Data visualisation tools provide a graphical insight into information that is generally not easily made available to management using generic reporting tools. Using data captured in enterprise systems and enhanced using spatial presentation tools, organisations in sectors such a construction, mining, design and manufacturing can develop views of data that will dramatically enhance their ability to make decisions. As they say a picture paints a thousand words.

Typically, several data sets need to be extracted, manipulated and presented, not an easy task if internal systems are incompatible or data quality is poor. Once data and information is available the organisation has the opportunity to enhance equipment and resource management, analyse and strategically plan customer services and develop its intellectual property. In all business the aim is to identify data and information that can improve performance and make a commercial difference to the organisation.

Are you getting the most from your data and information assets?