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Harnessing the Power of MicroStrategy 10 Visual Insight to Develop Rich, On-the-fly Analysis and Visualizations

MicroStrategy is one of the original leaders in the BI space, and with the launch of the newest version of MicroStrategy 10, Visual Insight has been completely revamped, taking a more agile approach to BI reporting and data analysis.

The all new MicroStrategy 10 is built to take advantage of HTML5, compared to its prior versions which relied on Adobe Flash for building web applications. This was acceptable when much of the internet used Flash as a common framework, but HTML5 is increasingly supplanting Flash as the go-to development framework.

Pandera’s advisory experts are ready to discuss helping you leverage the features included in the newest release of Visual Insight, and would love the opportunity to help you identify the optimal upgrade solution to roll out the tool’s new features securely in your environment.

Here are some of the key new features available in MicroStrategy 10 Visual Insight:

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Bring Immediate Business Value to Your Organization by Upgrading to MicroStrategy 10

If you have been searching for a new BI solution for your organization, or are looking to improve your current BI offerings, MicroStrategy’s latest release has the features you’ll need.

MicroStrategy 10 is the first major release done by MicroStrategy in years, and it comes packed with many new tools and enhancements that add immediate business value to your organization. Here are just a few of the new and highly anticipated features in this release, as well as a logical breakdown of the benefits one can expect from using them.

We’re ready to discuss helping you leverage the emerging technologies of MicroStrategy 10, and would love the opportunity to help you identify the optimal upgrade solution to roll out the tool’s new features securely in your environment.
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Angry Birds for Healthcare

I recently read an article from Ancestry.com on the most popular surnames by state. My interest was piqued while perusing social media and clicking one of those running tags whose headline typically says one thing, then ultimate ends up being a sales pitch for weight loss supplements. In reading the article however, I was struck by how social media is changing our impression of and approach to data analytics and business intelligence.

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Managed Cloud Computing: 3 Reasons to Make the Move

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One of the main reasons organizations are moving to the Cloud is for the ability to grow their environments seamlessly without working with multiple vendors to acquire expensive licensing and equipment. Transitioning to the Cloud eliminates the need of large upfront costs such as Rackspace in data centers, or replacing failing or old infrastructure equipment, along with licensing costs, etc. Moving to the Cloud eliminates the need for in-house engineers and allows your organization to shift focus away from your infrastructure and networking, and focus more on primary business goals.

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Dynamic Role-Based Content for Your BI Implementation: Navigation Made Easy

Does your CEO need the same information as a store manager? Does your Southeastern U.S. territory manager in Charlotte care about the health of the European region? If you are like most businesses, your BI platform has one catchall scorecard for your entire company. This requires users to navigate through a folder structure, which is often cryptic and not user friendly, to get to the information they need. If our goal is to guide decision makers to the data most relevant for them to make better decisions, then let’s make it easy!

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Infographic: 9 Reasons to Implement Self-Service Business Intelligence

Allowing you to create your own reusable reports and have complete control of your data, Self-Service Business Intelligence offers high-performance and more flexible dashboards than traditional BI modules, leading to continual improvements to your reporting system.

The implementation of a Self-Service Business Intelligence platform can quickly enable users with tools and their own data to improve resource knowledge, increase process efficiencies, and maximize return on BI investments, ensuring that the right capabilities are available to the right people at the right time.

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Self-Service: Complete Control of Your Data

Want to access your corporate data without limitations 24×7? Our model for Self-Service BI is engineered to enable high-performance, reusable, analytical solutions across vital corporate data. Meaning, your users can access data at the speed of thought  and ensure they have the right data at the right time.

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Plan to Destroy Your POC

When that next project comes up, remember this: don’t let a POC go to production, and don’t assume a “pilot” has a limited life.

Wait, what is a POC, you ask? Piece of chicken? Pie or cake? Proper old chap? Nope! “Proof of Concept” – a name used by us technology folks to describe something we want or need to do. We might not know how, or know how but don’t know if it will work for the intended purpose. It is like sanctioned playtime for working on something outside of scheduled/planned development projects, regular rules, and rarely comes with too many guarantees attached. Sometimes, in a sales cycle it refers to a “first implementation of software to prove it has the desired capabilities.” Then, one may choose to continue with development of a product or continue looking for a more suitable product. Both of these scenarios are valid, and incredibly valuable for the person doing the building and the recipient of said POC.
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Computerworld Features Our Money Saving App For Healthcare

ComputerWorld, a digital magazine for information technology and business technology professionals, recently highlighted how our application has helped Healthtrust Purchasing Group (HPG) reduce supply costs and improve quality of care.

HPG needed to leverage their data by automatically consolidating reports and provide key performance indicators. We were challenged to make sense of internal reports that were created manually in Excel spreadsheets, and filled with massive amounts of incomprehensible data. We identified critical business drivers and patterns of behavior in how users referenced data sources in supply expense analytics.

The application was developed with high-level reporting for rapid identification of financial variances and click-through analytics to drill down into data. We used trending visualizations to ensure a user-friendly experience with an intuitive and simplistic platform. This customized analytics tool is designed for 600+ users to be able to quickly evaluate supply expenses at any level and leverage pertinent data for success.

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