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April 18, 2017 | David Taylor

The Sankey Diagram Applied to Educational Retention Data

In this video, David Taylor gives a brief overview of the Sankey diagram in the context of educational longitudinal analysis of retention data. Read on »

March 31, 2017 | Jilson Schlachter

Upgrading to Cognos 11? Here are 8 Things to Consider

In fall 2016, IBM announced Cognos Analytics v.11.0.5. EKS&H Staff Consultant Jilson Schlachter reviews her top eight items to consider before upgrading. Read on »

March 28, 2017 | Todd Moody

IBM Cognos Report Studio Row-level Security: Using Session Parameters

Have you ever needed to set up row or data-level security in IBM Cognos? EKS&H Staff Consultant Todd Moody explains how to set up row/data level security in IBM Cognos Report Studio. Read on »

March 28, 2017 | David Taylor

Benford's Law Meets Tableau Desktop Software!

In this software demonstration, EKS&H Consulting Senior Manager David Taylor presents an overview of a phenomenological law called Benford's Law and then studies it with Tableau Desktop Software (ver. 10.2).   Read on »

March 7, 2017 | David Taylor

Converting an Esri Shapefile (.SHP) to a Cognos Map File (.CMF)

Even though Cognos Analytics 11 is available, many organizations continue to use Cognos 10 because of its familiarity. This exercise guides you through the process of converting an Esri Shapefile (.SHP) to a Cognos-recognized .CMF file for mapping functionality.​ Read on »

February 28, 2017 | Justin Lowe

Alteryx Integrations: Connecting to Your Personal Fitbit Data with Tableau

Using an API integration can be a frustrating experience due to complex or non-existent documentation. In this exercise, we go through the ETL process of extracting data from a Fitbit API, transforming it, and loading it into Tableau to create a visualization. Read on »

February 13, 2017 | Shannon Brancard

Successful Software Implementation Training

Implementing new software in a business or organization often carries a high risk of failure. The reasons vary but include lack of executive and team member commitment, improper software solution selection, and poor communication and learning experience. Read on »

February 13, 2017 | Mary Crist

Maintaining Your TM1 Server: Clear Out Your Old Log Files

One area of IBM Cognos TM1 Server maintenance that is frequently overlooked is the clearing of old log files that, if left unchecked, will ultimately eat up server disc space.  Read on »

February 9, 2017 | Rebecca Kelley

Security and Control Features in QuickBooks

In this video, EKS&H consulting partner Rebecca Kelley walks through some security and control features in QuickBooks. Read on »

February 7, 2017 | Dave Taylor

How to Create a Cognos CMF File from a SHP File

Cognos Analytics 11 has introduced some wonderful new map technology to the Cognos suite. However, many customers will be on Cognos 10 for the foreseeable future, and even in Cognos Analytics 11, there are still many reasons to use the traditional CMF Cognos mapping functionality.  Read on »

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