The “Be Your Own Data Analyst” has been great for software companies that provide dashboarding tools, but do they really provide the kind of insights you need to manage your goals and objectives when running your department or business?
Oh sure, you can tell me that your department has 5 or 10 dashboards that provide some insights into their performance. But seeing historical trends is just one piece to running a truly great business. To be one of the great companies, you need to set goals and objectives and then monitor your progress against them. Dashboarding software doesn’t really do a good job of this.
Oh, am I’m sure someone is out there trying to selling you their new machine learning AI that will tell you what the numbers should be. The AI will crunch through your bigdata and actually find the golden nugget. But again, that AI needs goals to be able to work it’s magic against too.
While times are good, now is the BEST time to reassess your department and business objectives and set the goals you need to hit to meet those objectives. Your software needs to provide a simple Green, Yellow and RED indicators on how you are against those objectives allow you to adjust in real-time and not after the dashboard refreshes next month. It really can be as simple as that.
Browse on over to www.AtlasBI.com to download and use Atlas Insights for FREE on iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web platforms. Atlas Insights is about helping your acheive your business goals and not about draining your software budget account.
I was searching on metrics that Warren Buffett likes to track and I found this article on Forbes about U.S. Total Market Capitalization and how he uses it to determine if the market is to hot or just right.
The Buffett Indicator takes the stock market’s market capitalization and divides it by the US Gross Domestic Product. From an interview he did with Fortune in December 2001 Buffett said “For me, the message of that chart is this: If the percentage relationship falls to the 70% or 80% area, buying stocks is likely to work very well for you. If the ratio approaches 200%–as it did in 1999 and a part of 2000–you are playing with fire.”
Well, if you download Atlas Insights, now you can have Warren’s favorite market indicator right on any of your mobile devices (Apple or Android) or desktops (Windows or MAC) and you’ll be just as informed as Warren.
Discovering insights and mining data can be a lot of fun when you have access to good public data. It has been fun to watch the public data discovery segment grow and grow over the years. In all my years of doing data analysis and development, public data insights is just a big pain in the butt. Inaccurate data, data out of date, pay services and limited views of the data makes it very frustrating. Then you watch and listen to the TV and Radio financial shows and it makes you wonder where they got those numbers. I always found it a pain and wanted better access to those numbers, so what should I do? Add it to my app.
In Atlas Insights, you can browse into the catalog and just click or tap a category. Quickly you’ll be shown a list of public metrics available at your disposal to view. Also, at the very top of the app, just type in your search and I’ll quickly show you a list of matching metrics for you to view. It can’t get more simple than that to find and analyze a public metric.
Below is a list of public metrics that I have loaded and am loading more and more as the days and weeks go on.
- Advance Monthly Retail Inventory
- Advance Monthly Wholesale Inventories
- Agriculture Price Index
- Architecture Billings Index
- Baltic Dry Index
- Case-Shiller Home Price Index
- Cass Freight Index
- CEO Economic Survey
- Chemical Activity Barometer
- Conference Board Coincident Economic Index
- Conference Board Lagging Economic Index
- Conference Board Leading Economic Index
- Construction Spending
- Consumer debt service ratio
- Consumer Price Index
- Consumer Spending
- Corporate Profits
- Debt service ratio
- Durable Goods
- Employment Trends Index
- Existing Home Sales
- Farm Animals and products
- Farm Assets
- Farm Crops stored
- Farm Real Estate
- Fear & Greed Index
- GDP – Gross Domestic Product
- Home Builder Sentiment
- Homeownership Rates
- Industrial Production and Capacity
- Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories
- Manufacturing and Trade Inventories
- Manufacturing Wholesale Trade
- Monthly Wholesale Trade
- Mortgage Applications
- Mortgage Delinquencies Rate
- New Housing Under Construction
- New Housing Units Completed
- New Housing Units Started
- New Residential Sales
- Personal Consumption Expenditures
- Quarterly Services Survey
- Rental Vacancy Rates
- Retail Trade
- Sales for Retail and Food Services
- Trade in Goods and Services Deficit
- U.S. International Trade in Goods
My goal is to make Atlas Insights a central source for all the leading economic metrics you could ever want to see. Browse on over to Atlas Insights to download and see all these awesome metrics. It’s FREE too! I’ll never charge for access to view public data metrics.
Agriculture in the United States is a huge and important business that supplies food to the world. There are of course important metrics that farmers, manufacturers, investors and politicians follow every day, week or month in this segment. Atlas Insights is quickly becoming one of the most important tools you can have in your pocket or overalls when you need access to these most important public metrics.
Our goal every month is to continue to add new and interesting public metrics that might be of interest to you and your business. Also, you don’t have to wait for us to add it, you can create your own public metrics and share with the world for free. Download Atlas Insights and start reaping the benefits of making better decisions with metrics that are wherever you are.
Sign up today and get a FREE 3-month Basic subscription! Download for any mobile device or Windows/MAC desktops and Web and get started without anyone contacting you and bugging you for money. That’s what we call a worry-free trial.
In my years of doing business intelligence, one thing has been constant. Reporting and Dashboards haven’t changed in nearly 25 years. Sure, there are some new chart types and animations, but that is about it. This type of reporting solution has been fine for the Boomer Generation and half of the X-Generation, but not the Millennials.
Wow, that is a crazy statement, right?! Nope. This new generation of business information workers look at data differently than the previous generations. Does this new generation of business workers get excited to sit down and fire up SAP, IBM or Oracle applications? I don’t think so! They basically consume nearly 80% of their business information via a mobile phone which means information needs to be accurate, informational and in an instant.
“Dashboards and data have to be re-thought for the next 10 years!”
When building my new Atlas Insights app, I wanted to provide this new generation of information worker with access to metrics in minutes that other traditional vendors provide in weeks or month. I focused on building an app for EVERY platform and that includes iOS, OSX, Android, Windows and Web so that no matter where a person might me, their metrics are available to them. The metric tiles are instant views into the heartbeat of the business. The metrics become your living business logic nutted down into a view you can see and understand in seconds and make the right decision.
That is why Atlas Insights is completely different than ANY business intelligence reporting solution from the BIG vendors. As proven many times in technology history, innovation comes from the little startup that is agile and not the big elephant in the room who is slow.
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Have fun! Patrick
Yeah, that’s right. When you’re trying to deliver business insights to hundreds of employees via their mobile devices, how many people does it take to define the data and create the data sources? 5, 10 or even 20? I would guess more than 10. Why is that? Because the big business intelligence companies are still building and creating solutions the old way, that’s why.
You have to get so many people involved to define what a metric is, where the metric is, what is the security around the metric, what devices do people have, how do we get the data out to people, how do people want to look at the metric, how often do they look at the metric, what vendor do we use, what feature do we need, how often does the data refresh, blah blah blah. Why?! Because people who are going to go get the data and present it to the business people don’t understand the data like the business people do. Boy, only 5% of the cost of a business insights solution is software, the other 95% is people running around trying to look busy.
Why not just create it from your iPhone or Android phone with just a couple taps on the screen? Heck, we even allow you to connect to your spreadsheets located in the cloud drives like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive and pull that data in and distribution to as many people that are in your company. And how long does that take? Well, probably minutes.
Seriously, it can be that easy. The business people already have the data in a spreadsheet or a database, why not just connect it, apply security and done?! Okay, that took 10 minutes and now hundreds of people have access to the same data as me.
Have fun digging data, Patrick