A Few Possible Visualisations How do we choose?
What are you trying to show?• Summary / Snapshot• Analysis / Breakdown• Comparison / Benchmarking• Relationship / Correlation• Distribution / Range• Trend / Projection / Pattern
AnalysisSummary Comparison What are you trying to show? Trend Relationship Distribution
What Kind Of Data?• Time based – Small number of periods – Large number of periods• Non-Time based (Static)• Number of Variables or Categories – Single – Dual – Multiple
Some Guidelines on Design• Simplicity – Avoid visual clutter• Consistency – Colours – Navigation – Layout – Terminology• Reporting / Highlighting by Exception – Draw user to important / urgent issues• Is it Intuitive?
Which BI Tool is Right for Us?• Some Considerations – Cost – Application System Landscape – IT Strategy – Future Reporting Requirements – Inhouse IT Technical Competencies – User Competencies – Support Model – Functionality
Summary• Know what you are trying to show, understand the data• Choose the right visualisation• Keep it Simple, Consistent• Report Exception – avoid overload• Consider all aspects when choosing a vendor
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