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“Answer questions at the speed of thought”, so says Tableau. Does this highlight it – and other BI software like Grafana and Splunk – as being the epitome of productivity? Probably yes, actually.
It’s no secret; ScreenCloud loves business intelligence software. It’s the bread to our secure Dashboard butter. But we loved it even before we figured out how to securely show business-sensitive data up on a digital screen – because we use it ourselves.
In fact, this was the inspiration for ScreenCloud Dashboards. That, and numerous requests from our customers wanting to know how they could ensure the safety of their data while sharing it across multiple screens (and how to scale this up without the need for complicated, time-consuming and expensive hardware).
We’ve discussed the importance of secure signage software here, and the technicalities of it in our whitepaper here, but the real beauty of it is this: ScreenCloud Dashboards removes the need for specialist IT hardware. Couple that with an easy-to-manage business intelligence software like Tableau (or Grafana or Microsoft BI for that matter), and you can wave goodbye to squinting at Excel spreadsheets while trying to identify patterns in the data.
Tableau visualizes your data. Sounds simple. But sometimes the most powerful things are.
It also allows you to sort, highlight, filter and drill down into your data on an intuitive and interactive dashboard. Lay out your dashboard just right, and at a glance you can identify opportunities, change tack and discover the root cause of potential issues.
Some of our favorite Tableau features include:
Tableau dashboards will connect with and visualize your data in elements like maps, graphs and charts. This helps you analyze massive amounts of information while also fighting “data fatigue”.
You don’t need to be a data analyst or even an IT specialist in order to reap the benefits of Tableau. It’s all drag and drop. Create data clusters by dragging the Cluster icon into your data, choose colors and set your variables. This makes it easy to identify trends and outliers.
When analyzing data throughout a business, it is likely that there are multiple data sources at play. Tableau allows you to mix data from different sources – like Cloud databases, Hadoop and Excel – into one clear view.
The most effective data-driven decisions are those that can be made instantly. By having a live connection to your data, you can define and schedule when your data refreshes allowing for reactive action.
For a detailed Dashboards set up guide, click here.
Social Selling Index Analysis
Measure your capability when selling a brand or product via social channels. By seeing data visualized in this manner you can measure your customer engagement with your SSI activities, and make effective data-driven decisions to boost your social sales performance.
Pull in a variety of mixed data to see the whole picture when tracking the success of your accounts. Clearly identify quick wins, or spot at-risk opportunities.
Having clear oversight of your sales team’s activities allows you to see at a glance how close you are to hitting those important targets. Incentivize and engage your team with a clear analysis of their activities, while managing the sales lifecycle of opportunities.
Visualize masses of data in simple graphs to keep track of costs and spot opportunities to save.
When it comes to sharing Business Information within any organization, there is a tension between the value of transparency and the need for security. A better informed workforce is a more productive workforce, and a more productive workforce directly impacts the bottom line. But opening the door to your company's most critical data will always be a compromise too far if it means that there is a danger that it could be open to abuse. When we looked at what others in the industry were doing and realized that it wasn't anywhere near what we would describe as 'secure', we knew we had to completely rethink the way data was handled for displaying on screens. ScreenCloud's Dashboard feature is the most secure solution available because anything less is simply not good enough for our customers who need to share their data and sleep at night.
ScreenCloud Secure Dashboards is one of the most secure, scalable and affordable options in the industry when it comes to putting your data up on screens and sharing it. Don't just take our word for it. Request a demo today.
Alice Gardner, Content Manager
Alice is ScreenCloud's resident wordsmith, based in the London hub. When she's not writing about digital signage you'll either find her in Greenwich Park, one of Greenwich's many pubs or talking about how great Greenwich is.