David Gordon

Posts by David Gordon

Feature Highlight: Multi-Factor Authentication

Modern Security Through MFA

Pyramid’s built-in multi-factor authentication (MFA) option adds a rock-solid layer of security to your BI application if your authentication provider does not offer it. Passwords alone have proven to be Read more…


Troubleshooting User Setup and Access Issues

Administrators occasionally need to check complicated settings and security structures for users. Sometimes the easiest and most reliable way to do so is to simply log in as that user. Read more…


Personalization through Overlays in Reporting

Pyramid lets users customize and personalize the labels of value metrics and hierarchies for a given data model. These customizations can be set for all sessions (present and future) or Read more…

How-To, Platform

Data-Driven Formatting

Static data format masks, used to format values in analytics) is a standard feature in most BI applications. However, data-driven formats, which change formats per value item, are anything but Read more…


Extreme Flexibility in Chart Options

Pyramid lets users display multiple value metrics in a single report, each with its own graphical visualization, providing greater flexibility in displaying analytic content. Pyramid has had various options to Read more…


Removing the Confusion from Interactive Charts

Pyramid’s persistent color feature maintains the same color in all visualizations for selected data elements, even after slicing or removing items from a chart. Analysts often use specific colors to Read more…


Parent-Child Hierarchies and Role-Based Security

Pyramid offers flexible, intuitive security for parent-child hierarchies, providing role-based control over how members are viewed and aggregated within hierarchies. Implementing parent-child hierarchies has long been an Achilles’ heel in most BI Read more…


Parent-Child Hierarchies Made Easy

Pyramid excels in its’ native support for parent-child hierarchies, automatically generating hierarchical structures and providing fluid, intuitive reporting. Parent-child hierarchies are used to depict the hierarchical, iterative relationship between all members Read more…


Cumulative Totals for Balance Sheets, Simplified by Pyramid 2020.20

Pyramid provides time-based cumulative measures as a method for aggregating non-additive values on a cumulative basis in a data model, allowing users to solve analytical problems typically found in financial Read more…


Subtotals Made Easy with Pyramid 2020.20

Pyramid provides users flexibility over how to apply subtotals in a multi-dimensional matrix grid—using a simple point and click interface. Adding subtotals to a table or grid enables users to quickly grasp values Read more…


No-code data flows and ETL logic with Pyramid 2020.20

Data modeling is now central to all business analytic processes as companies embrace the “Decision Intelligence” paradigm. Delivering advanced data modeling options in a self-service framework is challenging – and maintaining Read more…


Collaboration is easier than ever with custom workflows in Pyramid 2020.20

Pyramid’s Custom Workflows provides users with new collaborative options from within the analytics platform for delivering actionable analytics that go beyond classic conversations and annotations. The customization tools and workflow Read more…