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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

Thor Olavsrud | May 4, 2015
A partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities that better position it for business analysts.

Dell is also a Statistica customer. Following the StatSoft acquisition last year, Dell committed to a full-scale, internal migration. That meant moving more than 300 internal users from its legacy SAS analytics tooling to Statistica, Thompson says. They were given a six-month mandate.

"We replaced a wide range of applications in financial services and customer services," he says. "Statistica was an easy tool for these hundreds of users to learn and adopt very quickly."

Thompson notes that the migration didn't involve a heavy training component. Instead, Dell relied on standard online classes. Dell says the migration has saved it millions of dollars while delivering improved ease of use, faster response times for predictive and prescriptive analytics, increased levels of automation with respect to sales reports and dashboards and greater facilitation of self-service access.


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