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Use Network Analysis to Understand Your Customers with SAS Visual Analytics 8.2

2018-01-21 – 7:10 PM
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You can use the SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 Network Analysis object to visualize relationships. For some recent data analysis, I was trying to understand the location of customer in relation to the assigned sales office. My suspicion was that it wasn’t evenly distributed. Most likely there were some customers not assigned an office together.
Understanding the Network Analysis Object
The network analysis object shows the relationship between …

My 7 Favorite Features in SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 on Viya

2018-01-14 – 12:06 PM
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In December 2017, SAS Visual Analytics 8.2 was recently released along with some fantastic functionality. Here’s the seven features that I find useful.
1 – Autosave and Auto Recovery
I’ve made the mistake of walking away from a browser session with a report I was building. True I didn’t save it but to my defense I didn’t think I’d be gone so long. Inevitably the report would …

Creating a Web Analytics Report in SAS Visual Analytics 8.1

2017-06-19 – 9:50 AM
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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.
Getting the Right …

Designing Dashboards: Sending Your Style Vibe

2017-01-21 – 12:24 PM
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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!!
Style is what makes users want to look …

SAS Visual Analytics: Design Versus Reality

2016-10-05 – 7:12 AM
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Recently, Alan Hjemsted Muller from Denmark contacted me with some additional ideas about he had with solving dashboard issues. He provided a gorgeous dashboard that is used in the Elsinore Municipality.

This dashboard (in Danish) – it is about a kindergarten.  He offered to send it in English but I like it in Danish. It allows you to focus more on the design because your eyes are …