Velocity Business Solutions achieved Premier Status for 2019 as a part of Alteryx’s Partner Program

 IRVINE, California/HONG KONG, Jan. 28, 2019 – Velocity Business Solutions (Hong Kong), a leading data analytics firms, announced today that the company achieved a Premier Status for 2019 as a part of Alteryx’s Partner Program. The ‘Premier Status’ is the highest level in achievements for resellers, consulting and integration partners that demonstrate a highly successful track record of delivering unmatched value to Alteryx customers, contributing towards Alteryx’s platform that is revolutionizing business through data science and the growing culture of analytics.

Auto Documentation

We are excited to share with you all today, project AAD (Automated Alteryx Documentor). This customer-led initiative starts here, with a beta version of this customer-created Alteryx app.

Here’s how it works

An Alteryx Analytic App has been created to let you point to the workflow you would like to document.

How to Enrich Your Geographical Trade Areas with Demographic Information Using Alteryx

In order to maximise the accuracy of our outputs, we should look to obtain demographic information at the lowest level of detail we can find, and, the newest information we can find.

In the UK, the Office of National Statistics release mid-year population estimates, broken down by age and gender at the level of Lower Super Output Areas (commonly referred to as LSOAs). In the UK, LSOAs are geographical areas that contain some average of 1000 residents and 650 households, whilst other characteristics such as social homogeneity also play a role in defining their boundaries.

Vector and Raster: A Tale of Two Spatial Data Types

In the world of spatial analysis, there are two major varieties of data: vector and raster. The divide between these two data types and the people that use them has raged on for decades.

Although it is true that vector and raster data are both ways of representing spatial data, and most data can be represented as either vector or raster, the data types are very different, and each one can shine brighter than the other for different use cases and data sets.

Are You Passionate for Alteryx?

If you are proud and passionate about your Alteryx experience, why not advocate?  There are many benefits to advocacy that you may not have considered.  Here are just a few:

Building your personal brand. Advocacy allows you to promote your innovative and forward-thinking approaches to problem solving.

Seeing is Believing with Alteryx Visualytics Interactive Chart tool

What can I do with Interactive Charts?
With the new Interactive Chart tool you can effectively communicate your analysis to people of all levels in your organization by creating visually appealing and easy to comprehend charts.  The resulting charts can be output to interactive formats such as embedding or viewing in an HTML site, viewing through the Alteryx Server or with interactive dashboards via the Insight tool.

Alteryx Has Been Recognised as the ‘2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice’

We are excited to announce that with partnership with Alteryx, Alteryx has been recognized as the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms. We take great pride to achieve this distinction as something we refer to as the “court of customer opinion” as customer feedback truly shapes our product strategy and future enhancements.

A New Kind of Macro

Start with the download tool
The test spreadsheet

In my experience, the toughest part of dealing with a REST API is authentication, but in this case Quip makes it incredibly simple. In no time I'd pulled down the above spreadsheet. Here is the download tool workflow:
 The simple request workflow and the nightmare response

I was expecting Quip to return something along the lines of a JSON object representing the spreadsheet, but instead they returned HTML - and lots of it! The API documentationsays, "Once you have a token, the easiest way to use [the API] is via the Python Client Library, which makes most tasks a single line of code.

Bring Your Insights to Life With Alteryx Visualytics

What can I do with the Insight Tool?
With the new Insight tool you can build and combine multiple interactive charts so your stakeholders can investigate and focus on what is important to them.  The Insight Tool leverages our new chart capabilities, so you can easily customize your charts, adding a drill down to each so when you drill down into one chart it reflects across all other charts.