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2017-06-19 – 9:50 AM

Recently I was asked to create a Web Analytics dashboard on spec. I decided to use the latest version SAS Visual Analytics 8.1 so I could review the new features. When we wrote the Introduction to SAS Visual Analytics book, we were using beta versions of the application. Here’s some of the process I used while working on creating the Web Analytics report.
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Building Business Intelligence Using SAS Book

2011-09-01 – 10:24 AM
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Building Business Intelligence Using SAS Book
SAS Business Intelligence (BI) package provides an interface for multiple audiences to dissect, discover, and decide on what the data means to their organization. This book shows you the SAS business intelligence capabilities, features, and contains the most sought after tips and tricks to bring a novice user up to speed quickly!
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Each chapter highlights a specific SAS business …

External SAS Press Review Process

2011-08-02 – 1:47 PM

We are now in the External Review Process!!
The SAS Press external review process takes 6 weeks. It includes internal SAS employees who were tasked with reviewing our first 3 chapters as well as several external reviewers. They are all tasked with reviewing the content for accuracy and relevance. In the meantime, Tricia and I are busy getting our screenshots in perfect-o order and planning our next big …

Final Workshop

2011-07-29 – 8:57 AM

Tricia and I are planning our final all-day working session, scheduled for this Sunday, to complete the final internal author review cycle. If all goes well, on Monday we will be handing the book off to the external reviewers for their 45-day review window!
Writing this book has been a great learning expeirence. Not just with how to handle writing styles, image organization, formatting, etc – but …

Book Cover Finalized

2011-07-18 – 9:02 AM
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The big news from the SAS Press front is that our book cover is now finalized!

Consolidating various resources

2011-03-08 – 8:49 PM

There are a lot of resources out there for SAS BI/EBI users and it spans a wide range of locations. The more we research the more we agree that having a single book for the BI client tools will help new users getting started with the system.
Here is a running list that we have been referring to frequently:

SAS Documentation (I use the A-Z list as a …