The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

The Psychology of Data Visualization techniques:
 How to Design Useful Reports

In recent years we’ve seen enormous advancements in Business Intelligence and Data Visualization across all industries with respect to the way that companies view and consume data. Much more information is now readily available, and in many cases, this shift has enabled organizations to make better-informed decisions from their data.

Buy vs. Build a dashboard: What’s the right reporting choice for you?

One of the most common issues that we hear from customers needing an embedded reporting tool for their application is whether it makes more sense to internally develop a “home grown” custom-built solution based on an open source product, or adopt an outside commercial solution to OEM into their product. The answer to that question is not always immediately obvious.

Five Common Mistakes when Creating Effective Reporting Dashboards

BI Dashboards are intended to provide an at-a-glance overview of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which reflect the state of business. They need to present relevant data that can be immediately interpreted and actionable, allowing users to make informed decisions. While a dashboard should present data as simply as possible, there are still a set of guidelines to follow and mistakes to avoid.

Empowering End User Visualization with JReport

Empowering End User Visualization with JReport

We hear a lot of discussion about ad hoc reporting and self-service reporting.  Are end users really capable of understanding what data they need to see and designing a report for their own requirements or is it easier for them just to make the request to IT and wait for it to be delivered to them? My first experience with databases was with a network database sold by Intel called System 2000 tha