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2014

Aug
25

Somewhere on the hot, hard road from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., a thought struck me. Running a successful entrepreneurial business is like competing in an endurance cycling race.

May
20

Business Intelligence Leader Crews Ride Across America Endurance Bike Race to Road Test Developments in Real Time Data Dashboarding

Mar
17

The need for business intelligence is pretty much understood by all, but how do hospital administrators separate self-proclaimed BI "experts" from the real deal? Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, explains

2013

Nov
7

Minneapolis-Based Data Services Leader Makes Inc. 5000, Fast 50 Lists; Adds Jobs; Unveils Name Change

Sep
25

Kudos from Dr. Kent Bottles, Chief Medical Officer of PYA Analytics for Laura Madsen's book, Healthcare Business Intelligence: A Guide to Empowering Success Data Reporting and Analytics

Sep
24

Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, shares insights with DentistryiQ

Jul
9

Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, discusses her outlook on the future of healthcare business intelligence

Jun
26

Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, explains how the cloud is the next step on our maturity in business intelligence (BI)

Jun
19

Business intelligence presents a powerful base for affecting meaningful change, improving operations, and providing better care across the board

Mar
26

Lancet has been recognized as MicroStrategy's 2012 Solution Provider of the Year. The award was presented to Lancet at MicroStrategy's 16th annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2013

Mar
8

Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, discusses the truth behind and value of 'big data'

2012

Oct
18

For the third time, Lancet Software was named in the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 list with a three year growth rate of 70%! The list recognizes the 50 fastest growing private companies within the Twin Cities area

Oct
8

Learn the differences between BI and analytics and how each impacts the other

Jul
17

Attendees to gain valuable insight into the impacts of business intelligence on accountable care, meaningful use

Jul
3

Informatica platform helps Lancet improve data integration for its clients

May
4

Laura Madsen discusses the importance of data security in the healthcare industry

Apr
16

Congratulations to the 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR WINNERS!

Mar
14

Keith Reynolds brings supply chain, online and digital media experience to Lancet's new west coast practice

Feb
13

Congratulations to our own Chris Holtan, one of eleven recipients of this year's Dakota County Exceptional Businesswomen Award

Feb
12

JUST ANNOUNCED! MicroStrategy's leadership position in the "Leaders" quadrant in the 2012 "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms" report

Feb
11

In case you missed it, here's the keynote address from MicroStrategy World 2012. Michael Saylor, MicroStrategy CEO, discusses four major technological forces: big data, mobile, cloud computing and social media

Feb
10

Business Intelligence leader, Lancet, has been named the 2011 MicroStrategy Value Added Reseller of the Year

2011

Nov
2

Premier MicroStrategy Partner in North America to provide complementary business intelligence services to Longview CPM clients

Oct
26

Buckling under the pressure of increasing volumes of data, increasing regulatory requirements and increasing exposure to data and reports by people across and outside your organization?

Sep
1

Day-long, no-cost seminar will focus on managing increasing data volume, providing valuable insight through analytics and supporting the evolution of ACO and medical home models

Jul
12
Lancet Named "Best Place to Work" by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Six-time winner rates high for work environment, embracing innovations/new ideas, people practices, personal growth and development, people in the organization and how things work day-to-day

Apr
27

Learn from Lancet's, Laura Madsen, MS, about the current state of ETL for business intelligence in healthcare

2010

Oct
25

Fast 50 Business Intelligence (BI) company hopes technology sparks creativity, innovation

Oct
22

Long-term trust-based relationships with clients helps drive growth

Sep
17

Getting the right executive sponsor for an enterprise software deployment - and keeping him or her engaged - is one of the most often-repeated bits of advice on this site and on others geared toward IT practicioners

Mar
9

Dashboards help harness and interpret growing streams of performance data

Jan
18

Panelists discuss how BI can influence healthcare reform and improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of patient care; describe the current state of BI in healthcare and elaborate on the solutions that traditional BI tools could provide to current healthcare challenges

2009

Dec
18

In order to build a good user adoption strategy for business intelligence, it is necessary to establish a common framework in which to discuss user adoption. This white paper details the six steps for building a user adoption program

Oct
15

The elusive data steward. In the wild (also known as the business world), this creature is often referred to as an "applications analyst" or "systems analyst." Laura Madsen suspects that those titles are just a ruse to protect a valuable resource from being commandeered for a large data warehouse project

Sep
28

Healthcare companies find themselves in some very new territory. The investment in IT that is currently being discussed at a federal level could leave many of them with a challenge. Laura Madsen shares her insights.

Aug
31

Healthcare professionals from across the Midwest are expected to attend the first Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence (BI) Summit October 27, 2009, to discuss the core challenges and real-world solutions to better manage their organizations

Aug
31

Healthcare BI Summit names four additional sponsors; MicroStrategy, BeyeNETWORK, QlikView and Baseline Consulting join Lancet to promote using healthcare data to improve business operations and quality of care

Aug
17

View your MicroStrategy 9 reports and dashboards on-the-go with Kindle DX from Amazon. Easily store, retrieve, and review thousands of Business Intelligence reports on the go, even when you're away from your computer

Aug
13
Keynote Speaker Announced - Jill Dyché

The Midwest Healthcare Business Intelligence Summit is happy to announce the acquisition of their keynote speaker Jill Dyché, partner and co-founder of Baseline Consulting. Jill is the author of three books on the business value of IT.

