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Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

Can SAS Visual Analytics Replace PowerPoint for a Small Business?

When I first heard a customer say their main reason for purchasing SAS Visual Analytics was to replace PowerPoint, it raised my eyebrows because it seems like an expensive replacement. By the time I heard a third customer say it, I realized it was more than someone having too much money. As I was thinking about […]

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Dashboards
Data Visualization
Visual Analytics

Dashboards: Review of Information Dashboard Design Second Edition

When I started working with data visualization, I read Information Dashboard Design;  I did not get that much out of it.  Some of the display methods Stephen Few was advocating were not easily supported by my tools. His theories were sound, but I never finished the book. When the second edition was released, I reread the […]

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Coding & Data
Dashboards
Information Maps

Using the INFOMAPS Procedure with Your SAS BI Dashboard

Many BI developers don’t realize they can code information maps without ever touching Information Map Studio. Using the INFOMAPS procedure you can do everything from creating an information map to updating an existing one. This post explains the basics of creating and updating an information map. Using Information Maps with a Dashboard If you are […]

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Dashboards

SAS BI Dashboard: Tips for Adding Images to Your Dashboard

When creating a dashboard using SAS BI dashboard tool, you may need to have some images directly on the dashboard.  It could be a logo that links to the company website or an icon that links to another dashboard or report. When used properly the artwork can add a new dimension to your dashboard design. […]

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Coding & Data
Dashboards
Information Maps

3 Killer Tips for Coding INFOMAPS for Your BI Dashboard

In  Using the INFOMAPS Procedure Part 1 post, I showed you how to code a simple SAS information map with a filter for use with BI Dashboard. In this post, I’ll show you some additional tricks for using PROC INFOMAPS that are intended to work with a dashboards.  Tip #1: Careful when Using An Information Map […]

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