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 …

DeltaMaster clicks! 11/2015

Providing information through member properties

Greetings, fellow data analysts! A member property is a typical example of an abstract database term that has a very practical use in applications. In DeltaMaster, member properties come to life as images in reports, weight or size informa­tion for products, population numbers of regions, cost center names (in place of numbers), the way you address report recipients, and in many other situations in which you describe report objects (members) in more detail. DeltaMaster offers vast support for member properties Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2014

Concise labels – Making long names short and sweet

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When you are striving to standardize reporting, you will have to address the topic of terminology sooner or later. In other words, things with the same meaning should have the same name. Tech­nical requirements also play a role. Very long labels and terms, for example, consume unnecessary space in reports. In this case, it sometimes helps to use alternative short forms. The sports sections of German newspapers do this regularly. When the day’s soccer matches are Read More …