Archive for the ‘Business Intelligence’ Category

Jun
25

Learn ‘Big Data Visualization Storyboarding and Wireframing Techniques’ like never before!

As you all know, we live in an era where ‘Big Data’ has indeed become an important core component in every industry. When data is used to its full potential, companies can maximize their marketability, generate more revenue, and even create disruptive innovation. However, to be effective, it is critical that the data be presented in a manner that users can easily analyze and interpret. Data visualization storyboarding and wireframing techniques are just some of the key strategies needed to start building effective visuals for your organization.

Join me this Thursday, June 26th at 12 pm EST, for BI Dashboard Mastery 2.0 and learn how to jumpstart that process, as I will teach the following key techniques:

  • The 2 most important steps you need to take to start your visual storytelling journey today. I’ll share two things that you can start doing immediately to jumpstart your data viz journey! It’s easier than you think :-)
  • The 4 most critical sections that all successful BI Storyboards must have, but 80% of users don’t even know exist! Yes that is correct! You will learn about the 4 key areas that we include on all 400+ dashboards that we have built, and how to start using them!
  • Which free tool you should be using to build your dashboard wireframe to make the process painless! There are over 40 in the market… we will show you our top 3. Remove the guesswork!
  • How to easily create dashboard wireframes that will WOW your users and gain sign off 80% faster. No more struggling through design discussions. No need for a designer. This one tip alone we’re told is worth the entire course!

PLUS!

You get the chance to instantly download some BIDF wireframe templates to use immediately!

Webinar information:

  • When: Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Time: 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm CET
  • Register now: http://bit.ly/QbQh3R

Our last two BI Dashboard Mastery workshops had well over 1200 registrants, so don’t wait last minute to claim your spot!

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Mico Yuk, Founder, BIDashboardFormula.com | Author, Data Visualization for Dummies (Wiley, 2013) | BI Coach | Global Keynote Speaker| Top Analytics Blogger (2012) | Co-Founder, ‘Xcelsius Gurus’ Network & EverythingXcelsius.com. To find out more about Mico, visit http://micoyuk.com

Apr
16

[Free Workshop] How many of these 5 common mistakes are you making with your Dashboards?

Here’s the reality guys, 8 years, 500+ dashboards and 5K+ students later, I’ve finally been able to put my fingers on which mistakes 98% of people make when working with users to create their dashboards. About 3 weeks ago, I taught my highly rated session: Mastering the Art of Dashboard Requirements Gathering and Prototyping, at BI2014. As usual, the time allotted for the session wasn’t enough and I had to skip revealing these 5 common mistakes. However, on April 30th, during a Free 2-hour live online event: BI Dashboard Mastery 1.0 I will complete my BI2014 session by revealing this 5 common mistakes.

 

BI Dashboard Mastery Webinar

 

What will be covered during the workshop:

1) The 3 most important tweaks you should be making to your BI Dashboards in 2014.
2) Why focusing only on these four key aspects of your KPI’s will determine whether or not your project is successful.
3) The 7 most important questions to ask your users to derive ‘intelligent’ Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
4) Why gathering these three types of requirements in the order we teach how you can reduce your scope by over 50% while still increasing our user adoption rates
5) How to easily create a dashboard wireframe that will WOW your users and gain sign off 80% faster. We’ll show you the free tools to use to make this process painless.

Reserve your spot here: http://bit.ly/QbQh3R. (Recording available for those who register)

I will also be demoing one of my ‘Cheat Sheets’ and making a long awaited announcement! See you there!

Mico Yuk, Founder, BIDashboardFormula.com | Author, Data Visualization for Dummies (Wiley, 2013) | BI Coach | Global Keynote Speaker| Top Analytics Blogger (2012) | Co-Founder, ‘Xcelsius Gurus’ Network & EverythingXcelsius.com. To find out more about Mico, visit http://micoyuk.com.

Oct
15

Webinar Recording: Collaborative design is the key to great interactive end-user BI

Thanks to everyone that registered for the webinar, “Collaborative Design is the Key to Great Interactive End-User BI” with Donald MacCormick and Mico Yuk. As promised the recording is available for those who could not attend.

If you are having trouble viewing the video, please click here: http://bit.ly/1eok4m1

Some key points discussed during the webinar include:

  • User Engagement 101 (BIDF Style)
  • Why are Collaboration and Iterations so Important?
  • Next generation Business Intelligence

Enjoy the webinar and please feel free to leave any comments or questions for the speakers below.

Other Announcements:

Don’t miss out on the last chance to join Mico on the BI Dashboard Formula tour this year! Final stop -Montreal, Canada on November 11th.

Mico will be teaching the following 2 modules from the BI Dashboard Formula:

  • Module 1- PlanningLearn how to identify gaps in project resource, the business goals and alignment up front, to avoid any pitfalls later on in the process
  • Module 2- Dashboard ScopingStrop struggling with the business users to generate KPIs. Learn how to use our #1 rated BIDF Blueprint to work with your users, and let it do the work for you

For more information, please visit: BI Dashboard Formula tour page.

