The Value of Visualization

The notion of visualization has been around for years. Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their email inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is to…

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Cognos Analytics: IMPACT Day Workshop Materials

In the later half of 2017, eCapital Advisors will be providing a conference called IMPACT Days, a 2 day, FREE conference about IBM, Cognos Analytics, and Planning Analytics.  Conferences will be held in... IMPACT Days: Chicago on September 13th and 14th Minneapolis on September 18th and 19th Dallas on November 16th and 17th During these…

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Comparing Scenarios in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating multiple scenarios to understand the financial and operational impact of changes to internal and external factors is critical to effective decision-making. IBM Planning Analytics makes it easy for users to create as many of their own scenarios as they like and then compare those scenarios side-by-side. In the example below, we…

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Microstrategy: What’s New In 10.8

The newest feature release of Microstrategy, Microstrategy 10.8 delivers critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility, embedded analytics and new features for MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile.   With this new release, R and the R Integration Pack are bundled and installed with MicroStrategy Server making it easier to leverage machine learning capabilities, AI…

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Self-Service Dashboards in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating a dashboard in IBM Planning Analytics is designed to be easy enough for casual users to build their own dashboards and share them with other users. Dashboards can be created by clicking on the “New” button in the center of the workspace. Then the user can create a new book from…

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