This blog post is intended to provide guidance in building great dashboards that will be used in the long term within an organisation. It is based on our experience of building dashboards with our partners over several years, so we now have a good understanding of what works well and what doesn’t.
In my last blog post I wrote about how the adoption of self-service BI tools hasn’t lived up to its promise of giving users easy access to the data they need.
As I also pointed out, organisations often make the mistake of looking for a “one size fits all” solution. The tools that business users need will be simpler in their design and their approach than those for data analysts. Business users need timely, easy to access information that relates to their role and how they are measured. Data analysts are focused on delving deep into data in order to discover patterns, trends and help to forecast the future for the organisation.
As the BI market matures, I often get asked what is my view of the data visualisation market? Dashboard’s creation tools first became established 7-8 years ago. Their prime role was to make life easier for IT staff and data analysts who were becoming overloaded with requests for more and more data as organisations became more data aware. In fact, many vendors basic value proposition was about empowering business users to self-serve without the need for an IT department.
I have seen many organisations struggle with this and wondered when people would get beyond the hype of the marketing message. In my view, the adoption of these tools hasn’t lived up to their promise of giving users easy access to the data they need.
Purpose Software has announced the immediate availability of a new dashboard option for its CBS and 2serv service management solutions. This new capability will help resellers to improve individual, team and organisational performance whilst enhancing decision-making across the business.
The dashboards provide browser-based access to a consolidated view of organisational performance, highlighting metrics and KPIs that matter the most, from existing, disparate data sources. Dashboards can be customised to meet the functional requirements of individual users who can ‘drill down’ for more detailed analysis all the way to individual customer record, document or device levels.
According to Purpose Software: “This new dashboard add-on is intuitive, easy-to-use, highly configurable and can be implemented in hours rather than months. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to developing all our business management software, which comprises the market’s widest range of products, maintaining our position as the UK’s leading provider of data integration solutions to print and managed services resellers.”
Intuitive Business Intelligence has launched Intuitive 4 – a major new release of its well-established BI visualisation solution.
The new release was previewed at the recent Intuitive Partner conference at the Olympic Park in London and has received great feedback from partners.
As Chris Thompson MD of ProcessFlows comments
“We have already upgraded our own version of the software, and have found the productivity gains in terms of dashboard design and improved flexibility very appealing”
Key features of the new release include:
From a technical perspective Intuitive 4 has moved the dashboard designer and component builder into HTML5 which has allowed for greater flexibility in design and management.
For further information on how you can make the most of Intuitive 4 for your clients contact us
The Intuitive Partner Awards were the finale of the Intuitive Partner Launch Pad held last week at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
The aim of the day was to help Intuitive partners to accelerate their success in Business Intelligence. Intuitive presented an update on strategy, a preview of the new features and benefits of Intuitive 4, ideas on how to re-engage with existing clients to achieve more success, and two successful partners gave an overview of their strategies.
The day culminated with Intuitive’s Partner Recognition Awards. Winners in each category were as follows (pictured from l-r):
Intuitive Business Intelligence to hold Partner Launch Pad Event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. 12th October 2017.
Intuitive is holding its Partner Launch Pad on Thursday this week at the London Olympic Park to help its partners to accelerate their success in Business Intelligence.
With over 50 partners registered, and with a Formula One theme, the informative event will give an update to all partners on Intuitive’s strategy and also showcase Intuitive 4.
In addition the event will show how to create a winning partnership – by sharing Partner case studies of best practice and successful system integration. Partners have also been given the opportunity to showcase their Business Intelligence solutions with a pop-up exhibition and networking area available throughout the day.
Intuitive will share details of specific support that is available for its partners to improve marketing and sales success and ultimately grow partner revenue.
As Roger Stocker, CEO explains “We sell our dashboard and data visualisation software exclusively through partners, and this event is an ideal opportunity to bring them up to date on our company, the new version of our software – Intuitive 4 and celebrate our joint successes. We are delighted to be welcoming over 50 people from our partners to the event and are looking forward to a really productive and enjoyable day.”
The day will culminate on the Podium with Intuitive’s Partner Recognition Awards – giving recognition for best use of the solution, technical integration, and individual sales success.
We will then have a final Pitstop at the Crate Brewery for a beer tasting and bite to eat with some more networking opportunities too
PAe Business introduces a new Business Intelligence dashboard to streamline business data into one solution. This new intelligent dashboard creates ease when monitoring data, helps highlight relevant KPIs and leads to better-informed and faster business decisions.
The dashboard is designed to help customers present all the data from a range of management information systems into one complete dashboard.
Data automatically feeds into the PAe Business Intelligence Dashboard, allowing users to monitor information from all Print Audit solutions and 3rd party applications of their choice.
The Business Intelligence Dashboard is available via a responsive, web-based portal and lets users generate and present reports anytime and anywhere, with the same ease of use and elegant presentation across all devices.
All components of the dashboards ‘come out of the box,' optimised to represent the most useful information, allowing the user to utilise the mass functionality of the Dashboard. Graphs and charts have intelligent features giving the user the option to ‘drill-down’ into the information and refine the search criteria.
"PAe BI is a powerful addition to our customers’ capability and provides them with a significant competitive advantage. The sheer volume of data that our customers have to analyse just to run their business effectively, and the growing appetite for data required to fulfil tender requirements is growing by the day. This meant we had to develop a solution that provided a dashboard capable of displaying data not only from our own solutions portfolio, but was open in terms of its architecture so it could be used to show key metrics from third party solutions such as Service Management Systems. PAe BI achieves this. We take data from a wide variety of sources within an organisation and display the required Key Performance Indicators."
Phil Madders – Managing Director, Print Audit Europe
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Lincs Inspire, which helps people in North East Lincolnshire lead more active and healthy lives through sport, culture and entertainment, is creating a healthier future for itself after implementing a cloud-hosted financial solution from Advanced. The social enterprise is using a suite of services to ensure its financial and reporting structures are fit, agile and shape a mobile workforce in keeping with its active ethos.
The integrated solution comprises OpenAccounts, Advanced’s finance and procurement system with eBIS workflow, V1’s software for automating the purchase-to-pay processes, as well as Intuitive Dashboards, used for graphical dashboard reporting.
Read the full press release here.
Intuitive BI partner ProcessFlows has been shortlisted as a finalist in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2017.
ProcessFlows' Places for People Project has reached the final selection of the Big Data, IoT or Analytics Solution of the Year category. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on the 30th of March.