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Healthier, Happier Reporting: Part Two

Last week I offered the first in a series of easy-to-adopt resolutions for improved data prep and analytics in the new year. Below are a few more that will hopefully get you motivated and on the road to happier, healthier reporting. Get organized. Isn’t the New Year a good time to get out from under your data pile? We think so too. A self-service data prep solution allows you to provide…

Practical, Self-service Marketing Analytics, Part 3: Top Five Transformation Tips

Over the last few months we, the Altair marketing team, have been eating our own dog food and using Monarch to develop our marketing KPIs and dashboard. As we’ve been transforming our marketing reporting processes, we’ve been documenting our tremendous progress in Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series. We’re more confident than ever in the data quality of our marketing metrics, and the…

Healthier, Happier Reporting: Part One

2017 is fast approaching, and with it comes the hope and promise that only a new year can bring. If you’re at all like me, you’ve already started making a mental list of things you’d like to improve in your life. I mean, let’s face it, there’s always room to better your health, your career or just your overall happiness, right? (Unless you’re Tom Brady of course, and I can say that because…

Love Monarch? Earn Rewards When You Refer a Friend

Do you have a friend, family member, or colleague who would love the benefits of data prep with Monarch? Refer them and get up to $150 in rewards for yourself! Chances are if you have benefitted from data prep, report building or analytics with Monarch, you probably know someone else who would, too. There’s never been a better time to spread the word and help someone you know connect with the solution that is proven…

A Look Ahead – Data Prep Predictions for 2017

As if big data wasn’t big enough, it’s about to get bigger. Companies large and small – particularly in healthcare and finance – continue to hop on the data train and realize just how valuable their data is in making informed business decisions, driving company processes and improving the customer experience. But what’s in store particularly when it comes to data preparation for analytics? As we begin to close the door on 2016, a look…

Practical, Self-service Marketing Analytics, Part 2: The Transformation in Action

We did it! We ate our own dogfood. We moved from multiple marketing dashboards with disparate data sources to a single consolidated, visual dashboard that the whole team can utilize. From website sessions to social media, demand generation emails, and Google ad campaigns – we’ve accessed, filtered, formatted, and presented our data. This transformation to self-service marketing analytics has allowed our marketing team to confirm our intuition-based assumptions, discover new insights, and effectively…

Attitude of Gratitude, Thanks to Self-service Data Prep

Tis the season for giving thanks and counting blessings. At Datawatch, we’re grateful for so many things, not the least of which our customers and the stories they share about how Monarch has helped them save time, money and – maybe most importantly – their sanity! Below are just a few of our favorites. What’s yours? Share your story @Altair #SelfServiceDataPrep.   Each month Whitnell has to generate…

Information: The Fuel for Cognitive Computing

New innovations in self-service data preparation technology are having a significant impact on a business user’s ability to unlock and use all data, including dark data. Earlier this year the Gartner Group called this “the next big disruption in business intelligence.” And with this newfound data comes the need to intelligently visualize and analyze it. This is where cognitive computing becomes the perfect complement. The theme at the recent IBM World of Watson conference in…

Welcome to the party, Tableau

Tableau today shared its roadmap to enter the data preparation market with a future product offering that is separate and distinct from Tableau Desktop. As a vendor that has been doing data prep longer than any other vendor and sells to over 40,000 organizations globally, we’re uniquely positioned to offer some advice to Tableau. First, understand that data preparation is essential for both analytic and operational use cases. It’s not just about delivering data to Tableau…

How Donald J. Trump Can Win the Popular Vote

In less than a week, Americans will choose the 45th President of the United States. The latest electoral map still favors Clinton, however Trump could still win the popular vote. Recently, a winning team of college students combined numerous, disparate data sources and performed automated, predictive analysis to make a compelling case detailing how he could do it. This analysis took place at the Altair and IBM Watson Analytics Hackathon, at the University…