What is Driving my Sales $ Increase?
I LOVE Pivot Tables – they are (in my view) the best aggregation tool available to the data analyst today. However sometimes when you aggregate your data, you find yourself at a point where you can’t see the trees for the forest. If this happens, you really need to start to disaggregate your data into the component parts that are driving the overall result. In my post today I take typical business scenario looking at the change in sales $ turnover vs prior year and then answer the question “What is driving the change in my sales $ turnover vs last year?”. This technique can also be used in comparing the change in profit (aka Margin $) too.