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2017-01-21 – 12:24 PM

OK I admit it, I’m a font geek.If I visit a website with a gross font, I don’t go back. It’s true. Want me to adore you?  Send me an email in my favorite font – it will impress me. It communicates your style vibe and if we are on the same wavelength, then you must be adorable!!
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What is the difference in SAS Visual Analytics and SAS Enterprise Guide?

2015-09-20 – 12:30 PM
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Those considering moving to SAS Visual Analytics often quiz me about how it is different from SAS Enterprise Guide. While SAS Enterprise Guide can duplicate some SAS Visual Analytics functionality – it’s not the same. This post I’m going to explore the principal purpose of each tool to help explain how they are alike and different.
What is SAS Enterprise Guide?
SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) is a development …

Visual Analytics: 3 Tips for Brilliant Bubbles in Your Geospatial Data

2015-09-13 – 11:30 AM
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I like bubble charts – even though they get a lot flack for being difficult to understand. These charts can pack a lot of data into a few variables. I agree the charts can be difficult for layperson to understand but it doesn’t seem true for the geo bubble maps. Possibly it’s because the user sees the map and understands its related to location. Here’s …

Building a Dashboard in 5 Easy Steps

2015-09-07 – 11:07 AM
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Dashboards help users understand if a process or project is running smoothly. Typically, metrics are centered on some performance aspect, such as tactical objectives, time lines, or quality result. Keep in mind, the information does not present the next level of detail, which is what or why events are happening.
Dashboard Types
Dashboards be divided into two categories: Management and Operational. These categories are based on the …

SAS VA Administration: Setting up Your Security Model

2015-09-07 – 10:33 AM
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One part of the Zenguard service is helping customer setup their SAS security model, which involves determining which users need to do what in the SAS Visual Analytics system. Most customers have the same basic needs – some users to view reports and some to prepare the reports.  There can be a lot of variation after that point.  Some of the report builders also administer the system …

SAS VA: Does Your Data Visualization have a Takeaway?

2015-09-07 – 10:26 AM
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All the nice data visualizations in the world are worthless without a takeaway. The takeaway may be an insight about a process, a confirmation of what you thought, or lead the viewer to a way to improve a situation.  In our paper, Tactical Marketing with SAS® Visual Analytics, Hans Pasion, 89 Degrees, and I discuss how SAS Visual Analytics was used to provide all three about loyalty customers. In …