Sisense Business Intelligence Blog

Data Preparation: Checking Under the Hood of Analytics Software

Say you want to buy a car. You go to a dealership and the salesman points out an attractive looking vehicle. “This is a great car”, he says, “Just look at the finishing. The amazing leather seats. The shiny new layer of red coloring.” He’s very enthusiastic so you hum politely and say, “That’s […]

By |February 23rd, 2015|blog|1 Comment|

Data Driven Marketing: A Real Life Use Case

All we hear in marketing these days is data data data. Yet it looks as if only about a third of global executives are using data and analysis as the primary method for making big decisions. The rest admit that most of their decision-making is based largely on gut instincts. As was written in […]

By |February 12th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Joining Multiple Sources 101: Inner and Outer Joins

Mashing up multiple data sources to generate a single source of truth is an integral part of data analysis. It allows you to compare and cross-reference records stored in different formats and locations, and to perform queries and calculations. This article will run you through some basic concepts in data analysis that you should […]

By |February 10th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Quick Fix: Choosing the Right Data Visualization

Visualizing data is not always straightforward, and oftentimes it’s actually quite difficult to decide how to best represent the information at hand. In fact, each type of graph or visualization out there has a very specific optimal use case, but keeping these all in your head is no small task. That’s why we’ve created […]

By |February 10th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

6 Tips for Being an Awesome Data Scientist

In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has been followed with a slew of articles telling budding analysts […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|blog|1 Comment|

First Time Analysis of Declassified Project Blue Book

All UFO Sightings Organized by Location and Time

For the first time you can explore thousands of UFO sightings collected by the United States government. More than 100,000 pages of declassified documents on the US Air Force’s internal UFO investigation, called Project Blue Book, have been uploaded to the Internet. We decided to analyze this […]

By |January 27th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Sisense 5.7 is Out: Say Hello to Machine Data, MongoDB

After some hectic weeks and a very tired development team, we’re proud to announce that Sisense version 5.7 is now officially out. Existing customers can update their version independently or contact our Success Management team.

In addition to some major improvements to stability and functionality, this latest edition of our award-winning business intelligence software comes […]

By |January 27th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Quiz: Which Chart Are You?

Ever wondered which type of data visualization best describes your own personality? Have you lied awake at night unsure if you were more of a pie chart or a heat-map? Wonder no longer — take this quiz to find out.

By |January 21st, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Free Data Sources to Upgrade Your Business Decision-Making

We know by now that data is essential to the modern business. Everyone collects it, and most have some sort of analysis plan or software in place. But what a lot of companies still haven’t gotten the hang of is using outside data sources to boost their strategic decision-making. This requires a BI software […]

By |January 18th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|

Spice Up Your Spreadsheets: Boosting BI with Google Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheets isn’t as simple as you think it is, it’s actually a serious Business Intelligence asset. For those of you that may be scoffing, I’m not kidding. According to Google, more than 5 million businesses are already using the recently rebranded Apps for Work. Amit Singh, president of Google’s For Work division says […]

By |January 13th, 2015|blog|0 Comments|