VanData Consulting - Data Analytics, Business Intelligence


Your information technology and business intelligence needs should be addressed quickly and efficiently. We know your time is valuable — that's why our specialized team is dedicated to quickly exceeding your expectations so you can focus on other aspects of your business. At VanData, we provide quality and affordable business intelligence solutions to upgrade your business and help your company advance in your industry.

Database Management

Need data organization but not sure where to start? Maybe you need some assistance with a data migration? We get it, and we can help! The need to store and transform data to keep company operations moving swiftly has never been more relevant. In fact, 90% of today's data didn't exist before 2016. Solve your data overload by letting us organize it in way that is beneficial, giving you the information needed to make the data-driven decisions your growing business needs.

Business Intelligence

Applications, infrastructure, and tools, oh my! If any of that sounds overwhelming to you, don't worry — we've got you covered. Your business is unique and needs an individually tailored solution to succeed in today's business environment. VanData is a Qlik Authorized Solutions Partner, giving our team the expanded toolkit needed to build those tailored solutions. P.S., did you know Gartner has named Qlik a Magic Quadrant Leader for the 11th year in a row?

Data analytics

Data analytics is vital to increasing business gain and productivity for any company. Using an array of techniques, we can retrieve behavioral data, patterns, market trends, customer preferences and much more to provide you with continuous information to make quality business decisions. Companies everywhere are utilizing their data to help make key data-driven decisions that are helping them to dominate in their industry. VanData wants to help make these decisions easier for you!

Web App Development

Processing and developing web applications are no joke. If you need custom software developed, you have come to the right place, the VanData team is here to help! We develop custom software meeting each clients requirements and needs. We have worked with Java, PHP, Python, Javascript, and CSS for many of our clients.

Report Development

Your search for business intelligence reporting stops here. Our team has vast experience working with SQL, Qlikview, Crystal Reports, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI, and C#. VanData is one of the few companies that has complete knowledge of EFI and eProductivity Software programs, making us able to quickly deliver the reporting solutions that you need.

About us

VanData was founded in Grand Rapids, MI on April 7th, 2015 by Nick VanderLaan. Nick aimed to create a business intelligence company after years of experience with information systems and database reporting. He endeavored to offer quality, personalized IT services. Today, VanData is composed of energetic, talented individuals, each bringing their own ingenious solutions to the company. Diversity is an integral aspect of the VanData culture today, which allows us to deliver such a variety of services with positive results. At VanData, we believe adapting for the future is key for organizations to maintain profitability and remain sustainable. Our database development and implementation provides the instantaneous information companies need to survive in today's world, and to prosper in the future.

Our Team


Founder & Principal Consultant

M.S. in Information Systems with a Medical Informatics specialty from Grand Valley State University, 10+ years of experience in information systems

Team Leader Since 2015

...As primary consultant, Nick leads the overall strategy and execution at VanData LLC. With over a decade of experience in consulting on information system implementation and optimization projects— focusing on the healthcare, printing/packaging, construction, and manufacturing industries— Nick’s refined skillset provides the basis for VanData’s BI solutions. He has led multiple ETL projects for system integrations and transitions, and has taken on a variety of roles including project manager, business analyst, technical team lead, and training specialist. Nick’s talent extends to SQL, SSAS, SSIS, SSRS, SQL Server Management, Crystal Reports, C#, Visual Studio, Microsoft Project Management, Data Warehousing, QlikView, analytical database development, ETL methodologies, OLAP and OLTP databases, ITIL methodologies, System Development life cycle strategies, and Subversion code management. In what free time is afforded to him, Nick participates in the intermittent Rugby game, hangs with his black lab, and is always looking forward to his next traveling adventure.


Business Development & HR Manager

B.S. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Business Management and Psychology from Grand Valley State University

Team Member Since 2020

... Chloe is responsible for all things HR, finance, sales, and business relations. She enjoys learning and mastering new management skills and business strategies. In her free time, Chloe loves going on walks with her dog, Skippy, exploring Grand Rapids with her friends, and spending her weekends in the summer boating on Gun Lake.


Social Media & Marketing Manager

B.A. in Communication Studies with a Minor in Digital Studies from Grand Valley State University

Team Member Since 2021

... Leana specializes in social media and marketing at VanData. She enjoys expanding her knowledge in marketing and the rapidly changing world of social media, because there is so much to learn. Outside of work, she enjoys kickboxing, word searches, and spending time with her family and friends.


