enabled the rapid creation of integrated reports across 60 countries, replacing a large and complex spreadsheet. A strategically aligned metric is also known as a key performance indicator . The internal business process perspective of the organization suggested by the balanced scorecard focuses on business processes and how well they are running. Chapter 3 Many top commercial ANNs forgo hidden layers completely. F It is important to pre-select the network architecture because most neural networks need special purpose hardware, which may be absent. F Travel and Transport created an online BI self-service system that allowed clients to access information directly. Metric management reports are used to manage business performance through outcome-oriented metrics in many organizations. In the Blastrac case study, Tableau analytics software was used to replace massive spreadsheets that were loaded with data from multiple ERP systems. Bar charts are useful in displaying nominal data or numerical data that splits nicely into different categories so you can quickly see comparative results and trends. PERT charts or network diagrams show precedence relationships among the project activities/tasks. MAPS are typically used together with other charts and graphs, as opposed to by themselves, and show postal codes, country names, etc. Typical charts, graphs, and other visual elements used in visualization-based applications usually involve two dimensions. Visual analytics is widely regarded as the combination of visualization and predictive analytics. Dashboards present visual displays of important information that are consolidated and arranged on a single screen . In the Saudi Telecom company case study, information visualization software allowed managers to see trends and correct issues before they became problems. The Internet emerged as a new medium for visualization and brought all the following EXCEPT new forms of computation of business logic . Which type of visualization tool can be very helpful when the intention is to show relative proportions of dollars per department allocated by a university administration? Pie chart Benefits of the latest visual analytics tools, such as SAS Visual Analytics, include all of the following EXCEPT they explore massive amounts of data in hours, not days . Why is a performance management system superior to a performance measurement system? because measurement alone has little use without action. Why is the customer perspective important in the balanced scorecard methodology? because dissatisfied customers will eventually hurt the bottom line All of the following statements about balanced scorecards and dashboards are true EXCEPT scorecards are best for real-time tracking of a marketing campaign. What is Six Sigma? A methodology aimed at reducing the number of defects in a business process . Big Data often involves a form of distributed storage and processing using Hadoop and MapReduce.
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