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BI & Analytics: Classify before you analyze

According to Wikipedia, classification is the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood. In business intelligence, when performing reporting and analytics, companies need to go through the classification exercise before they start analyzing numbers–or, they must build hierarchies. 

But what are hierarchies? 

Hierarchies are often described as a system or organization in which elements are ranked, one above the other, according to status or...

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MDM & Analytics at the 4th Sabre Data and Analytics Day

Today Orchestra Networks had the unique opportunity to present at Sabre’s fourth Data and Analytics Day in Southlake, TX and Bangalore, India.  This event is for Sabre employees to learn about emerging data trends.

Scott Duda, Director of Presales, Solutions Architect at Orchestra Networks gave a presentation on the importance of master data management in business intelligence and analytics. In this presentation Scott described the key enterprise requirements for analytical MDM, which...

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Does self-service BI need self-service hierarchy management?

The business intelligence market has moved towards a self-service approach where the business users have control over their reports and dashboards. Vendors such as Tableau, Qlik, etc have shaken up the BI market and gained share by putting the business user at the center of business analytics activity.

Many voices are raising concern about this self-service approach. Is it sufficient to have access to an easy-to-use tool for producing meaningful, accurate reports and analytics?

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