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The Chromebook Tracking Solution!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT

Chromebooks in school districts can be amazing assets, but tracking them can be a challenge!

You may think that there is an audit log that tracks usage…and you’re partially right. It will tell you what Chromebooks were accessed. But what doesn’t it tell you?

• When are Chromebooks being used?
• Who’s using them, when, and how often?
• Which Chromebooks aren’t being used much?
• What websites/apps are being accessed, by whom, and when?
• Is anything dangerous or risky happening on your Chromebooks? Who’s doing it and when?

And let’s think about some higher value questions:

1) Which schools and classes are using Chromebooks most?
2) Which teachers use Chromebooks most?
3) How do the test scores of classes with heavy Chromebook use often compare to those who don’t use them?
4) Are Chromebooks an effective tool worth the cost of purchasing and supporting them?

Capitalize Analytics has developed a way to track your Chromebook usage far beyond what the Google log files can currently show. We track every user, who accesses every URL, every click, on which Chromebook, and when. We join that data with your student information system so you know which locations, classes, teachers, and programs are using Chromebooks effectively.

If your district has hundreds or thousands of Chromebooks, you need to be answering these questions!

Let us show you how you can quickly gain insights from your Chromebooks!

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Breaking Through the K12 Data Silos

K12 has data everywhere! You have data in your student information system, assessment system, HR, payroll, financials, facilities, food service, sub tracking, transportation, mobile apps, etc. Data comes and goes to and from assessment providers, cloud systems, state agencies, career planners, etc. All this data and all the movement IS overwhelming!

• How can we get data into our systems?
• How do we provide data to other systems?
• How do we blend data together from multiple systems?

In most cases the answer is…manually using excel!

In this webinar, we’ll show you THREE WAYS WE CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER:

1) We’ll pull student information and assessment information together so we can analyze or share that data with others.
2) We will show you an HR/Payroll example demonstrating how we quickly load dozens of new job codes to hundreds of staff.
3) We will show you how we automate the process of getting data out of the SIS and into a file that can be loaded by the state or another vendor.

Alteryx gives you an incredibly simple way to source, blend, prep, and share information. Whether you want to prepare data for the data visualization “tool du jour” or you need to move data between systems, Alteryx can help!

Spend one hour and you’ll walk away with strategies to simplify the data challenges at your district!

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Use IBM Cognos Event Studio to notify you about ANYTHING!

Capitalize hosted this webinar August 30th, 2017.

With data coming in from every direction, sometimes the biggest challenge is knowing WHAT to pay attention to! You may have hundreds of reports, dashboards, etc. available but which one should you look at today? With IBM Cognos Event Studio, you can easily set up alerts to notify you that something has happened. This works across every system you have!

Examples we’ve seen:
“Alert me if any project is within 90% of budget.”
“Alert the store manager if inventory drops below X.”
“Alert the contract administrator if a contract is set to expire within 90 days.”
“Alert me if a new order is placed.”
“Run a database job to delete access if a user is removed from Active Directory.”
“Call a web service to add a user to a system if we have a new hire.”

Let us show you how you can use IBM Cognos Analytics to be alerted about ANYTHING that happens within your systems!!

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Cognos for eSchoolPLUS and eFinancePLUS

Capitalize and PowerSchool hosted this webinar August 9th, 2017.

This webinar highlights how using eFinancePLUS and eSchoolPLUS with Cognos empowers district employees to more easily access and share relevant financial and HR data.

The combined power of eFinancePLUS and eSchoolPLUS also helps district leaders make strategic decisions quickly.

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Expand Beyond Core for 360-View of Customers - Overcome Core Limitations with Cognos Analytics

Across the banking industry analyst struggle to leverage existing reporting environments to examine customer behavior.  The right data analytic environment can provide vital insights into customer demographics and spending patterns by aggregating transactions and providing self-service capabilities to your front-line staff.

This interactive webinar with Capitalize Analytics and IBM, learn how data analysts in the banking industry are unleashing their data to:

  • Improve customer retention by offering better customer service
  • Analyze all customer data from a single interface
  • Use visual data discovery to identify trends and outliers

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Self-Service Data Analytics for the Oil & Gas Industry

Analysts in Oil & Gas face the challenge of accessing, joining, and analyzing data from many different sources. Often, this requires proper tools, time and teams to manage the analysis efficiently. There is great potential to optimize efficiencies and leverage data-driven solutions in the upstream, midstream and downstream processing of oil and gas.

View this interactive webinar with Capitalize and Alteryx to learn how data analysts in the oil and gas industry can benefit from a drag-and-drop workflow environment to:

  • Connect to, cleanse, and join data from multiple sources – spatial, geological, seismic, weather and more – to make more informed exploration decisions
  • Analyze infill drilling performance to produce more out of existing acreage and compare average delta performance between neighbor wells and previous parent wells to maximize labor and time
  • Build a repeatable process to automate time consuming data preparation and analytical tasks, and deliver insights in a fraction of the time compared to your current processes.

