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Our meet the team segment is here! This is our regular segment where we feature one of our employees, hear about their experience, and ask them questions about working at cBEYONData! This week we talked with a new employee, Rachel Furman! Rachel has over 10 years of experience in the business intelligence industry and has worked on some incredible projects! We are excited to have Rachel on the team here at cBEYONData, and to showcase her work in the future!

Name: Rachel Furman

Title/Team: Sr. Consultant/Unisys USMS POD Contract

How long have you been with cBEYONData? Two weeks

What is your favorite part about working at cBEYONData? I work with a great cBEYONData team

How long have you worked in the business intelligence industry? Ten years

What was your first job title in the industry? Business Intelligence Specialist

What does cBEYONData offer that our competitors do not (or what makes cBEYONData unique)? I converted forty SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports to Tableau. It was both interesting and challenging

What do you like to do in your “off work” time? I enjoy spending time with my dog, playing softball and traveling

Do you have family/pets? I have a 16-month old yellow lab:

Here at cBEYONData our philosophy is to nurture our culture and make it a top priority in the company, then our associates’ happiness, customer satisfaction, and long-term business partnerships will naturally flourish. Company culture is derived from its core values and our core values are meant to empower our associates so they enjoy the work they do and the environment they do it in. We know that when we enjoy what we do, we are in turn delivering exceptional service to our customers and thriving in our business. To make this happen, we hire and invest in associates that share our core values.

cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

Our team knows the key to successful implementation is to cater to our clients’ specific needs, which is why we specialize in a wide range of technologies. We are thrilled to share that Clutch.co recently ranked us in their 2019 report as the #1 in operations and process management as well as #4 among leading risk management companies!

Based in Washington D.C., Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews platform committed to connecting businesses with the best agency or service provider to tackle their specific needs. They analyze thousands of firms based on reviews from their clients, their industry knowledge and expertise, and their ability to deliver high-quality services. Through their unique method, analysts have spoken directly with our clients and received extensive knowledge about our iterative approaches. Our 10 reviews allow potential clients to understand a project and a client’s experience at a quick glance.

In addition to being recognized on Clutch, our success expands to the firm’s sister-sites: The Manifest and Visual Objects. The Manifest publishes industry reports, tech news, and how-to guides to help businesses efficiently find their next partner. Here we are listed among other IT services firms. On the other hand, Visual Objects is a portfolio platform designed to help prospective clients visualize a future project before hiring a firm. For example, you can browse through the work of branding agencies.

Without our incredible clients, we would not have been recognized by Clutch for our expertise in risk management and big data operations! We’d like to thank them, as well as Clutch, for taking the time to review our professional services. Our team is looking forward to implementing more successful solutions for our clients.

cBEYONData Ranked #1 and # 4 by Clutch - Top Big Data Compliance, Fraud and Risk Management cBEYONData Ranked #1 and # 4 by Clutch - Top Big Data Operations

cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

Our meet the team segment is here! This is our regular segment where we feature one of our employees, hear about their experience, and ask them questions about working at cBEYONData! This week we had the opportunity to hear from a new employee,Tim Phillips! While he has only been at cBEYONData for a short time, he has great experience within the Business Intelligence industry, and we are excited to have him on team.

Name: Tim Phillips

Title/Team: Lead Developer, DMRS

How long have you been with cBEYONData? 3 weeks

What is your favorite part about working at cBEYONData? Meeting people from different technological backgrounds

How long have you worked in the business intelligence industry? 8-9 years

What was your first job title in the industry? Webfocus developer

What does cBEYONData offer that our competitors do not (or what makes cBEYONData unique)? Training and certifications in different aspects of business intelligence

Where do you think this industry is going in the near and far future and how is cBEYONData leading that charge? To the cloud

What do you like to do in your “off work” time? Learning new programming languages, working out, golfing

