Machine Learning for Business
Machine learning can deliver these and other advantages to your business and it's never been easier to get started!
Machine learning can deliver huge benefits for everyday business tasks. With some guidance, you can get those big wins yourself without complex math or highly paid consultants! If you can crunch numbers in Excel, you can use modern ML services to efficiently direct marketing dollars, identify and keep your best customers, and optimize back office processes. This book shows you how.
Machine Learning for Business teaches business-oriented machine learning techniques you can do yourself. Concentrating on practical topics like customer retention, forecasting, and back office processes, you'll work through six projects that help you form an ML-for-business mindset. To guarantee your success, you'll use the Amazon SageMaker ML service, which makes it a snap to turn your questions into results. ...
Pro DAX with Power BI
Learn the intricate workings of DAX and the mechanics that are necessary to solve advanced Power BI challenges. This book is all about DAX (Data Analysis Expressions), the formula language used in Power BI—Microsoft's leading self-service business intelligence application—and covers other products such as PowerPivot and SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular. You will learn how to leverage the advanced applications of DAX to solve complex tasks.
Often a task seems complex due to a lack of understanding, or a misunderstanding of core principles, and how certain components interact with each other. The authors of this book use solutions and examples to teach you how to solve complex problems. They explain the intricate workings of important concepts such as Filter Context and Context Transition. You will learn how Power BI, through combining DAX building blocks (such as measures, table filtering, and data lineage), can yield extraordinary analytical power. Throughout Pro Dax ...
The Definitive Guide to DAX, 2nd Edition
Now expanded and updated with modern best practices, this is the most complete guide to Microsoft's DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Expert Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You'll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, and use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. This edition focuses on examples you can build and run with the free Power BI Desktop, and helps you make the most of the powerful syntax of variables (VAR) in Power BI, Excel, or Analysis Services. Want to leverage all of DAX's remarkable capabilities? This no-compromise deep dive is exactly what you need.
Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Power BI, SQL Server, and Excel: Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and calculation groups; Work efficiently with basic and advanced table function ...
Microsoft Excel 2019 Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 6th Edition
Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2019 and Office 365 and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. New coverage ranges from Power Query/Get & Transform to Office 365 Geography and Stock data types. Practice with more than 800 problems, many based on actual challenges faced by working analysts.
Solve real business problems with Excel - and build your competitive advantage: Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics; Use PowerQuery or Get & Transform to connect, combine, and refine data sources; Leverage Office 365's new Geography and Stock data types and six new functions; Illuminate insights from geographic and temporal data with 3D Maps; Summarize data with pivot tables, descriptive statistics, histograms, and Pareto charts; Use Excel trend c ...
Customizing Dynamics 365
Gain an understanding of basic and advanced customizations in Dynamics 365 and learn how they can be effectively used to implement simple business requirements. This is a practical book for developers that explains the use of various Dynamics 365 features as well as use of advanced concepts such as Azure integration and custom development.
Customizing Dynamics 365 starts by explaining the business requirements of the example application, which will explain the platform features, and discussing why Dynamics 365 is the ideal platform for the solution. Next, you will set up your development environment and use the different customizations of the platform to implement the basic business requirements of the example application. Further, you will automate the business process and create advanced customizations with plugins and custom workflow activities. Towards the end you will learn more about Azure integration, reports and dashboards, portal development, and ...
From Single to Scale
Scale your single-person business to profitability. Increase your audience, create multiple products, and generate more profit. This book takes you through the entire process of building a scalable business from the seemingly impossible place of "being just one person."
Most single-person businesses are stuck in a pattern of exchanging time for money. Through this book, you will learn how to beat that feast or famine cycle of work. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do I have to do the work or can I outsource it to someone else? Can I receive 1,000 orders tomorrow and handle it? Is the process/delivery repeatable so anyone can do it? ...
Achieving Business Agility
Know how to lead and establish business agility in your organization. Benefit from clear, actionable steps based on change management truths that have been long underutilized and have limited the success of agile expansion into your business. This book provides a pragmatic framework for leading your business toward shifting to an agile mindset.
Achieving Business Agility offers strategies and concrete examples to engage business executives and will teach you how to effectively execute these strategies. Whether you are a delivery executive, a change advocate, a consultant, a business leader, or a newcomer to agile, you will learn clear actions from a practical, business-oriented perspective that is vital to effect change and bring agile into your business.
The book is structured in three sections. The first provides you with a deep understanding of each of four strategies. The second section tells the story of a company that applied these strateg ...
Cloud Computing Using Oracle Application Express
Get the domain knowledge you need to develop real-world business apps for and in the cloud. You'll see how Oracle APEX has made the life of web developers much easier and how it helps you create web-based data-centric applications easily and instantly without writing screeds of code.
In Cloud Computing Using Oracle Application Express, you will develop a complete general ledger accounting system named the Cloud Accountant which will be accessible through a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, and the latest smartphones.
This new edition also incorporates the new application page creation process, which differs from the previous version. You'll cover other new areas, such as the updated UI elements and properties, and the interactive grid. Besides the development of a full application that you can deploy in your organization, the book teaches many new techniques to further enhance your APEX development skills.
Discover new development techniques for APEX deve ...
AI Blueprints gives you a working framework and the techniques to build your own successful AI business applications. You'll learn across six business scenarios how AI can solve critical challenges with state-of-the-art AI software libraries and a well thought out workflow. Along the way you'll discover the practical techniques to build AI business applications from first design to full coding and deployment.
The AI blueprints in this book solve key business scenarios. The first blueprint uses AI to find solutions for building plans for cloud computing that are on-time and under budget. The second blueprint involves an AI system that continuously monitors social media to gauge public feeling about a topic of interest - such as self-driving cars. You'll learn how to approach AI business problems and apply blueprints that can ensure success.
The next AI scenario shows you how to approach the problem of creating a recommendation engine and monitori ...
Tableau 10 Complete Reference
Graphical presentation of data enables us to easily understand complex data sets. Tableau 10 Complete Reference provides easy-to-follow recipes with several use cases and real-world business scenarios to get you up and running with Tableau 10.
This Learning Path begins with the history of data visualization and its importance in today's businesses. You'll also be introduced to Tableau - how to connect, clean, and analyze data in this visual analytics software. Then, you'll learn how to apply what you've learned by creating some simple calculations in Tableau and using Table Calculations to help drive greater analysis from your data. Next, you'll explore different advanced chart types in Tableau. These chart types require you to have some understanding of the Tableau interface and understand basic calculations. You'll study in detail all dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are a ...
Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise, 4th Edition
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is a full business solution suite and a complete ERP solution, which contains a robust set of development tools; these tools can help you to gain control over your business and can simplify supply chains, manufacturing, and operations. Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise covers the latest features of Dynamics Business Central and NAV from the end users' and developers' perspectives. It also provides an insight into different tools available for implementation, whether it's a new installation or migrating from the previous version of Dynamics NAV.
This book will take you from an introduction to Dynamics NAV 2018 through to exploring all the techniques related to implementation and migration. You will also learn to expand functionalities within your existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, perform data analysis, and implement free third-party add-ons to your existing installation. A ...