Business Intelligence

Interactive Dashboards: Powered by Flash and the SAS Programmer

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Executive Summary

SAS BI Dashboard 4.3 introduces a new feature: a stored process can act as a data source for a dashboard indicator. This paper explores how SAS programmers can use this new feature to provide highly interactive dashboards based on targeted analytics that only SAS can provide. Two examples are explored. First, a stored process is used to trigger an alert based on the shape of example time series data, instead of just a simple threshold. This approach uses SAS to go far beyond basic exception reporting in to analytics-based exception processing that can achieve excellent signal-to-noise ratios and be a credible tool for busy decision makers.

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