The HUB of Analytics Education provides Open Educational Resources (OER) to faculty in Higher Education around the globe. These materials were developed by Dr. Charlie Bame-Aldred and William Goldman. Charlie and Bill also serve as faculty at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. The mission of the HUB is to provide free materials that assist faculty when implementing Big Data techniques in their curriculum.

Various materials are provided to assist in incorporating the different datasets within a curriculum. These materials include large transactional datasets with supporting information and cases and exercises with Suggested Solutions and Teaching Notes for Auditing (ACL or IDEA based activities) and Management Accounting (Tableau based activities). 

  • Student Tutorial Video series designed to assist students in the simple tasks within Tableau, ACL, and IDEA and provide guidance in completing the cases and exercises on the Bibitor, LLC Data from the HUB. All videos are ADA Compliant. You can find these videos on our YouTube channel. 
  • Classroom Support on our Tableau and IDEA software page provides instructions to integrate and implement the Data within a curriculum, obtain educator and student licenses and access Tableau and IDEA extended Online Training Videos. 
  • There are articles from practitioners and academics. These articles were used in our classrooms to assist students in understanding the current issues around Big Data Analytics.

Available Datvironment: Bibitor, LLC & BCGG, Inc.

Bibitor, LLC is a retail liquor chain company that sells wine and spirits in the fictional state of Lincoln. Company sales range from 420-450 million dollars and cost of goods sold range from 300-350 million dollars. 

 To learn more about the datasets and supporting material, click on the click below. TRANSACTIONAL DATASET AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION

BCGG, Inc.
delivers fine wine and spirit to 75 plus customers located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine. Sales can range from 300-350 million dollars and it cost good sold can range from 220-280 million dollars depending on the year-end.

Coming Soon: Bibitor LLC, Lite & BA Toys

 Bibitor LLC, Lite is a depressed version of the original. Bibitor LLC, LITE is comprised of 15 of the retail stores in Bibitor LLC. Bibitor LITE has around 21.6 million dollars in sales per year. The datasets for BA Toys have a total of over 1 million records per year. These records include 886 thousand sales transactions and 141 thousand purchase transactions.

BA Toys is a retail toy store chain composed of twenty physical and one online store that primarily sells to customers in the Northeast. The company has around 476.5 million dollars in sales and around 329.4 million dollars of COGS per year. The datasets for BA Toys have a total of over 7 million records per year. A majority of these records are comprised of sales transactions that total around 6.3 million per year.

The materials are owned by the HUB of Analytics Education and the Authors. The information used for development and creation of the dataset and supporting materials was publicly available (User Restriction).