This is your final opportunity to learn from one of the best BI Dashboarding Gurus in the world!

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.

Sep
23

Webinar Alert: Collaborative design is the key to great interactive end-user BI

Webinar- Collaborative Design

Interactive Business Intelligence is all about delivering information in a way that end-users can actually use. This means getting BI to speak the users’ language rather than following the failed ad-hoc BI mantra of trying to get end-users to adapt to generic BI tools.

The old phrase “users don’t know what they want until they see it” all too often becomes “users don’t know what they want until they use it”.

This is why involving end-users in the design process for interactive BI is essential. This is a key learning point from Mico Yuk’s BI Dashboard Formula (BIDF) and has been baked into Antivia’s new, next-generation BI design tool – XWIS DecisionPoint.

Mico and Donald

Join us on October 3rd to hear from Mico and Antivia’s Chief Product Officer, Donald MacCormick, two of the BI industries leading thinkers on how to make your BI projects more successful through collaborative design.

Webinar Information:

  • When: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
  • Time: 11am EDT / 8am PDT / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST
  • Registration: http://bit.ly/185n9aC

Don’t miss out! This fun ‘eye opening’ webinar is guaranteed to give you a different perspective on how to make your BI projects more successful.

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.

Aug
26

Join Mico Yuk at the #MasteringSAP Business Analytics conference in Johannesburg, ZA

 

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Join Mico Yuk at the MasteringSAP Reporting & Analytics conference, September 9-11th, in Johannesburg, South Africa. This unique conference is aimed at business leaders who drive the need for reporting, along with IT executives and their BI teams.

The agenda is perfectly balanced to speak to business users as well as BI teams and is made up of local & international case studies – customers and users sharing stories that will help their peers to fast track initiatives and improve business processes. These are real business examples of people using their data assets to drive good analytics!

Mico MasteringSAP Johannesburg

Mico will share her incredible knowledge through keynote presentations and full-day deep-dive workshops, rated #1 and #2 by attendees:

  • Monday (9th) – Conference Day One
    • (09:00am) Opening Keynote: Top 5 BI Guerrilla Tactics to Overcome User Resistance!
    • (14:15pm) Learn Three Keys to Unlock Your Executive BI Chequebook
  • Wednesday (11th) – Workshops
    • (08:30am) BI Dashboard Formula
  • Registration:MagsteringSAP.co.za/bi

There is only 13 days left to register and places are limited so register online ASAP to reserve your seat, or contact The Eventful Group at +27 21 460 0434 to get registered!

If you can’t attend, Mico will also be tweeting & taking many pics, on twitter and instagram using #MasteringSAP hashtag!

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her about me page.

Aug
9

Update: Recording now available for #AllAccessAnalytics the ‘most important’ SAP Analytics Webinar of 2013

Update: Recording now available: allaccessanalytics.com

To Our Loyal Community:

It’s been a looong time coming folks, but myself and Ryan Goodman are hosting the 1st ever #AllAccessAnalytics webinar of 2013 with Steve Lucas, President of SAP Platforms. Join us as Steve introduces his ‘BOLD’ new SAP Analytics roadmap for the first time this year and provides insight into plans for the agile/visualization category, the upcoming BI4.1 migration website, and much more!

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As an added treat, Steve will also introduce the new faces of the SAP Analytics world! Special guests include:

  • 1. New Global VP of SAP Analytics
  • 2. New Global VP of SAP Big Data
  • 3. New Chief Customer Officer! Yes you read correctly

Webinar Information:

  • Registration Link: http://bit.ly/AAAShows
  • When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013
  • Time: 12pm EST to 1:30pm EST (Can’t attend? No worries, register to receive recording)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Though the name of this series has changed, the format has NOT! This is the only webcast for the community where you are 100% in control! Usual rules apply. SAP is not allowed to market, all questions are in scope = you get pure NO BS content!

Our record attendance numbers allow us to do these webinars for FREE, so please help us by spreading the word using the #AllAccessAnalytics hashtag on twitter, sharing via email, Facebook, LinkedIn or word of mouth!!

Be sure to enter your comments or questions during registration (those will be sent anonymously to SAP) and also be sure to show up early as we have 500 slots and average of 1,200+ registrants. Register here: http://bit.ly/AAAShows.

Mico Yuk is a SAP Mentor Alumni and SAP Analytics Influencer, founder of the Xcelsius Gurus Network, the Everything Xcelsius blog and BI Dashboard Formula. To and also  learn more about her, please visit her about page.

Jul
10

Join Mico Yuk for live Dashboard Training on the BIDF Tour – Europe

Join Mico Yuk as she takes the BI Dashboard Formula Tour to Europe in Zurich, Switzerland, September 19-20th during the BOAK 2013 conference.

