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Posted by John David Sant

July 16, 2020

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Three Table Calculation Functions for Tableau that Should be on Your Radar

Over the last month, I’ve come across several problems that clients were encountering with their visuals. In this post I’d like to talk about three of them. These three problems were similar in the sense that they were all solved with lesser known table calculation functions. In each case, I’ll present the problem and how […]

Posted by Eric

embedded analytics

May 28, 2020

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What to Ask Before Embedding Analytics with Tableau

As Business Intelligence (BI) has become increasingly integral to business operations, embedded analytics is a key area of focus. In this blog I delve into the advantages of embedded analytics, the multidisciplinary complexities involved, the types of embedding environments, and the degree of integration. Most importantly, I share essential questions that organizations can ask upfront […]

Posted by Teigen Enhorning

March 31, 2020

19:48

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7 Most Impactful Business Intelligence Trends for 2020

As the world struggles to cope with COVID-19, govt and businesses are increasingly making use of these advancements in bi to provide timely and accurate information to communities. It will be interesting to see what influence the COVID crisis will have on BI trends as the year proceeds. 2020 is underway and there have been […]

Posted by Karen

March 17, 2020

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More than a Business Intelligence Maturity Model

Use a Roadmap to Leverage BI for Smarter Decisions As a marketer, I may not appreciate the technical intricacies of business intelligence applications, but I certainly understand the importance of getting more from your data. If your organization is having difficulty deriving greater insight, understanding and intelligence from your data, you are not alone.  Data […]

Posted by John David Sant

November 27, 2019

14:59

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Tableau Master Challenge #6 – Reference Lines and the Order of Operations

This Master Challenge focuses on the following situation: A client currently has a view that shows the profit and sales figures for every customer. There is a parameter that allows the user to toggle between all the data points and only those data points that are not outliers. In this case, an outlier is defined […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

September 24, 2019

16:33

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Why Do You Need a Data Warehouse or Data Mart?

We often get questions about better analytical insight and dashboard performance. We design dashboards that adhere to IPA (Insight, Performance, Appearance) but that’s often not possible if the underlying data structures are deficient and not properly organized. Tableau connects natively to many different SOR (System of Record) data sets found in an organization. They can […]

Posted by Eric

September 16, 2019

14:54

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LODs (Level of Detail Expressions) in Tableau

LOD expressions are an amazing, fantastic, and revolutionary enhancement in the Tableau world, but there are some things to keep in mind. An LOD expression is essentially an additional request for data within a database. Under the covers it’s a bit more complicated than this simple statement, but conceptually an LOD is a secondary request […]

Posted by Eric

July 3, 2019

13:57

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Visualizing Survey Data in Tableau Doesn’t Have to be Painful

Background One of the most common types of data we see at Unilytics is survey data. We’ve worked with surveys ranging from hundreds of respondents and dozens of questions to large surveys with tens of thousands of respondents and hundreds of questions. While there are some idiosyncrasies between small and large surveys, there are far […]

Posted by Teigen Enhorning

June 18, 2019

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Why Big Industries Automate Reporting with Tableau

Automation is the future, there’s no doubt about it. After all, who doesn’t want to save time and money. Tableau helps companies and government organizations automate reporting with a drag and drop style that doesn’t require coding, but welcomes it all the same. Automation is a hot topic in almost every industry including healthcare, agriculture, […]

Posted by Teigen Enhorning

May 6, 2019

18:45

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4 Data Storytelling Tips and Tiger Woods

If data alone could convince anyone of anything we’d all run perfect businesses.  In the last two years we’ve created more data than all other years combined!  So why does it feel like we’re not learning enough from all this information?  Well, it’s because we’re using less than half a percent of all this data.  […]

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