Here at cBEYONData our philosophy is to nurture our culture and make it a top priority in the company, then our associates’ happiness, customer satisfaction, and long-term business partnerships will naturally flourish. Company culture is derived from its core values and our core values are meant to empower our associates so they enjoy the work they do and the environment they do it in. We know that when we enjoy what we do, we are in turn delivering exceptional service to our customers and thriving in our business. To make this happen, we hire and invest in associates that share our core values.

cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

We are excited to announce that our team will be attending the Association Of Government Accountants (AGA) Professional Development Training (PDT) event this year!AGA’s premier training and networking event will take place in New Orleans, and will start on July 21st and go through July 24th. From the AGA website:

Three reasons you should attend:

  1. Earn up to 25 CPEs. Enhance your lifelong learning and gain the knowledge and understanding to better improve your job effectiveness.
  2. Stay cutting-edge. Top-notch speakers from federal, state, local, academia and the private sector will share key findings and educational experiences to augment your knowledge and enhance your skills.
  3. Network and connect. Collaborate and engage with industry experts and government financial management colleagues facing the same or similar issues and exchange ideas to bring back to your organization.

We cannot wait to attend this event and hear from amazing speakers such as: Ben Nemtin, Kelly McDonald, Gov. Martin O’Malley​, Natalie Fikes​, David Lebryk, MPA and more! If you are interested in attending this event, either in person, or digitally, please go to the AGA website and register.

We hope to see you there!

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cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

Published on March 18, 2019 via LinkedIn, by Jeremy Kuhlenbeck

Next up in my 14-in-2 dashboard development series is the 5 insights for speed and clarity.  So let’s jump right in.

(Btw, as I started writing this out, I realized that five in one post would make for a very long read.  Stick with me over the next few days and weeks to walk through them one at a time.)

“The most difficult thing I have ever had to do was tell my boss that a project needed to be shelved.”

1.    Purpose

I know, you think this is a copout here.

Purpose cannot possibly be an insight – can it?  A defined purpose is an absolute must, and this is where you are going to have to talk through the tension and build trust with your boss (more on that in a bit).

What I mean is, many projects start out with an extremely vague purpose:

“I need you to build a dashboard for our warehouse data…. I need you to build a dashboard around our food industry data… I need you to build a dashboard on our executive finances.”  

These are NOT purpose statements.  What these are, actually, are inroads for your company, your boss, or whoever is paying you to keep you and your company employed.

Therein lies the tension. Our companies need to always be drumming up new business, so they will find every sliver of an opportunity to get you in the door.  Once you are in the door, however, it’s up to you to know how exactly to establish the purpose for your work (See BIDS Methodology on BIBrainz.com)… and, it’s up to you and your boss to know how to pull the plug on a project that cannot find its purpose.

The most difficult thing I have ever had to do was tell my boss that a project needed to be shelved. For whatever reason, be it the data was not ready, the business rules, calculations, or formulas were not yet established by the business… it’s important to know when a project is not ready and note what is the responsibility of the business SMEs and what is the responsibility of the developer.

Build your relationship with your boss.  Build trust so that when you tell him or her that the project lacks direction or purpose, together, you can come up with a way to politely shelf that project and pivot to another.  Then, your team will have to find a way to help the leaders on the shelved project get ready for another run at it in the future.

So how do you find a project’s purpose?

Well, in the coming days and weeks I’ll discuss the remaining insights. These insights tie in so tightly to purpose that we will see it develop as we go through them all.  For now, let’s look at some situational examples of purpose at a high level.

Real World Example #1

Food Industry Store:  Company XYZ

Company XYZ is excited to bring you and your team in and establish some dashboards to help them drive insight and make better decisions regarding their food industry sales and usage. After a couple of meetings, you were able to determine that they have two main issues and one missing metric.

  • First, data is siloed into two areas, the transactions of the stores and the cost of labor for those employed at the stores.
  • Second, the current decision-making process for products is based on the metric / key performance indicator (KPI) of sell-through percentage or essentially the turnover of products put on the shelves each day.
  • And last, they are not yet analyzing the profitability or margin of their products.  Sell through percentage is their current gold standard.

