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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Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Version Outlook

For those of you unable to attend KScope in San Antonio Texas this year there was some very informative sessions around the future of on-premise Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).   This information was surrounded by Oracle’s standard “safe harbor” statement but it gives some idea of the direction and intent that Oracle is taking the on-premise…

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SPSS Predictive Analytics – Projecting MLB Player Value

Baseball has always been a passion of mine since I was young. It is an analytical game, where numbers and matchups often rule the decisions on and off the baseball diamond. Professional baseball teams track and store enormous amounts of data. Each team having statisticians combing through mountains of data, in search of a needle…

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QlikView vs Qlik Sense

Recently I decided to perform a technology bake-off by taking one data set and building a dashboard utilizing QlikView and Qlik Sense. For this exercise I chose MLB Free Agency data that uses a SPSS regression model to help determine a players value based on years of historical baseball data and statistics. Below are some…

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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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