I have to admit that up until recently I have been oblivious to this topic myself. I am not a graphics designer, but I have always tried to pay attention to the esthetics of my reports/charts; picking colors and palettes was something that I would spend a considerable amount of time obsessing about. A short … Continue reading Tools to Check If Your Reports are Color-Blind People Friendly
Constant currency analysis is very popular when we need to take out FX rate fluctuations from our analysis. There are many different methodologies that companies used for determining what constant FX rate to apply to the historical values. In our tutorial, we will take a look at the time window for our analysis, figure out … Continue reading Constant Currency Analysis (Power BI DAX Tutorial)
Unfortunately, life is hard and in BI world we are guaranteed to fail with our Data Persuasion every now and then. Having failed with my BI presentations many a time, I decided to write this article and frame up my top five reasons why I did and also suggest a few things for what you … Continue reading Data Persuasion with BI: Top 5 Reasons Your Last Presentation was a FAIL
If you are looking to challenge your DAX skills while trying to figure out how to calculate a Cumulative Discount (or a Cumulative Commission) then this tutorial is for you. https://youtu.be/9hGowlw4YPc A Cumulative discount is calculated by finding the cumulative sales in the specified discount window, and then, using the cumulative sales as the parameter … Continue reading Cumulative Discount or Commission Calculation (Power BI DAX Tutorial)
I use Sales data a lot in my tutorials and usually the Sales Fact table will have the following fields in it: DateProductRevenueUnits Along with a bunch of other stuff…. Now, it is actually very common for a company to only provide Units in the Sales Table along with a Price History and/or Cost History … Continue reading How to Calculate Revenue and Margin Using Price and Cost History Tables (Power BI DAX Tutorial)
The older and wiser that I get, the more I realize that our framework of values and motivations is often not so much based on our own experiences and learnings but rather on effectiveness of persuasion of individuals who have taken their time and used their skills to instill our values and to create our motivations. You too can learn how to use data to persuade your audience...
This is the third installment in the series; however, you are not required to read the previous two to follow along. Part I - I frame up the basic concept of analysis in and suggest a light way easy formula for the PVM calculation Part II - I refine the Mix component of PVM to … Continue reading DAX for Perfect Price Volume Mix (PVM) Calculation (Power BI Tutorial)
Should Microsoft be worried that Salesforce has just acquired Slack? In my opinion – YES, in fact it should be so worried that it must double its investments in Power BI.
EDIT 2020-12-14: if you are looking for the perfect mathematical formula and the DAX necessary to implement PVM, please go the latest post/video in this series - DAX for Perfect Price Volume Mix (PVM) Calculation (Power BI Tutorial) In the Part I of this series, I mentioned that I was cutting some corners with my calculation … Continue reading Part II – The Definitive Guide to Price Volume Mix Calculation (PVM) in Power BI – The Perfect Mix
EDIT 2020-12-14: if you are looking for the perfect mathematical formula and the DAX necessary to implement PVM, please go the latest post/video in this series - DAX for Perfect Price Volume Mix (PVM) Calculation (Power BI Tutorial) Edit: I recommend that you watch this video first as I cover the important theory in detail and … Continue reading Part I – The Definitive Guide to Price Volume Mix Calculation (PVM) in Power BI – Theory