From these discussions, we can determine that our goal is to correlate a “true-er” cost of goods sold by bringing together the vendor price for each product and the labor cost of the employees for the stores.  Together, with the sales cost and sell-through percentage, we can help identify profitable and in-demand products.

Boom.  Purpose.

An interesting byproduct here is that after seeing the data in a dashboard for a while, the company can begin to develop core values for new products they introduce to the stores. If a product doesn’t meet a minimum margin threshold, don’t bring it in… turnover is slow, I don’t care how amazing the product is, don’t keep it around.

HUGE TIP HERE:

This is where people like you and me can get tripped up.  Just because you are a brilliant thought leader, that doesn’t mean you are supposed to come into each situation bringing your own formulas or calculations (but double check everything they give you).  I know this sounds weird, but I have seen it over and over, the developer gathered requirements to do a certain calculation, didn’t ask the business SME for the formula, went back to their desk and decided to figure it out on their own. Why?  Ego, assumption, or lack of communication – because it was not comfortable to push the issue or simply due to the developer assuming they already know how to get there.

The business has most likely been doing some reporting for a while now.  They have their formula or know how they would like it calculated once you bring the data together.  Their SME is with you precisely for this moment (let’s hope that they have benchmarked with the industry standards – you can lead them into that if you feel they haven’t).

Using the BIDF spreadsheet from BIBrainz.com will help greatly in this metric requirement gathering process, but your job here is very specific.  You identify the metric, in this case, Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) with Labor.  Write that down, and then ask them how they calculate the labor costs into the cost of goods sold.  If they do not have the calculation on hand, let them know you will need them to get that for you in order to include this metric. They own whether or not this metric is added to the dashboard by doing their homework and bringing back the company’s preferred formula.

Again, I’ve seen so much wasted time in this specific area of a project.  Some developers are less of the “communications type” and more of the “data type”.  They feel that it is more comfortable to try and figure it out on their own than it is to let there be an awkward silence in a meeting with the SMEs or they just don’t feel comfortable giving the SMEs homework.  I DON’T CARE.  YOU WILL WASTE TIME or possibly fail if you don’t push out of your comfort zone, communicate clearly, and let the business know what you need from them.

Continue on with this same KPI and formula requirement gathering process until you are done gathering all the KPIs.  Try to keep your KPIs down to three to five.  Engage the SMEs in open discussion on their thoughts on the importance of each metric to get them to hear their coworkers’ opinions.  Let them come to the conclusion on which three to five are the most important.  Also, don’t fret if you only have one or two.  You can definitely build a dashboard with great insight around just one or two metrics.

In my real-world example here, I was able to bring the siloed data together for the first time for Company XYZ.  What was fascinating was seeing the stores that had hit their preferred goal for sell-through percentage and and then layering on the profitability and labor costs metrics. When we added the product profitability and cost of labor for the first time, the company realized that sell through percentage on its own was extremely misleading.

Some of the stores that hit the sell-through goals had either labor costs or products costs that were well above their industry standards.  The decision and dashboard from that point forward were to always have these three metrics displayed together – COGS with Labor (e.g. Estimated Revenue), Sell Through Percentage, and Food Cost Percentage. These three provided the clean and clear insight they needed.

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Real World Example #2

Accounts Payable:  Company XYZ

Company XYZ loved what you did when you built their dashboard for Estimated Revenue, Sell Through Percentage, Food Cost Percentage, so they brought you back to help with the Finance side of things.

In the finance group, it was determined that most vendor contracts require interest to be paid on invoices over 30 days old.  The company would prefer to not pay more than they have to, so obviously avoiding interest charges was important.  Now we are finding our purpose.

