Feature Summary

Customers using our Quill Extensions or Business Intelligence API are now able to see automated language that tells contribution to change analysis of sub-dimensions (e.g. each region’s changes in sales over time) to a parent dimension (total of regions’ sales over time), or contribution of sub-dimensions (e.g. each region’s sales) to a parent dimension (total sales of regions).


How To Use This Feature

Set up: Continuous & Discrete stories with 2 dimensions, 1 measure. 

Settings: Measure must be ‘cumulative’. Go to ‘Settings’ → ‘Characterizations’ → Open your Measure’s Settings → Select “Yes” to the question, “Do you want to know the cumulative total for X?”



Expected Result 


  • Over the most recent month, sales fell 29% from $118,448 to $83,829 across the three segments, most reduced by Corporate (-54% to $20,524) and Home Office (-46% to $13,072) but buoyed by Consumer (+0.89% to $50,232).




  • Consumer had the highest sales by segment ($1.2 million, 51% of total), with sales driven by Chairs ($172,863, 15%) and Phones ($169,933, 15%) but curbed by Fasteners ($1,681, 0.14%) and Labels ($6,709, 0.58%).



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