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About Jen Underwood

Jen Underwood, founder of Impact Analytix, LLC, has 20 years of experience in "hands-on" development of data warehouses, reporting and advanced analytics solutions. In addition to keeping a constant pulse on industry trends, she enjoys digging into oceans of data. Jen is honored to be an IBM Analytics Insider, former Tableau Zen Master, and active analytics community contributor. In the past, Jen has held worldwide product management roles at Microsoft and served as a technical lead for system implementation firms. She has launched new analytics products and turned around failed projects. Today she provides industry thought leadership, advisory, strategy, and market research. Jen has a Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a post-graduate certificate in Computer Science – Data Mining from the University of California, San Diego.
Latest Posts | By Jen Underwood
Big Data, Hadoop + PDW
5 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop + PDW

I just watched the recording of Dr. DeWitt from PASS since I did not get to go. I thought the points on how/when to use Hadoop and PDW put into …
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Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint
6 years ago

Visio Services Data Driven Visualizations in SharePoint

I just gave a quick demo of this powerful and amazing feature that is often overlooked in the SharePoint Business Intelligence visualizations – the presentation deck is on SlideShare.  Note …
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Extending Microsoft Project Server Business Intelligence
6 years ago

Extending Microsoft Project Server Business Intelligence

Great white paper for using PerformancePoint Services with Project Server 2010 written by Emmanuel Fadullon, Delivery Architect Microsoft Consulting Services. The document provides a detailed guide for Microsoft Project Server 2010 users …
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Tip! SharePoint BI/Excel Services
6 years ago

Tip! SharePoint BI/Excel Services

If you have multiple pivot tables/charts in a SharePoint EWA web  part you can use a slicer as a controller to those multiple objects  and pass parameters to the slicer from …
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Tip! Using PowerPivot as PerformancePoint Data Sources
6 years ago

Tip! Using PowerPivot as PerformancePoint Data Sources

I just finished a really fun BI POC build. In this POC, I have been using an Excel Power Pivot .xlsx file as a PerformancePoint data source! I was skeptical but hey …
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More Microsoft BI and SAP
6 years ago

More Microsoft BI and SAP

June 2011

SQL CAT White Paper http://sqlcat.com/whitepapers/archive/2011/01/26/

SQL CAT white paper now available on how to use Power Pivot to empower business users to integrate and analyze SAP and non-SAP data …
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Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources
6 years ago

Data Warehousing Best Practices and Resources

Data Warehousing and Dimensional Modeling

Data Warehouse Fundamentals http://it.toolbox.com/wiki/index.php/Data_Warehouse_Fundamentals and http://www.rkimball.com/html/articlesFundamental.html

Kimball Group http://www.kimballgroup.com/data-warehouse-business-intelligence-resources/

Data Warehouse Toolkit Collection http://www.amazon.com/Kimballs-Data-Warehouse-Toolkit-Classics/dp/0470479574

Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/cc719165.aspx

DWMantra.com …
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