Dynamic dashboards2017-02-17T10:57:19+00:00

ISSD Dynamic dashboards

ISSD Dynamic dashboards are meant to give control to the end-users so they can decide themselves what data needs to be shown.

Why?

In a recent Forrester survey, technology executives and decision makers have put data-related projects at the top of their priority investment list. Why did they do this? Organisations want to have more and deeper insights out of the enormous amount of data that they have. By estimation, most organisations only analyse 12% of their data, the rest is left untouched. In order to be able to take well-funded decisions, they need the correct and most relevant information.

To many organisations the integration and visualisation of data is still a relatively big investment. The current solutions available contain, more often than not, information that is already out of date or very static. With a bit of luck the information is updated daily but at many organisations the updates only take place once a week or even monthly. All sorts of information sources are being connected and shown to the users via different, complex batch sessions.

Big data solutions based on Hadoop and Spark make the catching, processing and analysing of large data quantities affordable. This way all sorts of previously unknown correlations can be identified. The next step in this process is to make these results available to the end-users, based on (dynamic) dashboards that visualise the information in the usual graphs, tables and pies.

ISSD Dynamic dashboards can display (near) real-time information in order to make it possible for the organisation to act in time upon changes in their markets or in other occasions. This allows them to make real data-driven decisions. These dashboards are user specific and contain information from different sources such as financial applications but also sensors in the upcoming “Internet Of Things” (IOT) world. The data are constantly being updated and thus stay relevant.

What?

Dashboards are not new, in some form or another they have existed within organisations for years. A typical Excel sheet is an example of this; next there are quite expensive solutions, based on proprietary solutions and/or platforms like salesforce.

The dashboard most people know is quite static by design, is not being updated real-time and is not focused on end-user’s specific needs. At the same time, the user has little control over his dashboard in matters like design, user interface, correlations nor the data sources.

ISSD Dynamic dashboards, on the other hand, are meant to give control to the end-users so they can decide themselves what data needs to be shown. This way the dashboard becomes their “own” product with real time info and design according to the user’s wishes. “Self-service” and empowerment are strong characteristics of dynamic dashboards.

How?

The decision to realise dynamic dashboards mainly consists of two components that realise the integration within the organisation where the run. One component is a smart platform that has connections to the different data sources and security services. The second component is the ISSD dashboard itself that can show the required data widgets. These data widgets are being updated real-time and can be set and controlled by the end-user. So we create a ‘push mechanism’ that sends data from the smart platform towards the widgets.

Once a user has logged onto the platform, he can place “canvas” widgets on his own dashboard and see specific information shown on his own dashboard. End-users are only able to see data for which they are authorized. Furthermore they can adapt the layout and design of their dashboard canvas and safe this accordingly. When users logs-out and log-in again later, the dashboard will still have the same “look and feel” as adapted by them.

Finally, a dynamic ISSD dashboard will offer you and your organization the opportunity to export specific data, in your format of choice; typically this will be ‘csv’ or ‘excel’ formats.