August 25, 2014
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, 2014
Lancet Data Sciences Reimagines “Information Super Highway”
Business Intelligence Leader Crews Ride Across America Endurance Bike Race to Road Test Developments in Real Time Data Dashboarding
March 17, 2014
Five foolproof questions to ask when hiring a healthcare BI 'expert'
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


November 7, 2013
Minneapolis-Based Data Services Leader Makes Inc. 5000, Fast 50 Lists; Adds Jobs; Unveils Name Change
September 25, 2013
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
September 24, 2013
Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, shares insights with DentistryiQ
July 9, 2013
Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, discusses her outlook on the future of healthcare business intelligence
June 26, 2013
Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, explains how the cloud is the next step on our maturity in business intelligence (BI)
June 19, 2013
Business intelligence presents a powerful base for affecting meaningful change, improving operations, and providing better care across the board
March 26, 2013
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
March 8, 2013
Lancet's Laura Madsen, MS, discusses the truth behind and value of 'big data'


October 18, 2012
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
October 8, 2012
Learn the differences between BI and analytics and how each impacts the other
July 17, 2012
Attendees to gain valuable insight into the impacts of business intelligence on accountable care, meaningful use
July 3, 2012
Informatica platform helps Lancet improve data integration for its clients
May 4, 2012
Laura Madsen discusses the importance of data security in the healthcare industry
April 16, 2012
Congratulations to the 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR WINNERS!
March 14, 2012
Keith Reynolds brings supply chain, online and digital media experience to Lancet's new west coast practice
February 13, 2012
Congratulations to our own Chris Holtan, one of eleven recipients of this year's Dakota County Exceptional Businesswomen Award
February 12, 2012
JUST ANNOUNCED! MicroStrategy's leadership position in the "Leaders" quadrant in the 2012 "Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms" report
February 11, 2012
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
February 10, 2012
Business Intelligence leader, Lancet, has been named the 2011 MicroStrategy Value Added Reseller of the Year


November 2, 2011
Premier MicroStrategy Partner in North America to provide complementary business intelligence services to Longview CPM clients
October 26, 2011
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?
September 1, 2011
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
July 12, 2011
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
April 27, 2011
Learn from Lancet's, Laura Madsen, MS, about the current state of ETL for business intelligence in healthcare


October 25, 2010
Fast 50 Business Intelligence (BI) company hopes technology sparks creativity, innovation
October 22, 2010
Long-term trust-based relationships with clients helps drive growth
September 17, 2010
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 practitioners
March 9, 2010
Dashboards help harness and interpret growing streams of performance data
January 18, 2010
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


December 18, 2009
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
October 15, 2009
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
September 28, 2009
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.
August 31, 2009
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
August 31, 2009
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
August 17, 2009
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
August 13, 2009
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.
July 21, 2009
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
June 29, 2009
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
June 25, 2009
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
June 3, 2009
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!
April 19, 2009
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
March 26, 2009
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
March 16, 2009
Lancet President, Tom Niccum, shares his thoughts on the most common department uses in Business Intelligence
March 10, 2009
Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, writes a white paper on the six parts to a successful Business Intelligence marketing plan
February 20, 2009
Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, MS, writes how President Obama's healthcare agenda will impact business intelligence
February 1, 2009
Lancet joins partner Carpio to resell and implement Carpio's GesFin™ Comprehensive Management Suite


December 18, 2008
Lancet named among the top 48 Great Places to Work in Minnesota by Minnesota Monthly
December 6, 2008
Lancet's Practice Leader, Laura Madsen, is featured in the St. Paul Pioneer Press about her new career at Lancet
September 2, 2008
Lancet Named among the Top 25 IT Consulting Firms in the metro-area by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
August 26, 2008
Lancet Again "Best Place to Work" by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
February 14, 2008
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
February 6, 2008
Lancet named MicroStrategy Mid-Market Partner of the Year for 2007


November 1, 2007
Lancet featured in US Airways Magazine as one of the few start-ups that can boast about a 180-degree turnaround
October 29, 2007
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
August 27, 2007
Four-time winner rates high for generous employee benefits package and Open Book Culture


November 12, 2006
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
September 27, 2006
The newly formed Twin Cities chapter of the Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) has named Lancet President, Tom Niccum, to its Board of Directors
August 31, 2006
Makeover shows are all over television, so why not a makeover contest for web sites?
August 18, 2006
Third-time win underscores company's open-book culture, top employee benefits and stronger ties to clients
May 24, 2006
Lancet joins MindTouch Partner Program to resell the MindTouch "Managed Office Service" Solution
March 28, 2006
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
March 16, 2006
Lancet was recently recognized again as great place to work when it received a 2006 (Silver) Minnesota Work-Life Champion Award
March 5, 2006
Lancet's Susan Bjork explains in a story featured in the Business section of the Star Tribune
February 16, 2006
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
January 26, 2006
Lancet is honored for being a Minnesota company for championing a healthy work-life balance


November 18, 2005
Lancet's Susan Bjork shares her thoughts
October 5, 2005
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.
August 27, 2005
Lancet is a two-time winner of the award, presented by The Business Journal
February 20, 2005
You can load up a plastic card to pre-pay for coffee, so why not for Web development services?
January 7, 2005
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


December 2, 2004
Mattran traded life at a large corporation for an ownership stake in a seven-year-old company
November 2, 2004
Randy Mattran discusses why he chose to leave a larger firm and join Lancet as VP of Professional Services
August 15, 2004
"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, 2004
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, 2004
After a four year battle with the prodigious, seemingly intractable tech slowdown, Thomas Niccum and Lancet declared victory this spring
May 1, 2004
Lancet Moves to Burnsville May 1, 2004
January 20, 2004
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.
January 8, 2004
Lancet aims to be the employer "No one leaves."


December 2, 2003
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
September 1, 2003
"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
September 1, 2003
Sometimes employees think Tom is in dreamland because he's always optimistic." - Susan Bjork, HR Manager Lancet
September 1, 2003
Blue Ribbon employee benefits and the emerging information systems overhaul in the health care industry have Lancet retaining their edge
May 20, 2003
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, 2003
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
April 2, 2003
New Architecture, Design and navigation will help leading Twin Cities industrial and commercial security company market products and services
April 1, 2003
Niccum brings business experience, photography skills and enthusiasm to area organization
March 12, 2003
"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."
February 5, 2003
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
February 3, 2003
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
January 15, 2003
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


November 18, 2002
Northern Dakota County Community Television (NDCTV) announced its new name, "Town Square Television," during a LIVE cable TV program on election night
August 24, 2002
"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
July 14, 2002
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, 2002
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
April 18, 2002
Twin Cities Radio KCCO's Business Focus Show Interviews Lancet President, Thomas Niccum
March 5, 2002
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
March 5, 2002
Bjork is one of only 57% of applicants nationally to pass four hour exam
February 1, 2002
Cool company work cultures are great, but what's in it for the customer?
February 1, 2002
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


December 3, 2001
When an economic bubble eventually bursts, its demise leaves much more than a soapy residue
September 10, 2001
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
August 20, 2001
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