Jul
21
Healthcare BI Summit Topic Announced

Speaker Barbara Johnson announces her topic for the Midwest Healthcare BI Summit, "International Health Data - Insights from the English". For information on additional speakers and other Summit info please visit the website

Jun
29

Laura Madsen's co-host of the BeyeNETWORK Healthcare Channel, Scott Wanless, recently wrote about the seven highly elegant Business Intelligence (BI) applications for healthcare providers

Jun
25
Lancet Launches Midwest Healthcare BI Summit Website

The first annual Business Intelligence for Healthcare Summit is scheduled for October 27, 2009. If you're interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring at the event please visit the website

Jun
3

Keep up with the latest Business Intelligence news. Read our latest case study, find out what we are reading, view our upcoming events, plus read about the Eagan High School Robotics team sponsored by Lancet and how they did at nationals!

Apr
19

It's become a bit of a cliché for 2009, but during these "turbulent economic times," we need to be able to show the return on investment for Business Intelligence deployments. Laura Madsen shares her insights

Mar
26

Laura Madsen of Lancet offering insights into managing healthcare through Business Intelligence and data warehousing and has started writing a Lancet Blog on related issues

Mar
16

Lancet President, Tom Niccum, shares his thoughts on the most common department uses in Business Intelligence

Mar
10

Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, writes a white paper on the six parts to a successful Business Intelligence marketing plan

Feb
20

Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, MS, writes how President Obama's healthcare agenda will impact business intelligence

Feb
1

Lancet joins partner Carpio to resell and implement Carpio's GesFin™ Comprehensive Management Suite

2008

Dec
18

Lancet named among the top 48 Great Places to Work in Minnesota by Minnesota Monthly

Dec
6

Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, is featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press about her new career at Lancet

Sep
2
Lancet Named among the Top 25 IT Consulting Firms in the metro-area by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Aug
26
Lancet Again "Best Place to Work" by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
Feb
14

MicroStrategy Positioned in 'Leaders' Quadrant of Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms Report. The Evaluation is Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Feb
6

Lancet named MicroStrategy Mid-Market Partner of the Year for 2007

2007

Nov
1

Lancet featured in US Airways Magazine as one of the few start-ups that can boast about a 180-degree turnaround

Oct
29
Lancet Named "Fast 50" Growth Company by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Demand from companies of all sizes for Business Intelligence tools helps drive growth

Aug
27

Four-time winner rates high for generous employee benefits package and Open Book Culture

2006

Nov
12

For the second consecutive year, LancetCard™, created by Lancet, has been recognized for its innovation and creativity by Upsize Magazine's annual "Business Builder Award" in the Marketing and Communications Best Practices category

Sep
27

The newly formed Twin Cities chapter of the Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) has named Lancet President, Tom Niccum, to its Board of Directors

Aug
31

Makeover shows are all over television, so why not a makeover contest for web sites?

Aug
18

Third-time win underscores company's open-book culture, top employee benefits and stronger ties to clients

May
24

Lancet joins MindTouch Partner Program to resell the MindTouch "Managed Office Service" Solution

Mar
28

Lancet was dealt a nearly fatal blow in 1998 when it lost its biggest customer. But managers and employees persevered, and last year sales hit $3.6 million

Mar
16

Lancet was recently recognized again as great place to work when it received a 2006 (Silver) Minnesota Work-Life Champion Award

Mar
5

Lancet's Susan Bjork explains in a story featured in the Business section of the Star Tribune

Feb
16
Lancet Launches the "My Site Stinks" Complete Web Makeover Contest and Is Featured on Fox 9 News

Does your company's website stink? If it does, then you need help! With LancetCard's Complete Web Makeover contest, you'll be able to receive help from experienced web professionals. Just tell us why your website stinks, and you may be awarded a free LancetCard with 40 hours of time, valued at $2,800

Jan
26

Lancet is honored for being a Minnesota company for championing a healthy work-life balance

2005

Nov
18

Lancet's Susan Bjork shares her thoughts

Oct
5

Lancet Software tries pre-paid card to reduce selling costs.

You can load up a plastic card to pre-pay for coffee, so why not for Web development services? That's what Tom Niccum, president of Lancet Software in Burnsville, and his team figured when they launched their pre-paid consulting card, called the LancetCard.

Aug
27

Lancet is a two-time winner of the award, presented by The Business Journal

Feb
20

You can load up a plastic card to pre-pay for coffee, so why not for Web development services?

