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Excel Learning Power BI in Practice Power BI Resources

The “Strictly” Report: Insights into the Data

Alison Box, one of our Directors and Trainers, details how she used Power BI to bring her Strictly statistics to life. In my previous blog, “The Strictly Report: Behind the Scenes”, I explained how I imported the data, cleaned and re-structured it. The next question was how was I going to explore all this data to get meaningful insights. Would I ever get to answer the “contestant journey” question that had prompted me to create the report in the first… Read More

By Burningsuit

Excel Learning Power BI in Practice Power BI Resources
Strictly Results

The “Strictly” Report: Behind the Scenes

We speak to Alison Box about how she gathered the data to create The Strictly Report. Contrary to what people might think, I’m not a raving Strictly Come Dancing fan. I find the first weeks of the competition quite entertaining when they stumble around, but when they get good it all gets a bit boring and samey. However, there’s one question regarding “Strictly” that has always intrigued me; for those that get to the final, how has their “journey” differed… Read More

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Power BI in Practice Power BI Resources
Burningsuit Strictly Come Dancing

Power BI – Strictly Come Dancing, the Results

Power BI is a very powerful tool that is able to extract and analyse a wide range of data and produce easy to understand interactive dashboards and reports. With that in mind, we have put together a report that collates a range of different data from the popular TV programme, Strictly Come Dancing! Strictly Come Dancing in Power BI What our report includes Our report analyses a range of data, such as: “Does Craig really give the lowest scores?” “How… Read More

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Learning Training
Training Microsoft Power BI

The Difference Between Public and Private Courses

At Burningsuit Ltd we run several different courses across the year training attendees on the fundamentals of Microsoft Power BI. We have monthly public courses running in London that anyone can sign up to join, and we also hold private, onsite courses that are specifically for your business and team members. It can be difficult to know what is the best option for your company, so below we have listed some of the benefits and finer details of what each… Read More

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DAX for Power BI

Four DAX Functions You Can’t Live Without

Data Analysis Expressions, known as DAX, is the Function language that is used to solve data analysis problems in Power BI. DAX is used in the much the same way that you use Formulas to solve analysis problems in Excel. These expressions, when used in Measures, analyse our data by applying or removing specific filters from the data, filters that would be difficult to accomplish with the normal filtering tools in Power BI such as Slicers and Visual Level Filters.… Read More

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Case Study

Case Study: Consultancy with Berry Bros. & Rudd

In 2018 the world-renowned wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd attended a public London course with us, and then booked several consultancy days, also in the capital. About Berry Bros. & Rudd Operating since 1698 from the same central location in London, Berry Bros. & Rudd are Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, and now have offices worldwide. With their history and experience, they stock over 4000 fine wines selected by their Masters of Wine. Still family-run, they… Read More

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Learning Power BI Resources Training

Invest in training in Power BI for your team

Training your team is vital to ensure their skills are up to scratch, as well as ensuring that everything in your business is running as smoothly as possible. When it comes to Power BI, it is a very powerful system and training your staff members how to utilise it to its full potential is vital to get the best return on the investment you have made in software licences and business time. Discover here how training your team in Power… Read More

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Case Study

Case Study: Power BI Training with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

In 2018 the international insurance and reinsurance company Arthur J. Gallagher & Co completed five Power BI courses with us onsite in London. About Gallagher Gallagher, founded in the 1920s, provides insurance, risk management and consulting services for businesses, based on a history of passion and excellence. Significantly, they are the only insurance broker on the Ethisphere Institute's list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. As part of their services, they work with a large amount of sensitive data that… Read More

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Excel Microsoft

Microsoft Excel: Why you Need to be an Expert!

Microsoft Excel is one of the most well known and used computer programs in the world. Whilst you probably know the basics of how to use it, there are many benefits to undergoing training and improving your knowledge and skills. Discover our top reasons why you need to become an expert in Excel. Improve your day-to-day work life In the majority of office jobs, there is at least some need to use Microsoft Excel, from HR tasks to big data… Read More

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Power BI Resources
Power BI Dashboard 1

Data Visualisation Tools: 4 Creative and Inspirational Dashboard Examples

Power BI is a useful tool in a wide range of fields and industries because its dashboards and reporting functionalities can be tailored and implemented to reflect your company’s exact requirements. With this being the case, there are some really unique and useful dashboards out there with some of the best being found in the Power BI Data Stories Gallery. We spoke to our Director, Stuart Box, who has put together a guide of useful elements to consider when creating… Read More