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Self Service BI

Self-Service or Lip Service? Why BI’s “Self-Service” Failure to Launch is Coming to an End.

Despite the abundance of “self-service” analytics solutions in the market, only 30% of employees have BI access. Let’s change that.

Updates

July Product Update Round-Up

Get a firsthand look at Sigma’s latest features including its new visual data modeling layer, parameters, and CSV uploads.

Updates

Bring Local Data into the Cloud with CSV Uploads

We’re excited to announce that Sigma customers can now upload any spreadsheet into Sigma, and use Sigma’s tools to join that data with live data in your cloud data warehouse.

Updates

Create Flexible Reports with Parameters

Parameters are a powerful way to give viewers control of how data is calculated on a dashboard and a worksheet. Parameters replace constant values in equations, allowing viewers to dynamically update inputs.

Cloud Technology

What to Look for in a Cloud BI & Analytics Platform

Modern companies are moving to cloud BI and analytics platforms as they ditch legacy solutions. Learn what matters before you choose your next analytics tool.

Cloud Technology

Startup Analytics Begins in the Cloud

Looking to bring analytics to your startup? Learn how a cloud BI tool can fast-track analytics adoption and help your company become data-driven.

Cloud Technology

What $18 Billion Means for the Future of BI

How the Looker and Tableau acquisitions impact the analytics market.

Updates

Announcing Visual Data Modeling

Sigma’s new visual data modeling layer provides an intuitive way to guide data exploration and build centralized data definitions.

Snowflake

Next Stop: Snowflake Summit 2019

Snowflake Summit 2019 is just around the corner. Here’s why we’re excited to join the Data Nation next month in San Francisco.

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Self Service BI

Self-Service or Lip Service? Why BI’s “Self-Service” Failure to Launch is Coming to an End.

Despite the abundance of “self-service” analytics solutions in the market, only 30% of employees have BI access. Let’s change that.

Updates

July Product Update Round-Up

Get a firsthand look at Sigma’s latest features including its new visual data modeling layer, parameters, and CSV uploads.

Updates

Bring Local Data into the Cloud with CSV Uploads

We’re excited to announce that Sigma customers can now upload any spreadsheet into Sigma, and use Sigma’s tools to join that data with live data in your cloud data warehouse.

Updates

Create Flexible Reports with Parameters

Parameters are a powerful way to give viewers control of how data is calculated on a dashboard and a worksheet. Parameters replace constant values in equations, allowing viewers to dynamically update inputs.

Cloud Technology

What to Look for in a Cloud BI & Analytics Platform

Modern companies are moving to cloud BI and analytics platforms as they ditch legacy solutions. Learn what matters before you choose your next analytics tool.

Cloud Technology

Startup Analytics Begins in the Cloud

Looking to bring analytics to your startup? Learn how a cloud BI tool can fast-track analytics adoption and help your company become data-driven.

Cloud Technology

What $18 Billion Means for the Future of BI

How the Looker and Tableau acquisitions impact the analytics market.

Updates

Announcing Visual Data Modeling

Sigma’s new visual data modeling layer provides an intuitive way to guide data exploration and build centralized data definitions.

Snowflake

Next Stop: Snowflake Summit 2019

Snowflake Summit 2019 is just around the corner. Here’s why we’re excited to join the Data Nation next month in San Francisco.

Updates

April Product Update Round-Up

Sigma adds a Slack integration, user management updates, better maps, and more.

Updates

Meet Sigma’s New Slack App

Easily share Sigma reports, dashboards, and notifications on Slack.

Tips & Tricks

Visualize Location Data with Sigma Maps

Create beautiful maps from your cloud data with Sigma.

Updates

Share and Embed BI Dashboards with Sigma

Make your BI dashboards accessible anywhere, anytime with Sigma. Find out how.

Updates

March Product Update Round-Up

Sigma adds embedded dashboards, drill-down charts, map charts, and more.

Self Service BI

Sigma Wins Most Innovative Product Award at Strata Data

Sigma walked away from the Strata Data Conference with the Most Innovative Product Award. Find out why.

Self Service BI

Ovum Takes a Look at Sigma in Recent ‘On the Radar’ Report

Considering a new cloud BI & analytics solution? See why Ovum thinks Sigma should be on your radar.

Cloud Technology

5 Reasons to Invest in a Cloud-First BI Stack

Future-proof your business and stay ahead of the curve—and the competition—with a cloud-first approach to data and analytics.

Updates

Drill Down Into Your Data

Drill Down charts are a powerful tool in reporting. It lets you explore different data slices in a way that feels natural.

Self Service BI

Most Companies Want Data-Driven Results, But They’re Holding Employees Back.

84% of enterprises make this mistake with their data. Here’s how you can avoid it.

Updates

February Product Update Round-Up

2019 has been a busy year with the release of several updates to make your life better. Read on for info on the exciting new things happening in Sigma.

Self Service BI

The Biggest Data Security Risk? Downloading Data to a Spreadsheet.

Companies spend millions on data security. But that spend can instantly be rendered useless by downloading data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Self Service BI

Sigma’s 2019 Cloud BI and Analytics Predictions

Despite forward momentum last year, BI adoption has yet to move beyond 30% of all employees. What lies ahead as companies seek to get data in the hands of business experts?

Self Service BI

Improving Data Accessibility Drives Results [Case Study]

The problem wasn’t lack of data — the problem is never lack of data. The problem was disconnected data and tools that weren’t designed for business users.

Updates

Charts Just Got Better

We’re starting 2019 with a big release that we think everyone will love: new and improved charts.

Tips & Tricks

Levels: Unlocking the Power of Sigma

Sigma makes cloud analytics as approachable as a spreadsheet and as powerful and expressive as SQL, and levels are the key.

Cloud Technology

Next Gen Enterprise Cloud BI & Analytics [CaseStudy]

Navis modernizes their data stack with Sigma and Snowflake. The size of the task should never stand in the way of implementing systems that will improve the efficiency and efficacy of your company.

Updates

Next Generation BI for Your Cloud Data Warehouse

Sigma is the next-generation of analytics for cloud data warehouses with a familiar spreadsheet-like interface that gives business experts the power to ask any question of their data no matter the query

Snowflake

Introducing Sigma’s One-click Snowflake Integration

Connect Sigma to your Snowflake cloud data warehouse in one click using our new seamless Partner Connect integration.

Tips & Tricks

Year Over Year Numbers by Month

Year over year data viewed by month can give us insights on how our business is doing while taking into account seasonality. In Sigma, you can calculate your data in just a few steps!

Tips & Tricks

Calculate Time Between Sales

Time between two sales is a useful number that can be used to tease out additional data about your customers. It’s a number often used when Creating Cohorts, and a common KPI to track.

Tips & Tricks

Perform a Cohort Analysis

Breaking users into cohorts gives insights into consumer behavior that are otherwise hidden in the larger picture. Dividing users into categories on Sigma is a straightforward process that will give you new power when looking at your data.

Tips & Tricks

Find Latest Weekday and Previous Weekday

There are times when you need to adjust the a column of dates to fit specific conditions. Finding the most recent or previous weekday is one common case.

Tips & Tricks

Assign Your Data to Categories

Sometimes you need to group your data into categories that are specific to your organization and the analysis you need to do. We make it easy with the functions BinRange and Choose.

Tips & Tricks

Calculate Week Over Week Numbers

Once you calculate your weekly numbers, calculating week over week numbers become very simple when using the Lag or Lead functions.

Tips & Tricks

Calculate a Moving Average

A Moving Average is a function that is often used to filter out the noise of random price fluctuations and get a better idea of the trend. Learn how to quickly calculate one!

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