Jan
7

When Tom Niccum joined the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce, he thought it might help him land some new business. He just didn't expect to land the business at chamber meetings

2004

Dec
2

Mattran traded life at a large corporation for an ownership stake in a seven-year-old company

Nov
2

Randy Mattran discusses why he chose to leave a larger firm and join Lancet as VP of Professional Services

Aug
15

"Human Resources shouldn't be regarded as an afterhought or an expense, it's a crucial part of any company's strategic plan." - Susan Bjork

May
8

Susan Bjork came into Eagan-based Lancet with one task: Figure out a way to lower health insurance costs for the firm's 19 employees while still providing the kind of coverage they could get by working for a larger firm

May
2

After a four year battle with the prodigious, seemingly intractable tech slowdown, Thomas Niccum and Lancet declared victory this spring

May
1

Lancet Moves to Burnsville May 1, 2004

Jan
20

EAGAN, MN - Alan Bengtson has joined Lancet Software, to drive new business and Ecommerce services at the seven-year-old company. Bengtson previously owned and operated WeaverBird, a four-year-old web development company focused on developing websites for small-to-medium sized companies in the Twin Cities area. His customers will now have a wider choice of information systems services at Lancet.

Jan
8

Lancet aims to be the employer "No one leaves."

2003

Dec
2

Innovation at Work: A Guide to Best Practices in Employee Benefits. What Your Company Can Learn From The Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security

Sep
1

"When you're standing in Rangoon, trying to get a Visa, and there's machine guns all around, it takes the pressure off of regular business situations" - Tom Niccum

Sep
1

Sometimes employees think Tom is in dreamland because he's always optimistic." - Susan Bjork, HR Manager Lancet

Sep
1

Blue Ribbon employee benefits and the emerging information systems overhaul in the health care industry have Lancet retaining their edge

May
20
Lancet Selected as 2003 Emerging Business of the Year by Northern Dakota County Chambers of Commerce

Helping clients solve business problems with sophisticated, custom, web-based solutions. Lancet turns information into opportunity by providing the methodology, management and people power it takes to keep other companies focused on what they do best

May
13

The program, sponsored by the Principal Financial Group, recognizes growing companies of between five and 1,000 employees that excel at contributing to their employees' financial benefits programs

Apr
2

New Architecture, Design and navigation will help leading Twin Cities industrial and commercial security company market products and services

Apr
1

Niccum brings business experience, photography skills and enthusiasm to area organization

Mar
12

"None of us had tried to build a business before, so we floundered," Tom Niccum says. "We like the concept of 'flounders;' if you aren't floundering a little, you aren't trying new things."

Feb
5
Lancet Consultant Presents .Net Education Session at MicroStrategy World 2003, The MicroStrategy Web SDK, and the Microsoft .Net Framework

Developing XML web services and web applications has never been easier. Along with XML web services, the .Net framework also provides new ways to simplify web application development with easier access to system resources and new presentation controls

Feb
3

The desktop computer revolution and the arrival of the Internet have produced a seemingly endless amount of data. It is technically possible now to keep virtually every electronic record that comes into existence

Jan
15

Attention Information Technology pros: A major upgrade in web services is crossing over the business threshold and their names are .NET (pronounced dot-net) and J2EE. Coming courtesy of Microsoft and Sun Microsystems respectively, .NET and J2EE are technologies whose widespread usage seems inevitable

2002

Nov
18

Northern Dakota County Community Television (NDCTV) announced its new name, "Town Square Television," during a LIVE cable TV program on election night

Aug
24

"I want my website to be listed near the top of search engine results!" Every Web-site manager should have this important goal in mind

Jul
14
Lancet's President, Tom Niccum, Elected to the Board of the Minnesota Valley Humane Society (MVHS)

Tom has also volunteered his photography skills at MVHS "Posing Paws with Santa Claus" fundraiser, where pets get their pictures taken on Santa's lap

May
28

Paul Sorenson, a Microsoft Certified Professional and Consultant at Lancet, recently added Developing and Implementing Windows-based Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic.NET and Microsoft Visual Studio.NET to his Microsoft Certifications

Apr
18
Twin Cities Radio KCCO's Business Focus Show Interviews Lancet President, Thomas Niccum
Mar
5

Harold Richter, Technology Consultant at Lancet, was recently certified as a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Designing and Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

Feb
1
Today's Business Intelligence Systems: Delivering Increased Return on Information

The advantage of distributing critical information to executive decision makers can help lean and mean organizations continue to operate more efficiently and to react to market conditions almost instantly

Feb
1

Cool company work cultures are great, but what's in it for the customer?

2001

Dec
3

When an economic bubble eventually bursts, its demise leaves much more than a soapy residue

Sep
10

Seated at the head of the conference table, Tom Niccum was getting razzed by his employees. "You've been voted off the island," said one of the 14 people in the room. "You are the weakest link", blurted out another

Aug
20

The listing is based on original research by CityBusiness' and Venture Magazine's research staff. They sent survey packages to more than 770 Minnesota-based companies. Businesses were then ranked on employee benefits and employee attitudes based on the completed surveys and follow-up telephone calls