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Conditionally Control Granularity using Tableau Software – Skill Pill

September 20, 2019

In Tableau you can always click on a few things and see those things in another sheet against each other. But when we select too many or we don’t select anything but still want to see the overall we need […]

Expand Hierarchy in a Dashboard using Tableau Software

Expand Hierarchy in a Dashboard using Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

September 13, 2019

In Tableau when you say drilldown, hierarchies come to mind. Hierarchies are a great way for us to control the aggregation of a sheet. But when working in a Dashboard we sometimes want to expand hierarchies across multiple sheets. To […]

Small Multiple is series of similar graphs using Tableau actions

Compare Small Multiples using Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

September 6, 2019

A Small Multiple is series of similar graphs or charts using the same scale and axes, allowing them to be easily compared. To more easily compare the values in a Small Multiple chart we will make use of Tableau Actions. […]

Tableau Single Member Drilldown

Sets and Set Actions to create a Single Member Drilldown – video Skill Pill

August 30, 2019

In Tableau you can drilldown using Hierarchies. But what if you wanted to drilldown only for one member of a Hierarchy? To achieve this we can use Sets and Set Actions to create a Single Member Drilldown. In order to […]

Jitter Plot for analyzing one variable using Tableau Software

Jitter Plot for analyzing one variable using Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

August 23, 2019

When viewing one variable people sometimes say Scatter Plot, but that is used to view a relationship between two variables. When analyzing one variable we can use Jitter plots. A Jitter Plot is useful for analyzing the distribution or spread […]

Cohort Chart with Tableau Software

Cohort Chart with Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

August 16, 2019

A Cohort Chart is used to analyze a cohort. You can this type of analysis to spot patterns and trends, make marketing decision, perform customer retention/acquisition analysis or compare to other cohorts. Watch btProvider video: In order to create a […]

DNA Dumbbell Chart generation using Tableau Software

DNA Dumbbell Chart generation using Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

August 9, 2019

A DNA or Dumbbell Chart is a viable alternative to a stacked bar chart, pie chart or line chart depending on the scope of the visualization. It can be used to compare two to three KPIs between each other or […]

Benford’s Law visualization in Tableau

Benford’s Law, a statistical rule, used with Tableau Software – Skill Pill

August 2, 2019

Benford’s Law is a statistical rule that states that the leading digits in naturally occuring numerical data follows a certain distribution (1 occurs 30%, with 9 occuring 4.5%). Benford’s Law has been used to detect credit card, banking, tax or […]

selection sheet in Tableau that is driven by Set Actions.

Selection Icons with Sets using Tableau Software – video Skill Pill

July 26, 2019

Sometimes we want a filter to do more than just filter, we want it to be a selection mechanism that displays one vs the others and highlights our selection. To do this and have the same level of interactivity as […]

dynamic comparison chart

Dynamic Comparison using Tableau Software – Skill Pill

July 19, 2019

When doing comparisons often we want to compare one vs one or one vs others and be quick and flexible in our selection. To achieve this we can use Tableau’s new Parameter Actions to drive the comparison dynamically and never […]

Density Map using Tableau Software

Create one Density Map with Tableau Software – Skill Pill

July 12, 2019

Density Map is an easy-to-use graph that helps us better understand the density of points on a map or scatterplot, as well as trends comparison.     To complete this type of chart, please follow these steps: Step 1: Connect […]

Barcode Chart using Tableau Software

Barcode Chart, an easy-to-use graph – Tableau Software Skill Pill

July 5, 2019

Barcode Chart is an easy-to-use graph that helps us combine two measures into a single view. In today’s example, we can see what weeks are profitable / unprofitable and the size of sales.   To complete this type of chart, […]

Pareto Chart View Distribution

Pareto Chart Distribution View – Tableau Software – Skill Pill

June 28, 2019

The Pareto principle uses the 80/20 rule, meaning that 20% of the production generates 80% of the result. Vilfredo Pareto found that 80% of the wealth is owned by 20% of the population. Pareto Chart represents the view of this […]

usa map data visualisation using Tableau

How to use Discrete & Continuous Colors on One Map with Tableau Software – video – Skill Pill

June 21, 2019

The use two fields, one discreet and one continuous on color, in a single view is very useful if we want to highlight a discreet value, but we want to keep the color legend in the continuous field for the […]

Tableau Desktop interactive dashboards

Marketing Spend view in Tableau Software – Skill Pill

June 14, 2019

Today’s session is about simplicity and about the way we can perform visual analysis on the data that we are analyzing, using Tableau. My attention was recently drawn to this post on LinkedIn, which presents Market Spend data for various […]

