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Can SAS Visual Analytics Replace PowerPoint for a Small Business?

2013-11-11 – 8:26 AM
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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 the customers, I realized they had some things in common …

Dashboards: Review of Information Dashboard Design Second Edition

2013-09-23 – 6:19 AM
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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 book and found a new perspective.  With a few years …

Using the INFOMAPS Procedure with Your SAS BI Dashboard

2013-09-14 – 8:55 AM
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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 building a dashboard based on RDBMS data, then you might already know …

SAS BI Dashboard: Tips for Adding Images to Your Dashboard

2013-09-09 – 7:25 AM
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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.
Ideas for SAS BI Dashboard Artwork
You might want to have your …

3 Killer Tips for Coding INFOMAPS for Your BI Dashboard

2013-09-08 – 7:47 PM
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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 with BI Dashboard
When you use an information map as the source …