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New Features for Out Of The Blue™

Hello and thanks for tuning into this month’s Out Of The Blue (OTB) release announcement. Read on to learn about the new features, functionality, and enhancements. Customers can get more details by logging into their portal to view the end-user documentation and release notes.

Release: OTB March 2023 Release

Applicable Products and Availability Status: Perceive

Available now for all active customers and end-users.




Out Of The Blue™ releases live stories,
drill-down and transparency for RCA,
and other improvements

This release includes the following new features,
functionality, and benefits:

100% Analysis Visibility: – Many of our customers requested that they would like to know a synopsis of everything Out of the Blue has looked at, so that we can build transparency and trust. With this release, we showcase all the factors and the underlying causes that were looked at, providing you clarity on where there is signal. This allows users to zoom into the right areas and skip doing checks manually, saving you time.

Drill-down: – With this release we also present nested dimensional root cause analysis in a manner that surfaces the top dimensions first, followed by the deep dive drill-downs, such as higher level categories followed by a drill down of lower level categories. This enables our users to view the primary drivers first and then dig into the secondary drivers.

Live Stories: This Feature will enable the users to see which stories in their feed are where the action is still ongoing from a “live-story” perspective. In other words, if a story is still developing and has not yet ended, e.g. hourly decrease in conversion rate, that is still not recovered etc. Once the stories have ceased to be a concern, the live label from the stories would be removed automatically. This enables the users to quickly focus their attention on what is material and needs action.

Improvements to Data Presentation: We have improved the charting tables for overlay charts with the option to view either absolute values or lift percentages. This gives the users a convenient way to grasp the presented information. 

Improved Summarization in Titles of Stories: We have now released improved titles that showcase all the information relevant for a business user to get a quick overview of the story, including the percentage change in the metric, impact to topline as a result of the change, the primary drivers of the change and the causation if available in the data. 

Actions to Take:

The Business Intelligence Feed will automatically present the new information; you only need to refresh your browser window or tab to access the new features.

If you are not a customer and would like to learn more, please contact us to discuss your needs with one of our Business Analytics experts.
A brief demonstration is all it takes to experience firsthand how Out Of The Blue’s Perceive automatically tells you about problems, opportunities, or that everything is OK.

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