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The past week or so I’ve noticed a spike in traffic – always nice to see PowerPivot’s profile growing, as I really think it’s going to change the game.

If you happen to be visiting for the first time, bear in mind that I’ve been posting several times a week since October.  I’ve covered a ton of topics, starting from the most basic and progressing into more powerful techniques.  Recent content is not the place to start.

I recommend checking out The Great Football Project as a starting point.

Everything on the New to the Site page is also a great place to break-in.

Rob Collie

One of the original engineering leaders behind Power BI and Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, Rob Collie founded a consulting company in 2013 that is 100% devoted to “the new way forward” made possible by Power BI and its related technologies. Since 2013, PowerPivotPro has rapidly grown to become the leading firm in the industry, pioneering an agile, results-first methodology never before seen in the Business Intelligence space. A sought-after public speaker and author of the #1-selling Power BI book, Rob and his team would like to help you revolutionize your business and your career.

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  1. Rob- I am starting to build a data model best characterized as a “parts standards manual”. I am going to build a demo of it to show to my clients and am evaluating my options for a simple way to build it- and expect I will take into an online database platform later. I am an excel junkie/pivot table lover, and think that powerpivot sounds like it would be a good option for me to do the test work. I am a GIS(proprietary) database person, but have built anything in other easy to get my hands on RDMS systems. I have heard using powerpivot described as “almost a RDMS”.

    I guess my question is given I familiar with database concepts, is access or powerpivot a simpler option. I will eventually have to get the solution online with some kind of portal access. I also will have a lot of images to categorize, and will need some kind of reporting tool to create forms using -hopefully- a drag and drop type report writer. I realize this question is exceedingly open ended, but am hoping you might give me thoughts on any flags that come up in the scenario I describe.

  2. Rob- I’m fascinating from powerpivot and your book. I want to spread PP in our company and so I created a data model. Some days ago I posted a problem in the powerpivot Forum. But up to now I haven’t got an answer. 🙁

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