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On this blog, John Daniel Associates, Inc., writes about Business Analytics solutions and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) technologies. We write about solutions delivered with our partners, Qlik, IBM Cognos, and Vena Solutions.  Not sure where to start? Take a look at our guide to Business Analytics for beginners!

 

Documentation Tips for Report Studio

Report Studio Documentation Have you ever opened an existing report in Report Studio and blundered through the many components of the layout and queries wondering where the best place is to start trying to understand how it all comes together to form the output? If you’re a report developer, I’ll bet that you have. Report Studio is amazing in its capabilities, but the vast functionality

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JQuery Plugin Creation – with Sample Code!

With JQuery being one of the most widely used JavaScript libraries, there are times where you have to reuse code. A function isn’t always the answer and oftentimes you need to write your own JQuery plugin or extend an already existing one. The purpose of this post is to show how to make a simple JQuery plugin. Before starting your plugin, there are a few

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How much memory is needed for a great user experience in QlikView?

This is a question I am always asked when designing and releasing QlikView applications to various user groups. As I’m sure you know, QlikView allows users to analyze data quickly due to the associative in-memory technology design. Unique entries are only stored once in-memory; other entries are pointers to the parent data. Therefore, memory and CPU sizing is very important for the end-user experience. Performance

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Whose data is it anyway?

Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses such as, “Huh? We already have that information in

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Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

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Documentation Tips for Report Studio

Report Studio Documentation Have you ever opened an existing report in Report Studio and blundered through the many components of the layout and queries wondering where the best place is to start trying to understand how it all comes together to form the output? If you’re a report developer, I’ll bet that you have. Report Studio is amazing in its capabilities, but the vast functionality

Read More »

JQuery Plugin Creation – with Sample Code!

With JQuery being one of the most widely used JavaScript libraries, there are times where you have to reuse code. A function isn’t always the answer and oftentimes you need to write your own JQuery plugin or extend an already existing one. The purpose of this post is to show how to make a simple JQuery plugin. Before starting your plugin, there are a few

Read More »

How much memory is needed for a great user experience in QlikView?

This is a question I am always asked when designing and releasing QlikView applications to various user groups. As I’m sure you know, QlikView allows users to analyze data quickly due to the associative in-memory technology design. Unique entries are only stored once in-memory; other entries are pointers to the parent data. Therefore, memory and CPU sizing is very important for the end-user experience. Performance

Read More »

Whose data is it anyway?

Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses such as, “Huh? We already have that information in

Read More »

Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

Read More »