Analytics Manager > Working with Analysis Providers
Working with Analysis Providers
An analysis provider provides a standard method of communicating with an external application, manages multiple models for a provider (if required), and manages the requesting jobs to be executed within an external application. Analysis providers must be created and configured on the server before installing the Analytics Manager agent with a designated instance of an analysis tool. Every analysis provider needs a separate connector.
For example, to use Excel for computations, you must first create the Excel analysis provider and then configure at least one instance of the Excel application to be available for computations. The Excel analysis provider acts as a proxy for the actual tool in defining additional items like models or events.
It is recommended that you create only one analysis provider to work with multiple instances of an analysis tool.
From the Analysis Providers page, you can create, edit, view, and delete analysis providers.
Was this helpful?