From the Help Desk: Using the Advanced Business Search

Hello readers! Today we are bringing you a new blog entry inspired by a recent Help Desk question. If you ever have any questions about SimplyAnalytics, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at: support@simplyanalytics.com – let’s get started!

Question: How do I search for only the largest businesses in my area?

Answer: The Advanced Business search in SimplyAnalytics enables users to run more advanced business queries. This example requires setting up a query to only show businesses that have more than 250 employees.

Note: To do this search, users will need access to the Premium D&B business file which allows you to search by additional fields of data

1. In your Businesses View, select the Businesses block towards the top-left.

2. Click on Use Advanced Search

3. Set the first dropdown in the panel to # of local employees

4. Enter 250 in the available box

5. Search

From the Help Desk: How do I analyze data for downtown?

Hello readers! We hope you’re having a wonderful week. Today we feature another entry from our From the Help Desk series. Let’s get started!

Question: How do I analyze data for downtown?

Answer: Use the combination location feature. The combination location feature enables users to combine locations of similar geographies to form one larger area. SimplyAnalytics will calculate all number, percent, and average data variables for the custom area. Here’s how to do that.

  1. Click on the Locations button (1), and select the Custom Locations heading (2). From there, select Create New Combination Location (3). Enter the name for your location in box 1 (4).

Behind the Scenes: Setting up the SimplyAnalytics Booth

Hi everybody! This week we wanted to bring you something unique, so we’re taking you behind the scenes to show you what goes in to setting up the SimplyAnalytics conference booth you’ve come to know and enjoy for the past few years. Let’s get into it now!

First, we need to ensure that our booth arrived intact during shipping – did you know that altogether, our booth weighs over 450 pounds?! The two pictures below represent our typical initial inspection to make sure everything arrived ok.

The assembly process requires about 3 hours, ideally with 2 people.

From the Help Desk – Analyzing all States at Once

Hello readers! This week’s “From the Help Desk” is short & sweet. Let’s get to it!

Question: How do I analyze all of the states at once in a report?

Answer: The Ranking Report allows you to analyze all of the smaller geographic units in one larger area. For example, all the states in the USA, all of the Census Tracts in a County, etc.

Ranking Reports are a default view in your project, so there are only a few steps required.

1. Open the Ranking Report from the list of Views on the right side of the SimplyAnalytics window

2. In your Ranking Report, set the location to be: USA

3. Set the appropriate dropdown to be: States

From the Help Desk – Legend Classification Methods

Hello readers! This week we provide an in-depth response to a question asking about the legend classification methods in SimplyAnalytics. This response is now part of our Help Center: https://simplyanalytics.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Question: Can you explain the legend classification methods?

The classification method controls how the data in your map is grouped. Areas on the map are assigned to groups using different classification methods. The colors you see on the map depend on which class is assigned to each area.

There are multiple methods for calculating break points for the data. You can select any of the following from the Classification Method menu:

From the Help Desk – How Do I Generate a List of All Restaurants in my City?

Hello readers! It’s been a minute since our last tutorial post, but you can expect to see more content on a weekly basis moving forward. “From the Help Desk” is a new feature on the blog where we select a question sent to the Help Desk and share our response with the SimplyAnalytics community. Please send us your feedback and let us know if you like it – let’s get started!

Question: How do I generate a list of all the restaurants in my city?

Visit SimplyAnalytics at ALA! June 21-24 in Washington, D.C. – Booth #3010

Come visit the SimplyAnalytics booth (#3010) at the upcoming ALA 2019 show in Washington, D.C.! Our team will be on hand offering quick demos of SimplyAnalytics, answering questions and showcasing new features including our latest dataset offering, Nielsen Scarborough. The Scarborough dataset provides hyperlocal insight into media, consumer trends, events, lifestyle and more with questions…