January 16, 2018
We know a thing or two about analytics! Unilytics has been in analytics consulting since 2001 and started out in web analytics. We turned our attention to business intelligence and building dashboards five years ago and see many parallels. Website designers are always trying to enhance site usage, encourage more engagement, and improve the user […]
June 6, 2017
At Unilytics, we’re all about creating visualizations that deliver better insights. But creating meaningful visual dashboards is often really difficult. It’s generally much more challenging than clients think. That’s mostly because it’s not always easy to access corporate data and make sense of it. Disconnected customer and product information is often stored in a multitude […]
November 6, 2016
Little has changed in the collection of financial data, and reporting on it is just as complicated as ever. We hear this from clients all the time. I am constantly frustrated with the reporting obtained from our own accounting and finance system. It lacks useful reports, and I am never (rarely) able to get answers […]
November 1, 2016
We are often asked to help clients establish a culture of analytics and an environment of better business intelligence (BI). But that request often comes from companies already using traditional, long-term suppliers of BI solutions. So, we wanted to understand why firms using a “so called” leading BI tool would still be looking for a […]
September 20, 2016
Client dashboards are rarely ever “done” and evolve over time from one version to the next. When dashboard functionality or information changes, the descriptive contents of the dashboard have to be manually updated. Also, Tableau dashboards often link to other dashboards, and when they are moved between Tableau sites or Tableau Servers, the links need […]
February 28, 2016
February 18, 2016. This webinar provides a step by step demonstration on how to create data visualizations and dashboards using Tableau software.
February 10, 2016
This year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant*, which shows the relative position of each challenger in the business intelligence and analytics space, again positions Tableau as a leader in an increasingly competitive market. For the fourth year in a row, Tableau is a leader and positioned highest in ability to execute.
November 25, 2015
Data visualization is an extremely effective way of highlighting and identifying outliers and trends. Data discovery is easy when dashboards are created to reveal new insights. But sometimes the dashboard designer focuses on aesthetics and creates something that doesn’t provide answers to our questions.
September 3, 2015
Don’t fall into the trap of picking your KPIs because they are the ones used by others or on someone’s Top 10 KPI list. KPIs need to be consistent with your particular needs and always driven by your unique business goals. Claiming that the top 10 KPIs would be the same for everyone, is like saying “these are the top 10 winning lottery numbers”. They will always be different.
May 1, 2015
When companies decide to track performance, they invariably begin by measuring results. That’s the wrong approach. Results only tell you what happened, not why. You can choose to measure either the results of your work or the actions that cause the results. KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) should be reserved for tracking things that directly relate […]