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! 07/2014

Planning with DeltaMaster – Forwarding input values

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Plans are an expression of a company’s intentions. How did we get where we are today, and where are we headed from here? You can’t shape the future any way you wish. But if you don’t have a plan, you are leaving it to chance – and to your competitors. Plans provide orientation for actions, set benchmarks for comparisons, and are often necessary to win an internal budget or external investors. In DeltaMaster, planning is closely Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2006

DeltaMaster for Budgeting

Dear data analysts, many an author seems to have great trouble with plans. “The more planful humans act”, Friedrich Dürrenmatt writes in the interpretation of his “Physicians”, “the more drastically chance may hit them”. Or Erich Kästner, who warns grown-ups: “The more voluptuous the plans may blossom, the more complicated the deeds will turn out.” Does their scepticism result from the fact that they had no suitable tool to forge their plans? You, dear data analysts, have at least the Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 01/2006

Data Entry for Budgeting and Simulation

Dear data analysts, the petition committee of the German parliament had to deal with exactly  17.999 submissions in 2004. For their processing, the responsible administration employs a staff of roughly 70 people. Luckily, input in information processing causes a lot less effort, and we do not have to enforce attention with appeals and complaints but rather can set to work on our own. The ability to enter data, an important prerequisite for budgeting, prognosis or forecasting applications for instance, is Read More …