MicroStrategy: Report Sharing and Delivery Options

Not surprising, MicroStrategy has many options to choose from when it comes to sharing a report or dashboard. This post will outline those options, and discuss a few of the MSTR specific options, so you will be well prepared the next time you need to deliver your MicroStrategy insights to others within your organization. From…

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Cognos Analytics 11 Custom Report Template

In Cognos Analytics 11, report administrators have the ability to implement company wide templates for developers to start with.  These can be highly custom templates so that end users have less formatting to do before the report is ready for production.  Below is a brief, best practice on implementing a template for a corporate enterprise…

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Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC)

Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) has arrived!! So what is OAC you ask? OAC is a new Platform as a Service (PaaS) that offers a suite of cloud products, including Essbase, Data Visualization (DV) and BI Cloud Service (BICS). What this means is that you can go from data, to Essbase to rich visualizations in a…

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Intro to Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Dashboards

Dashboards in Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service are an extremely powerful and intuitive tool to use during the planning and forecast process. Data visualization allows users to absorb information in new and more constructive ways, by instantly describing and viewing patterns in your operational and business activities. [caption id="attachment_7121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (image courtesy of Oracle)[/caption]  …

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CA11: Prospective Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics

Cognos 11 or Cognos Analytics, as it’s been renamed now, is IBM’s latest enterprise release for the Business Intelligence platform.  The first thing every prior Cognos user will see is the completely new web interface (see below). One of the main reasons for this new interface is to bring an “any-device” interface to the consumers. …

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