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Fudge, Nudge and Sludge – 3 ways companies manipulate you!

Nudge, Sludge and Fudge Three techniques used to manipulate people to increase profits and reduce costs, and some notes on how you can use it ethically. The first two, Nudge and Sludge are based on Choice Architecture, a discipline originally described by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in their book…

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Fudge, Nudge and Sludge – 3 ways companies manipulate you!
Hard a starboard!

Hard a starboard!

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2019/mar/01/russian-cargo-ship-crashes-into-bridge-in-south-korea-video Decision making is almost always time bound, where a failure to act in time equals a sub-optimal outcome in the immediate future. And timeous decisions rely on one critical thing. Timeous understanding of appropriate data. At Triatin we call that the “Aha” moment. We understand the reason for your…

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Product Showcase – Business Intelligence Helpdesk

Feature: An annual project plan including the following tasks:- Weekly, Monthly and Bi-annual support log reviews. Monthly analysis of redundant reports and user logins. Quarterly training on site or remote from one of our Business Intelligence trainers. Monthly Business Analysis sessions with key stakeholders to ensure they are getting what…

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Product Showcase – Business Intelligence Helpdesk
Want Tomorrows P&L or Balance Sheet Today?

Want Tomorrows P&L or Balance Sheet Today?

No not selling you anything dodgy here, but have a think. Imagine of you could get tomorrows Balance Sheet or Profit and Loss statement today? How about the whole of the next year? Next 2 years? Watch how the incoming and outgoings are likely to play out in advance with…

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Time to Upgrade to BusinessObjects 4.3?

At Triatin we have been upgrading BusinessObjects for our clients for over 14 years, in fact some of us have been involved with the technology since it was 16bit based in the last century! We have predefined project templates that allow us to quickly assess and quantify your site, and…

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Time to Upgrade to BusinessObjects 4.3?
Upgrade UNV to UNX? SQL Server? SSIS? Windows?

Upgrade UNV to UNX? SQL Server? SSIS? Windows?

Is it time to do that upgrade to UNX? SQL Server? Windows? SSIS? All of the above? If its got you a little worried, perhaps the following story will help you decide. One of our key products is end to end Business Intelligence support, where we "own" the ongoing support,…

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6 mistakes companies make when looking for Decision Support

Believe the hype. Examples: Visualisation Tools vendors that 'demonstrate' how their tool will solve all your problems but never really show you the data wrangling requirement to get those flashy graphs to work. Or how you can distribute insight cheaply. Or how to make it truly dynamic. Or what access…

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6 mistakes companies make when looking for Decision Support
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International Woman's Day was yesterday which was also a public holiday in Victoria Australia, where we at Triatin have our head office. This is a good time to reflect on how well we do at promoting equality in the workplace, but first a shout out to the great women past…

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Executive Reporting and Analysis – Automate Boardroom Reporting!

Executive Shareholder and Public Reporting System What it is A Triatin IT Metrics Datamart solution is a complete Executive Information Systems solution, with the ability to serve up dashboards, performance reports, balanced scorecards and even the entire Annual Report pretty much automatically. How it works By storing the data as…

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Executive Reporting and Analysis – Automate Boardroom Reporting!
Data Integration

Data Integration

Data Integration an underappreciated discipline   Often, we find ourselves heavily focused on one area of Knowledge Systems development and lately it’s been Data Integration. Having just come from assisting a global agribusiness with BusinessObjects Data Services work and now enhancing our internal ABBIE technologies SSIS scripting for new augmentation…

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Data Integration – an Underappreciated Discipline

Data Integration an underappreciated discipline   Often, we find ourselves heavily focused on one area of Knowledge Systems development and lately it’s been Data Integration. Having just come from assisting a global agribusiness with BusinessObjects Data Services work and now enhancing our internal ABBIE technologies SSIS scripting for new augmentation…

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Data Integration – an Underappreciated Discipline
3 ways Triatin Achieves Success by Helping Our Clients Achieve Success

3 ways Triatin Achieves Success by Helping Our Clients Achieve Success

It appears success is often down to three factors. The courage to innovate, the willingness to measure yourself and the diligence to record what you are doing. These are three of the ideals we at Triatin use to offer value to our clients. By innovating we improve the solutions we…

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Monday Muse

Monday, April 23, 2018 Does fixing transport have to be expensive and complicated? What about these ideas? If they are dumb, please elaborate, we love constructive criticism at Triatin. Why don’t electric cars have replaceable batteries? We are not an electrical engineers, there must be some reason but a battery…

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Monday Muse
Onshore IT that’s Cheaper than Offshore? With Triatin its Possible!

Onshore IT that’s Cheaper than Offshore? With Triatin its Possible!

To often the assumption is that an overseas location with lower wage rates is cheaper. But is it really? Onshore people end up working overtime to accommodate the time zones, language differences are exacerbated when you add remote communication to the mix and let’s face it, you know you will not…

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SAP Business Objects Data Warehouse and Reporting Support

CLIENT: A GLOBAL DISTRIBUTOR OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT Our client commissioned their sales reporting data warehouse in 2005, using SAP Business Objects (then Business Objects) as the reporting platform and SQL Server as the data storage medium. The company developing the data warehouse used the industry best practice for the…

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SAP Business Objects Data Warehouse and Reporting Support
Leverage Integrated Software in SAP

Leverage Integrated Software in SAP

Many don’t know that SAP Business Objects Data Services represents the coming together of Business Objects Data Integrator and Business Objects Data Quality to become Business Objects Data Services. This integration of technologies extends beyond these tools, with Information Steward able to create cleansing packages that Data Services can use…

