In this episode, we chat with Simon Divine, Owner of Hopton Analytics. Simon is a business intelligence specialist and has years of experience in the technology space, working with ERP applications, such as SAP and Microsoft dynamics and business intelligence applications, such as QlikView and Microsoft Power BI.
It is Simon's belief that data lies at the core of decisions that drive businesses forwards and is currently pioneering the BI as a service concept, which gives businesses powerful insight into their data without the need to hire skilled resource internally.
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Please find the show notes below.
How did Simon get into doing what he is now?
BI in projects & operations
Having a tool, which does that number crunching, which gives you that helicopter view that high-level here's the state of play is the first thing you should do because that saves time running reports.
How does BI compare to a traditional project management tool?
BI as a means of finding the gaps
BI for data migration projects
How does BI make storytelling easier?
Are we looking at a shift in skillset?
Using PowerBI for Quick Insight
Real-world applications of BI
The virtual warehouse
The sports field
The public toilets
The estate managers
What approach does Hopton Analytics take when implementing BI?
Are there any data formats that work better than others?
What are they trying to see when looking at call stats?
What does the future of BI look like?
What app, or piece of software could you not live without?
Where can you find out more about Simon and Hopton Analytics?
Wanting some one-to-one guidance on how to leverage technology to support your ambitions, or just want help demystifying the complex world of software and systems?