Microsoft Excel is an amazing tool and provides a multitude of different formatting options. However, there isn’t one for Celcius (or Fahrenheit for that matter). Have you ever being in a situation where you need to compare temperatures? Well I have. A recent course I delivered required this exact thing.
Whatever you do creates data. Be it a digital footprint, a card purchase, a sale registered on your loyalty card, walking through a store door, sending an email, registering for a newsletter/blog or even normal sales and invoice data. However, from a companies perspective how many of these ‘data sources’ are utilised properly?
This is a question that I seem to be asked an awful lot. I am told that we have accountants for the numbers, analysts for the sales figures and web analysts for the websites but, where in the mix does the information come together? One single report? I don’t think so!
There is a massive interest in pushing information to stakeholders and to be honest this is not before time. Now there are a number of ways that this information can be distributed – tabular, dashboard, infographics, widgets, powerpoint, graphs and so on. Is your organisation looking to review is management information? How the reports are produced? The format? The delivery?