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! 10/2016

Prepare graphical tables for custom navigation

Greetings, fellow data analysts! In the last issue of DeltaMaster clicks!, we showed how to use the Navigation to start an individual analysis from an existing report. This enables report recipients to work with the data on their own and transition very smoothly from an overview to the details – wherever this option is necessary or seems gainful. In Delta­Master 6, users can navigate in every Graphical Table and also in the Presentation Mode. The Navigation becomes especially easy and efficient Read More …

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! 05/2015

Pivot Navigation with a double click – predefining analysis paths

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Many regular sources of information follow specific conventions or guidelines regarding the content and order for reporting things. Standards for form and content make it easier to create and use reports as well. With DeltaMaster, you can even standardize things that are not part of the initial report – namely, the interactive steps to trace values and variances back to their origins. Using the Pivot Navigation, you can define and save analysis paths directly in a Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2015

Linking reports – From a pivot table to detailed analyses

Greetings, fellow data analysts! The Brockhaus encyclopedia, once known throughout Germany as the epitome of a reliable information source, is now a thing of the past: The printed version was discontinued in 2014. New media and Internet portals such as Wikipedia sealed its fate. If you browse through their articles, however, you will sometimes miss the professional expertise that made the printed works so renowned. On the other hand, you probably do not want to miss the flexibility to jump Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2015

Comparing positive and negative variances in the same report

Greetings, fellow data analysts! A general rule of writing says that the most important message belongs at the top, for example, in the heading or at the beginning of an explana­tion. That’s how we learned it, and that’s how we do it – in writing as well as reporting. When you analyze customers, products, materials, etc., you probably also sort them by a measure so that the most relevant objects appear at the top of the table. Yet in the Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 04/2014

Browsing, zooming, and navigating data ­– the Navigation Option

Greetings, fellow data analysts! When you think about sophisticated analysis in DeltaMaster, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Miner mode with its complete analytic library and elegant, interactive visualizations such as the Hyper Browser. You can, of course, save these advanced methods to reports for all users to access. With the new Navigation Option, you can now even activate Hyper Browser, Semantic Zoom, and Pivot Navigation in Viewer, Pivotizer, and Analyzer levels so these users can flexibly Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 10/2007

Drilling Down Into Pivot Tables Using the Pivot Navigation

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), the largest organization for computer science professionals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, honors pioneers in this field with its annual Innovation Prize. And the winner for 2007 is … DeltaMaster from Bissantz & Company! “The patent-pending innovations developed by Dr. Nicolas Bissantz offer a whole new way to analyze and visualize information,” emphasized Professor Matthias Jarke, President of GI, in his appraisal of the award-winning entry. “Many users have already taken the leap Read More …