How a Personalized Data Dashboard Can Transform Your Agency’s Work
If your agency works with data, then you know how hard it is to keep everything organized. Perhaps you’ve heard that a data dashboard offers an opportunity for data prioritization. While it’s easy to go online and find examples of dashboards from other organizations, the truth is that not all data is created equal. A dashboard that works for one organization will likely not work perfectly for another. Your agency has unique needs when it comes to working with, displaying, and reporting on data—and that’s where a personalized data dashboard can come in. Personalized data dashboards offer numerous benefits, including the following.
Access Data Anywhere
As many of us know, work doesn’t always stop once you leave the office. When a pressing issue arises, you need to react quickly to provide an informed solution. A cloud-based personalized data dashboard puts the data you need right at your fingertips by allowing you to access it anywhere and anytime. Whether you’re in a meeting, at your desk, at your home, or even at your local coffee shop, you’ll always be a few keystrokes away from your agency’s information.
Save Time and Energy
In the past, you had to look at multiple spreadsheets, files, and records to pull and report information. Not only was this tedious, but it also put a damper on productivity. Personalized data dashboards remedy this by taking data from multiple sources and combining it into a user-friendly, single visual interface built with your unique requirements in mind. This enables you to more efficiently track your data and ensure that you’re using it in the best way to reach your goals. Additionally, because your information is visualized in an intuitive way, personalized dashboards increase the speed with which issues are identified and addressed.
Further, when you work closely with MDC to build a personalized data dashboard, you’ll be able to save time when the strategic or tactical environment shifts. Having MDC as your strategic data partner enables us to quickly pivot and change what information is displayed or alter the way existing data is shown in your dashboard, allowing you to adjust to a dynamic environment.
Put What Matters Most Front and Center
Your personalized data dashboard means just that—it’s personalized to your organization’s and stakeholders’ unique needs. Any data related to your operations, your strategic plan, your mandates, or your program requirements can be captured and configured into a dashboard. The information is displayed through customized visuals (e.g., graphs, tables, charts) designed to be interpreted by every member of your agency, from entry-level staff to executives and everyone in between. Because our personalized dashboards offer a clear and user-friendly way to turn crucial information into action, they lead to better data and decision transparency across your organization.
Ensure the Integrity of Your Data
When data is presented without proper context, questions about its accuracy can get in the way of conversations about using that data to achieve better outcomes with that data. MDC’s personalized data dashboards resolve this by ensuring the data presented has been validated and standardized. Whether from 20 years ago or two months ago, all data goes through a quality assurance process that ensures all information, regardless of its source, is pulled into the dashboard in a standardized way and that the same data elements are pulled from each source. By doing this, personalized dashboards ensure that not only are your outputs are defensible and accurate but that the data itself has high integrity.
Make More Informed Decisions
With all of your most relevant data compiled in one easy-to-use program, personalized data dashboards allow you to make more informed decisions. These dashboards offer a proactive rather than retrospective way of handling metrics, enabling you to anticipate what decisions will need to be made, when they need to be made, and what information is most pertinent in making them. Ultimately, this results in more accurate decisions that are made more quickly and are based on validated information.
The key to creating a personalized data dashboard is choosing the right strategic partner for the job. You’ll need someone who has extensive experience in working with clients to develop dashboards—someone who has a deep understanding of your operations, the data you deal with, and the kinds of questions you need answered. At MDC, our experienced Subject Matter Experts align themselves with our clients and immerse themselves in the day-to-day operations of your business. Doing so allows us to transform industry norms for dashboards into customized displays, empowering you to achieve custom requirements, fully assess situations, and ultimately make better strategic and tactical decisions.
To learn more about how an MDC data dashboard can transform your agency’s work, reach out to us today.