Analytics Dashboards

Provide Management Insight to the KPIs that drive your business

The right dashboard, providing insight

It is critical across all levels of an organisation to have access to useful information. All too often you'll see dashboards and reports that look visually striking but provide little real information. FuelsPricing has a range of dashboards and reports provided 'out of the box' that not only look good but also provide information and data useful to their target audience. While there are multiple definitions of what a dashboard should be, one universal theme is the concept of a single screen. With all the information on one screen it’s possible to see pattern and shared trend in a way that is not possible with traditional multi-screen layouts. To fully leverage this effect, it’s vital to have granular control over the sizing and positioning of the tables and charts in the dashboard.

Unless the tools at hand are used correctly it information becomes confusing, and can overwhelm or mis-inform your audience. With the data pools typically growing ever larger, with more data sources, more data points and more questions asked of it, it is key to ensure that what is presented is clear and accurate. 

Using not only the XLCubed toolset but also techniques from the experts in the field of data visualization, namely Stephen Few of Perceptual Edge and Edward Tufte, FuelsPricing provides a world class set of analytics the likes of which were previously only available to the largest enterprise organisations. 

For world class analysis, tools are needed that:

    • Model the complex relationships between different products and different competitors
    • Provide capabilities to define and weight the relationships to investigate potential impacts
    • Model the local, national and global characteristics of competitors to determine pricing stances
    • Model the effects of price vs volume
    • Visualise large volumes of data over a variety of time series, including prices and differentials
    • Allow GeoSpatial Visualization

A significant design consideration in analysis is accommodating what are most likely to be incomplete sets of data - it's rare that perfect market knowledge about competitor pricing is known, so having the right tools to visualize the data to make the right decision is key.

One example dashboard, below, shows a wide variety of information from sales volumes to price moves to performance against target. The dashboard also "pre-empts" questions by allowing direct drill down or links to further pages with more detailed information on the specific number or chart clicked on.

 

Dashboard

Device accessibility

Complex dashboards authored in Excel can be accessed by any web enabled device. We know that in many organisations you will often be on the road and business doesn't stop while you're travelling or working in the field. Dashboards and analytics in the FuelsPricing suite perform across a range of platforms, including mobile devices.

 

Devices

 

Starter Pack

As part of FuelsPricing, you not only have an embedded set of dashboards and reports, but we also make available relevant reports to get you started with building, modifying and customizing reports for yourself. There are youtube videos to guide you on how to build reports and make the most of other self service components. Hundreds of users worldwide are finding it ever easier to access and interpret their own data. 

With report designs from simple high level data requests built purely in web, through to fully guided analysis in detailed dashboards, there is a range of options for everyone who wants to write reports.

Quotation

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett