November 6, 2016
Little has changed in the collection of financial data, and reporting on it is just as complicated as ever. We hear this from clients all the time. I am constantly frustrated with the reporting obtained from our own accounting and finance system. It lacks useful reports, and I am never (rarely) able to get answers […]
November 1, 2016
We are often asked to help clients establish a culture of analytics and an environment of better business intelligence (BI). But that request often comes from companies already using traditional, long-term suppliers of BI solutions. So, we wanted to understand why firms using a “so called” leading BI tool would still be looking for a […]
September 28, 2016
The Challenge A common request when analyzing large amounts of data is to evaluate the impact exceptional data has on results. Statistics addresses these needs by offering “median” and “average” when normalizing large numbers of data points. Median selects a data point in the exact center of all data points to define the “normal” value […]
September 20, 2016
Client dashboards are rarely ever “done” and evolve over time from one version to the next. When dashboard functionality or information changes, the descriptive contents of the dashboard have to be manually updated. Also, Tableau dashboards often link to other dashboards, and when they are moved between Tableau sites or Tableau Servers, the links need […]
Posted by Huey Coehlo
September 20, 2016
As a sales professional, I have the opportunity to connect and speak with a variety of different people in various business sectors – from solopreneurs to large corporations and government agencies. And while they all have different needs, there are a lot of common reasons as to why and when they get BI tools. Or […]
April 29, 2016
This is the first in a series of challenges for those that believe they have mastered the more complicated aspects of Tableau. The series will call on your understanding of the intricacies of how Tableau functionality works.
Posted by Ray Rashid
March 18, 2016
Have you embarked on a journey to create the most insightful dashboard of all time just to realize you have disparate data?
March 3, 2016
As a follow-up to a prior blog post on the “Top 7 Data Visualization Best Practices”, I wanted to go into a bit more detail about “visual features”. In the prior blog, we discussed “intuitive” data visualizations and how that stems from your brain pre-attentively processing visuals. While it’s not technically accurate, many people think […]
February 23, 2016
Do you want to create the ultimate, useful, intuitive data visual? Whether you are new to data visualization, familiar with it, or an expert, there is a lot to know besides how to use your favourite data visualization tool. There are best practices relating to the presentation of data in visual form that supersede the […]
February 10, 2016
This year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant*, which shows the relative position of each challenger in the business intelligence and analytics space, again positions Tableau as a leader in an increasingly competitive market. For the fourth year in a row, Tableau is a leader and positioned highest in ability to execute.