We were able to determine that the goal of the dashboard would be to guide the accounts payable personnel to interest-bearing invoices that needed to be paid off.  Since there were already a few, we set a goal for this metric to pay off 15 percent of all interest accruing invoices by the first of the next month – every month.

Additionally, assist these same individuals by identifying the count and cost of invoices that are coming due over the next 10 days.  This information would provide the margin they need to get ahead on payments before incurring any interest.

To round things out, we added a third metric for more margin and provided the count and cost of all invoices coming due in the next 30 days.  Somewhat duplicative, but a good, aggressive mindset.

In this real-world example, I ended up developing the solution in Tableau.  The bottom third of my dashboard consisted of three columns, a list of Past Due (Over 30 Days) invoices by invoice number, an “actionable goal” dynamic calculation for Past Due invoices, and a list of the invoices that are coming due in the next 10 days.

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The dashboard user was able to select or shift-select multiple invoice numbers in the past due column which would then update the actionable goal column.  If the goal is to pay off 15 percent of all interest-bearing invoices, the user would see instantly what percentage of the goal the invoices they selected would cover.  If two invoices were selected and they were at eight percent, they could shift select more until they saw that they hit the goal.  They were then able to write down those invoice numbers, take the necessary payment action, and know they accomplished what Company XYZ had tasked them to do for the month.

They were also able to look at that third column and identify if they had enough financial margin to start paying invoices in advance of accruing interest.

Final Thoughts on Purpose

For speed and clarity, make sure you have a project document that starts with a purpose statement – work on this together with the SMEs so they can see the progress or lack thereof. Conduct a couple of initial meetings, and if you are not able to come to a clear and concise purpose statement, you will have to re-evaluate and decide if you are on track to developing the purpose statement or have that difficult discussion with your boss about shelving the project.

“A clearly defined purpose statement is your first priority.  It will either build your project momentum or get you out of a project within the first week.”

Purpose = clarity. Lack of purpose will always lead to scope creep.  A clearly defined purpose statement is your first priority.  It will either build your project momentum or get you out of a project within the first week.

How to use your purpose statement:

In your subsequent meetings, use the purpose statement that you jointly developed with the SMEs as your boundary or safeguard against scope creep.  Because the purpose statement was a joint effort, your SMEs now have buy-in on the goal and will be better receptive to “parking” those additional thoughts and ideas they come up with for potential future projects.

Quotes on Purpose:

“Without a purpose, your story will fail to connect with the audience.”  –The Anatomy of a Data Story by Nicole Hitner

“Execute. Execution is the only thing that matters but how do you execute?  It starts with having clear goals. You need to know exactly what it is that you’re trying to accomplish. If you don’t know what you are trying to accomplish you are never going to get there. That is simply the clear truth.”  -Tom Bilyue as a co-founder of Quest Nutrition, the second-fastest-growing private company in North America on the Inc 5000 for 2014 (ok, its says goals but translate that as purpose)

“I built 14 dashboards in two months and it is my best work.”

Let’s get something straight right from the start.  I did not intend to build 14 dashboards in two months.  In fact, I wasn’t even hired to build 14 dashboards in two months.  The truth is, I had six months… but the wrong tools.

In late October, I was airdropped into a team that consisted of two – another BI developer, who is my data SME and someone I had already worked with, and me.

That’s it.

I knew I was being brought in to help with some dashboards, but 14?  In two months?  I might have second guessed joining if I had this information up front.

What happened to the other four months?

I won’t get too far into the weeds here, but we can chalk up the first four months to the onboarding process and the wrong tools.  I was allowed into the workplace but had to undergo a background check before I was allowed access to the network, company computers, data, or software tools.

Like all companies, the intent was to use the software solutions they currently owned.  I am open to anything and trust my methods, so I engaged the challenge.  What we discovered, in a very painful way, is to stick with the upper right quadrant of the Gartner chart for data visualization tools.  As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for, ” and if your visualization tool is free… well… you get what you pay for.

