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    the application, which (Practical) delivered." - Franklin Park

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    much simpler, more intuitive use interface" - Royal Administration Services

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Smart Client Approach to Data Visualization

Practical Computer Applications (PCA) provides Data Visualization consulting using leading technologies, but in many cases the business needs of our clients go beyond those tools and require the power and flexibility of Smart Client applications.

Recent updates of Microsoft’s BI Stack (SQL Server 2012 with its superior xVelocity, Columnar Store and Analysis Services [SSAS], Power View, PowerPivot and other advanced technologies) allows PCA to choose the best solution for customer needs and the flexibility of Smart Client Architecture gives PCA the ability to combine the richness of Microsoft BI stack with most appropriate Data Visualization technology. Below we compare features of Microsoft BI stack with leading features of the best Data Visualization tools – this Smart Client approach helps PCA to construct highly customized applications.

The Smart Client development approach allows to PCA to quickly prototype custom solution and to integrate the client’s business logic, custom data collection, effective databases, user management, sophisticated and easy to use filtering with superior drill-down, analytical data discovery and other modern features of tools like Tableau, Spotfire, Qlikview into highly customized solution of real client problems.

PCA is the expert in Smart Client applications, which enables the user to enjoy advantages of both desktop (UI, convenience of interacting with locally installed software, computing power of desktop, unlimited scalability while ability to work ofline to name a few) and Web applications (connectivity with variety of web services, minimal installation and configuration, multi-user remote access to central database etc.). 

Building Smart Client Applications with appropriate mix of Advanced Data Visualization technology and Microsoft BI Stack allows PCA to enable its customers to the best solution for their business problems.

If you need to discuss your Data Visualization, BI, Data Analytics and Smart Client Applications in more details, please Contact Practical Computer Applications via email, phone: 617-527-4722×127 or Request For Information regarding our Database, Data Analytics or Data Visualization consulting services.