The power of Power BI

Demand is rising for Power BI training as businesses look to improve their grips with big data through understanding and visualising multiple data sources for valuable business insight.

Microsoft PowerBI is one of the most popular tools for this area but can be complex with the availability of many features and particularly if it is to be used effectively across the wider business.

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Getting ahead of Cyber Security threats

You probably made new year’s resolutions, but did you think to add improve cyber security …

In today’s ever changing workplaces with increased remote working so prevalent, IT security teams and organisations as a whole simply cannot easily afford to ignore such security threats.

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Announcing a new online video training partnership

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with online video training specialist Mi Crow.

Mi Crow provides online video training to help your employees to learn new skills when they want in just 3 minutes.

Their on-demand video library consists of over 500 online training courses for:

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
  • Excel, Outlook, Sharepoint, Yammer and more
  • Remote Working
  • Mental Health
  • Cyber Security
  • Leadership & Management
  • Customer Service
  • Selling Skills
  • How to be successful

They also provide ’60 seconds of genius’ an extensive library of video-based tips, tricks and hacks that your employees will crave.

You can watch some examples of their content:  Working remotely ,  What Teams can do you for you and Being positive is contagious.

The portal

All of the content is hosted on their online learning portal and works great on desktop and mobile devices.

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An easy way to provide blended learning

The online video training content can provide useful content for employees to access as part of a wider blended learning strategy.  Its perfect content to provide to employees before any formal face to face or online sessions.  Use the content to reinforce learning from the sessions.

It’s perfect for employees to use to spend just a few minutes each day learning something new, keeping motivated and improving their ability to perform at higher levels.

Special pricing

We are able to offer an exclusive special offer.   You’ll receive:

  • Unlimited content
  • New videos every month
  • Quick access and set up

All of this is currently only £2,500 + VAT per year.

We only have a limited number of licenses available at this price.

For a free demo contact us at or call 0845 519 7408



Training budgets will be cut – protect them with Optimus Training Credits

We know that budgets are only safe once they’ve been spent.   Finance love to change the goalposts throughout the budget year.  Are you confident yours won’t be cut? 

Or do you have remaining training budgets that you haven’t been able to spend and are about to lose it? 

We have a solution:  Optimus Training Credits

This is like a gift card.  You pre-pay and then allow your employees to use the credits against training and learning.

We’ll provide them and you with training options from Optimus approved partners, ensuring high-quality training.

The benefits to you

  • Reduce the overall cost for training – consolidated spending results in improved pricing
  • Streamline procurement – 1 single invoice means there is no need to manage multiple suppliers, PO’s or invoice.
  • Expert advice – not sales pitches
  • Quality guarantee – we only recommend the best training options
  • Leverage your “use or lose” annuals budgets to guarantee your employees has training options
  • 12 months usage
  • Effectively track training costs – receive usage and balance report
  • Maximum flexibility – no limit to the subjects we source for you

Purchase your pre-paid credits

So if you want to guarantee all your L&D plans can come to fruition and avoid budget cuts then get in touch today. Our client care team will be delighted to answer any questions you have and help you to give your employees the learning they deserve.

Order yours today – call us on 0845 519 7408 or email



PRINCE2 training 2017 Update

PRINCE2 training is one of the most popular training subjects we source and manage on behalf of our clients.

PRINCE2 is firmly established as the world’s most practised method for project management and is globally recognised for delivering successful projects.

Mid-2017 marks the arrival of the updated PRINCE2 guidance (Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2) and new Foundation and Practitioner examinations. Together, these form the PRINCE2 2017 update and represent the first major update to PRINCE2 since 2009.

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Excel training for employees to improve their skills

Excel training has always been popular, however in the past few months we’ve seen a huge increase in demand.  Its the most popular Microsoft Office application topic that we arrange training for. 

With the need for better data analysis rising and having employees with transferable skills could now be the time for your employees to improve their Excel skills?

Range of modules 

When looking at Excel training we always recommend to focus on the areas your employees need now and some that they will need in the future.  That way all excel training will be relevant and useable.

Therefore we recommend running modular sessions,  shorter in length and looking at those areas or ways of using that matter to your company. 

Some recent excel training modules and sessions include: 

  • Excel for finance management
  • Data modelling using Excel
  • Introduction to Excel formulas
  • VBA for Excel

Range of training formats

Excel is a great tool and is easy to start learning as all you need is the relevant software on your computer.  

Improve the use of your data analysis

Its a very powerful data analysis tool. Used by almost all companies, regardless of size, in their daily operations and it syncs with other systems too. 

Contact us about your Excel training needs – email or call on 0845 519 7408