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All 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 an insufficient means of security in today’s world. More than 55…

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. Pyramid provides an innovative solution by allowing an administrator to…

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 to a specific report without affecting other users; breaking the…

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 standard. Pyramid provides data-driven formatting using labels like currency and…

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 shown different values in the same chart or report, including:…

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 identify distinct hierarchies or measures in visualizations. Predetermined colors can…

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 tools from query design, processing, structure, to rendering of the…

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 that appear in the same table, enabling a graphic…

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 and accounting applications, where balance sheet values need to be accumulated to…

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 per dimension or hierarchy. Subtotal functions are often toggle switches…

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