Introducing BIcurate

Today is a very exciting day for me. For a while now I’ve been working towards starting my own business, providing Business Intelligence (BI) consulting and project work to smaller companies where I can add lots of value in a short period of time.

I’ve been working in BI for 10 years, across a number of industries, and have experienced the full spectrum of data environments. I have the knowledge and experience to help BI projects succeed in the quickest possible time frames, without compromising on quality.

I’m fairly conservative by nature, so I have moved quite slowly towards this new venture, but I’ve landed my first clients, completed my first projects, and I have a shiny new logo, so today is the day that I start promoting BIcurate Consulting.

Do Data, Differently

Although I am still enjoying the consulting work I do at Dariel, and I will still be working for the company for 50% of my working hours, I also would like to find a few smaller projects, which are potentially not viable for the bigger consulting companies.

Traditionally, any Business Intelligence project has been a huge financial and IT investment. This has led to a situation where many smaller businesses want a BI solution, but the costs are prohibitive. Part of my idea for BIcurate is to work in very short cycles, focusing on delivery. The ability to even think of this kind of engagement is really made a lot more viable by Power BI, where I can create reports and dashboards for a new client within the first few days of working with them. As businesses can see immediate output, they can also assign value to their investment and make informed decisions about the amount of time and money they want to invest in their BI solutions. And isn’t that the goal of Business Intelligence? Making better decisions, sooner.

Services

I am Microsoft Certified across the entire MS BI stack, so I can work in any aspect of Business Intelligence, from designing and developing a Kimball Data Warehouse, to writing metadata driven ETL packages with BIML, and reporting using visual tools like SSRS or Power BI, or self-service data analytics tools like SSAS (tabular or multidimensional).

I’m also available for BI-, Data Warehouse- or Reporting Audits, or Power BI training.

All work (except training) can be performed on-site or remotely, depending on what is best for the client.

If you work for-, or know of, a company that could use their data better, please pass on my details. My website will be up and running fairly shortly, with all the business details, but for now, I can be mailed at james@bicurate.co.za.

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