Allegient Blog

What Makes a Workflow Successful?

Posted by Jimmy Burkhart | August 27, 2015

So, you're getting ready to kick off an IT project within your organization and will be responsible for gathering requirements and recommending solutions, ideas, and designs around your business process. Nobody knows your business process better then you, so you’re excited for this opportunity to enable a technology to make your team more efficient, accurate, and accountable. However you hear some of your co-workers mumbling negative comments about how they have not seen many projects like this succeed.

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Sync SharePoint Library: Lessons Learned

Posted by Jimmy Burkhart | August 20, 2015

For those of us who utilize SharePoint document library functionality, you can appreciate the time it takes to navigate to the SharePoint site, find the library, then view/open/manage the document from your browser. If you are like me you are used to finding your documents in Windows File Explorer. Below are some helpful tips/tricks that new SharePoint users and even some seasoned veterans find helpful.

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CRM Hierarchy View and Parent/Child Relationships

Posted by Jimmy Burkhart | August 14, 2015

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 has come out with new functionality that allows a user to look at relationships in a ‘family tree’ type of view. If you are a visual person like me who needs to see spatially and not always in a list form, then this can help people quickly see how accounts and other entities relate to one another.

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9 Power Query Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Posted by Brittany Poore | July 30, 2015

In the Microsoft BI world, the term “power” is used in every way possible and one of their newer Excel add-ins is no exception.  Power Query is a Microsoft product that allows non-technical users to query and transform source data.  This includes renaming columns, filtering values, adding calculated columns, changing data types, and many other transformations.  Power Query is a free add-in for Excel 2013 and when used with Power Pivot and Power View, users can build an end-to-end self-service BI solution in a short amount of time and with little-to-no true development experience.  In addition, Microsoft recently announced that Power Query will be a supported data source in SQL Server 2016, which suggests it’s here to stay.  If you’re just getting started with Power Query, below I offer a few tips and tricks to get you started:

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How To Display A Hidden Web Resource In CRM 2015 Without Changing Size

Posted by Daryl LaBar | July 27, 2015

I was recently adding JavaScript to display an iFrame when the fields required by the web resource had been populated on the form. I noticed that the width of the iFrame was getting squished when it was being displayed:

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Allegient Core Value: Servant’s Heart, All In Culture

Posted by Brent Balek | July 23, 2015

My name is Brent Balek and I am a senior at Indiana University. I am currently working towards a degree in Marketing and Management and I am also an attackman on the IU Men’s Lacrosse Team. This summer I was fortunate enough to hear about an internship opportunity with Allegient. I didn’t know much about the company, or IT consulting, but after doing some research online and two rounds of interviews I learned a great deal about Allegient’s services as well as the Allegient culture.

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The Case For Usability Testing: Too Little, Too Late

Posted by Matt Meagher | July 20, 2015

Blog Co-Authored by Matt Meagher and Caleb Gove

Usability testing is the evaluation of a user interface design by testing with real users. Usability testing looks for opportunities to improve the design and learn more about the user experience. They reveal problems, how well if at all the overall design works, and that the design goals are met. A lot can be gained from usability testing, but when should usability tests be conducted? At the end of a project? Usability tests conducted at the end of project do little to benefit the final product.

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Tools for Creating a Fast, Data-centric Web App: ASP.NET, MVC 5 & More

Posted by Jeremiah Theurer | July 16, 2015

Recently, I was tasked with building a custom web application for a client.  The application's main goal is to read, write, and validate database entries corresponding to configurations for the client's home grown business intelligence solution.  At the customer's request, the application was to be built using ASP.NET MVC 5 and Entity Framework 6.

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What is ECMAScript 6, And Why Do I Care?

Posted by Brandon Knight | July 1, 2015

What is ECMAScript 6? ECMAScript is the official name for the language colloquially known as JavaScript. ECMAScript 6 or ES6 for short is a significant update to the language, which otherwise has not been updated since ECMAScript 5 (ES5) in 2009. After a long wait, ECMAScript 6 became a standard in June 2015.

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How Allegient Has Defied My Expectations

Posted by Carter Grove | July 1, 2015

"You learn something new every day" is far more than a cliché at Allegient. It’s really more of a mission statement. I came into this internship experience focused on the value that I could bring to the company, but so far Allegient has been far more concerned with the opportunities for learning and growth that they can offer me. Over the past week, the other interns and I had the opportunity to begin Allegient’s two week long grad training program alongside the new college hires.

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