DeltaMaster clicks! 09/2016

Navigating in Graphical Tables – ad hoc analytics for all

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Starting with DeltaMaster 6, a number of functions that previously required specific licenses are now available to all users. This includes Browse, Zoom, and Navigate, the three most important functions to start an analysis spontaneously from a given report. Using these functions in DeltaMaster 6 is simple – even for those with little practice or training. This opens many new possibilities to design reports and applications! The Navigation, in particular, has what it takes to drastically simplify Business Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2016

Using variables to automatically publish reports for individual recipients

Greetings, fellow data analysts! If you want to send information or write a letter to more than one person, you inevitably come in contact with placeholders, fillers, or variables as they are called in the world of data processing. Letter drafts and templates, for example, often start with “Dear Mr. …,”. This ellipsis is also a variable because you want to replace it with the respective last name in the output. The Publisher or the Report­Server of DeltaMaster provide a Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 07/2016

Designing reports for automated publishing

Greetings, fellow data analysts! In a three-part series from April through June, we presented the output formats and channels that you can use to automatically generate, update, assemble, and distribute reports. Many of you responded with inquiries about Publisher or ReportServer, as the module is called in DeltaMaster 5. Some of the questions are easy to answer. For example: Isn’t this type of automation, a “server”, something for large applications with many consumers and frequent updates? No! Automation has its Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 06/2016

Considerations for selecting the report format and distribution type

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Distributing reports is the one task in Business Intelligence where you can see the efficiency gains so clearly like nowhere else. Once you have created a DeltaMaster application or analysis session, you can use it as a template to automatically generate, update, assemble, and distribute tailored briefing books for individual consumers – all at marginal cost close to zero. In order to do that, you need a report format called Graphical Tables, which ensure efficient, reliable Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 05/2016

Distribution types for publishing reports

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Distributing reports is the one task in Business Intelligence where you can see the efficiency gains so clearly like nowhere else. Once you have created a DeltaMaster application or analysis session, you can use it as a template to automatically generate, update, assemble, and distribute tailored briefing books for individual consumers – all at marginal cost close to zero. In order to do that, you need a report format called Graphical Tables, which ensure efficient, reliable Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 04/2016

Report formats for publishing reports

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Distributing reports is the one task in Business Intelligence where you can see the efficiency gains so clearly like nowhere else. Once you have created a DeltaMaster application or analysis session, you can use it as a template to automatically generate, update, assemble, and distribute tailored briefing books for individual consumers – all at marginal cost close to zero. In order to do that, you need a report format called Graphical Tables, which ensure efficient, reliable Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2016

Using DeltaMaster App offline on an iPhone or iPad

Greetings, fellow data analysts! If you are frequently on the road, you have probably noticed that the latest smartphone or sleekest tablet is only half as fun when you have no network service – and that seems to happen more often than your provider advertises. A network by its very nature, how­ever, primarily consists of holes. That’s why the offline capabilities of mobile solutions are so important: If you want to be mobile, you need a solution with strong offline Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2016

DeltaMaster 6 App for iPhone or iPad

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Mobile BI is the term for querying or displaying performance management data on the go. “On the go”, thereby, is relative as the usage of mobile devices continues to grow within companies: People take tablets along to meetings or check smartphones throughout the day to see if things are running smoothly. For these and other scenarios, there’s the DeltaMaster App, with which you use applications from DeltaMaster 6 on an iPhone or iPad. The app works Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 01/2016

Adding member properties in self-service applications

Greetings, fellow data analysts! The data required for management information is not always already available in the data warehouse. Sometimes, you have to piece it together from Excel spreadsheets, Access files, or other sources at a spur of the moment. Today, this is called Self-Service BI – and DeltaMaster is the optimal tool for these types of tasks. The software supports you not only in analyzing and visualizing data but modeling new data sets as well. Best of all, you Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 12/2015

Analyzing, modeling, and automating with member properties

Greetings, fellow data analysts! In The BI Survey 15, DeltaMaster ranked first within its peer group in five categories. One of them was project success, where users measured their ability to complete projects on time and on budget. The high implementation speed of DeltaMaster projects is possible, in part, because you can modify and extend DeltaMaster applica­tions quickly – oftentimes without even having to change the underlying database. To create new structures and KPIs, you simply reuse what is already Read More …