Dundas Data Visualization Blog

The BI Survey 16 from BARC - See How Dundas Ranks

The BI Survey 16 is the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of Business Intelligence software users.  The BI Survey 16 examines BI product selection and usage among users in categories (KPIs) including business benefits, project success, business value, recommendation, customer satisfaction, customer experience, innovation and agility.


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Connecting to JSON Data in Dundas BI

The CData ODBC Drivers provide access to live data from more than 70 data sources from within Dundas BI without having to write any code. These data sources range across social media, web applications, BIG Data, email and other data categories including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube Analytics, Marketo, ServiceNow, Box, MongoDB, Gmail, Microsoft Exchange and the list goes on and on. With direct ODBC connectivity, the drivers solve the problems of analyzing stale data and having manual data collection processes, allowing you to create reports and dashboards that can be updated in real time.


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The Best State to Celebrate Halloween

October 31st is all about costumes, candy, and carving pumpkins.  Festivities transform into fright-filled attractions, punches turn into blood, and the steeliest of souls cower under blankets and peer through their fingers as Jack Nicholson jeers, “Heeere’s Johnny”.  As the sun sets, little zombies scour the neighborhood, princesses roam the streets, and minions zig and zag, foraging for the greatest, most colossal, mouth-watering treat they can get their hands on; or is it trick

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120 Reasons to Love Waterfall Charts

The Waterfall Chart, popularized by consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, is a sterling way to delineate how a measure changes over a particular sequence, and how these changes impact the total.  The Waterfall Chart clearly illustrates the cumulative effect of a sequence of events, or a process that has different transactions, some positive, some negative.  In other words, it allows us to understand how we got from point ‘A’, to point ‘B’.  

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Self-Service on a Silver Platter

I recently had the chance to brief the Boulder Business Intelligence Brain Trust (BBBT) community on Dundas’ latest offering. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the BBBT community, it is a great assembly of independent BI analysts and experts, who are very knowledgeable of the industry and as such, are able to offer unbiased opinions of what practices really work in our industry and what products can truly make a difference. Fluff won’t fly with the BBBT community, which is a big part of why I genuinely enjoy discussions with them; it’s important to have strong arguments backed by solid proof. 

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