Monthly Archives: March 2016

Why applying your brand to your dashboards increases adoption rates

Retail dashboardThis is the eighth article in our series looking at the key requirements of a modern information delivery platform. In previous articles, we’ve discussed why you need a fast and agile design environment to create interactive dashboards and information applications that meet the needs of today’s business users. We’ve also looked at ways to increase user adoption rates so more people have access to the information they need to do their jobs.

Here, again, we focus on adoption and specifically why if your dashboards take on the look and feel of your corporate brand, you will enjoy higher usage levels.

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How to ensure your data reaches everyone, at all times

KPI-IPAD-LANDSCAPEThis is the seventh article in our series looking at the key requirements of a modern information delivery platform. In previous articles, we’ve discussed why you need a fast and agile design environment to keep pace with changing business needs. We’ve also explained that to guarantee high levels of user adoption, business people should be able to use their interactive dashboards and information applications without training.

Today, we turn our attention to the needs of remote workers, because no matter how connected the world is becoming, there are still places where we struggle to access information. Mid-flight, on the subway, or when we’re meeting with clients – all these places may have limited or no network access, cutting us off from our information supply.

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[Success Story] Empowering employees with the information they need to deliver brilliant services in the housing sector

Together Housing Dashboard, iPad1The Together Housing Group is a leading provider of quality, affordable and modern homes for rent or sale across the North of England. The group consists of six registered social housing providers, all with charitable status, who manage 38,000 homes and affect over 50,000 people’s lives.

In the past, they struggled to pull together a suite of Excel® and Word® templates to provide timely, consistent and accurate information to employees. Now, with DecisionPoint™, everyone has access to the most recent information in a dashboard they can just pick-up and use.

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How to design one dashboard that fits any device

Shipping Dashboard Displayed on Multiple DevicesThis is the sixth article in our series looking at the key requirements of a modern information delivery platform. In previous articles, we’ve discussed why you need a fast and agile design environment to keep pace with changing business needs. And, we’ve discussed how to guarantee high levels of user adoption by creating interactive dashboards and information applications that business people can use without training.

Today, we return to these twin themes from the perspective of mobility. Business users expect to consume their content across a wide range of devices so they can access their information wherever they are, whenever they need it. This way they always have access to the information they need to do their jobs.

But, supporting multiple devices is not without its challenges.

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How dynamic labels and titles provide context to analytics to aid understanding

Business man with smartphone and tabletThis is the fifth article in our series looking at the key requirements of a modern information delivery platform. In earlier articles, we discussed why time to value and ease of use are critical to ensuring the effective use and dissemination of information within our organizations.

In this article, we explore how adding dynamic titles and labels into an interactive dashboard or information application can provide business users with more context around the information they are viewing, which aids understanding. This leads to increased user adoption and ensures that more people have the information they need to do their jobs.

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