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! 06/2015

Highlighting changes automatically in updated reports

Greetings, fellow data analysts! You can often make processes much more efficient by focusing on changes. Loading a data warehouse, for example, is much faster when you concentrate on new and modified records (i.e. delta load). Video films are compressed by first saving a few reference images – instead of them all in their entirety – and then calculating the smaller difference images. To discuss legislative changes more quickly, lawyers and poli­ticians compare the old and new versions and highlight Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2013

Automatically publishing reports and database extracts with ReportServer

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Many of you already know that DeltaMaster ReportServer offers reliable, automated assistance in updating, assembling, and exporting masses of reports. But did you know that it is an expert at creating excerpts as well? You can also use ReportServer to extract smaller sections of large databases and provide them as separate cubes. This is relevant for the so-called DM2GO files, which we presented in the last edition of clicks!: They combine a DeltaMaster analysis session and Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 06/2013

Enhancing e-mail subject lines with values from reports

Greetings, fellow data analysts! How many times do you check and answer your e-mail every day? Many people respond every few minutes – always when a new message appears, usually when they have been away from their desks for a while, sometimes right after breakfast, and even at night from their smartphones. In fact, people monitor their e-mail more intensively than probably any other information channel. Subject lines in particular receive a great deal of attention. Yet some subject lines Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 11/2011

Sending personalized e-mails with the ReportServer

Greetings, fellow data analysts! With these familiar words, we welcome you to the 77th issue of DeltaMaster clicks!. A salutation for our entire readership. That is suitable and appropriate when addressing a message to a large group and not just to certain individuals personally. After all, personalizing DeltaMaster clicks! would entail a sizeable amount of technical effort. When it comes to communicating reports or analytical findings, you often address both types of audiences. Besides sending some information 1 : 1 to a Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 03/2009

Reporting by e-mail

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Even though we advocate paper reports every now and then, we understand that it is almost impossible to imagine day-to-day business without e-mail anymore. For many, e-mail has become the most important medium for asynchronous communications – and mail clients have emerged as the switchboard for current events. Electronic mail generally receives a high level of attention because it is fast, simple and direct. In addition, e-mail can easily overcome all kinds of boundaries – such Read More …