. VanData Consulting - Data Analytics, Business Intelligence

Solutions

Your information technology and business intelligence needs should be addressed quickly and efficiently. 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. We provide quality business intelligence solutions to upgrade your business and 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 and let us organize it in way that is beneficial, giving you the information to make the data-based 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 9th 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.

App/Web Development

Processing and developing web applications are no joke. If you need custom software developed, the VanData team can help. We develop custom software meeting each client requirement. Maybe you're looking for website development? You've come to the right place. Redefine your website and drive traffic with our web development skills. Using HTML, JavaScript, PHP, or CSS let us create an original and engaging website for you.

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 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 BI company different from the rest after years of experience with information systems and database reporting. He endeavored to offer quality, personalized IT services at an affordable price. After that fateful April day marking VanData’s creation, Nick never looked back. Today, VanData is composed of energetic, talented individuals, each bringing their own ingenious solutions to the company. This diversity is an integral aspect of the VanData culture. In fact, it’s what allows VanData 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. VanData provides the business intelligence consulting and data services companies need to survive in today’s world and to prosper in the future.

Our Team

NICHOLAS VANDERLAAN

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

...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.

BEN VANDERLAAN

Team Lead Data Analyst

B.A. in Accounting from Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

... Ben worked extensively in the IT management field after completing training in Microsoft Access and Python coding at Michigan State University. He specializes in QlikView and Qlik Sense, and has 4+ years of experience in Crystal Reports, SQL Server, and other information system technologies. Additionally, Ben puts his accounting and business experience to good use by managing VanData’s finances. He is passionate about aiding small businesses with technology integration, giving them the adaptive edge they need to compete with larger businesses and exceed today’s business standards. Outside of work, Ben keeps up with the stock market and enjoys trying out new breweries with friends and family— Grand Rapids is Beer City USA after all.

LAUREN JOHNSON

Marketing and Creative

B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Grand Valley State University

... Lauren graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. She has a passion for business, marketing, organizational growth, and craft beer. A creative mind with a voracity for learning, Lauren carries with her experience in: content creation, marketing, social media management, communication, and leadership— she is a knowledge seeker who loves developing new skills to aid in the success of growing organizations.

SRI SAI VIVEK ANNU

Business Intelligence Developer

M.S in Computer Science from Texas A&M University with 2+ years of experience working with SQL and business intelligence reporting

... Sri Sai Vivek’s strengths include database management systems (SQL), business intelligence reporting (SSRS, Crystal Reports, Power BI), and ETL tools such as IBM DataStage. Additionally, he has experience working with front end development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP. Sri Sai Vivek works with the goal of helping businesses reach their full potential. In his free time he transforms into a culinary creator, perfecting old recipes and inventing new ones. His adventurous spirit carries over to the realm of sports— if you ever have a question on cricket, football, or business intelligence he's your guy.

ELI BERGSMA

Business Intelligence Developer

B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University with 1+ year of working with business intelligence and reporting

... 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)."

PEDRO GOMEZ

Business Intelligence Developer

B.B.A. in Management Information Systems and Finance from Grand Valley State University 1+ year of experience working as in accounting and business intelligence

... Pedro has an affinity for data analytics, reporting, and bridging the gap between business and technology. In addition to his passion for data analytics is his love of tennis, skiing, and the Valencia CF soccer team. In fact, he has played tennis tournaments in 5 different countries as well as throughout his undergraduate career at Grand Valley.

AUSTIN LIVELY

Business Intelligence Development Intern

Pursuing a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Grand Valley State University

... Former Floridian and soccer player since the age of 4, Austin continues to play soccer while attending Grand Valley State University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems – every Michigan winter he wonders why he left the warmth of Florida. Austin began taking classes at GVSU with the original intent of obtaining a degree in Computer Science but switched to Information Systems to better align with his desire to gain a better understanding of business processes. He has been working with various business intelligence technologies at Grand Valley and applies this knowledge as VanData’s Development Intern.

HANNAH HARVEY

Marketing and Content Writing Intern

Pursuing a B.A. in Linguistics from Calvin University

... Hannah is currently a senior at Calvin University. While there, she has discovered her passion for writing and communication. She believes that conveying information that is accessible and relaying it with clarity is needed now more than ever in a fast-paced, technology-driven world. In her studies, Hannah has primarily focussed on how language and communication impact people around her by studying the social aspects of language, grammar, written rhetoric, and intercultural communication.

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