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FAQ 2017-11-01T19:46:23+00:00
How simple, intuitive is the interface? 2017-08-10T11:08:50+00:00

The Analance™ user interface (UI) is easy to deploy and use. With simple clicks and drag and drop features you can easily navigate through screens and create your very own custom reports. Intuitive menus and displays enable users to see data differently depending on the unique preferences and business requirements. In addition, the software is delivered over the web allowing for easy access to information anywhere, anytime.

Who benefits from the Analance™ Platform? 2017-08-10T11:09:17+00:00

In today’s business scenario, data is being stored and tracked in disparate systems across the organization. Silos of information are being used by different departments, yet various stakeholders are in need of access to key data across applications to get a more complete picture of their business and find new insights for improved decision making. AnalanceTM is designed to help organizations integrate their data and systems to creating a powerful unified knowledge base. This enables all decision makers within the organization to discover more value from data and identify meaningful information through multidimensional analysis. We also help align processes and decision making to help our customers achieve their key business objectives. By leveraging key performance indicators (KPIs) and actionable dashboards, you get more intuitive analytics and insight to optimize results. AnalanceTM brings powerful visualization to your users as well; our software helps to analyze trends and uncover more detail to make more accurate, real-time decisions.

What is the difference between Analance™ Advanced Analytics and BI and reporting? 2017-08-10T11:09:34+00:00

When adopting analytics, most organizations start with BI and reporting. However, organizations are moving into adopting advanced analytics to go beyond descriptive analytics and move forward to predictive analytics and beyond. Analance now offers advanced analytical tools and functionalities to take your business to the next level.

Advanced Analytics Business Intelligence
Orientation Foresight Hindsight
Questions you can ask What will happen?
What can we do to make it happen?
What happened?
Why did it happen?
Methods Forecasting and predictive modeling
Data mining
Text mining
Statistical/quantitative analysis
Regression and cluster analysis
Decision-trees
Mathematical programming/heuristics
Traditional reporting
Interactive and visual analysis
Self-serve capability
Automated monitoring/alerts
Dashboards and scorecards
Multi-dimensional analysis
Operational and real-time BI
Business Initiative Proactive
Pre-emptive
Contextual
Dynamic
Reactive
Post-mortem
Non-contextual
Static
Data types Structured and unstructured Structured and some unstructured
Decision drivers Analytics drive a decision Analytics and human input drive decision
What reporting features does Analance™ offer? 2017-09-01T00:24:42+00:00

Analance™ BI software offers a broad range of reporting features like multidimensional reporting, KPIs, adhoc reporting, scorecards and dashboards: Analance™ BI multidimensional reporting helps business users understand and analyze the different facets of their business using trend analyses, predictive analysis, fraud detection, customer segmentation and market basket analysis. Analance™ KPIs help users measure business success taking into account metrics like planned vs actuals, year-over-year trends, etc. Analance™ Adhoc Reporting enables users to pull the required data to be analyzed and create user specific, application specific reports with minimal IT dependence. Analance™ Scorecards and Dashboards give users a comprehensive view of their business to improve productivity and efficiencies, while identifying any bottle necks that may need corrective action. Visual Data Discovery speeds the time to insight through the use of visualization, best practices in visual perception and easy exploration, thereby enabling business agility.

What visualization features does Analance™ offer? 2017-08-10T11:10:27+00:00

AnalanceTM software provides an intuitive interface allowing users to modify their views on the fly. With simple drag and drop capabilities users can include the measures and dimensions they need and view data from multiple perspectives. Through various data exploration options like drill down, drill through and filters, users can arrive at more granular level detail which helps them make more meaningful decisions.

What makes Analance™ different from other vendors? 2017-08-10T11:10:47+00:00

Most business intelligence vendors provide solutions to their customers without ensuring the success in implementation and ROI. Unlike other vendors, Ducen provides a one of a kind “guaranteed delivery” model for added insurance. We safeguard the success of every implementation and help to accelerate ROI for our customers. If you consider the benefits of our tight collaboration, easy customization, shorter implementation time and minimal learning curve, you will see that Analance™ stands out from other competitive products. In addition, our experienced professional services team provides extensive technical support from the initial phase to final rollout and training, to ensure the success of each project.

How easy is it to create my own dashboards and share them with my colleagues? 2017-08-10T11:11:06+00:00

Analance™ Dashboards help you create powerful data views through simple drag-and-drop techniques. You can include charts, graphs, maps and scorecards into your dashboards for high-level viewing. You can also drill down within each for deeper analysis when needed. Once a dashboard is created, you can share it with colleagues in a matter of seconds with a click of a button. Check the appropriate box to grant read-only or edit access and share it with individual customers, users or groups.

Will we receive a technical support / professional service resource as a part of the Analance™ solution? 2017-08-10T11:00:51+00:00

Our experienced Analance™ professionals help customers better understand their data, providing extensive service and support throughout the BI implementation. Our dedicated resources assist with all phases of Analance™ delivery including data analysis, data modeling, cube deployment and even building predefined analytical reports. Ducen provides the Analance™ suite either as a stand-alone product or bundled with technical support; we tailor our solutions to meet your unique business and support requirements.

