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Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002
 - reviewed by Andrew B
Review Date: 18 November 2002
Review Score: 9.0/10 
Distributor: Microsoft

"Microsoft Data Analyzer is the ideal business software to help analyse your business data in one easy to use program."

Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 is the latest addition to the powerful Office XP family of software. The basic premise of this software package is to analyse business data so it can display various trends, opportunities and problems of your organisation. 

Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 Features

  • Quickly View Data
    Data Analyzer allows users to quickly and easily view business data for intuitive business analysis. It achieves this using flexible, dynamic views that provide visual representations of complex multi-dimensional data stored in an OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cube. 
  • Easily Publish and Share Data
    Share vital business data with others in your environment. Data Analyzer's graphic representations of data and business intelligence communicate the facts at a glance, and users can publish these views with a single click of the mouse.
  • Improve Data Analysis Productivity 
    Data Analyzer simplifies the process of finding information, enabling users to gain valuable knowledge and make better business decisions.

Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 Contents

  • 1 CD
  • Manual


As with all Microsoft products, the installation was extremely easy and when the Data Analyzer CD was placed into the CD-ROM drive, it auto-prompted me if I wished to continue. Once the installation was complete and the software was run, you are greeted with a wizard that lets you create your first view in Data Analyzer. The beauty of this program that is that it offers a comprehensive step by step guide in analysing your own data and you need the smallest amount of knowledge of SQL and Excel to proceed. 

The interface of Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 is very similar to Office XP and can be used almost immediately without any time for learning, whether you are a novice data analyser or a seasoned professional, it works from the word "go". After about an hour of use, I was able to create a comprehensive report on my own business that displayed various information such as customer details, wholesale prices, stock and profit. I could then generate and compare graphs from this time last year that provided some extremely in-depth information. Data Analyzer also removes the need to keep all your graphs and information on different screens and programs and converts them into an easily read report on one screen. 

A main focus point of Data Analyzer is that once it is installed, it is then part of the Office XP family of products. That is, you can also export data between programs such as Excel and PowerPoint. The beauty of this feature is that once you have analysed your data, you can then export it to programs like PowerPoint and give your reports that professional look and even turn them into a slide show. Web masters will also be satisfied with Data Analyzer because you can also export your information into HTML code or straight into FrontPage. 


System Requirements
- Pentium 133Mhz or higher processor
  (Pentium III recommended)
- Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP or
  Windows NT 4.0 with service pack 6 or
- 64MB RAM
- 30MB of hard drive space (minimum)
- CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive
- Super VGA (800x600, 16-bit) monitor 
- Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing

Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 is the perfect addition for businesses or data analysers who wish to pinpoint specific data in their organisations or to maintain a comprehensive graphical database of information. With an easy to use interface and a in-depth help system, Microsoft Data Analyzer 2002 is the ideal addition to the Office XP family of software and is solely aimed at the business and analyse world. Highly Recommended!

- Andrew B


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