VisualCue is a data visualization platform: any strides we make in operational intelligence, analytics or plugged-in management come as a direct result of seeing your data in a new way.

And make no mistake: our Tiles, Mosaics and Cues are definitely a new way to look at data. Dynamic icons and colors representing thresholds and KPIs grouped in Tiles which are then placed on maps or diagrams is as far removed from a bar chart as moth is from an eagle.

And with any new technology, there is always lots of development and constant refinement to make it the best it can be.

To that end we have an entire team of talented software developers and data specialists constantly working to make VisualCue even more amazing. Today we’re happy to give you a sneak peek at some of the most impressive updates and new features we have coming to VisualCue in our latest 2.7 release.

1. A/B Switching

Much of VisualCue’s unique approach to visualizing data comes from our use of thresholds. These thresholds are limits placed on KPIs that cause the icons representing them to change color depending on the state of the data.

Thresholds can come from anywhere: from management, an employee’s personal goals or even third-party, industry-wide benchmarks.

With the 2.7 release VisualCue now comes with the ability to switch between different thresholds at the click of a button. Curious as to how management’s expectations compare to industry benchmarks, or how employees in one branch compare to another? With A/B switching you can compare and contrast entire data sets faster than ever.

2. Copy Thresholds

With so many options for thresholds, it should come as no surprise that, depending on your industry and the complexity of your data visualization, building benchmarks right into the presentation layer can get complicated.

Consider this hypothetical situation- every person, process or asset in your business is represented by a Tile, this Tile contains twenty key performance indicators and every KPI has five different threshold states (each represented by a different color). Even if this were a relatively small operation of only 50 Tiles we are already looking at thousands of points of information on a single screen.

The 2.7 release comes with the ability to  copy complex conditions repeated for all KPIs in your Tile and choose which values to adjust for each new state, making it easy to build entirely custom visualizations for even the largest data sets faster than ever.

3. Numerical Values

If there is one thing that makes us cringe, it’s a spreadsheet. We consider spreadsheets blank canvases, the empty space on which to paint a visualization that turns all of that tabular, two-dimensional data into something actionable.

That being said, we also realize that it’s important to have the specific data behind a certain KPI that you are interested in- it’s not enough to just have a color that immediately tells you if this particular KPI for this particular person, process or asset is in good or bad shape. Sometimes you need to know exactly how good or how bad.

VisualCue’s latest release comes with the ability to still see your KPIs with colored thresholds that will immediately and intuitively grab your attention but then quickly drill down to the exact numerical values from the data that are driving that state.

And this is just the beginning. Keep an eye open for full release notes on VisualCue’s 2.7 release coming soon!

Until next time,

The VisualCrew