Posted by John Strykowski

February 22, 2017

3:35 pm

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Tableau Master Challenge # 2

This is the second in a series of challenges for those that believe they have what it takes to be a Tableau Jedi. The series will call on your understanding of the intricacies of Tableau functionality and their usage. Let’s jump right into it. Say we’re working in Tableau Desktop, we put together a nice […]

Posted by Karen

February 7, 2017

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5 Most Influential BI Trends for 2017

I have been closely following and writing about trends in the business intelligence market over the past three years. During this time, I can’t say that I’ve seen any “radically new” trends, and I don’t expect any to emerge in 2017. What I have seen, and anticipate for 2017, is the “evolution” of the dominant […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

Data challenges for accounting

November 6, 2016

1:18 pm

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7 Data Visualization Challenges with Sage Financials

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 […]

Posted by Eric

September 28, 2016

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How to Handle Outliers in Your Data

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 […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

September 20, 2016

3:26 pm

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How to Improve Tableau Dashboard Updates

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

4:49 am

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7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get BI Tools at Your Office

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 […]

Posted by Ray Rashid

March 18, 2016

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4 Winning Strategies to Prepare Data (ETL) for Data Visualization

Have you embarked on a journey to create the most insightful dashboard of all time just to realize you have disparate data?

Posted by Eric

March 3, 2016

5:27 pm

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Optimize Data Visualizations with the Right “Visual Features”

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 […]

Posted by Eric

February 23, 2016

11:26 am

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Top 7 Data Visualization Best Practices

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 […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

November 25, 2015

11:42 am

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Be Disciplined When Creating Dashboards

Data visualization is an extremely effective way of highlighting and identifying outliers and trends. Data discovery is easy when dashboards are created to reveal new insights. But sometimes the dashboard designer focuses on aesthetics and creates something that doesn’t provide answers to our questions.

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