Business Intelligence Developer

B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University with 4+ years of working with business intelligence and reporting

Team Member Since 2018

... Eli has experience in Scrum, SQL, Java, HTML/CSS, and Android app development. From college intern to full time graduate, he has quickly picked up analytics/reporting skills and his abilities continue to grow. An avid board game player, Eli is an integral member of the VanData team. Beyond business intelligence, Eli has also been raising a flock of sheep for 6 years. As he puts it, "It's part experiment, part subsistence farming, and excuse to have a Great Pyrenese Dog (along with a Dutch Shepherd and Swedish Vallhund)."


Business Intelligence Developer

A.A. in Chemistry from Grand Rapids Community College and an A.A.S. in Quality Science from Grand Rapids Community College

Team Member Since 2021

... Daniel worked for 9 years at a tier 2 injection mold shop. Five years were spent in the Quality Team, and 4 years were spent in the software team. He has experience in MS-Access, MS-SQL-Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSDT, PostgreSQL, GNU/Linux, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Git, Gulp, PHP, Visual Basic, and C#. He is married and lives in Holland with his wife, two daughters, and dog. On the weekends, he enjoys running the sound at his church and climbing trees.


Business Intelligence Developer

M.S. in Data Science and Analytics from Grand Valley State University

Team Member Since 2021

... Connor has worked 4 years in E-commerce and is a yo-yo champion and online instructor, with several YouTube highlights. He also worked 2 years at an injection mold shop for the quality team. Connor is experienced in R, SAS, HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, SQL, Git, Java, and Python. In his spare time, Connor enjoys gaining new skills and tutoring in Math, Statistics, and Data Analysis, as well as supporting the yo-yo community worldwide.


Business Intelligence Developer

B.S. in Computer Science from Grand Valley State University

Team Member Since 2021

...Max specializes in Crystal Reports and BI solutions such as Qlikview. His hobbies have started to drift towards more fitness oriented things such as biking, running, and hiking. He also enjoys learning new programming languages or practicing things he already knows. On the weekends Max enjoys either hanging out with his friends or relaxing at home.


Business Intelligence Developer

B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan

Team Member Since 2022

...Andrew has experience in Full Stack App Development, Enterprise level Ingestion and ETL processes, and Data Analytics and Reporting Software. Outside of business intelligence work, Andrew has prior experience in installing and maintaining custom smart home technology, and in the commercial interiors construction industry. A devoted reader of science fiction and fantasy books, he spends his time outside of work reading the works of Frank Herbert, Neil Gaiman, Brian Sanderson, Terry Pratchett, and Patrick Rothfuss.


Business Intelligence Developer

B.S. in Natural Resources Management/Biology from Grand Valley State University, GIS Technology Certification from Grand Valley State University, and MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development Certification

Team Member Since 2022

... Victoria started her career as a GIS analyst. During her 4 years in GIS, she discovered she loved organizing data and decided to become a database professional. She has been working for 2+ years in database and BI development. She has experience with ArcMap, ArcPro, QGIS, Python, SQL, MS Access, MS SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSMS, Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, PowerBI, Crystal Reports, and HTML. She lives in downtown Grand Rapids with her fiance, where they explore the local food scene. She spends the fall outdoors in pursuit of her next trophy buck. Outside of hunting season, she enjoys mixing craft cocktails and making jewelry.


Business Intelligence Developer

M.S. in Information Systems and Data Analytics from Central Michigan University

Team Member Since 2022

...Sonjoy has 1+ year of experience working with SQL, Python, Visual Basics, Tableau, R, MS Excel, and Power BI. As a food lover, he loves to try new cuisines from all over the world and cook some new recipes in his free time. When it comes to interests and hobbies, he likes to play soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, cricket, and cricket. Whenever he gets time, he likes to spend time with friends and family, meet new people, exploring new tourist destinations and watch movies. He is friendly and fun-loving.


Business Intelligence Developer Intern

Pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at Grand Valley State University

Team Member Since 2022

...DJ is currently in his 4th year at Grand Valley working towards his degree in computer science. At VanData, he typically focuses on backend development. He most likes working with web development because it’s satisfying once you finally get everything working correctly. Outside of work, DJ enjoys working on my 1986 300zx and playing his saxophone


Business Intelligence Developer Intern

Pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science at Davenport University

Team Member Since 2022

...Isaiah just recently graduated from high school and has begun pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at Davenport University. Isaiah has experience in HTML/CSS, Javascript, Python, and C#. He has a passion for front end web development and loves design. He also has a love for Dungeons and Dragons which he can and does play for hours at a time with his friends. Isaiah also enjoys making games in his spare time and aspires to put a game out there some day.

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