Stratum INSIGHT
Web-Based Training Series

Gain tips and techniques to help you better manage and use Stratum whether you’re new to the application, looking to explore more advanced uses of it, or simply interested in refreshing your skills.

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Held bi-weekly, Stratum INSIGHT sessions deliver the know-how you need to exceed with your planning, analysis and reporting initiatives. The sessions are taught LIVE over the Internet by a Stratum expert while providing the opportunity for participants and the instructor to interact with each other.

INSIGHT is available free-of-charge to all Silvon customers on maintenance. Each class is less than 30 minutes in duration and kicks off at 11:00 a.m. (Central).

Course Information for Q1 2023

We invite you to tune into this session to learn more about our current Stratum V7.4 release, including its new dashboard graphs with links to let you connect to related views for more detail. We’ll also discuss the enhancements we’ve made in the Stratum Broadcast Manager for automated report and alert scheduling, as well as an overview of the integration Silvon is working on with Microsoft Azure AD for those of you who are planning to move your Stratum deployment to the cloud and are interested in how identity and access management can be handled.
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During this session we’ll dive into some of the “cosmetic” features of Stratum that you may not be well versed with but that can make a dramatic impact in how your Stratum data “looks” from a visual perspective. Some of the features that we’ll cover in this class include the use of conditional formatting, coloring, data grids and other visualization options to help you make the data you want to emphasize in your views and reports visually stand out from the rest.
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If you use Power BI for building visual dashboards and Excel for creating sales and other plans, we invite you to tune into this session! During it, we take you step–by–step through the process of creating and displaying drill–through visualizations of Stratum data within a Power BI report. You’ll also see how easy it is to request information from Stratum when working on your sales plans and budgets in Excel … and then push updated plan and budget information back into the Stratum data hub. The ultimate focus of this session will be on how to build the right views for both the Power BI and Excel connectors.
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Join us during this session to learn how the Financial analytics within Stratum can be used to drive a consensus-based budgeting and planning process for your business; foster improved management of budgets and expenses; and link financial reports with your operational performance metrics. You’ll also learn how to use the new Excel Add-In to pull Stratum data into your financial reports, charts and dashboards and automatically refresh that data once your financial reports and visuals have been created.
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If you’re new to Stratum or looking for a refresher on some of its core functions, you won’t want to miss this info-packed session! We’ll cover a host of best practices for building Stratum views, starting from building a view from scratch and the effort and thought process involved. Primary elements such as dimensions, measures, time-ranges, filtering and sorting will be covered. We’ll also show how you can control the cosmetic look of your Stratum views using various display options. In addition, we’ll dish up some tips and tricks for navigating your views, so they perform efficiently for you!
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This class is a must-attend for entry-level users and those simply looking to refresh their skills when it comes to building calculations. During it, we’ll show you how to create various types of common calculations like column difference, percentage calculations and conditional statements, among others. We’ll also show you how to use the pre-defined Stratum functions, member properties and time dimensions to create calculations. Plus, we’ll share ways in which you can use calculations to create Traffic Lights and Status Indicators as part of your views.
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