Category: Data Analytics

Never Spend a Weekend Doing Data Prep Again!

“Um, yeah. I’m also going to need you to come in on Sunday…” Remember “Office Space”? If you’re a business analyst you’ve probably been there. Someone has a meeting or presentation next week. You were asked to pull together a … Read More

Getting High Yield Results from Credit Union Data: Part One

Self-service data prep solutions are used by many credit unions throughout the United States to facilitate data-driven decisions, without the pain or cost of data warehousing initiatives. This is accomplished by offering a self-service solution for business users to access data directly from a myriad of transactional and operational reports used by credit unions. … Read More

The Need for Self-Service Data Prep Adds Up in the Financial Sector

In the eight years since the financial crisis of 2008 was felt around the world, a number of regulations have been enacted in an effort to mitigate risk. While market volatility remains, and there is still a focus on risk management, cost reduction and reporting, there’s also a growing emphasis on core investment activities. For organizations to remain competitive, they must do more with big data. The problem is, they aren’t. … Read More

Harnessing the Power of Cognitive Computing

Earlier this year, Altair announced that it would be partnering with IBM to better support the access and data prep needs of IBM Watson Analytics and Cognos Analytics users. Now with the ability to resell the Altair Monarch solution, IBM is further enabling business analysts to harness the power of cognitive computing across the widest variety of data sources to drive more informed, strategic business decisions. … Read More

Six Signs You Need Self-service Data Prep

Do your month-end closing activities feel like they take a year to complete? Do you wish your annual reports were like the Olympics and only came around every four years? Do you find yourself suddenly in need of a “sick day” when forecasting time rolls around? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in the ranks of individuals who could use a self-service data prep solution. … Read More

Auditing the Audit Process

Auditors – internal or external – are not only challenged by overwhelming amounts of data, they also have difficulty making better, faster decisions because they are unable to get at the most important data. … Read More