Data Governance in the Cloud: An Integrated Strategy; A Unified Solution

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Are you tasked with making organizational decisions that have placed you in a major dilemma? As a decision-maker in today’s fast-paced economy, you must wonder how you can cut costs, improve the bottom line, and still maintain the data quality necessary to make strategic decisions.

Don’t Let Incremental Overtime Plague Your Healthcare Organization!

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Get to the Root Cause: Increase Productivity and Patient Care While Reducing Labor Costs

Standardization of Comparative Analytics in Healthcare

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A Comprehensive Solution for Value-Based Care

Don’t Fear the Statistics – Using OBI for Statistical Analysis Part 2

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Nearly every client Edgewater Ranzal partners with uses statistical averages in their analytic and reporting solutions. As far as statistical functions go, it is probably the easiest to understand, however; the limitation of using the average is that it can be difficult to determine how to rate the individual performance of contributors to that average.  Consider the following examples:

Accelerate Your Ride to the Cloud: Extending ERP with Oracle Profitability & Cost Management Cloud Service (PCMCS) for Standard Cost Rate Development

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A common need among manufacturing organizations is improvement in the process of developing annual labor and overhead standards to use as input into standard cost rates for product cost and inventory valuation. In spite of the investments that have been made in ERP solutions, it is typically an offline Excel-based exercise that is required to take historical data from the ERP to determine the updated direct labor rate & overhead rate components of a product standard cost for an upcoming fiscal year.  The release of Oracle Profitability and Cost Management-Cloud Service (PCMCS) in October 2016 provides a unique opportunity for manufacturers to ease, streamline and document the process of generating the cost-per-direct labor hour or cost-per-machine-hour rates that are requisite in standard costing.

A Comparison of Oracle Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Visual Analyzer

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Oracle Business Intelligence – Synchronizing Hierarchical Structures to Enable Federation

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More and more Oracle customers are finding value in federating their EPM cubes with existing relational data stores such as data marts and data warehouses (for brevity, data warehouse will refer to all relational data stores). This post explains the concept of federation, explores the consequences of allowing hierarchical structures to get out of synchronization, and shares options to enable this synchronization.

Using Data Visualization and Usability to enhance end user reporting – Part 4: Tying it all together

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Now that the foundations have been set in my last three posts, in this final post I’ll share how we can create reports, leveraging:

Using Data Visualization and Usability to Enhance End User Reporting – Part 3: The Balance between Data and Visual Appeal

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In part three of my blog series, I’ll provide an overview of the important balance between data and visual appeal when creating reports, including some of the latest research and findings.

Using Data Visualization and Usability to Enhance End User Reporting – Part 2: Usability

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In this second part of my blog series, I’ll be looking at usability and what it really means for report design.

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Edgewater Ranzal is an integrated Business Analytics solution provider deeply rooted in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). Coupled with our Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data (BD) expertise, we provide holistic solutions that help organizations define, measure, and innovate their business, provide a clear vision, and drive business value.

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