DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2017

Setting up data input for planning – An overview

Greetings, fellow data analysts! In the last issue, we discussed how DeltaMaster can make it easier for you to input data in planning applications. Most of the functions described are available in all applications without having to be set up specifically for this purpose. However, some functions do need to be set up, while you will get more benefit from others if you prepare them carefully. These tasks are the responsibility of report editors and application administrators. This issue of Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2017

Inputting data in planning applications – An overview

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When we demonstrate how DeltaMaster can be used to analyze variances during seminars and webinars on reporting, we sometimes find ourselves being asked the question: Where do you actually get the planned figures from that you use to calculate the variances? The answer is simple: From DeltaMaster! Some people may use it solely as a reporting and analysis tool, but for others, it is the most important instrument for collecting and storing planned figures. In this Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 01/2017

Calculating and displaying shares automatically in Graphical Tables

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Fulfilling some of the analytic requirements from business departments is often easier said than done. Let’s assume that your new marketing director wants to know what the current demand profile is and how it has changed over time. But what is a demand profile? How would you describe it or show its development? A little business sense is helpful to begin with. A demand profile could be the revenue breakdown by article groups. You could then Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 12/2016

Using Data from Microsoft Excel as a Measure

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When you are searching for new insights in data, you sometimes need to draw on new data – data that goes beyond what is offered in a data warehouse and, quite possibly, will only be collected for a specific purpose. For example, you may want to supplement the information that you provide on a regular basis with special analyses that stem from other systems or you might want to include external data, such as raw material Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 11/2016

Predefining a Navigation for specific measures

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Let’s stick with the navigation (Pivot Navigation): Sometimes you may want to establish some sort of standard agenda within a department – a common approach how data should be analyzed and discussed. With DeltaMaster, report editors can predefine a series of analytic steps so the recipients can easily follow this common thread. When a user double clicks on a value or selects Navigate/Plus in the Analysis menu, DeltaMaster will add exactly one attribute to the table Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2011

Ad hoc analysis in Analyzer mode

Greetings, fellow data analysts! The first bicycles as we know them today date back to the 1860s. Back then, riding a bicycle must have been very difficult; not only were they extremely heavy, but they also had a fixed gear ratio that could only be changed by taking off the rear wheel. It took decades until the shifter was invented – the patent for the first hub gear from Wanderer in 1902 and the invention of the derailleur by Campagnolo Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 07/2011

Making comparisons over time with moving averages

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Long-term developments and trends that affect or are affected by daily business are an important foundation for making management decisions. Yet, it’s often not easy to recognize them – especially when your business changes from day to day or even throughout the course of the day. When you collect data every hour or minute, you often get unsteady patterns which makes it difficult to detect the base lines. One option to cope with this situation is Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 06/2011

Location Analysis with Google Maps

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Nowadays, companies often want to get an overview of the developments on site. Where do our employees work? Where are we making money? Where are our offices, customers, patients, or service centers located? What are their surroundings? Thanks to Google Maps, you can easily obtain a bird’s eye view of these and other factors. And with the new Location Analysis module in DeltaMaster, you can connect your business data to these visualizations in order to highlight Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 05/2011

Editing pivot tables faster – with the mouse and control keys

Greetings, fellow data analysts! It’s amazing how quickly (and frequently) young people type text messages on their mobile phones. Nowadays, you don’t even need to press any buttons. If you have a handheld, smartphone, or tablet, you simply need to wipe or touch the screen to tell the computer what you want to communicate with someone else. This works on account of the devices’ technical capabilities but also because you hold them in your hand. After all, it is not Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 04/2011

Size settings and differentiation in graphical tables

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Most hobby photographers and even amateur picture takers have realized that new cameras with more megapixels do not necessarily take better pictures. (This, of course, is just an across-the-board statement and should be judged as such.) Yet although consumers feel this way, the marketing departments of the manufacturers haven’t seemed to notice because they continue to run sensational marketing campaigns advertising more and more pixels. Some people also feel that there is a tad too much Read More …