Can Analance™ be deployed enterprise-wide, or is it more of a departmental/LOB solution? 2017-08-10T11:01:15+00:00

Information lies at all levels of an organization and useful insight can often be found at the department level. Ducen has vast customer experience in implementing Analance™ Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics solutions for target departments and across the enterprise. We help to identify your key business metrics and put the proper solution in place to match your current business needs. Once in place, Analance™ can also scale to enterprise wide requirements as your needs grow.

Is Analance™ able to export a report to PDF with support of charts and pictures? 2017-08-10T11:01:48+00:00

Analance™ gives users the option to export a report into various formats like PDF, Excel and Word. These reports retain all visual cues-including tables, graphs, charts and pictures. All information presented through the Analance™ user interface is saved within the exported report. Users can share these reports with other key stakeholders, providing added detail to customers, partners, managers or other business groups.

Does Analance™ support multilevel security for restricted data access? 2017-08-10T11:02:17+00:00

Analance™ does provides multi-level security at the individual customer, user and group level. The software enables administrators to create new user roles and grant permission of access to reports. For example, two users with different permissions may view different reports on their home screen, or have different viewing options such as read-only or edit. This helps to restrict user access to only authorized user of sensitive data.

How much training is required to effectively utilize Analance™? 2017-08-10T11:02:46+00:00

Ducen provides training programs for all user groups including trainers, administrators, business users, data modelers etc. Each training program is designed based on the unique requirements of the customer. Our team helps you get up and running quickly, to start analyzing data, and leverage the power of Analance™ software to start seeing immediate business benefits through our advanced implementation.

With Analance™, how can I optimize my business process? 2017-08-10T11:03:14+00:00

Analance™ helps you to analyze and map business processes to spot opportunities and deviations across different lines of business. Business users can keep track of performance metrics with multiple scorecards and determine what actions may be necessary. With Analance™ advanced analytics and multi-dimensional reporting, users can perform root cause analysis to identify operational impact and define new ways to streamline and simplify the business.

I want to create my own reports with defined parameters; how can I do that within Analance™ BI platform? 2017-08-10T11:03:49+00:00

Analance™ Adhoc reporting helps you to create your own reports to quickly and easily meet your distinct information requirements. Analance™ Adhoc services feature a highly intuitive wizard to guide you through the process. With the simple query option, you can easily select the data you want and build highly custom reports. Change parameters instantly using sort and swap options; this helps you present and interact with data in a variety of ways.

How does Analance™ platform address scalability? 2017-08-10T11:04:22+00:00

Analance™ works on a scale out approach where additional infrastructure can be added as business demands grows; this is achieved without disturbing the existing IT infrastructure. Analance™ can accommodate an increasing number of users or growing volumes of information and scale out on a single server or more, all while maintaining the highest performance possible.

What security is available in the Analance™ platform? 2017-08-10T11:04:56+00:00

Analance™ provides security to safeguard your information, allowing users to build a highly flexible model to accommodate report and database level security. Analance™ provides an intuitive interface for administrators to control access to reports for a variety of recipients. The software provides row level and cell level security with some extent of granularity. Using an Access Control List (ACL) mechanism, the data available within the same report can have different access rights depending on the user.

Does it take long to implement Analance™? 2017-08-10T11:05:45+00:00

Typically for enterprise or departmental level solutions, we deploy Analance™ within two to three months. This includes the time taken for data analysis, data modeling, cube development, deployment and training. In most situations, we also build pre-canned or other customizable reports for specific business units, helping to make the Analance™ sustainable within the customer organization.

I have customized my source system; can I extend Analance™ for these customizations? 2017-08-10T11:06:23+00:00

Yes. Your business data is spread throughout your organization in many different kinds of systems, including Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and SAP. We help our customers integrate new business systems into any and all of their business processes. This data is then integrated and merged into an efficient Data Warehouse, ensuring your operational systems remain unaffected.

How easy is it for administrators to create a subset of data for access by different user groups? 2017-08-10T11:06:48+00:00

This is done quite easily through Analance™ ACL mechanism. Administrators can provide secure and tailored access to the right subset of information for different user groups. New groups or users can be created or removed with a simple click of the mouse. Privileges can include read-only, save, share, delete and export options.

We have a lot of data, but not sure what is usable or too old. How do I ensure I have the right data available immediately (hot data), the right data stored elsewhere (cold data) and data that is needed for daily, weekly, monthly reporting (warm data)? 2017-08-10T11:07:20+00:00

Our team works with you to help you define an effective data management strategy. With our vast customer experience, we will help to identify the value of data and determine what information fits within each data tier. Our goal is to give users access to the relevant data they need, when and where they need it. We are committed to helping you leverage Analance™ to transform this data into meaningful information to improve all your key business decisions.