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Data is the New Currency for Digital Transformation

Today’s business leaders know that data is important to execute their strategy. That’s true, but it’s still underestimating the importance of data. The information your business generates and accesses is not merely a tool for operational execution. It’s so essential to the success of a modern business that it must be handled as carefully and strategically as currency. Like finances, data requires the focused attention of the C-suite and the Board.

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Enterprise Digital Transformation

Big Data is likely to be a key element in the digital transformation taking hold in the enterprise, but there are still questions as to how it will influence future business processes and what steps to take now to ensure it provides optimal support in a fast-changing economy. Legacy IT is largely unprepared to meet the requirements of the new digital business: application cycle times measured in months, if not years; siloed infrastructure that prohibits organizations from viewing their data holistically; performance bottlenecks that impact end-user experience in a world that demands constant availability and response times; rigid architectures that force organizations to make forklift upgrades as requirements change; and traditional provisioning processes in which IT is often seen as a barrier rather than an enabler for the business. 

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Outgrowing Excel: Learning MicroStrategy with ECO

This month, ECO is doing a video series titled Outgrowing Excel, helping former Excel users get up to speed with tasks they are accustomed to in Excel.

If you’ve been feeling limited by Excel, and have been hearing about some of the other great business intelligence tools that are out there that offer better performance, reusability, greater access to data, and better visualizations, but have not figured out how to mimic some of the things you are used to in Excel, this is the series for you.

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Customizing Mobile Authentication with the MicroStrategy iOS SDK

As companies increasingly use MicroStrategy Mobile, they may need the ability to customize authentication on the app. The MicroStrategy Mobile SDK has several methods open for this, but very few samples to explain how to use them. We will show how you can intercept the user’s credentials and change them on the client side before passing them to the mobile server. Specifically, we will be passing the user-entered credentials to a third-party to retrieve a SAML token, which we then pass to a custom MicroStrategy task to validate. Once validated, this task returns the MicroStrategy credentials back to the application, which will take over with out-of-the-box functionality.

Once a custom MicroStrategy Mobile project has been set up in XCode, you will need to make a custom Application Delegate as described in the MicroStrategy Developer Zone. The below shows what the header and implementation files will look like for this.

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Our Clients & Partners Share Their Success Stories at MicroStrategy World 2017

As Platinum Sponsors for MicroStrategy World 2017, Pandera’s impact on the business intelligence community will be felt at all corners of the conference. We’re particularly proud of how many of our clients and partners – the largest reach of any company at MicroStrategy World – have been selected as featured presenters this year, to share their success stories with the MicroStrategy community. We feel this perfectly highlights Pandera’s mission to empower businesses on the MicroStrategy platform with the tools to innovate and succeed.

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A.I. Meets Self-Service: Augmented Intelligence is the new BI – See it at MicroStrategy World 2017

Presented by Joshua Sutton, Solution Leader and CEO for Pandera Systems.

 

Pandera presents a new paradigm in BI with common A.I. Identities such as Amazon’s Alexa enabled for Business Analytics. Learn how self-service BI leveraging A.I. & augmented intelligence is deployed to continuously self-evolve knowledge concentration and dissemination to everyone. It starts with creating your analytical brain inside of MicroStrategy and we show you where to start.

Don’t miss it at MicroStrategy World 2017:

Track 12, Session 2 – Wed April 19 – 2:15pm to 3:15pm

 
See what else Pandera has planned for MicroStrategy World 2017.
 

MicroStrategy World 2016: Build the Brain For Your Business

As a platinum-level sponsor at MicroStrategy World, Pandera is recognized as an innovator in the business intelligence community for leading the way in proven new developments and trends that continue to re-shape the way businesses interact with data.

With that focus on innovation and our constant commitment to the evolution of business intelligence in mind, we’re excited to announce the topic of our featured keynote session at MicroStrategy World, presented by Ryan Redmann: Build the Brain For Your Business: Simple Steps Toward Systems That Think.

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Improving BI Capabilities Using an Information Centric Approach

Delivering actionable information to improve decision making capabilities, should be an implicit and fundamental goal of any Business Intelligence initiative. In my role as Retail Practice Advisor, I have seen many companies fall well short of this goal, largely due to their underlying approach.

Companies need to consider, and approach, BI as an enabling technology and seek to integrate all available data and develop the relevant analytics, unfettered by their existing reporting portfolio. Utilizing an information centric approach to guide the design, measurements and solution architecture enables quantum advances in business insight and analytic capabilities.

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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!