During those four months, however, we made the case for the right tools, developed a comprehensive guide to which tools those were (i.e. Tableau and Power BI), and set out to prototype the dashboards.

In the end, because I still had to use my own equipment, we prototyped in Tableau on my personal computer using scrubbed data extracts, achieved sign-off on the dashboards using the BIDS methodology, and then converted the Tableau prototypes to their existing SAP BusinessObjects environment.

Yes, with enough creativity and the right methodology, you can make a BusinessObjects report work effectively as a dashboard.

What is the right methodology?

Picture this, you are stepping into a conference room with a group of SMEs to discuss your next dashboard project.

Do you see it?  Now let’s adjust that picture a bit.

You are walked to a cubicle barely big enough for one, introduced to a person who didn’t know you were coming, grab the rolling filing cabinet from under the desk so you can sit and begin your process.

Are you ready for it?

If you even question the ability to say yes in either of those moments, then it is time to invest in yourself.  I urge you to seriously consider training with Mico Yuk and folks at BIBrainz.com.  Purchase the online course BI Data Storytelling Mastery (BIDS).

I have been building dashboards for quite a few years, but during my four-month waiting period on this project, I took the time to attend Mico’s latest webinar on Master Data Storytelling.  I wanted to see if anything had changed since the days of the BI Dashboard Formula Methodology (BIDF) class which I had taken a few years earlier.

I quickly realized that the BIDF and the BIDS classes were not one and the same.  I knew what I was watching in that webinar had the ability to change my process greatly, but I wasn’t quite ready to invest.  I have been fairly successful these last few years and I was on the fence.  At the end of the webinar, Mico emailed out a freebie – The BIDS Analytics Design Guide Template.

I immediately did two things after opening up that freebie.  One, I forwarded it to everyone that I had previously worked with, and two, I got out my credit card and I purchased the class as an investment in myself.

–Full disclosure: The company I work for, cBEYONData, liked what I had to say about the class and did reimburse me for the expense. You have to love a company that knows how to invest in their people.–

The design guide template is a one-stop-shop for building trust in your work.  The design guide’s purpose is “to help our clients scale their analytics visibility and branding by setting a standard for others to use.”

In the guide, you will find a standard for:

  • Applying colors

– A trusted color palette (remember this is a standard)

– Best practices for color usage

  • Applying fonts, font sizes, and when you should adjust them in your design

– Headers & Titles

– Sidebars & Sub-labels

– Tile Headers

– Detail Text

  • How and where to apply icons
  • How to design charts and tables

Additionally, you get a glimpse into the standards for dashboard layouts which includes examples of how all the above are applied to a typical dashboard.  The layout provides a purpose for every piece of real estate on the dashboard.

Let me repeat, this was the FREEBIE!

A Repeatable Process

Success requires multiple skills, all of which can be learned.  To be great, chose to learn them and chase after the following skills:

1.    The Tools:  Learn how to use the right tools.  Stick to Gartner’s upper right quadrant and start with Tableau or Power BI.

You could find no greater mentor for these tools than Kirill Eremenko.  I stumbled upon Kirill a few years back by purchasing one of his Tableau class on Udemy.com.  He is by far one of the best teachers I have ever discovered and I am committed to seeking him out first when I need to learn something new in our field.  He is extremely passionate about Data Visualization and Data Science.  You can find more classes from Kirill on his membership site at SuperDataScience.com.

2.    The Overall Process:  Learn the BI Data Storytelling (BIDS) Methodology from Mico Yuk at BIBrainz.com.

This will change everything from the first question you ask to how you maintain scope throughout the process all while ensuring you will get successful sign-off.  Users will buy in because you will build trust.  You will maintain focus because the multitude of cheat sheets and guides that walk you through each step of the process will ensure you stay on track.

3.    The Requirements and Documentation:  Learn the BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) Methodology for requirements.