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SAP Information Steward and Data Capability

Global business planning software vendor, SAP, is making sweeping changes to its sales practices in countries around the world, the German company has said, as it revealed it is the subject of a US corruption probe tied to its South African business. Adaire Fox-Martin, SAP executive board member in charge…

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SAP Information Steward and Data Capability
SAP Updates

SAP Updates

SAP has introduced facial recognition, machine learning and Internet of Things to enable targeted marketing campaigns and shopping experience optimisation.1 The SAP Hybris Marketing Cloud solution aims to encompass an array of solutions to help companies ensure they use the right messages1 to target the right customers while protecting data…

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TIME to ponder

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to affect, but actually, from a non-linier, non subjective point of view it is more like a big ball of wibbily wobbly timey wimey...stuff “ The Doctor - Doctor Who (David Tennant) I like to agree with the creators of…

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TIME to ponder
Why choose TRIATIN

Why choose TRIATIN

The Triatin model is designed to work in your favour and is different by having: An Open Price Model You can determine the hourly, daily and weekly rates before you even call us. A Team Approach The individual working for you is backed by a team thus ensuring continuity of…

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4 Key Points on Crystal Reports and Universes

4 Key Points on Crystal Reports and Universes Once again, I find myself talking to folk about the value of a Universe based Crystal Reports installation. Since SAP included the Universe capability in Crystal reports, many customers of Crystal have wondered how to best leverage the Universe concept, but have not done much more since. Pages and pages…

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4 Key Points on Crystal Reports and Universes
Dodgy Dudes

Dodgy Dudes

Dodgy Dudes Whatever your belief, there is a tendency to think that technology has no ethics. By itself that’s true, same as a rock has no ethics. But in the hand of a human, it becomes something quite different. In the hands of a person, it can be a building…

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SAP Business Objects Universe Support and Custom training

Are you facing the need to upgrade your universes to IDT universes? Are you a Crystal Decisions customer who wants to leverage the power of universes but needs to know how? At Triatin we help clients to manage and get the best out of their Business Intelligence Installations like SAP…

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SAP Business Objects Universe Support and Custom training
14 Metrics Your Hospitality BI Should Always Deliver

14 Metrics Your Hospitality BI Should Always Deliver

Hospitality Business Intelligence Modern hospitality is highly competitive with very tight margins. To attract and retain guests and still be compliant with local laws, significant amounts are spent to build, upgrade and maintain properties. During peak occupancy, wear and tear is higher, staffing is higher, risks are higher and once…

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Triatin Natural Knowledge Tree

Data warehouse and reporting tailored to your needs and time-frames A Common Issue    Many organisations face a common issue in developing a good information and knowledge management strategy. How to deliver critical knowledge from systems without A) developing independent disparate datamarts that later have to be integrated into a more…

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Triatin Natural Knowledge Tree
Decision Perspective

Decision Perspective

Funny how making a decision can often be a mere coin toss. That’s a pretty valid method if either outcome is acceptable. Making a decision is a directional event, causing a direction to be taken in the flow of the decision maker’s life. It is affected by two things, the…

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The Triatin Approach

Imagine if you could have a 1800 per day expert for 600, on call when you need them. Imagine you can monitor their progress and see details of the work they do as they complete their tasks. Imagine if they always work to a plan,  a plan that you get…

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The Triatin Approach
It is the Business!

It is the Business!

Why your IT morale is low, and 3 ways to fix it.   A few days ago I noticed yet another article on Linked-In about the challenges facing CIO’s in improving the relationship with “The Business”. I am confused, does finance have this problem? Or the office of the CEO? How…

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Where is the Data Asset on the Balance Sheet?

The value of a well defined, well organised knowledge system. So you want to buy a business. You go through all the correct research processes, checking out its market, its product fit, its books and historical profitability. You investigate the staff, identifying key personnel, you check its online and regulatory…

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Where is the Data Asset on the Balance Sheet?
Visualization vs Data Configuration

Visualization vs Data Configuration

Visualization vs Data Configuration What’s Behind the Scenes? Australia, represented as 100 people. Simpler to understand than “Australia represented in percentage points” but pretty much the same thing. Aside from the obvious issue of losing value as the grain is reduced from a detail level of 24.16 million to a mere…

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Man or Machine?

Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children. MARVIN MINSKY, Scientific American, October 1994 So, a computer will take your job? Only if you are overpaid and underworked, it seems. And no, business leaders are generally not in that category, contrary to the common perception. A recent study by…

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Man or Machine?
Data Analysis with MS Excel and MS Access

Data Analysis with MS Excel and MS Access

Data Analysis with MS Excel and MS Access From Data Wrangling to Data Clarity! Excel and MS Access are not only not dead, but thriving. In fact, these tools form the foundation for almost all projects and are also well used in many small to medium enterprises as mission critical…

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SAP Information Steward and Data Capability – 5 Lessons in Delivery​

About 6 years back we were talking through the data cleansing and quality management options of BusinessObjects Data Services. We ran some small projects and assisted clients in deploying information quality management solutions. Recently I had the pleasure of working with a fantastic team at Fonterra to upgrade their data…

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SAP Information Steward and Data Capability – 5 Lessons in Delivery​
Augmented Analytics Is the Future of Data and Analytics

Augmented Analytics Is the Future of Data and Analytics

Augmented Analytics Is the Future of Data and Analytic In July this year Gartner stated “Augmented analytics, an approach that automates insights using machine learning and natural-language generation, marks the next wave of disruption in the data and analytics market. Data and analytics leaders should plan to adopt augmented analytics…

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