You’ve finally gotten your analytic looking great (lights), you have it on a dashboard in front your target user (camera), and… then what? An analytic has a certain amount of value if it provides your manager with some new information, but “Hm, that’s interesting” only gets you so far. What really gets your analytic in…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Lights, Camera, Action!
As with any system, analytics must perform their function(s) properly. Without good form (aesthetics), they won’t perform as well as they should, and users will be less than satisfied with them. Vista Analytics, in particular, have a number of features that you can take advantage of to improve their aesthetics and hence overall functionality. Here…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Pay Attention to Aesthetics
When you create Vista Analytics, you decide what data is returned to the person using it. If you are designing analytics for others, make sure that you’ve secured them so they’re only available to the people who should see them. Furthermore, make sure those people can only see the data they should be seeing. Your…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Don’t Forget Security
Data is the heart of analytics. In Vista, that means data from your Vista SQL database. PDS provides predefined views, functions, and procedures, making much of that data easy to access. However, there are times when your data needs (what you need and the way you need it) are more involved. If you’re database-savvy, there’s…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Simplify Your Data Access
The ability to identify and analyze critical trends with workforce analytics enables HR departments to transform their strategies. Workforce analytics allow you to collect and analyze the data surrounding your workforce so you can unlock the hidden potential of your employees and move your organization forward. Download our latest whitepaper, The Need for Workforce Analytics,…Read More Free Whitepaper: The Need for Workforce Analytics
Vista Analytics allows you to feed different variations of the same data into its grid and graph display formats. You can even specify an additional configuration for its Excel output. Why not take the extra time to consider how each output type can best express your data, making it most impactful? As an example, let’s…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Match Your Data with Your Analytic Output Type
In the last article, we reviewed how graphs are an ideal format to convey information at a glance. But if you’re going to render your analytics in graphical form, which graph type should you use? Does it matter? Are they interchangeable? Well, yes and no. They are interchangeable to a degree, but even so it…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Match Your Graph Type with Your Intended Story
Each Vista Analytic can be designed to render as a graph and/or a grid, along with an optional export to Excel. So, with three different output types, which should you use and how should you use them? There are some situations where one output type clearly is needed—usually a grid over a graph (e.g., when…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Use All Output Types
As with most things today, if you have a question or need, somebody somewhere has probably already addressed it. More specifically, when it comes to your organization’s analytics needs, someone has probably already answered whatever questions you have about which analytics to use or how to create them. So why start from scratch, reinventing the…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Plagiarize! Plagiarize! Plagiarize!
This tip really applies to everything you do, but it often seems to be skipped when it comes to analytics. Because Vista Analytics are multi-functional, it is especially important that you understand and clearly define your purpose. This way, you can ensure that the critical elements of the Vista Analytics toolkit actually achieve that purpose.…Read More Vista Analytics Best Practices: Know the Real Purpose of Your Analytic