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Earlier this year we partnered with  Square to tackle a common problem: how can Square sellers unlock more robust reporting, without hiring a full data team? While we ...

Analyzing Square Data with Panoply: No Code Required

Data visualization is defined as the graphical representation of information and data. Using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps helps audiences to see and ...
Being Data Driven

History of Data Visualization: Pivotal Moments Analysts Can Learn From

In our last post, Dashboards 101, our intrepid analyst Regina was building a dashboard for her company’s management team. Regina works at a fictitious coffee delivery ...
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Data Visualization 101: How Gestalt Principles Yield Better Charts

For years, Microsoft has been a leader in Gartner's quadrant for intelligence and analytics platforms. In other words: it has a complete vision and can execute it.
Data Analysis

How to Analyze DynamoDB Data in Power BI

Regina is a data analyst at Mocha, a fictitious coffee delivery company that provides local coffeehouses specialized technology, data insights, and shared services. She ...
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Dashboards 101: Basics Of A Great Dashboard

MongoDB's data flexibility is a breeze for developers but can be a major headache for analysts and data scientists. Here's how to wrangle your non-relational MongoDB ...
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How to Analyze MongoDB Data in Tableau

The most difficult thing about choosing the right analytics tool is creating an apples-to-apples comparison. 
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Tableau vs. Power BI: A Battle of Business Intelligence Heavyweights

So much of the life of an analyst relies on the ability to quickly and reliably transform our SQL queries into impactful visualizations. While this may sound trivial to ...
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Write SQL and Get Charts: Comparing SQL Visualization Tools

Last Friday, Chartio announced today that they’re joining Atlassian and that Chartio won't be usable as a BI tool outside of Atlassian starting on March 1, 2022.
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How to Approach Your Chartio Migration

Chartio recently announced that they’ve joined Atlassian, the company behind robust tools like JIRA and Confluence.  That's great news for Chartio, but what does it mean ...
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Top Chartio Alternatives

If you're not monitoring your online store data and tweaking it accordingly, you'll probably find yourself left behind. Shopify's built-in reports are simple, ...
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Top Shopify Analytics Tools

Power BI and MySQL. The beloved BI tool and dependable database go together like peanut butter and jelly...or data and analysis. To help make that powerful partnership ...
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How to Sync MySQL Data to Power BI

You've got valuable data. But it's useless if you don't use it. A key piece in unlocking the power in your data is using an excellent Business Intelligence (BI) tool. BI ...
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Top BI Tools Of 2021—And How To Choose The Right One

Klipfolio is a robust cloud-based BI/dashboarding tool developed especially for small and medium-sized businesses. The platform's primary goal is to enable data ...
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Top Klipfolio Alternatives: Tools to Manage Your Marketing Data

You know the drill: Sometime in mid-December, a tsunami of planning will crash into your company as teams frantically scramble to figure out their initiatives and KPIs ...
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How to Use Dashboards to Guide Your Startup's 2021 Planning

MongoDB is fantastic...and challenging. This database is popular among developers due to its flexibility, but getting your data out of Mongo and into a BI tool isn’t a ...

MongoDB Business Intelligence: Connector Challenges and Alternatives

Data provides the foundation for innovation and enhanced efficiency. But anyone who's worked with it will tell you that it can be quite challenging. Without the ...
Data Stack

Top 5 Domo Alternatives: Capabilities and Usability Go Head-to-Head

Data is the underlying force that drives modern marketing campaigns. But if you're an agency running multiple promotions across platforms, the data aggregation process ...

Top 5 Supermetrics Alternatives: Balancing Ease Of Use & Cost

The speed, flexibility and ease of setup of NoSQL-style databases have all contributed to the rapid rise in popularity of MongoDB in recent years. Despite its advantages ...
Data Analysis

How to analyze MongoDB data in Power BI

At Panoply, we get a lot of customers who are looking to use Grafana to analyze data stored in DynamoDB instances. If you’ve ever looked into this, you’ve probably seen ...
Data Analysis

How to analyze DynamoDB data in Grafana

Ecommerce is getting more competitive every day as big players like Amazon and Alibaba consume more markets and scrappy D2C players try to disrupt them. It is impossible ...
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Building Shopify Dashboards in Tableau, Power BI and Google Data Studio

There are so many different types of business intelligence (BI) tools in the market now, such as Looker, Mode, Tableau, Periscope, etc. As the go-to-data-person at my ...
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Tableau vs. Mode: Comparing Pricing, Integrations and Deployment

We recently worked with Aron Clymer, CEO of the data consulting firm Data Clymer to show you how you can consolidate all of your analyze your Shopify ecommerce data from ...
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Building a Shopify Ecommerce Dashboard with Looker

Why should people care about visualizing data? Visualizing data can lead to quicker and easier decision making because it allows the user to spot trends, outliers, and ...
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How to Build Visualizations in Tableau Optimally

With data flowing in from all directions, how are businesses to make sense of all of this information, let alone make meaningful decisions? This is where a having the ...
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How To Pick The Right BI Tool For Your Business

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