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Beginner’s Guide to Web Accessibility
Today, more people are accessing the world wide web, and using a wide variety of devices and assistants to do so, than ever before. This means it is crucial that your website works properly with all the different ways your user’s can interact with your website. Unfortunately, for many small- to ...

Awesome Apps in Microsoft 365 You Probably Don’t Know About!
Maybe you’re looking for software that allows your employees to collaborate from anywhere in the world with cloud-based services, the latest programs and robust security. Or maybe you’re already investing in technology like the Microsoft 365 platform but have only scratched the surface and want to ...

An Introduction to Microsoft Teams
A component of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams takes teamwork to the next level with intuitive navigation and on-point features that make doing business even easier. Let’s take a closer look!

The Importance of Data Backups 
Backups are an essential, yet often overlooked and misunderstood, part of every organization. When the computer systems are running well, the topic gets shoved to the bottom of the meeting agenda and easily forgotten.

Top 5 Reasons to Rewrite Your Application
1. Tons of integrations are available! Companies are moving to cloud services at a record rate. Many companies now have several different cloud solutions.

The SCS Associate Consultant Program
Traditionally, Superior Consulting Services (SCS) has hired consultants who bring years of experience in their respective field. Experience can be important in a consulting environment. However, in today’s ever-changing technology world, the ability to continually engage with and master new ...

Utilizing Data Storage Solutions to Increase Workplace Efficiency
FIMC Explores Data Storage Solutions In our introductory post on the happenings at Foam Injection Mold Company (FIMC), we described three major technology solutions that Superior Consulting Services implemented to help them modernize and streamline their operations. One of these tech solutions is a ...

Move On Premise Servers to the Cloud
Moving on premise servers to the cloud can save you time, money and effort if done correctly. There are many approaches for moving on premise servers and workloads to the cloud, but here we will be focusing on lift and shift today.

Data Denormalization Made Easy
Power BI Query Editor Value and Table Columns Data stored as part of a transactional data processing system, for example a database to information on package deliveries, is often difficult to work with when it comes time to explore that data or create reports. This is because of a process called ...

Where Does Power BI Fit in Our Data Journey?
Power BI is the newest business intelligence offering from Microsoft. It’s a product that a lot of people have been talking and thinking about for the past year or two, and it is gaining more and more traction every day. I like to refer to it as “The best tool that people don’t realize they should ...

Improve Your Performance and Profitability Today

SCS uses best-in-class tools to deliver database, reporting and data platform and analytics solutions. We partner with your team to develop custom solutions.

Power BI Connection Types
The most common way to use Power BI is to import the data into Power BI and define the structure of the data model there. In many situations, this is the best way to use Power BI. However, it is not the only way to use Power BI.

Why Technology Best Practices are Critical
As with many things in life, technology sometimes allows you to take the “easy way out.” For example, you have been working hard on implementing the new Exchange server and you hit a road block. The install won’t complete. You do some digging and find out what the issue is, then you come to a ...

Preventing Cross Site Request Forgery
Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is an attack against web applications that forces users to execute unwanted actions within the web applications that they are currently authenticated. By sending a malicious link via email, social network post or chat, an attacker may trick users of web ...

Backup. Restore. Repeat. Your System Backup Survival Guide.
By Tim LaPean, SCS Infrastructure Consultant

Top Three Reasons Superior Consulting Services is a Perfect Fit from an Application Development Consultant’s Point of View
John D. Floyd – Application Development Consultant

Dynamic SQL Search Performance
Recently SCS was approached by a client and presented with an interesting problem: frequently, their data management application – a critical piece of their business model – would grind to a halt. Searches would take many minutes to complete, if they completed at all. Important reports which ...

Who is SCS?
Superior Consulting Services (SCS) is a Microsoft Gold Certified technology firm providing innovative solutions that enable our clients to solve business problems. We use Microsoft products and tools to provide custom solutions to small- to medium-sized businesses in the Twin Cities, as well as ...

Superior Consulting Services Creates Custom Software Application to Replace the Venerable Time
Burnsville, MN (July, 2009) — Superior Consulting Services (SCS), a technology firm that combines highly experienced IT professionals with Microsoft products and tools to solve business problems, has created a custom software application that moves the age-old time clock in to the 21st century.