Data Visualization


Coolest New Power BI Features Revealed!

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Aug 2018

Recently the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019 highlighted new Power BI features and these are the coolest features to note IMO: 1. New Power BI App Workspace Experience in Preview Power BI App Workspaces were introduced to enable collaboration amongst the data/business analysts within an organization. The new experience introduces numerous improvements to better enable a data-driven culture including: •   Managing access using security...

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Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement

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Aug 2018

Data Informs Decisions: ASAE and Association Analytics Aim to Predict Engagement

ASAE’s goal was to bring all member engagement data together for cross analysis to build a rich picture of overall engagement and participation. ASAE uses multiple systems—AMS, email marketing, and online community, among others—to collect member data, but it couldn’t compare or analyze valuable member activity across systems. There was no clear way to track retention, understand satisfaction, or analyze member engagement. ASAE partnered with Association Analytics...

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Case Study: Analyzing Member Engagement – How ASAE Captured the Unicorn

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Aug 2018

Case Study: Analyzing Member Engagement – How ASAE Captured the Unicorn

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) uses multiple systems—AMS, email marketing, and online community, among others—to collect member data, but it couldn’t compare or analyze valuable member activity across systems. There was no clear way to track retention, understand satisfaction, or analyze member engagement. ASAE partnered with Association Analytics to integrate all data into a consolidated architecture for analysis. Connecting the Higher Logic community...

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Not Using Your Analytics? You Need to Go For It!

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Feb 2018

Not Using Your Analytics? You Need to Go For It!

The NFL season may have come to end, but analytics for associations is like a year-round sport! All industries are recognizing the value analytics in optimal decision-making, and professional sports is no different. The goal of a team in an NFL game is simple – score more points than your opponent. This can be translated into the statistical concept of maximizing the expected value of...

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4 Ways Data Visualization Drives Change

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Dec 2017

4 Ways Data Visualization Drives Change

Data visualization amplifies your data story. Think of the elements that make up a strong and compelling story. They contain a tantalizing plot, well-developed characters, a climax, and satisfying conclusion. You read books or watch movies that keep you captivated from start to finish and leave you wanting more. Storytelling with data plays a relevant role at organizations these days. What distinguishes storytelling at your organization...

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Custom Visuals in Power BI

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Oct 2017

Custom Visuals in Power BI

Out of the box, Power BI gives you access to many common data visualizations. Sometimes the basic charts don’t get you to where you need to go. Luckily, Microsoft and the Power BI community created custom visualizations that will be available to you. I am going to give you a quick primer on how to access those and then let you know what my favorite...

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Moving the Needle on Member Data at NCACPA

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Aug 2017

Moving the Needle on Member Data at NCACPA

Nikki Vann, CPA, is the Director of Finance & Administration at the North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA).  She, along with Jennifer Rowell, Director of Member Engagement (also from the NCACPA) and I were honored to deliver a presentation entitled, “Moving the Needle on Member Data” at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Annual Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida during July 2017. “Our journey with...

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Refreshing Tableau Public Data

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Aug 2017

Refreshing Tableau Public Data

Tableau Public is a free tool to share your visualizations with the world.  One question we often here is how do you refresh data for a Tableau Public visualization.  Tableau Public will do an automatic, nightly refresh data of Google Sheets data, no extra work on your side.   However, there is a bit of additional work required in order to automatically refresh your Google Sheets...

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How To Choose the Right Visualization

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Jun 2017

How To Choose the Right Visualization

Creating a report or dashboard in Power BI is quite easy.  A few mouse gestures and a couple of clicks and voila, we have a report! Creating a report that tells a story at a glance, however, is hard.  The ultimate test of a good report/dashboard is if someone without any prior knowledge can quickly understand it. Our audience should be able to see what the...

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Power BI vs Tableau

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Jun 2017

Power BI vs Tableau

I am often asked, “Which tool is better: Power BI or Tableau?” Microsoft has done a great job with Power BI over the last two years. The features in Power BI have evolved so much that we’re now recommending it first to our clients. Microsoft identified the most important and useful features for a data visualization tool set and embedded them within Office 365. Power BI now...

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