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MicroStrategy World 2016: See You in South Beach!

We are excited to be a MicroStrategy World Platinum Partner again for 2016. Pandera is looking forward to sharing our latest developments and new trends that will continue to re-shape the way businesses interact with data. Traditional BI often leads to more questions than answers, so Pandera is leading the way in developing intelligent business solutions that use algorithmic process automation, applied statistics, and user-oriented design to generate actionable insights at a depth, frequency, scale, and accuracy that is impossible with human-driven analysis. We’re looking forward to telling you all about it at MicroStrategy World, booth #100, and at our featured speaking track: Track 6, Session 2 – Tuesday at 2:15pm.

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Building Grids in MicroStrategy Visual Insight Dashboards

This video is a quick introduction to using Visual Insight to build grids in your MicroStrategy v10 dashboards. Check it out, share it with your end users, and keep an eye out for what’s to come from Pandera Training in 2016! And if you want to see this kind of video with your own data, or if you have any questions and want to learn more, send us a message!

Don’t Move to the Cloud: We Bring the Cloud to You

Many organizations have thought about moving to the Cloud but quickly get overwhelmed with all the options and decide to either wait and deal with it later, or simply not make any changes at all. Pandera’s cloud management experts specialize in evaluating your current environment and migrating it quickly, cost effectively and choosing which Cloud solution best fits your environment.

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Join Us in Atlanta on November 17 to Learn More About WebFOCUS Express

Pandera is proud to have recently been selected by Information Builders as an exclusive channel partner for WebFOCUS Express. WebFOCUS Express empowers everyone in your organization to identify the factors that impact business, formulate more accurate forward-looking strategies, and increase efficiency and profitability – affordably and within minutes.

We will be co-hosting an event in Atlanta on November 17, to demonstrate how you can get quickly mash up data from multiple sources into coherent actionable analysis and introduce you to other Atlanta business leaders over cocktails and conversation.

For more information about the event, and to download a trial of WebFOCUS Express, visit our event page.

 

Self-Service Quick Tip: Create a Rolling 3-Day Timeframe Within Visual Insight 10 Without IT’s Help

The addition of “Derived Attributes” constitutes a massive upgrade to the v10 Visual Insight tool, but I had a hard time wrapping my head around it conceptually. It wasn’t until I ran into a couple of specific situations where I really started to understand some new possibilities that weren’t available in the old Visual Insight. Hopefully, this post helps you see a situation or two where derived attributes might save you some headache.

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Data Governance, Data Stewards and Data Custodians: What’s the Difference?

The healthcare system business and technology environment is pushing organizations to move beyond traditional, reactive and silo-based data management approaches to a managed – even predictive – approach that treats their clinical, operational and financial data as a strategic asset and uses it to create business value and advantage.

Traditionally, healthcare understood all too well what it took to manage assets such as treatment facilities, clinical staff, and patient relationships. However, when it comes to data, healthcare often fails to implement the responsibilities and accountabilities needed to manage it effectively. The result is deficiencies in data availability, accuracy, timeliness, protection and accessibility. Additionally, when employees aren’t certain who is responsible or where to go for data management, they begin to churn and become misdirected as to what is process related versus what is a technical deficit.

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Adding Custom Properties to D3 Visualizations in MicroStrategy 10

Previously, we published a video showing how easy it is to add new custom D3 Visualizations to MicroStrategy 10 in less than a minute. After creating a D3 visualization, you may find that users want to format the widget. Instead of making code changes for each dashboard, you can add properties to the visualization that make it customizable. To do this, you will need an already completed D3 visualization. For my example, I will be using a Scatter Plot d3 visualization that was created for a client. Based on the data they had per dashboard, they wanted to format their axes, add a legend, and/or change the size of their data points.

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Pandera’s Proven MicroStrategy 10 Upgrade Process

Thank you to all of you who attended the North Carolina User Group Meeting on September 30, 2015. As some of you know, we had a very collaborative session during which we talked about the rigorous upgrade testing and actual upgrade process/timeline that we followed in one of our most thoroughly tested and effectively implemented projects. As some of you veterans might recall years ago, MicroStrategy releases a Major Upgrade approximately every 4-5 years. These major upgrades typically come with significant change, and with significant change, thorough testing and validation is required. The version 9.x to 10.x upgrade introduces substantial changes, not only in the analytical engine, but also through new tools, processes, and of course the actual user interface. By designing and following an upgrade plan, including test cases and mock upgrades, you are more likely to experience a successful and stream-lined upgrade process.

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