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Issue: Q2 2018

SCS Feature Article

More than Just Management: The Value-add Service of Project Managers ​
Looking to add an immeasurable level of value to your project while increasing the probability of implementing it on time and within budget? Read this SCS article and discover how involving a project manager from the get-go can help ensure your project is well planned, actively monitored and an overall success. Read the article.

SCS Employee Spotlight

Catching up with Erin Dempster, Business Intelligence Consultant
In our latest Employee Spotlight, we catch up with Erin Dempster, SCS BI Consultant. She shares how a childhood “checkbook” program and a new Tandy computer introduced her to user data and fueled her passion for data. She also humorously shares how she explains what she does for a living when speaking with her non-tech family. Learn about Erin.

Erin Dempster - SCS Business Intelligence Consultant

SCS News and Industry Updates

21 Years and Counting!
SCS is excited to enter our 21st year of business. We continue to provide you with the tools and skills needed to better manage and analyze your data, a deeper insight into growth opportunities, and a roadmap to turn that potential into reality.

SCS Blog

Maximizing SQL Server Integration Services: Additional Functionality
Get the most from SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) by introducing variables and parameters into your SSIS solution for much more flexibility. The latest blog from SCS is the fourth blog in a series about the design and implementation of solutions using SSIS. Read more.

SSIS Blog Series
Be sure to read all the blogs in the SSIS series, including part 1 about the technical design (data requirements), part 2 about optimizing the SSIS project layout, and part 3 about building a Skeleton SSIS Staging Package.

More SSIS tips coming soon! The final three blogs in the SSIS series will cover adding functionality to a Staging Package, designing an SSIS Package for file extracts and designing an SSIS Package for data warehousing. Be sure to
check them out when posted!

SCS Events

SCS Lunch & Learn – SharePoint: Its New Features and Capabilities
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Get an understanding of the new features in SharePoint and SharePoint Online. This session, presented by SCS' Travis Thompson, will include demonstrations of real-world uses of SharePoint and SharePoint Online using Microsoft Forms, Office 365 Group Team Sites and more. A complimentary lunch will be served. 
Register here.

View the full 2018 Lunch & Learn schedule here.

An Overview of Power BI – Two Session Options
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Going beyond the hype, Microsoft’s Power BI lives up to its name. As a self-service business intelligence tool, Power BI empowers business users. It provides both the access and the analytical ability to make strong, data-driven decisions while freeing IT resources to focus on other critical priorities. The session will give those new to Power BI a solid understanding of the data analytics and data visualization made possible for the everyday business user by the Power BI toolset. Those already familiar with Power BI will gain new insight into how it can be leveraged for effective decision making
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An Overview of Power BI – Breakfast Session
Time Change >> 7:45 am – 9:15 am CDT
Complimentary breakfast will be served. 

Register here.


An Overview of Power BI – Lunch Session
11:30 am – 1:00 pm CDT
Complimentary lunch will be served. 

Register here.

SCS Success Story

Secure, Cloud-based Reporting/Analytics Environment
Learn how SCS created a cloud-based environment to help Pro Football Focus (PFF) provide its customers with a secure, robust reporting and analytics environment that grows to meet usage demands and that can be easily duplicated and stood up with minimal effort. Read more.

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