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Using Predictive Analytics and Dashboards in K-12: From Predicting Test Outcomes to Increasing Attendance

K-12 school districts contend with challenges that no other organizations face. Whether your district is focused on attendance, state test results, district assessments, discipline, the achievement gap, course failure, special programs, interventions, district improvement plans, IEPs, budgeting, technology effectiveness, or another initiative, you'll be digging through mountains of data to create an educated plan of attack!

  • Show how the IBM solutions we provide will help you analyze and visualize the massive amounts of data districts collect.
  • Demo these technology solutions.
  • Explain the techniques we employ to help districts become more data driven.

There is a better way to streamline access to actionable data. Let us show you!

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BusinessPLUS Webinar | See the combined power of BusinessPLUS with Cognos

Many BusinessPLUS customers have been asking for a way to more easily access and share information from HR, Payroll, GL, etc. Our partnership with IBM gives you access to the most powerful reporting and analytics tools available for a fraction of the retail cost.
During this webinar, we review exactly how Cognos works with BusinessPLUS. Some of the highlights are:
• Easily access data from BusinessPLUS to create reports and dashboards.
• Combine data from any source with what you have in BusinessPLUS
• Quickly distribute reports to large audiences with the click of a button.
• See how reports you build can be utilized on dashboards, mobile devices, and within Microsoft Office.
This webinar shows how you can get Cognos up and running at your district NOW. Including:
• Licenses and Installation
• Training – Get your team up to speed quickly.
• Mentoring – We’ll work together on the first couple requests.
• Analyst on Demand – If you get stuck…give us a call!
It also includes a guest speaker, Jennifer Mancuso, Programmer/Analyst, from Columbia Public Schools.
Cognos will change the way you access and engage with BusinessPLUS.

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Cognos Reporting Tools - Discover how to create compelling interactive reports

A picture is worth a thousand words – it really is true. That’s why people want engaging visuals in their reports; it helps them make sense of all that data. If you’re responsible for delivering those reports, this webinar will show you how Cognos provides the fundamentals you need to create the interactive reports people expect.

  • Create a broad spectrum of interactive reports from trusted data.
  • Deliver reports and dashboards that enable decisive actions that lead to better business outcomes.
  • Spot trends and consistently take “the next best action”.
  • Accelerate decision-making and help your audience digest large amounts of data through engaging visuals.
  • Establish a culture of self-sufficiency by creating the right style of report for all users in an organization.
  • Use core design and development principles to make a real impact with your audience.
  • Incorporate visualization into your reports, yet keep them intuitive and easy to use.

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Product Spotlight: What the heck is Splunk? If you’re in IT and you don’t know…you’re behind! (Recorded)

Splunk has taken the world by storm with its unique ability to access, analyze, and visualize within log files in real time. If you have server files, network, application, machine, or web log files being captured…how do you analyze them all? For the most part…you probably don’t.

Imagine a tool that easily allows you to access every log file in a searchable way turning that unstructured data into something you can query, like a database. That’s Splunk! We’ll show you a real world demo of Splunk and teach you how to get started!

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Straight Talk with Capitalize: Learn how YOU CAN use SPSS Modeler for predictive analysis. (Recorded)

Wed, June 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

Join Capitalize Analytics and our Managing Partner, Eric Soden on the hot topic of predictive analytics. IBM and analysts talk about predictive analytics like it is the holy grail of BI but no one ever shows how to DO it! You don’t have to be in IT or have a PhD in statistics!

In this webinar, we’ll take a hands-on approach showing you exactly how SPSS modeler works. We know you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to dip your toe into predictive analytics and data science.

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The 5 Most Underutilized Capabilities in Cognos 10.2.2 (Recorded)

We will uncover 5 of the most underutilized capabilities in Cognos 10.2.2. This was such a popular webinar that we thought we would expand it and talk about these key additional features that are vital to making your experience with Cognos more productive!

1. My Data Sets - Allow users to upload their spreadsheets for analysis. Great for prototypes and for users to do their own analysis.
2. Drill Throughs - No need to dig around in other folders, we will show you how to use this great feature to easily link reports together creating a better user experience.
3. Office Connection - What is it and how can we start using it? (Recap)
4. Bursting - How this small function can save you time and frustration (Recap)
5. Event Studio - You've had it for years...USE IT! We'll show you how! (Recap)

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Building Powerful Dashboards with IBM Cognos (Recorded)

No doubt that business dashboards are pretty, colorful and exciting. However, dashboards are more than just a pretty face!

Discover how to build powerful dashboards using IBM Cognos. With the right kind of dashboard, every business can take better advantage of their unique data. We will show you how to successfully create interactive dashboards to bring the information to you and provide a graphical view of company performance indicators.

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