Testimonials

Beaumont Tiles Reporting

Dynamics AX
Commercial Manager

Darren from Lucid Insights proved to be both professional and effective as well as being flexible and transparent in assisting us to implement some analysis, modelling and reporting for the purchasing function at Beaumont Tiles as a part of a broader Dynamics AX implementation project. During his engagement, he partnered with our existing project team to identify and implement the required solutions whilst operating within the constraint of only leveraging existing technologies such as Microsoft Excel and ZAP cubes (Microsoft Analysis Services). Not only were the outcomes he achieved effective but he was more than willing to adapt to changing requirements and did not hesitate to highlight potential concerns for the company. I have no hesitations in recommending Darren and Lucid Insights to someone needing assistance with design and implementation of business modelling, analysis and reporting solutions.

SA Govt Agency – BI Reporting System

BI Reporting System
Data Architect

Darren, who now works for Lucid Insights, was utilised as a consultant within a project to deliver BI Reporting within a large SA government agency.

He proved to be not only technically proficient with the Microsoft business intelligence stack but also exhibited several attributes that were instrumental to seeing the project delivered successfully.

He was able to strongly engage with the project stakeholders, both end users and IT staff, through an iterative delivery mechanism.

As a certified practising accountant, his business background was instrumental in understanding business needs as well as building rapport with finance staff, who were the key customers of the solution.

In addition to managing day-to-day project and change management issues, he was able to work effectively within a small team to consider the bigger picture and provide the business with creative solutions to evolving business requirements.

I would have no hesitations in recommending Darren for business intelligence and analytics work.

 

 

 

Power BI Training – HSE Team

HSE SME Training
HSE Manager

Just a note to say thank you for your time over the past couple of days and for the training provided to the HSE team on Power BI. I personally got a lot out of the time and learnt a great deal, and I know the feedback from the team was complementary also.

ASX 50 Utility Company

Enterprise Analytics Platform
Test Manager

I worked closely with Darren for 12 months within the Business Intelligence space as a Test Lead for an ASX50 listed company. Despite being an IT veteran of nearly 20 years I was new to BI and found his ability to easily explain new concepts and talk through issues to be extremely insightful and helpful. His calm demeanour under pressure and ability to keep things light-hearted whilst making things happen makes him an asset to any project or task. I would highly recommend engaging Lucid Insights on any BI initiative and hope our paths cross again in the future.

ASX 50 Utility Company

Enterprise Analytics Platform
Project Manager

As the project manager for a large ASX listed utilities company, I have had the pleasure of working with Darren in delivering an enterprise analytics capability over a period of approximately 18 months.

During this time Darren had exceeded expectations against his original engagement scope to such an extent that I made the decision to have him lead 2 of the 3 streams of work as well as take responsibility for the overall platform design.

His strong technical capability enabled him to deliver quality product to the customer frequently as well as direct the implementation of an automated testing framework and an agile SDLC approach for the company.

Aside from his strong hands-on technical knowledge about the Microsoft product, he was able to positively interact with and influence customers in the business to achieve effective outcomes for the company within project time, scope and cost constraints.

Darren has been instrumental in supporting project management by having coached staff through the implementation of agile project delivery within confines of the existing waterfall project management framework.

With a finance background he has a keen commercial sense and strong understanding of business drivers and as such has been an invaluable service partner to the company who has successfully balanced the competing priorities of a technical project whilst achieving real business outcomes.

I would highly recommend engaging Darren on any business intelligence or analytics initiative in the future

ASX 50 Company

Enterprise Analytics Platform
Business Analyst

Darren is one of the most efficient and highest performing people that I have worked with (in my twenty plus year career).  I am completely satisfied that he understands how to add value to businesses by meeting (and often exceeding) the customer’s needs.

He successfully managed people and provided analytics consulting to build the foundations of a business intelligence reporting capability for an ASX listed company, while introducing a new agile delivery framework.  This has enabled our senior managers to gain a clearer understanding of what is happening in our business and why, to then base critical strategic and operational decision making on.  It’s saved the company hundreds of hours of manual effort and there are now over 100 happy stakeholders in the enterprise analytics platform.

Not only has Darren met every deadline and deliverable, he has also gone over and beyond his role in assisting with managing people and project streams, in a fast, complex and geographically diverse environment, in a mature and friendly way.

Darren understands enterprise analytics, data modelling, business analysis, development, master data management and agile delivery.  He also understands today’s business world and how to keep customers happy.  I have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective customers.

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