The ABC of data literacy: How intelligent is your business?

Data analytics has become almost fashionable. The image of ‘data guy’ who did something with numbers and presented monthly to jaded middle managers is changing. Intelligently curated data can tell you more about your customers, supporters, and clients than they know about themselves. Data can predict their future behaviour and anticipate their next micro-moment. In effect, data provides us mere mortals with a superpower. Data is the new black Its makeover has been partly due to the big data scand ...

How we used Tableau to build a multi-functional, interactive mapping dashboard

Multi-functional, interactive mapping dashboard using Tableau We’ve been evaluating the various merits of key dashboarding applications including Tableau, Power BI and Excel, based on their mapping capabilities. We quickly decided that Tableau would provide the best solution, because: It is possible to overlay point-based maps on top of thematic (filled) maps The software can cope easily with millions of data points If you know which workarounds to apply, it is possible to produce thema ...

Our Solution For Clean Water…..Data

Our Solution For Clean Water: Data Clean…. or murky? A common requirement for water companies is to understand how many true customers there are within their overall SPID level data (i.e. supply point); any one customer may have multiple sites, and multiple meters, hence multiple SPIDs. It is vital to link SPIDs within the same customer group in order to fully identify how many true customers there actually are. And clearly then to understand the value and margin distribution within these, such ...

Data Retail Growth

Data Retail Growth 'We look at some of the challenges & opportunities that data & intelligent use of information can bring in the retail sector – both online, and “bricks and mortar”. The General Retail Market October’s government figures showed than retail sales had flat lined in September, although there has been a year-on-year expansion of 4.1% during 2016.  Current results were slightly lower-than-anticipated due to rising clothes prices and an unusually warm September depressing dem ...

Deregulation in the Water Industry – time to sink or swim?

A short personal history on how data & insight supported utilities as they move into de-regulated markets. A little bit of history – The energy sector in the 1990s British residential energy markets were opened to competition between 1996 and 1999. The gas industry, privatised in 1986, was a vertically integrated company with a monopoly in supply throughout Great Britain.  I joined British Gas South West in 1987, and soon found myself heading a project to develop the first integrated single ...

Free Wills Service Insights – Insights Paper & Targeting Service Now Available

Free Wills Service Insights - Insights Paper & Targeting Service Now Available Adroit undertook analysis on a  base of 56 participating charities using Capacity's Free Wills Network. The Free Wills Network is a unique legacy fundraising tool which is aimed at a supplied set of participating charity’s supporters, with the aim of offering them the free will service to develop them into committed pledgers.  Adroit examined the results of the programme stretching back to 2005 linking the informati ...