business intelligence at blue novation

A modern business needs real time reporting so that key individuals can both analyse trends and take decisions that will positively impact upon the overall performance of the business.

This real-time reporting should be automated and available on demand to the key individuals. This is where Business Intelligence tools such as Microsoft Power BI come into play.

Power BI (Business Intelligence) at Blue Novation

There are many business intelligence tools available today. However, they are often overlooked because the full capability of many of these tools in unknown. In many instances, the preparation and analysis of information is time-consuming and doesn’t happen in a timely manner, which can result in missed opportunities.

We work with organisations to interpret their requirements and help develop the skills and/or systems necessary to achieve effective data analysis. We ensure the results of that analysis is delivered in a timely manner to the business users, so they can make informed and incisive decisions.

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Microsoft Power BI can transform your data into an organised collection of rich visual dashboards. These dashboards can be updated in real time and shared, as appropriate, throughout the business.

This enables you to monitor your business from virtually any device, allowing you to spot trends as they happen and take appropriate decisions in a timely manner.

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“Well over 10 years ago, our company’s operating business software delivered limited and poorly structured reports, and sometimes spurious information. So it was time to act and seek an IT specialist/Consultant to extract, manipulate, design and produce timely, accurate and presentable information to Senior Management. We were introduced to Chris, who not only delivered what we wanted but also enabled us to develop reports even further which, as of today, enables our business to make decisions and actions very quickly indeed.

Our company has evolved with the introduction of these reports, which are created by an automated processes and deliverable by email too, all at a click of a button! All this has been achieved from data extraction from our business operating software, which Chris quickly had to learn. As the company continues to grow, we also continue to enhance and create new reporting systems and databases with Chris and the team at Blue Novation.”

Peter Burrows

Finance Director, AOC (UK) Ltd

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CHRIS COLE BSc Hons (First Class)


Chris is Blue Novation’s technical director and lead designer of real-time data management systems.  Having spent many years in a variety of manufacturing roles, Chris has a practical outlook in respect of using IT systems for the benefit of businesses. His experience and “feet on the ground” approach is a key strength in Blue Novation’s success.



Ivan has a long and extensive association with the data management industry and has worked on numerous development projects for a range of organisations from multi-nationals to SMEs. He is an Oracle Certified Associate, Microsoft Certified Professional (Small Business) and is also an Associate Lecturer with the Open University, mentoring undergraduate students on a final year course on relational database theory and implementation. Ivan is also a  member of the Learning and Performance institute, and TAP certified.



Alan is an Excel and Power BI trainer with over 20 years experience. He loves training and showing others how to effectively use Excel and Power BI in a fun and approachable manner. He is very active in the community and runs a blog, YouTube channel, Excel user group in London, writes for multiple other websites and is the author of the “Advanced Excel Success” book. Alan was awarded MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) in 2020 for his services to Excel in the community and is also a Microsoft Certified Data Analyst Associate.

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