence paradox

By Rachel Coyne on 07 Jun 2017

Robust data management and data analytics is a key differentiator in organisations. Those that can make strategic, data-driven decisions are more likely to be successful in identifying shifting trends that will affect their organisation, respond quickly to change, extract insight and answer business questions much faster.

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Gold Microsoft Partner for Cloud Platform

By Rachel Coyne on 17 Dec 2015

Satalyst has been a strong performing Microsoft partner for over six years and now proudly announces it is a Gold Microsoft Partner for Cloud Platform. The achievement of Gold Competency status for Cloud Platform complements its Gold Data Analytics and Silver Cloud Productivity Competencies.

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Power Query: Creating a parameterized function in M

By Satalyst Brilliance on 19 May 2015

This will be part two in my on-going series about Power BI, Power Query, and the general joys of data. In my last post I outlined how to iterate over a list in Power Query. But what if I want to iterate over a list and need to parameterize it with today’s date?¬†What if I want to issue multiple web requests based on a list? This is exactly the scenario I had when trying to fetch crime data from the WA Police web site. First, I have to thank my colleague and web wizard John Chillemi who authored the azure website that I’m using. The WA Police site has all the data, but not in a nice HTML table, which is what Power Query needs. So, thanks to John, I can execute a single web request and get a webpage that looks like this:   The web request takes five parameters – Suburb, Start Month, Start Year, End Month, and End Year, as seen below: I’d like to execute that web request for every suburb in Western Australia (there are over 1300 by my count) so obviously this is a case for automation, which means I need an M parameterized…

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