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Takeaways from the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference

This past month I was fortunate enough to attend the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference (HEDW) at the University of Arizona. In addition to gaining a new appreciation for one of our country’s many beautiful campuses, I was able to…

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Dashboarding Through the “Fog of DATA War”

I apologize in advance for this total ‘blog geek out’ about to happen, but bear with me – there is an analogy and purpose. If you’ve ever played any type of RTS or Strategy PC game in the past couple…

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New Features, New Product Fun with v8.5 Release

iDashboards v8.5 is about to be released! New product releases are a big deal when you work at a software development company (around here, we are now saying ‘8.5!’). Many tasks need to be managed, executed and held to a…

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Code Red

The cover of the March 10, 2014 issue of the TIME magazine was called “Code Red”. The cover story announces: “How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived President Obama’s troubled HealthCare.gov website.” As the topic, Affordable Care Act or…

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Foreclosing on Past Due Reporting

In a time of fast membership growth and even faster growing regulations, it’s more important now than ever for credit unions to get a handle on their KPIs and metrics. With dashboards, understanding KPIs and metrics is far faster and…

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“Star Database”

Last week someone asked me if I knew anything about “Star Database”. At the time, I did not. However, I did know about the Star schema/structure of that “data warehouse”. These tech jargons keep making their way into the discussions…

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Using Color Ranges for Easy Management by Exception

One question that all managers ask themselves is: “What are we doing well and what are we not doing well?” As you look at your spreadsheets and reports, it’s sometimes hard to tell at a quick glance where the problem…

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Keep Calm and Chart On

I’ll let you in on a secret. Your charts don’t have to be perfect. There, I’ve said it, so now you know. Go forth, build charts, and let me know your thoughts in the comments. Oh, you are still reading?…

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Cascading Parameters Solution

The new drilldown type “Dashboard Parameters” in v8.0 will allow a chart type to pass parameter values to every other chart on the dashboard if it is designed to do so. Subsequently, this allows use of a ViFrame chart for…

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Identity Theft

Just a few weeks ago, you may have been known as the resident “Dashboard Designer”. But with the launch of v8.0, your identity has been stolen by a feature called “Dashboard Designer”. Sorry for the late notice if you’ve already…

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