This intensive, 100% brains-on workshop is intended to equip BI report and dashboard developers, business analysts and anyone else involved in the planning, scoping and prototyping of BI Dashboards, for the ‘Next Wave’ of BI!

BIDF BOAK 2013

Mico will be teaching the following 3 modules from the BI Dashboard Formula:

  • Module 1- Planning: Learn how to identify gaps in project resource, the business goals and alignment up front, to avoid any pitfalls later on in the process
  • Module 2- Dashboard Scoping: Strop struggling with the business users to generate KPIs. Learn how to use our #1 rated BIDF Blueprint to work with your users, and let it do the work for you!
  • Module 3- Dashboard Storyboarding/Prototyping: Learn how to use our unique BIDF storyboarding method with your business users to create state of the art ‘high end’ analytics for your users. Create the WOW factor every time!

On day 2, get 100% hands-on BI4.0 SAP Dashboards Technical Training by IT Logix BI Guru, Raphael Branger.

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Early Bird registration is ending soon! So don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from one of the Top BI Dashboarding Gurus in the world!

Registration includes exclusive bonuses ($975 value) such as:

  • Hotel Stay + Lunch
  • Exclusive BIDF 3.0 USB with all class materials, templates, exercises + goodies
  • 30-day access to our BIDF 2.0 online Members Portal

 

 Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her about me page.

Feb
13

Webinar Recording: Learn One Shocking New Way to Increase BI User Adoption

Big thanks to Everyone that registered for the webinar last week, ‘Learn One Shocking New Way to Increase BI User Adoption’.

During the webinar, Mico revealed for the first time, one of her secret weapons to increase BI User Adoption. After the webinar, the attendees were raving about it, see some of their comments below:

  • “My only comment is that is ridiculously simple, but effective.”
  • “Can’t wait to try this, sending out invite right now to power users!”

To find out what these attendees were raving about, just sign up for Free access to our BIDF Members Portal (no cc requ), or if you already have access to the portal, just signin with your username and password, then click on “2013 Free Webinars” on the main Dashboard.

  BIDF Free Trial Access Signup Form

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Based on the attendees’ reaction, I promise, this is a webinar you don’t want to miss!

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.

Jan
31

[FREE Webinar]: Learn One Shocking New Way to Increase BI User Adoption

Join Mico Yuk (@micoyuk) again for another ‘eye opening’ webinar, guaranteed to save you time and money on your BI projects.

REALITY… Regardless of how hard you work on your BI project, the success of the project will be determined by one single KPI?

USER ADOPTION…

Studies have shown that BI user adoption rates for 2013 are at an all time low: 15 – 20% for most organizations. This means that 75% or 3 out 4 of your business users will never use your BI solution, regardless of how great it is, unless of course…

You learn to use her one secret technique!

This new, but effective method of launching your BI project will make all the difference in the world to your business users.

In 60 minutes you can expect to experience:

  1. Fun – guaranteed… it’s far from the typical boring IT stuff
  2. Easy – chances are you’ll enjoy it so much it won’t feel like work
  3. Cheap – approximately 3-5% of the average BI project cost
  4. Results? – your business users won’t be able to wait to try your BI product! Your team will leave feeling appreciated and ready to for the next challenge!

She has never shared this before, so you’ll simply have to attend to see what it is and how it’s done.

Register for another Special FREE Webinar today!
Date & Time: Thursday, Feb 7th, 12:00-1:00 pm EST

(Space is limited to first 500 registrants, on average we get about 1K. Recording available for those who register, but can’t attend.)

Don’t miss out! This fun ‘eye opening’ webinar is guaranteed to give you a different perspective on how to successfully approach your BI projects in 2013.

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.

P.S. – Registration for the BI Dashboard Formula will shut down in 7 days! Don’t wait… Register Today!

 

Jan
24

Webinar Recording: Learn 5 Easy to Implement 2013 BI Dashboarding Strategies

Hi Everyone,

We would like to say thanks to everyone that registered for the webinar last week Thursday with Mico Yuk. As promised the recording and slides are available for  those who couldn’t attend.

To watch the recording and slides, just sign up for FREE access to our BIDF Members Portal (no cc requ).

Signing up for the portal, gives you access to lots of free resources, including: presentations, webinar, templates, and much more!

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There were also many questions asked that Mico could not answer during the webinar, so below the video are her top 5 questions with answers.

Don’t miss out out! Click here to view the recording now!

P.S. - Tomorrow is the last day to use the ‘micobuddy’ coupon to save 10% on your BIDF 2.0 Registration. Class is almost full. Click here to Register now!

Soo Tang Yuk (@sootangyuk) is the ‘Xcelsius Gurus Network” community manager and evangelist. To find out more, please visit her aboutme page.