Comparing Scenarios in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating multiple scenarios to understand the financial and operational impact of changes to internal and external factors is critical to effective decision-making. IBM Planning Analytics makes it easy for users to create as many of their own scenarios as they like and then compare those scenarios side-by-side. In the example below, we…

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Oracle Data Visualizer – Trend Lines and Forecasting

I was playing around in with Oracle’s Data Visualizer desktop tool recently and realized how simple it was to add trend lines and even a forecast onto a visualization. One of the questions I often get is , can reports add a trend line or a reference line. Depending on the tools that are being…

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Microstrategy: What’s New In 10.8

The newest feature release of Microstrategy, Microstrategy 10.8 delivers critical capabilities across enterprise analytics, enterprise mobility, embedded analytics and new features for MicroStrategy Desktop, MicroStrategy Web, MicroStrategy Mobile.   With this new release, R and the R Integration Pack are bundled and installed with MicroStrategy Server making it easier to leverage machine learning capabilities, AI…

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Self-Service Dashboards in IBM Planning Analytics

By John Leahy Creating a dashboard in IBM Planning Analytics is designed to be easy enough for casual users to build their own dashboards and share them with other users. Dashboards can be created by clicking on the “New” button in the center of the workspace. Then the user can create a new book from…

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Automating Application LCM backups in 11.1.2.4

As someone well versed in scripting languages, I am usually assigned to task of setting up the automated  disaster recovery backups of planning applications at clients. Over the last few years I had been primarily working on 11.1.2.3 systems.  I recently performed my first automated LCM backup on an 11.1.2.4 system and there was a small,…

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