PERSPECTIVES

BLOGS & NOTES 

What can EDA do?

EDA is the governed integration of disparate data collection applications, into a centralized “source of truth”, for enhancing business acumen to improve and optimize decisions and performance. EDA allows health plans to easily:

  • Analyze provider performance in order to optimize pay-for-performance
  • Evaluate treatment patterns across providers and better tailor care management program
  • Identify underlying opportunities for health education and intervention with high-risk members

Sustaining fixed EDA support and overhead costs can allow an organization to continue growth and improvement, thus providing an infinite return on investment (ROI).

Why do you need an EDA?

  • How are your patient outcomes improving?
  • Are you doing the same things but expecting different results?
  • Have your past investments become your “legacy” systems?
  • Are you experiencing rising costs, long revenue cycles, and bad debt?
  • Who are the health care provider/vendors that are performing well?
  • What lost economic opportunity (LEO) have you missed?
  • Are you maximizing your ROI?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you need EDA to give you give the best assessment of you organization performance, so that you can make the best decision for your organization. Even the smallest improvement in everyday decision-making can improve corporate performance, member health, and profitability as the he...

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The challenges facing organizations to integrate and make sense of the plethora of internal and external data continue to grow. Not only is there diversity in data sources, but the requirements from business units involve a mix of batch, real-time, on-demand and virtualized capabilities, often from the same source for different use cases. It is rare to find a "one-stop-shop" solution to these varied data integration needs, so organizations end up with a hodgepodge of redundant, overlapping products, or worse, rely on custom internal coding with no traceability or modularity.

In this series of blog posts, we will examine the "hybrid data integration portfolio" as a planned approach to handling multiple data integration requirements w...

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Pandata Group works with clients all over the Midwest who have begun the journey of being data-driven. These clients each have different needs, require different resources, and expect different levels of control and responsibility in their relationships with us.

To meet the requirements of each unique client, Pandata Group offers four distinct engagement models, which are frameworks that define collaboration between us and our clients for projects such as data mart implementation or BI application development. We call these engagement models Extended Team, Specialized Team, Managed Product and Managed Services. All four models ensure the right mix of expertise and transparency during the development process.

We will describe Extended ...

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You probably have heard the quote, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. This couldn’t be truer now than when business management guru Peter Drucker stated it over 60 years ago.

During our current age of digital transformation, culture is eating well. Many companies are just beginning to realize the impending digital wave that is about to crash down on them. If not, it’s time to get your head out of the sand. You don’t want to suffer the same fate as Nokia. After the sale of Nokia to Microsoft, Stephen Elop, the former CEO stated, “We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow we lost.” Nokia was so focused on running their business the way they thought was right that they didn’t fully...

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Pandata Group is pleased to announce its Madison headquarters has moved to the 316 Building, downtown Madison’s bustling tech hub. The new office is located on the 5th floor and provides a sunlit view of the West Washington Avenue corridor.

Pandata Group built a custom office at a prime location in order to better collaborate with customers and technology partners such as SAP, Microsoft, and Denodo. The company is also opening the space to their clients in addition to their own team members.

“We’re extremely excited about hosting our clients and partners here in Madison!” said Jorel Digman, a managing partner at Pandata Group. He added, “The space is a great example of not only providing our team members wi...

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Two DV's in Tandem: Data Vaults and Data Virtualization

There has been growing interest in data vaults as an architecture suited for the archiving and preservation of all enterprise-wide data. The normalized, "hub-and-link" structure is suited for parallel loading from multiple operational systems, and the philosophy of "all the data, all the time", regardless of quality, lends itself to the rapid population of the vault without cumbersome governance and oversight. However, the data vault is ill-suited as a source for reporting and analytic querying, since it separates keys from descriptive metadata, propagates many-to-many joins, and makes no distinction between high-quality and low-quality (or relevant and irrelevant) data. Companies w...

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Late Post!


Ever since I attended the grand SAPPHIRE 2017 conference, I have wanted to share my thoughts about the empowerment of women in the IT industry. This idea dawned on me during the executive keynote speech delivered by the CEO of SAP, Bill McDermott.


Before I continue with my thoughts, let me quickly brief you about my experience at SAPPHIRE, in case you haven’t been. SAPPHIRE is the annual SAP user conference where business and IT executives come from around the world to learn more about new SAP products. It is also an opportunity to hear more about the company’s roadmaps and how to get the most out of the SAP landscape.

Returning to my original thoughts, the empowerment of women and their involvement in the differen...

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Who is Power BI premium meant for, does your organization need Power BI premium, and what are the benefits of Power BI premium compared to Power BI Pro?

First, let's cover what doesn't change with Power BI Premium, and the existing options for Power BI users. Power BI Pro Licenses are still $10 a month, and will meet the needs of about 99% of all organizations. Power BI Pro Licenses are necessary for users to share a dashboard and reports. So, if you have 5 business analysts creating Power BI reports and dashboards, and 5 C-level executives and managers who will also be consuming it, you'll need 10 Power BI Pro Licenses.

There are two different User Tiers:

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There has been a lot of discussion recently about “Digital Transformation”. Everyone seems to have a slightly different opinion of exactly what is meant by “Digital Transformation”. Some say it’s about digitizing your business, others will take it a step forward and say it is about digitizing your systems and processes, and still others will talk about creating a “Digital Platform” on which to conduct your business with customers and partners. To me it includes all of that, however the most important thing is creating an organizational culture that can respond to changing market dynamics. This includes your customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

In our Digital Experience Workshop on June 8...

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Pandata Group is proud to announce the opening of its new office in Chicago’s West Loop, one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city.

The new space is located at 220 N. Green Street, and will be home to Pandata Group team members who support clients across the Chicago market. Shay Rao, Managing Consultant, is a Chicago-native who will lead the growth and operation of the office.

Rao says “It’s a very exciting time for Pandata Group. This office allows us to expand our services into the Chicago market as well as grow our team, and the new location will facilitate collaboration with some of the hottest tech players in the Chicago market. I’m looking forward to a productive 2017 and beyond where we can help companies transform the management of their data and IT needs. Drop in and come check us out!”

Pandata Group is a fast-growing data and analytics services company that guides clients along the digital transformation journey by helping them decide where to focus and how to start their transition from a traditional business to a digital leader.

The office is in Chicago’s former meat packing district, which is quickly becoming home to new development, industrial lofts, and large successes such as Google and McDonalds. Beyond being in the mix of downtown Chicago, the office goes above and beyond by providing coffee, a lounge, prime food locations nearby, and meeting rooms ideal for collaboration.



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Pandata Group

220 N. Green Street,

Chicago, IL 60607

Phone. 312-414-1248

Email. Chicago@pandatagroup.com

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316 West Washington Avenue,

Suite 525,

Madison, WI 53704

Phone. 877-350-5192

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