Monday, March 25, 2013

Partner Intelligence has Split!

When you think of BI, think of PI!
Partner Intelligence recently split from its previous owners, a local staffing and recruiting firm. We wish them the best after their decision to focus on Healthcare IT.

In the process of leaving the original parent organization, Partner Intelligence itself split.

I now operate Kencura Systems, which owns and maintains the software products and methodologies used within our large BI engagements. For example, we utilize the BI Modernization Workbench suite of software to automate the conversion of legacy reporting tools into web-based BI products. Kencura Systems is a formal provider of software and services to Partner Intelligence.

Eric Bulmahn, who joined me in 2009, now runs the Partner Intelligence services group. He provides our clients with a team of great people to perform complex BI engagements such as: strategic advice, dashboard application development, and automated legacy modernizations.

I should mention one other change. The Partner Intelligence e-mails had used the domain name of the staffing firm, so we needed to get new addresses. You can now reach Eric at EBulmahn at PIforBI dot com. You can reach me at DLautzenheiser at Kencura dot com.

If you are one of our thirty-plus happy Partner Intelligence clients, this split should not be of any concern to you. Other than a new corporate address and e-mail addresses, not much has changed. What is important to you has stayed the same: we are still here to provide you with quality BI services at a fair Midwest price.

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I am a project-based software consultant, specializing in automating transitions from legacy reporting applications into modern BI/Analytics to leverage Social, Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Visualizations, and Predictive Analytics using Information Builders' WebFOCUS. Based on scores of successful engagements, I have assembled proven Best Practice methodologies, software tools, and templates.

I have been blessed to work with innovators from firms such as: Ford, FedEx, Procter & Gamble, Nationwide, The Wendy's Company, The Kroger Co., JPMorgan Chase, MasterCard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Siemens, American Express, and others.

I was educated at Valparaiso University and the University of Cincinnati, where I graduated summa cum laude. In 1990, I joined Information Builders and for over a dozen years served in regional pre- and post-sales technical leadership roles. Also, for several years I led the US technical services teams within Cincom Systems' ERP software product group and the Midwest custom software services arm of Xerox.

Since 2007, I have provided enterprise BI services such as: strategic advice; architecture, design, and software application development of intelligence systems (interactive dashboards and mobile); data warehousing; and automated modernization of legacy reporting. My experience with BI products include WebFOCUS (vendor certified expert), R, SAP Business Objects (WebI, Crystal Reports), Tableau, and others.