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Should You Hire a Third-Party Analytics Agency?

Improve Data Insights with an Analytics Agency RFP: Partnering with a data analytics agency to outsource or augment your analytics can be a vital component in your data management strategies. When an organization requires specialized …

How to Synchronize Axes Across Sheets in Tableau

Have you ever needed to show measures from different sheets on the same scale? You might be in this situation if you are leveraging a dual-axis (such as an Index Bullet Chart) and cannot use …

How to Read SQL like the Pros

Early in my career, I found myself learning SQL on the fly. Specifically, I was given access to a database and told, “use the data here to find the answers.” Almost every experienced analyst I …

How to Visualize a Reverse Running Total in Tableau

This post will show you how to leverage the custom sorting function of table calculations in Tableau to visualize a reverse running total. For example, you could visualize the number of unique customers who placed …

Evolytics Director of Data Operations Chase Porter receives Top Difference Maker Finalist Nomination

On behalf of Evolytics, I am excited to announce that Chase Porter is a finalist for Difference Maker in the 2019 Quanties. Chase helps push the boundaries of analytics through his leadership style, which follows …

What, Exactly, is a Data Layer and Why do I Need One

One of my long-time issues with my chosen profession is that it tends to create meaningless buzzwords and catch-phrases at a dizzying pace. Magazine articles, speeches at conferences, sales presentation and, yes, blog posts frequently …

Evolytics and Marc Richard Receive Top Consultant Quanties Finalist Nomination

On behalf of Evolytics, I’m excited to share that my friend and colleague Marc Richard has been selected as a finalist for the Quanties Top Consultant award. I’ve had the pleasure of working directly with …

Evolytics Receives Top Agency Quanties Nomination

Evolytics is proud to announce that our peers in the Digital Analytics Association have selected us a finalist for the 2019 Top Analytics Agency Award. With 29 respected companies included in the nomination set, we …

How to Show YOY Comparison with an Index Bullet Chart in Tableau

In this post, I expand on a previous Tableau tutorial on How to Make Bullet Graphs. I cover a common request we get from clients to show the current year value, prior year value (or goal), …

Evolytics Announced as a Finalist for the Digital Analytics Association 2019 Top Analytics Team Award

I’m honored to share that the cross-functional team at Evolytics that developed our College Basketball Game Predictor is a finalist for the Digital Analytics Association 2019 Top Analytics Team award. I’m honored, but not surprised. …