Analysts

As data analysts, Asterisk Intelligence is dedicated to the following objectives:

  1. Developing and sharing expertise in data warehousing and analytics
  2. Building business intelligence talents at credit unions
  3. Providing products and services which support credit union data scientists.

Follow along with members of our team as we blog about the journey and experiences of executing our vision. Each blog (and person) has a slightly different flavor of writing style and content so there’s something valuable here for everyone. Take a look and make sure to subscribe for email updates from any blog you’re especially interested in:

The Data Plunge

The Data Plunge

Keegan Daniel

In order to create a business about data, one must be inspired to actually take the plunge into data. Data is everywhere and without diving in, we will be lost within the sea of data. The goal with this blog is to teach, negotiate, and challenge the community of those who are invested in data and how a business can be built surrounding the data that they are impacted by each and every day. Concepts and ideas will be generated to entice readers to think about what they are doing with data, and how they can improve on those operations.

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The Data Dialogue

The Data Dialogue

Thomas Hull

The Data Dialogue is a blog dedicated to maximizing the value attained through proper data utilization and presentation. If a single picture is worth a thousand words, what would an analytical briefing be worth?

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The Data Flashlight

The Data Flashlight

Brandon Shaw

Communication is a key foundation to success. The Data Flashlight was created to discuss data driven marketing, and how credit unions can adjust for the ever-changing industry. As data becomes more important in our every day lives, both professionally and personally, it is important to understand how it can be used to communicate better. The Data Flashlight was created to shine light on data driven marketing, and how it will impact the future of credit union communication.

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My Credit Union Did What?

My Credit Union Did What?

Josh Peacock

Making observations that stimulate collaboration, and start conversations about credit union operations.

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Making a Data Point

Making a Data Point

Annalyn Hawkes

Making a Data Point is primarily focused on tactical tips or resources related to data mining, data analyzing, data management, and the best tools we use for each. In order to analyze data, we must first know where to find and extract it. I’ll share stories of my experiences and projects on our team called Asterisk Intelligence…and it’s possible some not so practical topics could creep their way in as well.
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Updated
January 3, 2018

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Loans Paid Ahead Analysis Dashboard

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Loans Paid Ahead Analysis Dashboard

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence team as they review the NEW CU*BASE Loans Paid Ahead Dashboard.  Learn how to utilize this dashboard to identify loans which are being paid off ahead of schedule.  Analyze your portfolio by Loan Category, Purpose Code, or Security Code to see exactly… Read more »

Aug 20, 2018

Check Out the Current Leaderboards for the Analytics Booth Contests!

Check Out the Current Leaderboards for the Analytics Booth Contests!

Contests run through October 15, 2018, and the winner of each will earn a $250 prize!  All you need to do to participate is to use your Analytics Booth subscription (no special entry is required).  Monthly results will be posted to the CU*Answers website, so you can track your progress throughout the contest period for… Read more »

Aug 16, 2018

Coming Soon: A New Way to Analyze Non-Transactional Data!

Coming Soon: A New Way to Analyze Non-Transactional Data!

Be on the lookout for news on an upcoming new service offering from CU*Answers and Asterisk Intelligence! Starting later this summer, non-transactional data (Phone Optics) will be created for credit unions exclusively within the CU*Answers Data Warehouse.  This upcoming service will mark the first of many opportunities where CU*Answers can deliver data directly to your… Read more »

Aug 16, 2018

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Share, Certificate, and Loan Interest Accrual Dashboards

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Share, Certificate, and Loan Interest Accrual Dashboards

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence team as they review the NEW CU*BASE Share, Certificate, and Loan Interest Accrual dashboards.  Learn how to utilize these dashboards to analyze and understand your dividend and interest accruals like never before!  Use these tools to compare and trend your daily annualized… Read more »

Aug 13, 2018

Phone Optics Data Moving to CU*Answers Data Warehouse

Phone Optics Data Moving to CU*Answers Data Warehouse

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS WHO RECEIVED THE ASSOCIATED EMAIL: Beginning on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, your credit union will no longer be creating any of your own Phone Optics data.  Instead, all Phone Optics data will be created within the CU*Answers Data Warehouse (FILExxDW).  Your existing Phone Optics data will remain within your… Read more »

Aug 8, 2018

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Analyzing Fee Income, Refunds and Waivers

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Analyzing Fee Income, Refunds and Waivers

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence team as they review the CU*BASE Fee Income, Refunds, and Waiver dashboards.  Learn how to utilize these dashboards to analyze and understand your fee income like never before!  Use these tools to compare your total potential fee income versus your collected fee… Read more »

Jul 27, 2018

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join Us for Asterisk Intelligence Week!

Join the Asterisk Intelligence team for a week of in-person educational events, September 10 -12!  These events are designed for credit union management, marketing staff, and database administrators. Two days of query training will help you to become an expert user of the CU*BASE Report Builder tool.  Learn how queries are created and the value… Read more »

Jul 25, 2018

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Loan Payment Analysis

Jump into a Dashboard Dive: Loan Payment Analysis

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Dashboard Dive! Join the Asterisk Intelligence team as they review tool #468, the Loan Payment Analysis Dashboard.  Learn how to use this dashboard to analyze your monthly loan payment activity like never before!  Have you been wondering how many loans are paying off each month?  Or have you… Read more »

Jul 23, 2018

Check Out the Current Leaderboards for the Analytics Booth Contests!

Check Out the Current Leaderboards for the Analytics Booth Contests!

Contests run through October 15, 2018, and the winner of each will earn a $250 prize!  All you need to do to participate is to use your Analytics Booth subscription (no special entry is required).  Monthly results will be posted to the CU*Answers website, so you can track your progress throughout the contest period for… Read more »

Jul 19, 2018

Custom Queries and 18.07 Database Changes

Custom Queries and 18.07 Database Changes

With each CU*BASE release, a small number of custom queries for each credit union could require updates in order work properly moving forward.  If you work with custom queries, we recommend you spend a little time reviewing the Database Changes documentation for the release as now is the time to perform a check-up to identify… Read more »

Jul 18, 2018