In all data visualizations you want to have the user quickly identify the most important information. You might need to draw their attention to an outlier, to a metric that is under-performing or over-performing. This can be done through color, though not only, by applying
Data is only meaningful if it serves a purpose. This purpose is to have it transformed into meaningful insight, hindsight, and foresight for an organization to take advantage of. Similarly to how raw materials go through a complex conveyor belt system in a factory before
It’s been long proven that the human process of comprehension and insight is faster with visualizations than with plain numbers or tabular data. Since the 14th century, when Nicole Oresme used a bar chart in “The Latitude of Forms” to plot velocity of a constantly
I’m a strong believer that communication is one of the vital ingredients for any successful implementation and deployment of a Business Intelligence, Data Governance or overall Data Management program. Your Business Intelligence, Data Governance or Data Management strategy should have a communication plan as one
In any domain in any organization, great dashboards are valuable not only because they can sum up important information and offer a single view of data, but also because they are simple to use and offer a quick, unambiguous way to draw meaningful conclusions from
Part 2: This is the second and final article on tools for managing your report inventory. For the first article, please read “Tools for managing your report inventory (Part 1 of 2)“. 4. Data governance tool Dedicated data governance tools can track information about reports as individual
To the best of my knowledge, there are no dedicated tools for creating and managing an inventory of reports/dashboards. At best these are done at the report/dashboard server level where you can audit user access, and read/write stats for the specific reports on that server.
As soon as the number of reports in your enterprise starts ballooning, you realize it’s not a bad idea to create a report inventory. A comprehensive inventory leads to a more organized report development team and a better understanding of required resources and availability. An