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January 19, 2016
Designing Financial Statements for Non-Profits & Foundations - The Gates Foundation example
This time we'll take a deep dive into the 2014 annual report of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Check how we redesigned their financial statement.
January 12, 2016
How to visualize trends for multiple markets, products, etc.
Recently, my attention was drawn to an interesting analysis of The Hottest Startup Sectors In 2016. See how we analyzed and redesigned the data.
January 7, 2016
Why are some charts difficult to understand?
Charts should provide a clear and practically immediate insight into the underlying dataset. Learn how you can take control of the complexity of big data.
October 15, 2015
Andrej Lapajne to give a lecture on IBCS at McKinsey & Co. (NYC, Oct 22)
Andrej will present the key features of IBCS through real-world examples and discuss their slightly controversial proposition.
October 9, 2015
Making small multiples in Excel
Everything is possible in Excel, but some things just take forever. Find out how Zebra BI can help you create small multiples in just 1 click!
October 8, 2015
Designing financial reports, dashboards and business presentations
Design your reporting tools more clearly ans consistently throughout your company. Get to know the importance of IBCS standards in reporting.
September 9, 2015
The popular IBCS standard is being introduced to the US audience
IBCS Standards, developed by Dr. Rolf Hichert and his associates at the IBCS Association is now winning over the US.
August 13, 2015
How to Choose the Right Business Chart - A 3-step Tutorial
In this article we will explain how to choose the right chart for your data. Or more precisely, for your message.
July 21, 2015
How to create an IBCS compliant profit & loss report in a few minutes
We'll show you how you can create the standard profit & loss report (income statement) that is IBCS compliant in just few minutes!

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July 28, 2022
Zebra BI July Product Update 
July brings some exciting announcement to the Zebra BI users. Learn more about the upcoming new release of Zebra BI Charts & Cards, and discover the new template for Power BI!
July 21, 2022
5 Tips on How to Make Digital Transformation Easier
At recent ACTION 2022, a number of reporting professionals from PwC, KPN, Microsoft, and Zebra BI, gathered at a panel to discuss an intriguing headline.
July 11, 2022
Busting 5 myths about internal Power BI adoption with Tyler Snyder from AbbVie
Tyler Snyder, Senior Financial Data Analyst at AbbVie went through the process of internal Power BI adoption and he's busting five myths he used to believe when he first set out to create adoption.

Choose the Right Chart in Power BI with Chart Selector

Choosing the right chart can make or break your data. We made this step super-easy for you with the interactive tool in Power BI. Use this as a cheat sheet for better reports and dashboards.

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  • Explanation of each chart type
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  • PBIX file available!
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Zebra BI User
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Zebra BI User
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Chief Content Officer at Enterprise DNA Ltd.
I've recently been experimenting with Zebra BI's custom Table visual, which is like the native Power BI matrix on steroids. If your work allows for the use of custom visuals, I think it's definitely worth checking out. Planning on doing a video on it soon...
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Commercial Reporting and Insights Manager
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Lars Schreiber
Power BI Consultant & Trainer
Hey @ZebraBI: Your CEO is a cool dude and your visuals for #powerbi and #Excel are insane. Thanks @lapajne for presenting today. It was a ton of fun 👊
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Pascal Kiefer
CEO & BI Consultant
I can't believe you always manage to pack so many new and great features into every update :-)
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Senior Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst
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Modelling/Visualisation consultant and analytical storyteller
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Manuel Barahona Gandía
Business Intelligence Reporting Manager
The reusable trick of switch I think is brilliant! And obviously, Zebra BI table replaces any other table now in Power bi. RIP to normal tables!
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Daniel DeHaven
Director of Financial Systems
This visual from Zebra BI enables you to build stunning P&L, CF, and BS statements with complex structures with ease. Very intuitive for developers and users. In my opinion the best solution for Financial Reporting structures. 11 Stars!
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Tania Tombak
Principal Consultant, Executive Dashboards and Data Analysis
Already tried stacked bar. It's fantastic! Thank you for such a great feature!
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Esteban Fabiani
MS PowerBI Consultant
As you say, Andrej Lapajne, we spent A LOT, searching and explaining how to do Comments, with Power Apps, and also with the help of Excel. They were workarounds!!! No doubt...this is awesome and the simple way to go forward.
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