Part of the education that ASUG offers is webcasts, as part of the “YRC” (year-round community) offerings.  Not everyone has a budget to attend face-to-face events and it is easy to attend a webcast from the comfort of your office.Part of “YRC” is measuring how we are doing.  While this review is late, I did want to share some results.First, using SAP Analytics Cloud “build my story”:

So over 12K registered for our webcasts, with the highest Webcast registration at 457, lowest at 36.

SAP Analytics Cloud automatically built this story

If you hover over the outlier, you can see which webcast was the outlier, which was Overview of Lumira 2.x Roadmap which had 457 register, 319 watch online.

You can see over 6K actually watched the ASUG BI webcasts in 2017.

Again, this is a build my story automatically shows registration by SIG.

This is an attempt at a histogram for registration, using Lumira.  This is showing distributions of webcast registrations.

This is a stacked “histogram” to show contribution of registration by SIG, using Lumira.

Above shows the online registration histogram showing contribution by SIG

Registration is shown by month; note that there are ASUG blackout periods in January and December, thus resulting in lower registration.  Additionally, last year, the BI+Analytics Conference was held in August; we try to not to schedule webcasts during that time frame.   September was a little lower too as that was during SAP TechEd Las Vegas.

Q2 was the highest month for registration and online, Q1/Q4 contain ASUG HQ blackout dates, and Q3 was when we held our face-to-face events (BI+Analytics and SAP TechEd Las Vegas)

Does Day of Week impact Webcast Registration?

Above is the automatic distribution that SAP Analytics Cloud provides – counts of webcasts by weekday

Tuesday is the magic day; ASUG prefers not holding webcasts on Mondays or Fridays but sometimes that cannot be avoided.

More attend online when the webcast is held on a Tuesday

This was automatically built by SAP Analytics Cloud and I find it interesting

Data Science or ?

I attended a free online data science course offered by Microsoft.  I used what I learned from that course on these webcast statistics.  I hope to look at providing visualizations for this down the road.  It is very interesting:

Reg # Analysis Online # Analysis Attendance Ratio Analysis Registration Conv Rate Analysis
Mean 171.5286 Mean 88.92857 Mean 0.508330846 Mean 0.653571429
Standard Error 11.2447 Standard Error 6.86701 Standard Error 0.012020236 Standard Error 0.025869585
Median 151.5 Median 74.5 Median 0.51329099 Median 0.6
Mode 140 Mode 55 Mode #N/A Mode 1
Standard Deviation 94.07994 Standard Deviation 57.45353 Standard Deviation 0.100568512 Standard Deviation 0.216440478
Sample Variance 8851.035 Sample Variance 3300.908 Sample Variance 0.010114026 Sample Variance 0.04684648
Kurtosis -0.2443 Kurtosis 2.243971 Kurtosis -0.177564305 Kurtosis -0.373494926
Skewness 0.567586 Skewness 1.213323 Skewness -0.438287917 Skewness 0.208104324
Range 421 Range 299 Range 0.438771375 Range 0.87
Minimum 36 Minimum 20 Minimum 0.259259259 Minimum 0.13
Maximum 457 Maximum 319 Maximum 0.698030635 Maximum 1
Sum 12007 Sum 6225 Sum 35.58315923 Sum 45.75
Count 70 Count 70 Count 70 Count 70

Above is automatically provided from the Excel Analysis Pak, Descriptive Statistics

Mean registration webcast is 171.5

Mean online webcast is 88.9

The attendance ratio is online / registered – and mean is 50.8%

The “descriptive statistics” show the “central tendency” – mean, median and mode

Median is the middlemost value; the formula is total number of observations + 1 / 2  and the data has to be ordered

Mode is most frequent value in dataset, usually seen via a histogram, and you can see how far off data is from normal

If mode and median are less than mean, this indicates a right skewed distribution

This covers how the data is shaped


Variability covers how spread apart data values

The range is max minus min and tells story of how disperse data is

Variance indicates how variable is data; can be unwieldy

Standard deviation (square root of variance) – understand how data distributed around mean

Standard error is variance around true mean; at shows how close to mean

N/A – in mode – no single value that is more common than anything else (see Attendance ratio above)

Shape of distribution – Kurtosis is an estimate of normality of data (Microsoft) –  closer to 0, more likely the data is normally distributed

Skewness – tails; positive number means it is right skewed, negative means it is left-skewed – +2 / -2 are good for statistical analysis

Webinar Pipeline

If I were a marketing/saleperson, I would like at how to turn the registration clicks into registered, and registered into online.

Of those who clicked the webcast page, what is the percentage registered?

So over 21K were aware of the webcast, over 12K were interested (registered), and over 6K actually attended.

Mobility SAP Analytics Cloud

Above shows how it looks on my iPhone with SAP Analytics Cloud; the resolution was crisp.  I copied some of the stories to the “responsive” lanes.

iPhone resolution is very good

Smart Discovery

Not sure this can be seen, but it shows 44% of the webcasts have above average registration

Word Clouds

This is text analysis on single words from webcast titles; with SAP and BusinessObjects leading the way

Two word text analysis, with SAP BusinessObjects and Web Intelligence leading the way

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