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SAS VA Data Builder: Add a New Data Item

2016-02-05 – 9:25 AM

The SAS Visual Analytics Data Builder allows you to prepare and load data to the SAS LASR Server so you can complete analysis or build reports and dashboards. It’s a little more tricky to use than some of the other parts of SAS Visual Analytics but can usually be mastered within a day. If you need to add a data item to your data table, …

Building a Dashboard in 5 Easy Steps

2015-09-07 – 11:07 AM

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

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 …

Creating Better Data for Visual Analytics Users

2014-05-27 – 9:26 AM
sas va labels on map

One factor for self-service BI is ensuring that the data is easily understood by the end user. The idea of self service BI is that users with less training can build charts and reports to help them answer their questions. This does put some onus on the data creator to make sure that the data is easy to consume. In SAS Visual Analytics users are …

Data Visualization: How to Avoid an Epic Fail

2013-10-10 – 10:47 AM
ineffective data visualization

As I prepare for my upcoming A2 Academy Visualizing Your Big-Data: What to Use, When & Why lecture, I was looking for some examples of effective and ineffective data visualizations. The lecture is part of the All Analytics Big Data series, which is online and has no registration fee.
A few posts ago I shared an example from a humble marketing dashboard and today I’m sharing a graph …