Injecting Machine Learning Into Your College Football Saturday

December 11, 2018 Maina Musa

Data has had a big impact on sports in recent years. But coming up with helpful information involves a lot of analysis and data science. Since college football is my favorite sport, I channeled my obsession into a football machine learning project to determine whether or not teams should take the risk and go for […]

Creating a Business Intelligence Publisher Report Using an Excel Template

May 9, 2018 Amanda Dearman

As a technology consulting firm, we partner with our clients to design solutions that align with their immediate objectives and their future analytics roadmap. One of the key factors imperative to a solution’s long-term success is ensuring that the selected tool is cohesive and supported in the existing data platform environment. A recent client on […]

What to Look for in Gartner’s 2018 Analytics and Business Intelligence Magic Quadrant

April 25, 2018 Alex Hibbard

Evaluating analytics platforms can be overwhelming, especially given the number of companies that compete in this ever-growing space. Gartner, a research company that provides technology insights, understands the complexity of the industry and the vast number of possible solutions. These challenges prompted Gartner to develop their “Magic Quadrant.” The Magic Quadrant analyzes competing technologies and […]

Power BI DirectQuery: Automatically Refresh Less Than Every 15 Minutes

April 3, 2018 Bryan Plantes

Power BI is an extremely user friendly and flexible analytics, reporting, and dashboarding tool. In the past two years, I’ve witnessed the massive adoption of Power BI by my clients and in the marketplace, often replacing more expensive tools due to its ease of use and low barrier to entry. Project Challenge As with any […]

Tableau Workaround Part 4: Accurately Compare Year to Date

February 1, 2016 Bailey Adam

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on Tableau. In case you missed it, here is part three. Default values for filters are a well-documented issue in Tableau, especially for dates (see the top idea in the Tableau support community). Relief is in sight as Tableau is finally addressing the issue, but as of […]

Tableau Workaround Part 3: Add Total Labels to Stacked Bar Chart

January 25, 2016 Bailey Adam

This is the third in a multi-part series on Tableau. In case you missed it, here is part two. Tableau provides many options on how to customize graphics and views, but we’ve found that getting them to work in unison can be difficult. In this blog post we’ll examine a way to add labels while […]

Tableau Workaround Part 2: Exclude Values from Filter

January 19, 2016 Bailey Adam

This is the second in a multi-part series on Tableau. In case you missed it, here is part one. Sometimes when using databases as data sources in Tableau, we need to “hide” certain values or metrics from one user group while providing visibility to the full data set to another user group.  Perhaps user groups […]

Tableau Workaround Part 1: Add Last Database Refresh Date to Dashboard

January 14, 2016 Bailey Adam

Over recent years, Tableau has become a preferred tool for data visualization and dashboard reporting for many organizations. It’s a solution that is synonymous with striking visuals and simplicity for creating a variety of highly customizable charts. Not surprisingly, many of our clients are interested in making Tableau a part of their reporting/analytics technology toolkit.  […]

Credera Named a “Best Company to Work for in Texas” For the Third Consecutive Year

December 5, 2014 Morgan Eseke

For the third consecutive year, Credera has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly magazine, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM and Best Companies Group.   This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of […]

Comdata and Credera’s Business Intelligence Collaboration Receives TDWI 2014 Best Practices Award

June 23, 2014 Jennifer Spaulding

Comdata has been recognized as a 2014 Best Practice Award Winner in the Right-Time Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics category for its FleetAdvance solution by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), the premier provider of in-depth, high-quality education and training BI and data warehousing. Comdata built FleetAdvance to enable commercial transportation fleets to make smarter fueling […]