SME
Azure and Power BI Microsoft Partner

Power BI Consulting Services

Amazing things can be done with Power BI. While it is designed to be an intuitive self-service tool for non-technical analysts, it has so many powerful, multifaceted, and nuanced features, we find our customers often benefit from our expert assistance. We also specialize in embedded solutions, which usually require developer assistance to implement. We help our customers move more quickly along the learning curve and produce immediate consumable results.

Our certified Power BI consultants guide your Power BI journey every step of the way.  As a Gold Microsoft Partner in Data Analytics, SME is here to assess, organize, and turn your raw data into integrated and insightful Power BI reports and dashboards.

Assessment and Strategy

Let us guide you through an assessment of your data analytics and reporting needs to provide you with a roadmap for implementing and adopting Microsoft Power BI in your organization, resulting in:

  • Recommendations on a Data Governance Program
  • Documentation of your current environment
  • Recommendations for data modeling and architecture
  • Best practices for systems integration and Power BI
  • Roadmap to design, develop, and enhance your Power BI
  • Estimate of time and effort needed for your data goals
Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics Strategy Assessment

Implementation

Put in place the best design and technical foundation for using Power BI focused on helping your business quickly realize your ROI, by working directly with our certified Power BI experts.

Our "Quick Win" Implementations Include:

  • Requirements and KPI definitions
  • Data mapping and modeling
  • Design and implementation of "quick win" dashboard
  • Testing, Roll-out, and Knowledge Transfer

Seamless Power BI implementation is just a phone call away.

Power BI Implementation

Development and Integration

SME's experienced team of consultants deliver a flexible and full-service way to achieve a seamless and successful Power BI integration.

Our Power BI experts have tangible business and technical experience to deliver on expectations with quality and speed.

Through DevOps consulting and custom development, we have deployed many BI solutions across diverse industries—and we truly take the time to understand the dynamics of your enterprise. Together, with your stakeholders and teams, we do what works best for your unique business needs.

Cloud Data Integration

Data Management and Visualization

By helping our clients identify the right metrics and KPIs that indicate business drivers and enabling systems and data integrations, SME develops advanced and aggregated Power BI reports and dashboards so our clients can ‘see the big picture’ while not losing sight of the important details of their business. Focus areas include:

  • Data Engineering and Modeling
  • Data Warehousing and Integration
  • BI for Mobile and Desktop
  • Cloud Data Management
Microsoft Power BI Analytics Dashboard

Training

Our training options are customized to your goals, users, and timeline. From virtual workshops for business analysts to instructor-led classroom training for administrators, we have the spectrum covered. Our over-the-shoulder training is popular with our customers because they are spending one on one time with our experts and being trained with their data and use cases.

Training is designed to increase user adoption, promote data literacy, expand self-service capabilities, and improve your the maturity of your BI Program.

Azure Consulting Services

Microsoft Azure allows you to deploy anywhere with your choice of tools. Connect cloud and on-premises with consistent hybrid cloud capabilities and using open-source technologies – for maximum portability and value from your existing investments.

Companies choose Azure because they can use the tools and open-source technologies that they already know and trust. No matter where you are in your journey, our team of Microsoft-certified Azure experts will partner with you to help you make the most of your digital transformation. Our approach aligns to the industry-recognized Cloud Adoption Framework from Microsoft.

Azure Data Factory

Azure Data Factory is a fully managed, cloud-based data integration and migration service. It allows businesses to transfer, centralize, store, publish and monitor the data from diverse sources.

SME's Azure Data Factory services are tailored to suit modern business needs and accelerate data integration journeys. Our team of data experts assist organizations unlock operational efficiencies, handle complexities, and scale big data integration challenges.

Databricks

For a big data pipeline, the data (raw or structured) is ingested into Azure through Azure Data Factory in batches, or streamed near real-time using Kafka, Event Hub, or IoT Hub. This data lands in a data lake for long term persisted storage, in Azure Blob Storage or Azure Data Lake Storage.

As part of your analytics workflow, use Azure Databricks to read data from multiple data sources such as Azure Blog Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, or Azure Synapse and turn it into breakthrough insights using Spark.

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is a continuous delivery platform, orchestrator and cloud provider that supplies end-to-end DevOps toolchain for developing and deploying software. It offers flexibility in supporting various languages running on different platforms and deploying on any cloud.

Azure DevOps is reliable, scalable and allows you to deliver faster. If you are using the on-premise platform, moving to Azure DevOps would be an upgrade for your business. Our Azure DevOps services can help you improve business value through various offerings.

View All

Popular Resources

An assessment of your Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting needs as compared to your current ability to fulfill those goals.
Identify your data strengths and weaknesses

An assessment of your Business Intelligence (BI) and reporting needs as compared to your current ability to fulfill those goals.

Take Assessment

Storing Big Data
Data warehouses, data lakes, and data lakehouses

Demystify these terms and look at similarities, differences, and what that means for the future of Business Intelligence (BI).

Watch Now

Fraud Analytics
DATA ENGINEERING FOR FRAUD ANALYSIS

In this case study, we address fraud analysis by utilizing Azure Data Factory and Snowflake to engineer a solution that improves time to insight for potential fraud.

Learn More

Our Services

Data Storage And Processing

Finding the right Data Storage and Processing solution can result in better flexibility in scaling and workload management, better control of the cost of storage and computing, and a better source of your data that allows for real-time analysis and reporting. Learn how SME consults on finding the right strategies, objectives and activities to fulfill your strategic plan.

Learn More

Data Integration and Automation

Data value is derived from it being real-time, automated, and easily integrated in minimal time. From heterogeneous sources that include production databases, data warehouses, SAP, and mainframe systems, to flat files and SaaS applications; we deliver to all major target platforms. Learn more about what our Data Integration and Automation solutions provide.

Learn More

Data Governance and Literacy

Without Data Governance and Literacy, the insights that are hidden in your data become limited. SME Solutions Group works to build data-driven cultures by implementing our Data Governance and Literacy solutions. We choose to work with partners that provide data glossaries, data catalogs, and other data management systems that help uncover the true insights in your data.

Learn More