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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 the customer in relation to the assigned sales office. I suspected that some offices had more customers, which would cause issues in customer satisfaction. Most likely there were some customers not assigned an office together.
Understanding the Network Analysis …

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 …