Fig 1 Spotfire Tips & Tricks: Interactively draw territories on a map with a TERR data function

Spotfire Tips & Tricks: Interactively draw territories on a map with a TERR data function

Defining territories on a map is a useful analysis and reporting method. Examples include visualizing customers near stores, or city residents near fire stations, schools, homeless shelters or hospitals. Once a collection of locations has been defined, drawing a bounding polygon in Spotfire is straightforward using a TERR data function described herein. In this example […]

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SAP Lumira, Server Version for the BI Platform Has Arrived!

I’m very excited to announce that now all SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform customers running BI 4.1 can fully realize and implement Trusted Data Discovery to bring their data visualization to the next level of business agility and scale. Starting today, SAP Lumira content can be viewed, edited, and refreshed directly to the BI platform. What does this mean? Plenty, and here […]

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SAP Lumira, Edge Edition for the BI Platform Has Arrived!

I’m very excited to announce that now all SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) platform customers running BI 4.1 can fully realize and implement Trusted Data Discovery to bring their data visualization to the next level of business agility and scale. Starting today, SAP Lumira content can be viewed, edited, and refreshed directly to the BI platform. What does this mean? Plenty, and here […]

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The Big Data Playlist!

  A top ten of Big Data sound tracks, old and new — enjoy! 1. The Police—Too Much Information First and foremost, what defines Big Data? Well, doh, it’s BIG (although there are are LOTS of other definitions). We have so much of it that we find it really hard to store and process it. “Too […]

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Anatomy of a Decision: Analysts and Researchers

In the last article in our Anatomy of a Decision series, we examined the benefits of collaborative analytics and how they enable companies to expand beyond individual analyses and leverage the strengths of sharing and discussing insights between colleagues to reap the benefits of collective wisdom and harness diverse perspectives for multidimensional decision-making. Still, for individual […]

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Diligence Is Key to Successful Proof of Concepts

When integrating business and technology, proof of concepts (POC) are invaluable. Whether you’re designing business intelligence (BI) solutions, mobile apps, or business processes, POCs can help to mitigate or eliminate the risks associated with new technology and business requirements. POCs (sometimes referred to as proof of principle) may have slightly varying interpretations in different areas of business and technology. […]

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GRC Tuesdays: Dead Rats and GRC

Sometimes in the GRC world we lose sight of the big picture and the real business issues and fall back on jargon and technical terms. Take this quick quiz and see what I mean. Please select the best answer: 1.  A flight attendant in a commercial airliner notices smoke coming from the stove in the […]

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Announcing: SAP BI Competency Center (BICC) E-Guide Now Available

Big Data, the Internet of Things and self-service business intelligence (BI) have increased the need for organizations to update their BI strategy and to evolve or initiate a BI/Analytics Competency Center (BICC). SAP has enhanced our BI Strategy Assessment program and added a number of best practice assets and thought leadership content on BICCs to […]

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WEBCAST: Best Practices for Deploying Pervasive, Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics gives end users the ability to analyze and visualize their own data whenever they need to. This democratization of data and decision-making can be scary to those responsible for data security and governance. But self-service analytics capability is something that data scientists have grown to expect, business analysts need, and business managers desire. […]

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eClinicalWorks Finds the Cure for Healthcare Data in Spotfire


eClinicalWorks is changing the way healthcare is delivered to patients by delivering insights at the point of care. eClinicalWorks goal was to expand their business of capturing healthcare data to using that data to deliver actionable insights. To achieve this goal, eClinicalWorks partnered with TIBCO Spotfire to provide simple answers to complex problems, deliver easy-to-read analyses that […]

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