Author Archives: Jane Crofts

The Tableau Juggernaut

Over the coming months, we will be introducing our clients to the wonderland that is Tableau 8.0. Tableau has an impressive offering, and the 8.0 beta release is another step forward. We are very excited to be part of the Tableau 8.0 BETA program. Tableau 8.0, or ‘The Kraken’ as it is known to it’s […]

Visualization: Australia’s Educational Divide

Higher Education Statistics provided by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education provides the data for this visualization. This dashboard lets viewers explore the relationship between gender, field of study and level of study across Australia. Visualization: The Educational Divide Please send through any suggestions you have for a visualization or data […]

It’s not the size that matters – it’s what you do with it that counts

Big data creates big opportunities. Predictive analytics goes beyond telling ‘what was’ and leaps forward to show us ‘what will be’. Predictive analysts are well beyond telling the simple ‘what happened and why’ story; they are all about ‘what’s coming’. “The challenge … is to analyze and act on this ever-expanding mountain of data in […]

“A good sketch is better than a long speech” — Napoleon Bonaparte

An oldie but a goodie. In 2009, John Sviokla blogged: The challenge is that if management teams do not consciously build in great visualizations, their organizations will waste an inordinate amount of time sifting through the river of bits, and not get the effective insights they need. What I find most interesting is the litany […]

Visualization: Sales Analysis Dashboard using MYOB’s sample company data

Utilising the sample company data from MYOB, a popular accounting software for small to medium businesses in Australia, we have created this Sales Analysis dashboard. This dashboard highlights just some of the analytics that are possible using basic data from your accounting system. Why don’t you contact us to see how we can help you […]

Start small before trying to conquer the world

It’s not bad advice. Especially when it comes to planning your next (or first) move in the performance analytics space. companies should first figure out how to make use of the structured data – numbers in spreadsheets, numbers stored in a business’s servers – that they can retrieve from their operational systems. ( Your […]

Visualization: OSHA Days Away From Work

Each year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) collects work-related injury and illness data from employers within specific industry and employment size specifications. This visualization shows the average Days Away From Work (DAFWII) case rate by State. By drilling down on a particular state, viewers can quickly see the average and total DAFWII by […]

Big data is the next big thing

“the time has come to define a pragmatic approach to big data and advanced analytics—one tightly focused on how to use the data to make better decisions.” An interesting article in the recent edition of Harvard Business Review, “Making Advanced Analytics Work for You”. The concept of big data and the opportunities it offers is […]