As with many large organizations, creating a single version of the truth that decision-makers can act upon is a challenge. Office supply store Staples is no different. With over 79,000 employees, 2,000 locations, and operations in 26 different countries, it is easy to see why 75 weekly reports and upwards of 175 ad-hoc reports were not going to cut it. These reports were often outdated prior to even getting in the decision maker’s hands, which in turn reduced adoption and confidence in the analytic strategies that Staples aimed to pursue and drive growth from.
MicroStrategy Jump Start offers the opportunity to quickly develop MicroStrategy Advanced Analytics skills with hands-on instruction from our team at Pandera. The session will cover MicroStrategy Adnavced Analytics fundamentals. Join us October 11th in Tampa, FL from 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
The free Jump Start class provided by Pandera includes a combination of interactive instruction and hands-on exercises. You will get instructions on how to create reports, metrics, and filters in MicroStrategy Web. Build perfectly formatted documents and enterprise dashboards most commonly used for financial statements, performance scorecards, and executive reporting applications. You’ll walk away with the confidence to apply new MicroStrategy skills once you’re back in the office.
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM EST
Location: Tampa, Florida
Address: 5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite 125, Tampa, FL 33609
Instructor: Matthew Thomas, Pandera CDO
The class is open to current MicroStrategy users and others interested in utilizing MicroStrategy for their organization. For more information about the class or other Jump Start classes in your area please contact email@example.com.
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.
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.
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!
Join us in Charlotte, NC on September 30th at The Ritz-Carlton for the Carolinas MicroStrategy User Group Meeting. MicroStrategy customer speakers will be sharing their experience and knowledge. We will also be covering MicroStrategy 10, and Pandera’s own Josh Sutton will be discussing PIG scripting with Hadoop and Visual Insight. The meeting will conclude with vertical break outs for Healthcare and Retail, as well as one-on-one sessions available to answer any questions you may have about SDK, MicroStrategy training, or Big Data. Several lucky attendees will also walk away with free iPads.
Directly following the meeting, there will be a beer and wine reception, where you can connect and mingle with other MicroStrategy users, partners, and your account reps over drinks. (more…)
If you’re not leveraging MicroStrategy Enterprise Manager, you are truly missing out on easy improvements to your MicroStrategy implementation. It’s easy to turn on, costs nothing, and does your job for you in three major ways:
MicroStrategy Polaris is going to be released starting in October. This follows the concept of Analytics Everywhere™ and expands on the capabilities of analytics across operating systems and devices. This new release opens a lot of self-service reporting opportunities and re-vamps the entire application structure.
This update moves away from Adobe Flash® architecture and uses Java, jQuery, and HTML 5 platform base. This means all widgets and functionality available on web will also be available on the iDevice platforms without needing multiple versions.
The latest platform, Polaris, will include many additional features (some listed below). The largest improvements will be focused around the Visual Insight platform infrastructure. This allows for more in-depth analysis, and gives users the ability to create reports and dashboards without needing additional IT resources, putting the power in the users hands. (more…)
Last and early this week some of the largest players in the game of enterprise technologies made big moves in the form of either acquisitions or partnerships in an effort to effectively position themselves and their... Read More
Join Pandera on November 18th - 20th at the Chief Data & Analytics Officers Fall Conference in Boston, MA. CDAO is the largest gathering of executive-level Data & Analytics leaders on the east coast! ... Read More