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4 Key moments to interact with your audience

Many Organizations attempt to create a seamless buying experience for their customers. But, many skip a simple yet critical step in defining the key moments of their customers buying journey. When it comes to delivering an experience, it is essential to understand what stage the customer is in, and what content will be relevant to them at that exact moment. To do this, we believe in defining then delivering content based on 4 key moments.

 

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Pandera Launches Global Programs to inspire, engage, and educate.

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Pandera Systems, the leading pioneer in a new generation of business-oriented information solutions, announced today it will be providing an extensive series of hands-on programming to be available across the globe. Pandera has created 3 unique program focus areas that are each designed to bring value to organizations, while also inspiring, engaging, and educating the masses. (more…)

Follow your “HEART” when evaluating your data story

At Pandera Systems, we put a lot of emphasis on the story that data should tell. Through careful system and UI/UX architecture, it is possible to create toolsets that easily convey important insights with the context that matters to the people that matter. But how do you quantify the story you are trying to tell? Beyond that, how do you verify that it is being well received by the people it is intended to help?

It may sound arbitrary to some, but by simply focusing on the people, these systems are designed to help you get a grasp on the effectiveness of your systems. Google researchers have designed what they call the “HEART” framework to quantify and validate that UX designs. We have used this same framework to confirm the data stories we care about are being well-received. (more…)

How to Turn the 3 Biggest BI Complaints Into Your 3 Biggest Differentiators

Pandera Systems sat down with Managing Director, Kevin Curley, to learn first hand how Self Service Business Intelligence can help organizations capitalize on before thought weaknesses and complaints of their analytics projects. According to Kevin, all businesses are in quite the transition period as it stands right now in 2018. Most have realized the value that analytics can bring and have made decisions to implement central Business Intelligence platforms.

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4 Tips for Using Data to Tell Great Stories

Every company has data and all data has a story to tell. There is an abundance of insight to be found by analyzing and portraying data in the correct fashion. At times, this can be tricky though. Telling stories the correct way is essential to formulating a single version of the truth and actually drive productivity forward. Articulating insights with context and granularity is easier said than done. Here are 5 tips on how to use your data to tell great stories.

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Snowflake for Data Science

Anyone working on a cloud-friendly data science, data engineering, or data warehousing team has surely heard the name Snowflake come up over the past couple of years.

For those that haven’t, Snowflake is a relatively new database solution that is majorly innovative in some ways and yet simultaneously familiar in the ways that matter.

The product is essentially a SaaS database built with cloud-native features that we 21st century data enthusiasts (fine… nerds) have come to expect from off-the-shelf products. Some of these features include:

  • the ability to quickly and automatically scale computing power — responding to highly variable workloads in a way that enables high velocity data to flow in, unimpeded by ingestion bottlenecks
  • the separation of storage and compute, both technically and on billing statements — making cold data retention much more cost-effective
  • the ability to segregate and securely share chunks of data — reducing the amount of maintenance and management that data ops teams need to invest in shared data assets
  • automatic query and data optimization — this one speaks for itself!

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Top 7 Essentials of a Successful Business Intelligence Strategy

In 2018 it is pretty standard that all companies have at least some sort of Business Intelligence Initiatives ongoing. But, this doesn’t imply that all add value to their organizations through data-driven insights. With that said, there are key things to be aware of when on the never-ending journey that is Business Intelligence. Here are our top 7 essentials of a successful business intelligence strategy.

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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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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!