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! 03/2016

Using DeltaMaster App offline on an iPhone or iPad

Greetings, fellow data analysts! If you are frequently on the road, you have probably noticed that the latest smartphone or sleekest tablet is only half as fun when you have no network service – and that seems to happen more often than your provider advertises. A network by its very nature, how­ever, primarily consists of holes. That’s why the offline capabilities of mobile solutions are so important: If you want to be mobile, you need a solution with strong offline Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 02/2016

DeltaMaster 6 App for iPhone or iPad

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Mobile BI is the term for querying or displaying performance management data on the go. “On the go”, thereby, is relative as the usage of mobile devices continues to grow within companies: People take tablets along to meetings or check smartphones throughout the day to see if things are running smoothly. For these and other scenarios, there’s the DeltaMaster App, with which you use applications from DeltaMaster 6 on an iPhone or iPad. The app works Read More …

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! 10/2015

Cell comments – Writing, administering, and aggregating comments on individual values

Greetings, fellow data analysts! As you well know, you can use Business Intelligence applications to view and analyze numbers in great detail. These numbers tell you who, what, when, where, and how much – but never why. This answer requires language – spoken or written – right alongside your data. That is why DeltaMaster offers rich functionality for adding comments. Users can enter comments in each report and, in the case of pivot tables, even on individual values. The following Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 09/2015

Grouping and classifying members individually

Greetings, fellow data analysts! One major advantage of OLAP databases is that you can create a data model that closely resembles your business structures. You typically group customers, materials, teams, cost centers, etc. into hierarchies that you can use in reporting and analysis. These structures are essential so that report consumers can gain the insights they need to drive business performance. Even though the OLAP data model represents how you usually want to view your data, there are times when Read More …

DeltaMaster clicks! 08/2015

Early warnings with clever KPIs

Greetings, fellow data analysts! Entrepreneurs and managers have hoped to gain competitive advantages from sophisticated analytic technologies long before Big Data started making headlines in daily newspapers. Our experience from countless analysis projects, however, shows that all-knowing algorithms don’t necessarily reveal the best tips on what work is yet to be done. Oftentimes, the most valuable insights come from well-thought-out KPIs that are analyzed with robust methods. The secret here is asking the right questions and figuring out how to Read More …