How are we doing THIS year versus the same period LAST year? This is a common need in Business Intelligence. In fact, many design specifications for reports make use of a comparison between a selected period (year, quarter, etc) up to a certain date (for example November 15th, 2016) and a summary of the same information for the previous year (i.e. up to November 15th, 2015). This post shows how to implement this in DeepSee.
A calculated measure is a powerful feature in DeepSee and can help to enrich your analyzes. In the case of complex or long running computations plugins can be useful. This article shows with a simple example how you can build and use a plugin in DeepSee.