It can be difficult to get a handle on the idea of “current year” in Analyst. Your calendar says 2011 or 2013 or 2033, but the current year you’re living in may not correspond to the current year of data in the tool. Some of our central data sources are collected and then released after a time, and therefore lag. That means that when we move from 2013 into 2014, we don’t immediately have data for 2014. For a long while the current year is a projection, based on past data. We get pieces of that year of data over time, and bring them into the set as updates allow. In fact, a year of data usually isn’t considered “confirmed” until about halfway through the following year. However, we have additional sets that allow us to make informed estimates ahead of that half-year timeline. To a great extent, this lets us have our cake and eat it too; Emsi data remains both fresh and reliable.