There is a primer for this in the BIDS class as well, but the BIDF tools are your key to requirement gathering, documentation, and ensuring the SMEs or business users own their role in making sure you can develop what they are asking.

4.    Note Taking:  Take great notes.  Don’t take good notes, take great notes.  Learn to Bullet Journal.

Can someone else open up your notebook and immediately take over?  In less than 30 minutes, you can learn how to Bullet Journal.  There is literally no expense required other than purchasing a notebook.  My favorite is the Cambridge Notebook that I picked up at my local Target for $7.99.

I watched the videos on the Bullet Journal website and a few on Youtube.com, but my key was writing the details of the system in the final 10 pages of my notebook as an appendix to keep with me at all times as a reference guide.

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5.    Organization:  Learn the Getting Things Done method (GTD) to stay organized.

Have a trusted system of organization for all your documents and e-mail.  Every day your inbox will be emptied, e-mails you sent for follow up will be in a trusted location, e-mails that require action will be in one spot, and all your project related emails will be in project folders.

You can find wiki pages and lifehacker-type sites full of instructions on GTD if you want to save a few dollars.  Use this system to free your mind up from all the little things that are crowding your brain.

6.    Attitude:  Last, but most importantly, learn how to adjust your attitude.  Manipulation is not a bad word when you are using it on yourself, to adjust yourself, to set yourself up for success.

So much of what I have accomplished started out simply because I chose to walk in the room with the right attitude… I sat down in someone’s cramped cubicle with the right attitude.  Let your attitude echo your confidence.

On your way to work in the morning, put something in your ears that will set the tone for your day.

My current favorite is MORNING MOTIVATION – How Successful People Start Their Day.

My all-time favorite is the first 4:10 of following When You Are About To Give Up

(Use the Youtube Music app to listen to the audio only.)

Check out more from the following folks on Youtube:

a.    Be Inspired

b.    Motivation Grid

c.    Success Archive

Our meet the team segment is back! This is our regular segment where we feature one of our employees, hear about their experience, and ask them questions about working at cBEYONData! This week we had the opportunity to hear from Joe Coffineau, one of our newest employees! He has been a great asset to us, and has a great wealth of experience in the business intelligence industry.

Name:Joe Coffineau

Title/Team: Project Manager BI Program

How long have you been with cBEYONData? 2 Weeks

What is your favorite part about working at cBEYONData?Great corporate leadership, including their efforts to ease my transition (on-boarding) to the company.

How long have you worked in the business intelligence industry? 10 yrs cumulative, spanning 28 yrs as an IT contractor

What was your first job title in the industry? Contractor Task Lead at INSCOM

What is the most interesting project that you have worked on? A classified counter-intel project

What does cBEYONData offer that our competitors do not (or what makes cBEYONData unique)? The daily close-knit coordination between Corp Leadership, the Project teams and the Govt client is unique to a small company.

Where do you think this industry is going in the near and far future and how is cBEYONData leading that charge?  Data must be leveraged into Information and then into Knowledge. cBEYONData appears to have positioned well to assist the DOJ do that with EDW, Analytics and Visualization.

What do you like to do in your “off work” time?I’m an ice hockey ref...try to cover 5-8 games/wk, but I’m temporarily out of commission (recuperating from a torn rotator cuff surgery).

Do you have family/pets? Two Dogs.  Two Cats.

Here at cBEYONData our philosophy is to nurture our culture and make it a top priority in the company, then our associates’ happiness, customer satisfaction, and long-term business partnerships will naturally flourish. Company culture is derived from its core values and our core values are meant to empower our associates so they enjoy the work they do and the environment they do it in. We know that when we enjoy what we do, we are in turn delivering exceptional service to our customers and thriving in our business. To make this happen, we hire and invest in associates that share our core values.

cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

On May 7th, 2019, members of the cBEYONData team will be attending the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 2019 CFO/CIO Summit in Washington, DC!  We are excited to join AGA, AFFIRM and others to hear CFO’s and CIO’s are working together to improve efficiency and transparency, reduce risk and strengthen their workforce.

