We are Tessellation, a modern analytics consultancy.

We enable and manage organizations' analytics and self-service teams by educating people, optimizing technology, developing world-class products, and providing sustainable results.

What We Do

Analytics Center of Excellence Support

We make clients and individuals self-sufficient in their analytics ecosystem. We are authorities in the content and training. We’ve developed a focused methodology for our clients to deploy, enhance, and manage cross-department analytics.

Data Visualization Consulting

We help conceptualize, design, build, and test world-class Tableau, PowerBI, Google Data Studio, and Looker dashboards. Our award-winning developers  create dashboards that are elegant in design, highly-performant solutions that render quickly, fully automated, and can still be utilized five years from now.

Analytics Training

We provide public and private training on modern analytics tools–such as Tableau, PowerBI, Alteryx, and Snowflake–with fully customized training materials. Our trainers have more than a decade of experience in training and in direct application of these tools.

Data Science Consulting

We work with business users to develop practical analytical models using the latest advances in machine learning in R and Python.

Analytics Managed Services

We maintain and support packages to maximize your long-term investment in Tableau, Alteryx, or other self-service tools.

Prototyping & Proof Of Value Consulting

We offer a fast-track development model that is modular, prescriptive, and grounded in best practices and decades of combined experience.

Data-Driven Business Analysts

We develop data-driven technical solutions to business problems and partner to advance a stakeholders analytics visions by defining, analyzing, and documenting requirements./p>

Upcoming Training

Tableau: Workout Wednesday LIVE

November 13th

Las Vegas, NV
  • Included with TC19
  • 10:30AM – 11:31AM PST
  • Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Calling all problem solvers! Join us as we tackle one of the most revered community initiatives: Workout Wednesday! In this interactive session you’ll flex your brain and grow your Tableau skills as you work through the weekly challenge. Plus, you’ll get to see the dashboards re-created and explained in real time by our coaches.

Zen Master: 3...2...1...GO!

Two-Minute Tableau Tips and Tricks​

November 15th

Las Vegas, NV
  • Included with TC19
  • 2:15PM – 3:16PM PST
  • Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Join us for a fast-paced session of tips and tricks, charts, maps, dashboards and more. Anything is game, but the clock will be ticking. You will learn what’s possible to create in Tableau in two minutes or less.

Alteryx: Omaha Analytics Day

November 19th

Omaha, NE
  • FREE
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM CST
  • Omaha Marriott - Jewell Jazz Club

Join us and learn how to turn data into actionable insights faster than you ever imagined. Listen to stories from analytic experts on how they use self-service analytics to alter their businesses. Bring your own data problem and see how quickly you can transform it into actionable insight and revolutionize your analytics with a solution that allows you to redesign, rediscover, and reimagine what’s possible.



Who We Are

tessellation   \   noun  \  ˌte-sə-ˈlā-shən :

A repeated pattern with no gaps.

We partner with clients to change the way they interact with data and analytics tools. We transform clients into outcome-driven organizations through sustainable, repeatable processes and enable them to focus more on understanding their business and less on the process of collecting and analyzing data.

Our process is more than just providing clients with a strategy overview: it’s about coaching leaders, training analysts and data experts, creating sustainable processes, and managing and sustaining data and analytics products at the highest levels.

We’re more than technology experts.

Quality Products

Our dashboards, workflows, and data pipelines are held to a highest standard of quality. Our solutions allow end users to answer the next question.

Consistent Results

Our team is a mix of award-winning industry leaders and top young talent who are out to prove their skills. We help craft a roadmap and get to solutions quickly.

Cost Conscious

Our distributed network of consultants and unique blend of on-site and remote work allows organizations to utilize top-tier professionals at a lower cost.

Efficient Workflow

We combine our hard working, talented team with agile processes to get to results faster.

Meaningful Partners

Because we are boutique, we recognize the importance of strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and their employees. We want to provide the results you need.

