Category Archives: dashboard-vendors

Data Visualization Stories – Bailout money, Employee Analytics, Big Data Trends

See how the number of employees have increased/decreased over the years at the big tech companies and how the revenue profit numbers correlate Checkout the meteoric rise of employee strength at Amazon, Apple, Oracle and Google (some big spikes) Big Data Trends : Which of the terms Hadoop, Business Intelligence or dashboards is in topping […]

Face Off between Dashboard and Business Intelligence Vendors

This is just a fun experiment. A friendly face off between all the BI vendors. All the business intelligence vendors out there are trying to help companies uncover hidden truth from their business data, right? So in this experiment we turn the tables and try to analyze the front page of these vendor’s website. We […]

Free Dashboard service for startups and small business owners

You and I both know Business Intelligence software does not come cheap. Even the cloud based solutions available in the market charge from 100 to 1000 dollars per month. It is certainly a breath of fresh air when the small biz owner is provided the option of free dashboard and business intelligence solution and it […]

Emergence of Chief Data Officer – BigData – Good Data – Bad Data

Emergence of Chief Data Officer With the proliferation of Big data, every individual is drowning in the Big sea of Data. It seems we need to create a new CXO position for Data. Let us call is CDO = Chief Data Officer More at Data governance becomes even more important as the number of information […]

NetCharts Financial Dashboard from Visual Mining

NetCharts Performance Dashboards are desktop based applications that come in three packages, Excel Edition, Desktop Edition and Enterprise Edition. As indicated by the name, the Excel Edition accesses data stored in Excel files only. The Desktop Edition is designed for individual use and the Enterprise Edition will function over a group server. Some features you […]

Mobile App Dashboard on the US Economy from Lancet

Mobile apps are becoming more and more sophisticated and detailed all the time. It is now becoming possible to access high quality dashboards with full functionality on mobile phones, specifically iPhones and android-based hand sets, and of course iPads. Here, we look at a dashboard that has been designed by Lancet for iPad users, which […]

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 7)

In the previous six posts, we have been look at how to correctly generate reports that are based on user queries. In this, the final post of the series, we will discuss Pivot Tables, Column Selectors and Report-Level Prompts. Pivot Tables are integral components of many dashboards, but they do require certain specific settings in […]

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 6)

In the previous posts we have looked at the various formatting guidelines for reports that are based on user queries. So far we have considered the best settings for column and gridline displays, layouts and charts. However an important consideration when setting up Queries Views is the issue of titles, or Titles Views. When setting […]

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 5)

In the previous post we looked at some of the various chart formatting options that are recommended by the Oracle Design Guidelines for reports. This included minimizing axis titles and text, and avoiding heavily colored gridlines. Following on from this, it is worth considering the placement of data labels. In order to minimize clutter in […]

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Design (Part 4)

There are two core elements of any dashboard – the dashboard interface itself and the reports it generates. When creating a dashboard, most people will initially focus on the dashboard itself – its appearance, its layout and the data it will contain. However, it is also important to consider the appearance and components of the […]

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