From the AGA website:

Join AGA and AFFIRM in Washington for this free educational event and listen to an insightful dialogue on the intersection of policies and management issues that impact CFOs and CIOs and how they are working together to improve efficiency and transparency, reduce risk and strengthen their workforce.

Register to attend on the AGA website!

cBEYONData Attending and Sponsoring the 2019 CFO/CIO Summit Hosted by AGA!

cBEYONData is a results-driven firm that provides value to government agencies and organizations through Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for the CFO’s Office and end-user missions. We ensure our customers’ analytical and reporting requirements are met through solutions such as financial reporting, audit readiness, DATA Act analytics & submission, procurement & external reporting, dashboards, analytics, visualizations, and geo-mapping. cBEYONData is committed to customer success, as demonstrated by our strong customer retention rates, references and awards.

In today’s digital world, businesses need to understand their big data to reveal critical patterns about their consumers.  At cBEYONData, our team of experienced consultants can help your businesses identify consumer trends that will give your team information on how to better cater to your consumers.  Big data is important for any business to understand, small or large, which is why we are proud to announce our feature on Clutch’s top big data companies!

Based in Washington DC, Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews platform dedicated to connecting small, medium, and large businesses alike to service providers that will deliver quality solutions. Their rankings are based on their unique methodology that stems from technical capabilities, market presence, and unbiased client reviews. Services listed on their site range from IT services to advertising and marketing. Our reviews on our profile are top quality as we have received a 5-stars out of 5-stars with 10 reviews! Here’s a look at a few of our most recent ones:

“cBEYONData was very efficient and professional.” – Business Intelligence Head, U.S. Navy

“cBEYONData has an unwavering loyalty to the project’s success.” – Assistant Chief of Finance, Government Bureau

In addition to our feature on Clutch, we were also mentioned on their sister-site The Manifest.  This platform does not publish reviews like Clutch but posts business news and statistical reports about trending industries.  We are so excited to be named among the top big data analytics companies in the world on The Manifest!  Understanding big data is difficult now that the digital world has made it a buzzword, but easily explained big data is something that any company can use effectively.  Clutch just launched a new site, Visual Objects, where development and IT services companies can display their portfolio which is beneficial to both consumers and providers.

We are very happy to be partnering with Clutch because we appreciate their dedication to a transparent review process.  We look forward to using our client reviews as feedback to grow and improve our processes through 2019.

On April 5th, 2019, cBEYONData was nominated as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in the Greater Washington DC area, by the Washington Business Journal, in the Medium/Mid-Size category. Companies are rated based on the following criteria:

  • Team effectiveness
  • Retention
  • Employee alignment with company goals
  • Trust with co-workers
  • Individual contribution
  • Manager effectiveness
  • Trust in senior leaders
  • Feeling valued
  • Work engagement
  • People practices
  • Communication and Resources
  • Individual Needs
  • Manager Effectiveness
  • Personal Engagement
  • Team Dynamics
  • Trust in Leadership

From the Washington Business Journal website:

Nominated businesses meeting criteria for business location and size are invited to participate in employee engagement surveys distributed by Quantum Workplace. Based on the results of those surveys, businesses are assigned a score out of 100 percent and ranked by Quantum. The top-rated companies in four size categories — small, medium, large and extra-large — are honored by the Business Journal as Best Places to Work.

Read more about the 2019 Best Places to Work on their website.

We are excited to receive this nomination, as we believe that this showcases one of cBEYONData’s greatest strengths; our work environment. Here at cBEYONData, we believe that our employees are our most important and valuable asset. We believe that employees are more than “just an employee”; they are a person with life aspirations and career goals who has dedicated a large part of their lives to being part of the cBEYONData team. If this sounds like a work environment you’d like so join, we are always hiring for different positions! Head to our Careers section, to learn more, and apply!