Tenets to Our Approach

#1. Channel ideas into results. Creating successful data products like dashboards involves ideas from many different stakeholders. To channel those ideas, our team uses a design thinking process. The design process helps ensure that a design satisfies all such considerations. The process seeks to generate a number of possible solutions and utilizes various techniques or mechanisms that encourage stakeholders to think outside the box in the pursuit of innovative, actionable solutions.

#2. Create products for end users.

With input coming from many directions it’s easy to get lost in the process of creating data products. We stay grounded by focusing on the needs of end users. Whether it’s output from an algorithm or a dashboard, our products  enable end users and maximize results for the organization.

#3. Remain highly aligned.

All along the way, we like to make sure our sponsors are highly aligned throughout the engagement. It is very important to us that our consultants communicate frequently to our project stakeholders about where the project stands so surprises are rare. For large engagements, we establish steering committees to ensure visibility and executive support which accelerates change.


#4. Embrace agility.

We believe that organizations should embrace at least some parts of the Agile approach. We like to use one- or two-week time boxes to produce results, minimize risk, and deliver rapid change. Through this agile process, cross-functional teams should meet daily to discuss progress to reduce slower communication methods. Through communication and documentation these tasks should be documented using project management tools for efficient, transparent communication within teams, across teams, and to managers and executives.

Latest from Our Blog

Announcing Alteryx 2-Minute Tools

Announcing Alteryx 2-Minute Tools Over the course of January, Nick Haylund and I decided that we wanted to create a new YouTube video series covering some of the basics of Alteryx. We decided on creating Alteryx 2-Minute Tools. So, what … Read More...

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Tableau Server – Roles & Responsibilities

Tableau Server Process Governance Part 1: Roles & Responsibilities I know two things to be true. First, Tableau Server is a great product that is relatively easy to use, deploy, and upgrade. Second, most of my clients are not using … Read More...

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Top Five : Newer Features of Tableau

Tableau’s Newer Features 2019 was a big year for Tableau, and not just because they were acquired by Salesforce. 2019 saw huge leaps in terms of different capabilities in Tableau that were added to make our lives as Tableau developers … Read More...

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Vertical Slider Parameters in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 5 of 5 Vertical Sliding Parameters in Tableau Welcome to the 5th of 5 posts (though I may have an encore) on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t … Read More...

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Rethinking Slider Parameter Formatting in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 4 of 5 Rethinking Slider Parameter Formatting in Tableau Welcome to the 4th of 5 posts on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have:  Discussed how parameter formatting hasn’t improved over time and gave … Read More...

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Tessellation Achieves Alteryx Preferred Partner Status

Tessellation Achieves Alteryx Preferred Partner Status I am grateful and excited to announce that Tessellation has been named an Alteryx Preferred Partner for 2020! This award places us beside an elite group of Alteryx-focused companies worldwide. To achieve Preferred status, a … Read More...

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How Interface Tools Helped Me Be a One-Stop Alteryx Shop

How Interface Tools Helped Me Be a One-Stop Alteryx Shop Before I started at Tessellation, I was a one-stop Alteryx shop: product owner, training and enablement, licensing, and server administration. It was a blast having Alteryx as such a key … Read More...

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Linked Parameters

Improving Parameter Design: Part 3 of 5 How to Link Parameters with Parameter Actions in Tableau Welcome to the 3rd of 5 posts on improving parameter design in Tableau. In our first post we discussed how parameters haven’t improved and … Read More...

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Happy Holidays from Tessellation!

Happy Holidays from Tessellation! Our team wants to wish you merry holidays and a happy new year! Making the Cross Stitch Want to know how to make your own holiday cross stitch in Tableau? It’s really pretty simple. Step 1: … Read More...

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How to build a toggle button in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 2 of 5 How to Build a Toggle Button with a Parameter One feature I’ve always hoped for is a toggle button that is formatted for boolean (TRUE/FALSE) values. I think a toggle has always made … Read More...

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  • We seek excellence.
  • We are a dream team.
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  • Ask "Why?"
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