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The Power BI cloud service works together with Excel to provide a complete self-service analytics solution. With Excel for authoring reports and Power BI for Office 365 for sharing them, everyone in your organization has a powerful new way to work with data.

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Power BI Sites – Insights for everyone

Power BI sites are the heart of the collaborative Power BI experience. Quickly create Power BI sites for your team to share and view reports. Create and share your queries, and easily find queries created by others in your organization. Connect to on-premises data sources and schedule refreshes for your reports.

Power BI Q&A – Ask a question, get a remarkable answer

With instantaneous natural language querying, Q&A interprets your question and immediately serves up the correct answer on the fly – in the form of an interactive chart or graph. And these visualizations change dynamically as you modify the question, creating a truly interactive experience with your data.

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The success of a business depends on management having timely, accurate, and actionable information. At SHEA, we can help your firm make better decisions through the strategic deployment of Business…

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Challenger Motor Freight

Challenger Motor Freight Inc. is the largest privately owned truckload carrier in Canada and the fifth largest trucking company in the country. It has built a reputation for the highest standards of safety, and it relies heavily on detailed driving records to highlight its success in this area. However, with data stored in different systems across the organization, Challenger employees found it difficult to get the consistent and accurate results they needed to build reports. After reviewing several business intelligence solutions, Challenger standardized its business intelligence (BI) analysis, visualization tools with ProClarity® and platform on SQL Server software. Working closely with SHEA Business Solutions, a Microsoft® Certified Partner, Challenger implemented ProClarity, SQL Server, and the Microsoft Office system. Challenger is now able provide customers with tailored reports and employees can access information in real time. This helps them make key decisions in a matter of hours, not days. Read the full case study »

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Canada Cartage

One of the largest and most experienced trucking solutions providers in the country, Canada Cartage needed to set itself apart from a host of new competitors. The company called in Microsoft® Technology Partner SHEA Business Solutions and implemented Microsoft SQL Server® database software to serve as the foundation for a new customer service and internal report-generation system. Now customers can get details about their shipments, which enables them to operate more efficiently. And Canada Cartage’s managers can access company details faster than ever, facilitating the decision-making process. Employing standard Microsoft technologies, the company saved money and kept service costs in check. The new system also operates as a platform for the business intelligence and customer service enhancements that Canada Cartage has planned for the future. Read the full case study »

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