Posted by Karen

March 30, 2019


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6 Hottest BI Trends in 2019

As new technologies are  developed each year, our ability to deliver better technologies also increases. This leads to new breakthroughs each and every year in tech sectors, and in data analysis and management as well. We are constantly seeing newer and better techniques and methods to categorize, organize, and present data to make it easier […]

Posted by Eric

March 13, 2019


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Performance Tuning Checklist for Tableau Dashboards

The following list of changes, tweaks, or considerations are all designed to improve performance of a Tableau dashboard. Not all suggestions will work in all situations, so even with this list there is a need for experience and understanding of how Tableau works in order to properly evaluate this list. The list is generally presented […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

January 29, 2019


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Data Warehouse Architecture

Your data needs to be easily accessible and stored in a way that leads to insightful analysis. That means using a data architecture to create that perfect data warehouse – an amalgamation of disparate data sources optimized and organized into one. This will enable informed decision-making. And will make your job more meaningful. Bringing data […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

November 10, 2018


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Tableau Prep – The Fun, Fast, Effective Way to Clean and Prepare Your Data for Reporting

What is Tableau Prep? Tableau Prep is a desktop software tool that was introduced this summer. It’s a new offering in the Tableau Product family, joining Desktop, Server, Online and Reader. Tableau Prep is a separate software installation, with its own license key. With the new licensing of Tableau, everyone with Tableau Creator (which includes […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

October 30, 2018


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RFM Analysis in Tableau

RFM (Recency, Frequency, Monetary) analysis is commonly used for customer segmentation, to split our users into types. For example, people who visit a website regularly but don’t buy much would be a high “frequency” but a low “monetary” visitor. This analysis is especially common in retail where we want to create a view of our […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

August 24, 2018


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Tableau’s New Killer Mapping Feature – Spatial Join

Points and Polygons – together at last. But how? Read on… Tableau has made amazing progress on spatial data over the past year or two. In Tableau 9.2, we got the ability to add new maps through Mapbox, which opened up a world of more detailed and creative backgrounds like satellite or live traffic. Another […]

Posted by John Strykowski

Where is my data

August 16, 2018


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Tableau Server Governance: Asking the Right Questions

When I was asked to write a blog about Tableau Server Governance, I pondered how to make it somewhat entertaining. And I don’t think I can. Unless you’re a nerd like me, it’s not an exciting topic. With that in mind, I’m writing this blog as if I were having a friendly chat with a […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

July 16, 2018


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The 7 Reasons BI Projects Fail

Seemingly every week, there’s a story of an epic failure of a well-intentioned IT project. The company, or government, or charity set out to make changes and incorporate modern technology. They ended up wasting gobs of money and having nothing to show for it. Some stories can be truly mind-boggling, like the US Veterans Administration […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

June 7, 2018


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5 Pointers for Excel Users Who are Learning Tableau

For years, most of us have been using Excel for data analysis and are now ready to take advantage of the live visual analytics offered by Tableau. Tableau is well worth learning whether it’s for the ability to explore data and get insights quickly, for its automation functionality, for its sharing and collaboration capability, or […]

Posted by Anselm Lopes

March 15, 2018


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Tableau Master Challenge #5 – Data Filter Using Calculated Field

Recently while working with a client, I came across a challenging scenario: how do you filter the view, using a date filter, without impacting a calculation which included data that didn’t meet the date filter. In this case it was a moving average calculation (i.e., mean of specified time series). This is a tricky situation […]

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