Toggle Map with Parameter Actions

Toggle Map with Parameter Actions with Tableau Software – video – Skill Pill

June 6, 2019

With the release of Tableau 2019.2, Parameter Actions were added to the Tableau interactivity roster. These new actions provide a new way of interacting with Parameters and a canvas for new user experiences. One way of using them is to […]

Lights … Camera … Tableau

June 4, 2019

Thank you all for attending Tableau Software Cinema Tour. It was a great pleasure to meet you all, customers and newcomers to Tableau world. We just collected the statistics from the event and put them in a Tableau Software visualization […]

Lollipop chart generated with Tableau Software – video – Skill Pill

May 31, 2019

Lollipop chart is a very useful graph for a hierarchy or if we want to show a top, generated with Tableau Software. It’s useful because you can add more information inside the circle. This graph is an improved bar chart […]

Proportional Brushing by Tableau

Proportional Brushing – Tableau Software – Skill Pill video

May 24, 2019

Proportional Brushing is a technique of interacting with data in which, rather than filtering from a selection, you want to view the proportion of your selection in relation to all/other items. This type of analysis can be achieved in Tableau […]

Show Sheet On Data using Tableau

Show Sheet On Dashboard Action – Tableau Software – Skill Pill video

May 16, 2019

When you create a dashboard in Tableau, but you only want to have the main sheets on the first view, it’s very useful to use dashboard actions and container. Using them it’s easier to hide/show the secondary sheets only when […]

Big Data and CIO Innovation Conference, Prague, May 2019

May 12, 2019

Coming back from Europe Big Data and CIO Innovation Center event in Prague, just wanted to share some thoughts from the business and technical leaders of the largest companies across the globe. First of all, the consumer profile has changed […]

Tableau Top within a Category – Tableau Software – Skill Pill video

May 10, 2019

When you do a Top in Tableau using Sets, the Set is computed globally thus any top within a Category will result in the intersection between the members of the Category and the Set. In order to properly display the […]

Path Map - Bucharest Subway

Path Map – Bucharest Subway (video) – Tableau Software – Skill Pill

May 3, 2019

In this example we will use the Bucharest Subway Map. Path Map is a graph that uses geographic data (latitude and longitude) and the “Path” function that we find in Line. This view implies a data preparation; we used Tableau Desktop. […]

rounded bar chart editing using Tableau

Rounded Bar Chart in Tableau Software – Skill Pill – (video)

April 26, 2019

Rounded Bar Chart is an improved version of the classic Bar Chart – return to editing Tableau Software. To complete this type of chart, you will need to complete the following steps: Step 1: Connect to the data: In Tableau […]

tableau co occurrence analysis

Market Basket Co Occurrence Analysis (video tutorial) – Tableau Software – Skill Pill

April 19, 2019

A Market Basket or Co-Occurrence Analysis is useful for spotting which products are being bought together, thus we can plan campaigns that put two or more products together to raise our sales and margin. We can also see what customers […]

Two Color Pareto – Skill Pill Tableau Software – video tutorial

April 12, 2019

A pareto analysis explains the importance of an element to the whole. The pareto principle states that 80% of the effect is achieved by 20% of the observations. To better visualize where this effect happens a two-color pareto can easily […]

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Google Analytics data in Tableau Extract versus Google Analytics Portal

April 6, 2019

Google Analytics data and Tableau Extracts are not always matching the numbers. There is a very simple reasoning behind that, and we strongly recommend looking into this article before starting to analyse Google Analytics data in Tableau. In very simple […]

Change Fild Based on a Parameter

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Change Field Based on a Parameter (VIDEO)

April 5, 2019

Have you ever looked at a Sales dashboard and immediately thought: “I want the same dashboard but for Profit.”. This type of request is quite often handled by adding Profit to some table or bar chart. But a better way […]

Change Visualization By Parameter from Tableau Desktop

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Change Visualization By Parameter (EN)

March 29, 2019

When we build a dashboard, we always want to bring as much information to the user as possible. This will result in clutter and the dashboard will not be easy readable. To avoid clutter we hide sheets, move information to […]

Scatter Plot with Marginal Histograms using Tableau Software

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Scatter Plot with Marginal Histograms (VIDEO)

March 22, 2019

A Scatter Plot is used to display two measures in a diagram. It is used to detect relationships or behaviors in the data. By adding a marginal histogram explaining each point, we can visualize in a dashboard to which bin […]

Radial Jitter Plot using Tableau Desktop

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Radial Jitter Plot (EN)

