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SAS Visual Analytics: Get Your Mobile BI Design Going

2013-07-31 – 5:55 PM
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During the middle of the year, I like to re-read the analysts predictions to figure out who know what they are talking about and who was just talking. For the Business Intelligence sector several folks [and vendors] were saying that Mobile BI was going to start driving the market this year. [Read more in my Mobile BI Is Arriving Soon… It Could Happen! post.]
What many noted …

Need “All” as a Choice for Your Dynamic Prompt?

2013-07-28 – 4:44 PM
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What I like the most about the dynamic prompts available for the stored process and SAS Enterprise Guide is that a lot of the work is done for you.  For instance, some prompts have built-in error checking and a built-in selection for selecting all values.  Without a doubt it’s one of the better product features.  
I think that’s why the SAS BI Dashboard Dynamic Prompt seemed …

SAS Visual Analytics: Maps and Data! Come on Down!

2013-07-01 – 6:40 AM
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When I was younger I would watch the Price is Right with my grandma – we loved to hear the announcer say, “Come on DOWN!”  There was so much excitement and enthusiasm as the selected contestant ran screaming down the aisle!  It’s exactly how I felt when I saw how awesome the maps were in the SAS Visual Analytics (VA) tool.  [Check this post for a basic VA …

Tips for Starting Your Dashboard Layout

2013-06-23 – 4:10 PM
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When planning a dashboard sometimes the biggest obstacle is just layout.  I might be over generalizing here but I suspect most SAS BI Developers do not have an extensive background in art design. When you are working with end users, they may have a difficult time picturing how a final dashboard will appear.  While the dashboard is about the data, it’s equally about an attractive …

SAS BI Dashboard: Putting Your Brand on It!

2012-11-05 – 6:59 AM
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After creating a dashboard, the customer typically asks to have their logo and colors added so their organization branding is available.  Using the SAS Flex Theme Designer, you can change the SAS BI Dashboard colors and logos. In this post I showed you some basics for using the SAS Flex Theme Designer but today, let’s change the logo and apply the company’s colors.
Let’s pretend that Acme …