Report builders are often in situation that they are presented with data about products revenue like : Then they are asked to visualize that data graphically in their report. Unfortunately, they will also very often try to do that in unappropriate way, with Pie charts.  Edward Tufte in “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” wrote that […]

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The point of Data Visualization Many business intelligence tools available today are failing to deliver actual intelligence. IT has made a great technical progress in data integration, cleansing of transformation as well as in construction of big and efficient data warehouses. Nonetheless, we think that business intelligence industry has largely ignored the fact that actual […]

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There are a number of discussions on the net about why so many Business Intelligence (BI) projects fail. Some studies claim that it’s about 80% of unsuccessful projects. So, the right question is – what is the main reason (s) ?   First, there is a “political” reason: If BI implementation is not adequately supported […]

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Recently, dashboardinsight.com published an article ( Sales Dashboard by BusinessQ ) based on a screenshot of our BusinessQ Dashboard; They were explaining that “This sales dashboard sample, a BusinessQ dashboard – Qualia d.o.o. is a great dashboard example, following a number of best practices…” Because all that was available at the time was only a […]

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The concept of using graphical representations of data instead of just plain tables was actually a hard to sell 10 or more years ago. At that time the most important example consultants had when arguing for graphs in dashboards was Anscombe’s quartet. So, what was all that about? In 1973, the statistician Francis J. Anscombe published […]

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  TOP / BOTTOM Analysis is a very common and powerful way of showing performance data in information Dashboards. Of course, in BusinessQ, every chart or table that shows aggregate values of some measure is capable of that analysis. But, we wanted to add one new feature that will describe analysis even more;   Let’s […]

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