March 15, 2019

A Radial Jitter Plot is useful to deconstruct a histogram. A histogram is used to summarize the distribution of a measure, sales for instance, bu by using a jitter, we can create a dispersion of our sales at the lowest […]

Heatmap Calendar with Tableau Desktop

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Heatmap Calendar (video)

March 8, 2019

Heatmap Calendars are used to represent a measure over time, but in the form of a calendar. Thus we can view our data for a certain month in different years daily. We can observe the weekly seasonality for our data […]

Tableau Software - Skill Pill - Bollinger Bands

Tableau Software – Skill Pill – Bollinger Bands (EN)

March 1, 2019

Bollinger Bands are a type of statistical chart used to characterize prices and volatility over time. The visualization can be applied to areas that are outside of finance and trading, using the principle behind it we can view for instance […]

Control Chart using Tableau Desktop

Tableau Software Skill Pill – Control Chart (EN)

February 22, 2019

A control chart is a type of statistical chart used to detect if a process is in a state of control. From a visualization point of view we can borrow the principle and analyze different streams of data to find […]

Bump Chart using Tableau Software

Tableau Software Skill Pill – Bump Chart (EN)

February 15, 2019

A bump chart is used to visualize products, for instance, by ranking their sales volume, thus we reduce the variations of sales to a variation in rank. This type of chart is useful for tracking market share across products or […]

Tableau Software One vs Others

Tableau Software Skill Pill – One vs Others Set Actions (EN)

February 8, 2019

In a One vs Others analysis we want to visualize a certain entity, as to better understand the magnitude and importance it brings to our data. Such analysis are useful for detecting top customers, top products or even top sales managers. […]

Analysis on Electricity Network in Europe, using Tableau Software

February 7, 2019

First of all, congratulations Netherlands !!! This article is dedicated to each and every European citizen interested to see what are the efforts of his own country into moving the aerial electricity infrastructure to underground infrastructure.  The effort is definitely […]

Viz in Tooltip Tableau Software

How to create a Viz in Tooltip in Tableau Software (VIDEO) – Friday Skill Pill

February 1, 2019

Tooltips have been used to display information that cannot be put in the label of a char, thus avoiding clutter in the sheet. With Viz in Tooltip we can put other visualizations in a tooltip thus avoiding clutter in a […]

creat donut chart with Tableau

How to create a donut chart in Tableau Software (VIDEO) – Friday Skill Pill

January 25, 2019

A donnut chart is a varient of the pie chart, that adds a hole in the middle of the pie giving its donnut shape. The added space is used to represent the whole measure, while the slices are used to […]

Percent of Total using Tableau Desktop Table Calculations (VIDEO) – Friday Skill Pill

January 17, 2019

When you say “percent”, the next words are usually “of total”. These types of calculations help us understand the contribution of each member to the whole measure. Percents of Total in Tableau can be done easily, you just right click the measure […]

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Tableau Desktop, number 1 in Top 50 Products for Enterprise 2019

January 16, 2019

Great achievements! Tableau Desktop has been ranked by G2 Crowd as number 1 in Top 50 Products for Enterprise 2019. Tableau Desktop harnesses people’s natural ability to spot visual patterns quickly, revealing everyday opportunities and eureka moments alike. Tableau Software answers […]

Skill Pill – Tableau Software – Selective Hierarchy

December 6, 2018

Ever wanted to expand a hierarchy in Tableau and see focus on just one element without sifting through all the other? With Tableau Software‘s new set actions and a little creative field calculations you can do just that. Below is […]

Nürnberg- SPS IPC Drives – Smart and Digital Automation 2018

November 22, 2018

We will be next week in Nurenberg with ASTI Automation at SPS IPC Drives – Smart and Digital Automation 2018 presenting our IoT solution that collects sensor data in real time and performs predictive maintenance and product monitoring. Solution is […]

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How to design a good Tableau Dashboard – quick guidelines and best practices.

November 20, 2018

When answering a question, you must consider that along with the actual answer, it is important how you answer the question, thus when creating visualizations to answer business requirements you must always keep in mind to present the information as […]

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Beauty in Analytics and Reporting

October 24, 2018

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is a phrase we have all heard. Turns out the beholder is hot-wired to love certain design elements that together form our perception of beauty. Beauty can be found in nature and […]

Retail – Stock and Order Optimization

April 13, 2018
project and portfolio management

Why only few Organizations succeed in PPM?

August 7, 2017

It’s a fact that only some of the enterprise organizations are succeeding in implementing PPM. Moreover, only few out the ones that are succeeding manage to evolve and reach an elevated level of maturity in terms of implementing a PPM […]

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