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The Art of Business Intelligence

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist, Project Management, Reporting John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”   

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How Cognos 10 tasks are performed in Cognos Analytics

Erin Dunmire Practice Director, Business Intelligence John Daniel Associates, Inc. Erin’s Profile This blog post covers some common tasks in Cognos 10 and details how they can be performed in Cognos Analytics. Access content Cognos 10 – The Public Folders tab provides access to shared content. The My Folders tab provides access to personal content. Cognos Analytics – The Team content button on the left-hand

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Comparing SQL Server Tables – Columns & DataTypes

Ben Daland Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Ben’s Profile Recently I was working on a project that had many different input tables that needed to be filtered into one. I’ve worked on similar projects before and it’s usually not too bad to compare a few tables. But this time, with so many different tables, using my normal approach would have been too time-consuming.

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IBM Cognos Analytics – the Inside Scoop on the R5 Release!

Susie Bann Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Susie’s Profile After attending the World of Watson in Las Vegas at the end of October, here are a few of the highlights that can be anticipated in the IBM Cognos Analytics R5 release at the beginning of December. As you may or may not know, the upgrade from IBM Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics will

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Creating and Using Variables in QlikView Set Analysis

Mark Viecelli Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Mark’s Profile The majority of QlikView application developers will tell you that a large portion of their time is spent doing rework for customers who seem to consistently bounce back and forth about how and what data should be displayed. This can be very frustrating, especially after hours of work have been spent creating numerous complex

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Make Report Maintenance Easier by Implementing these BI Development Strategies

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile To “Get it done” and to “Get it done well” are two entirely different things.  Both have merit and are appropriate under specific conditions.  A mission critical output under a strict deadline must be prioritized to “get it done” to meet the objective.  Often this approach has delayed consequences that the urgency of the

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The Art of Business Intelligence

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist, Project Management, Reporting John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”   

Read More »

How Cognos 10 tasks are performed in Cognos Analytics

Erin Dunmire Practice Director, Business Intelligence John Daniel Associates, Inc. Erin’s Profile This blog post covers some common tasks in Cognos 10 and details how they can be performed in Cognos Analytics. Access content Cognos 10 – The Public Folders tab provides access to shared content. The My Folders tab provides access to personal content. Cognos Analytics – The Team content button on the left-hand

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Comparing SQL Server Tables – Columns & DataTypes

Ben Daland Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Ben’s Profile Recently I was working on a project that had many different input tables that needed to be filtered into one. I’ve worked on similar projects before and it’s usually not too bad to compare a few tables. But this time, with so many different tables, using my normal approach would have been too time-consuming.

Read More »

IBM Cognos Analytics – the Inside Scoop on the R5 Release!

Susie Bann Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Susie’s Profile After attending the World of Watson in Las Vegas at the end of October, here are a few of the highlights that can be anticipated in the IBM Cognos Analytics R5 release at the beginning of December. As you may or may not know, the upgrade from IBM Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics will

Read More »

Creating and Using Variables in QlikView Set Analysis

Mark Viecelli Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Mark’s Profile The majority of QlikView application developers will tell you that a large portion of their time is spent doing rework for customers who seem to consistently bounce back and forth about how and what data should be displayed. This can be very frustrating, especially after hours of work have been spent creating numerous complex

Read More »

Make Report Maintenance Easier by Implementing these BI Development Strategies

Bryan Scheck Business Analytics Specialist John Daniel Associates, Inc. Bryan’s Profile To “Get it done” and to “Get it done well” are two entirely different things.  Both have merit and are appropriate under specific conditions.  A mission critical output under a strict deadline must be prioritized to “get it done” to meet the objective.  Often this approach has delayed consequences that the urgency of the

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