🚀 Holistics November 2023 Product Update

Hello hello, friends of Holistics,

How are you doing? This post is sent out later than usual because we’ve just had a super hectic October & November:

  • Our team attended dbt Coalesce in San Diego. It was a blast meeting a ton of you in person, thank you for dropping by and having fresh yogurt with us!
  • We published 02 new blog posts pondering data analyst careers and forms of metric. I’m confident that you’ll find them useful.
  • We’ve been talking (quite a lot) about how you can build a fully functional Pokédex within Holistics, using a free-form layout and cross-filters in our dashboard as code. Here’s the good news: we’re close! Maybe it’s time for you to start a Pokemon league. :slight_smile:

Without further ado, let’s get into this month’s batch of updates. As always, if you have any feedback or questions for us, feel free to reply to this email. :metal:t5:

:bridge_at_night: Databricks connector

We’re excited to announce our integration with Databricks! Now you’re able to combine the robust, scalable data processing power of Databricks with Holistics’ governed self-service platform.

For more information, check out our docs here.

:motorway: Freeform dashboarding in Dashboard 4.0 (coming soon)

Freeorm layout is the most exciting feature in our upcoming Dashboard As-Code: You can drag-and-drop charts around to create space for context, give explanations, structure a business-friendly narrative, answer audience questions before they ask them, and build dashboards that spark stories, not boredom.

Better yet, everything on the dashboard is customizable using either a GUI or a Code-based Editor. The possibilities are abundant. You can turn it into a landing page, a Notion page, or any type of consumption interface that’s friendly to your viewers, and make it explorable with PoP or Data Drill, both of which were recently added to our Dashboard As Code.

And I’m excited to share with you a very cool demo here!

Oh and if your dream job is “Analyst by day, Pokemon trainer by night”, you’ll love this. Using the free-form layout and cross-filter, we’re able to quickly create a snazzier Pokedex for you to manage every Pokemon you’ve caught!

:bridge_at_night: Improvements to Holistics’ embedded dashboards

In October, we had the opportunity to talk to some of you about how we can make our embedded analytics better. And as we take your feedback very seriously, we’re incrementally adding new features that make it easier to create in-app analytics with Holistics.

Keep the feedback coming, and enjoy these new updates. :slight_smile:

:ninja:t5: Hiding filter and header panels in embedded dashboards

You’ve sweated over every detail of your product, so we want to make sure Holistics reporting fits right in. You can now further customize your embedded dashboards by hiding filter and header panels.

Interested? You can test out these new updates on our Embedded Dashboard Sandbox here.

:mantelpiece_clock: Timezone settings for embedded dashboards

Timezone is annoying. You can create the best dashboard in the world, but it won’t be really useful when timezone conflicts hit. Luckily, you’ll soon have a simpler way to manage your dashboard timezone, ensuring accurate data delivery to your customers.

With this feature, you can:

  • Set a default option if your viewers are in the same timezone. OR
  • Allow viewers to change to the timezone they prefer.

Just a few more tweaks and it’ll be ready! In the meantime, you can check out our quick demo below, or the full demo here, or visit our public doc here

:roller_coaster: Getting started with Holistics 4.0 is A LOT easier now

They say “All roads lead to Rome”, I say “But some are faster than others”.

There are many ways to get on with Holistics 4.0, and we want to bring you on the quickest path. In October, we introduced an upgraded flow to help your onboarding experience with 4.0 as effortlessly as possible. You’ll be guided throughout the whole process - from your first data source connection to your first datasets, and to your first report.

You can just follow the flow, click, clack, sit back, and relax.

:school: New to Holistics? Join our regular training sessions (free)

If someone just invited you to Holistics, we offer regular live training sessions to help you put Holistics to the best use. Each training session is 60-min long, and there are various time slots to accommodate different time zones. And oh it’s completely free of charge.

Interested? Find a slot.

P/S: Not intrigued? Here’s what the audience has been saying! :star2:

:art: October UX updates

Like always, we jazz things up with a bunch of new UX improvements to make your day-to-day work with Holistics even more delightful.

Check out our full UX Update here: 2023 October UX Roundup.

A Meme A Day Keep Troubles Away

All credits go to Pedram Navid at Dagster. (He made a lot of great memes, this is our personal favorite, if you’re interested in the practice of meme-making and data, go follow him :slight_smile: )

That’s all for November. Catch you later!