GoodNews: GoodData Newsletter May 2012
Product Updates You’ve Been Asking For
GoodData customers receive every new feature and product when it's released—never a need to upgrade, redeploy or migrate. The focus of Release 71, was based on improving the current drill-in functionality by bringing you an impressive new feature that provides greater flexibility when defining various drill paths. This enhancement enables you to break a metric or attribute value down by a different attribute or you can even drill across from your original report into another report.
Data Warehousing: Have You Taken Stock of Your Warehouse?
To make smart business decisions for the future, you need to look at what already happened. Your company’s data can tell you everything you need to know to make better decisions for your business—as long as you know what you’re looking for. While the process of collecting and organizing data is critical, it’s how it’s analyzed and reported that makes data warehousing a valuable tool for businesses.
Meet a GoodData Customer
Coupa Software, the fastest growing cloud-based spend optimization company, is using the GoodData platform to power its advanced spend analytics solution Coupa Spend Optimizer. “With GoodData we’re able make robust analytics available to the people who need it the most, the business user,” said Ravi Thakur, Vice President of Services and Support.
Get the Real Story From Your Dashboard
Your goal is to create reports and charts that represents your data in the most meaningful and actionable way. Choosing a report that obscures the information could be detrimental to your business. Guest blogger, Tara House, Director at Bluewolf, a global agile business consulting firm and GoodData Solutions Provider, shares 5 best practices for dashboard design.
The GoodData Team
Every company has an evangelist. GoodData’s evangelist is Petr Olmer. Petr is on the Consulting Services team and works as a Solutions Architect. He works with customers like Time Warner Cable, Pandora Media and Enterasys, helping them to identify sound technical solutions for their business needs. Having spent 4 years at GoodData, Petr is all things GoodData and has a strong passion for modeling data, building metrics, and all technical training.