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Choose the best data visualizations to inspire action

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Data visualization allows for data discovery. Choosing the right visualizations is critical to inspire action, create context and aid in retention. Here, the top 10 data visualizations.

Data visualization allows for data discovery. Choosing the right visualizations is critical to inspire action, create context and aid in retention. Here, the top 10 data visualizations.

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  • 1. © 2014 Grant Thornton LLP | All rights reserved | U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd Choose the best data visualizations to inspire action Source: Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Samples Grant Thornton Technology Solutions is an Oracle Platinum Partner
  • 2. 2 Our brains are hardwired for information. But too much in a disorganized manner is USELESS. That's why companies need advanced data visualization.
  • 3. TOP 3 Data visualization allows data discovery and visual analysis and reduces time to insight. Choosing the right visualizations are critical to empowering informed decision-making. Following are the data visualizations
  • 4. Classic waterfall Waterfall graphics show how an initial value is increased and decreased by a series of intermediate values.
  • 5. Favorite of financial and accounting departments; good for showing profitability contributions 5
  • 6. Strategy tree and wheel A strategy tree shows an objective and its supporting child objectives and KPIs hierarchically.
  • 7. 7 Used for showing key data relationships
  • 8. Geospatial/ geoprompting Provides comparisons with a map backdrop or comparison of distances between.
  • 9. 9 Used for geographic comparisons
  • 10. Sparklines A sparkline is a very small line chart, typically drawn without axes or coordinates.
  • 11. 11 Quickly shows key data trends
  • 12. 80-20 relationships Measures how the upper group of a specific population set contributes in descending order of value.
  • 13. 13 Used to stratify the data set to show key differences in top tier and remaining population
  • 14. Comparative distributions Representations of statistical distributions, by individuals, for a selected population.
  • 15. 15 See how a metric comparatively distributes between different categories
  • 16. Scatter cloud Provides a graphical summary of a set of data. Values are represented by the position of the point in the chart space.
  • 17. 17 Used for displaying measures of central median, dispersion and skewness
  • 18. Boxplot & whisker A diagram comparing the spread of detailed data point values between individuals of a dimension.
  • 19. 19 Used to compare data spreads among key variables
  • 20. Bubble chart Round data markers (bubbles) depict the data points. Shows correlation for more than two values.
  • 21. 21 Used in scatter plot scenarios or to segment populations of data
  • 22. Master detail The master/detail linking allows you to establish a relationship between two or more views.
  • 23. 23 Helps to see a data set in multiple views
  • 24. Benefits of using the right data visualization 24 Transform data into information Streamline processes & decisions Drive compliance Transform the enterprise Data visualization
  • 25. Read our whitepaper on solving the data visualization dilemma Learn about our Oracle Solutions Or contact me to schedule your data visualization workshop. John Stilwell Grant Thornton LLP T 913.272.2721 E john.stilwell@us.gt.com Want to learn more? © 2014 Grant Thornton LLP | All rights reserved | U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd 25

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