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Data Visualization 101: Tips for Choosing the Best Visual

With data analytics playing a larger role in business performance each year, the ability to visualize results has become a useful skill for anyone looking to share the results of their work or anticipate future outcomes.

Knowing which pitfalls and mistakes to avoid can make your visual reporting more impactful and helpful for your audience. That’s why we put together a Data Visualization 101 e-book—to give you a basic introduction into data visualization tips and tricks to boost your reporting efforts. Learn about the 3 most popular forms of visualizations here. Below is an excerpt offering our three tips for choosing the best visual for your data—read the rest of Data Visualization 101 here.

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Data Visualization 101: How to Use Bar, Line and Pie Charts in Your Data Visualizations

With data analytics playing a larger role in business performance each year, the ability to visualize results has become a useful skill for anyone looking to share the results of their work or anticipate future outcomes.

At Onebridge, our in-depth experience with data analytics means we spend a lot of time developing innovative ways to visualize our clients’ data. Creating reports and dashboards to drive meaningful discussions and provide a solid foundation for decision making is one of our specialties, and key to building an accurate understanding of your data within your team.

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The Costs of Low Quality Data vs. the Benefits of High Quality Data

Studies throughout the past decade have shown that businesses understand that data is key to enabling business success. However, many senior executives aren’t confident in their data and don’t feel comfortable basing important decisions—or any decisions—on the data they get from departments across the enterprise. Whether it’s siloed information lacking in insightful connection points, massive quantities of data too daunting to process, or negative past experiences, key decision makers are making moves based on gut instinct rather than facts.

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4 Ways to Get More C Suite Interest in Your Supplier Diversity Story

 

by: Daryle Johnson, Manager of Strategic Business Development and Data Management and Visualization 

You know your work has value and you’re very familiar with the tangible business benefits of supplier diversity programs, even if your wider organization isn’t familiar with them quite yet. Here are a few ways you could get more visibility into your program and more interest in the story you have to tell:

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A Foolproof Formula for Managing Supplier Data

by: Daryle Johnson, Manager of Strategic Business Development and Data Management and Visualization 

 

The best strategies for managing supplier data really depend on what’s best for your business, but there are a few proven ways that can yield results no matter your needs. They all relate back to one primary concept: don’t let your supplier data become stagnant. It should be continuously active, a constantly updating reflection of your constantly changing business. Here is Onebridge’s foolproof formula to create a dynamic source of supplier data truth.

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Tips for Tracking and Measuring Supplier Diversity Data

The key to creating compelling supplier diversity reports—the kind of reports that make the C-suite want to know more about your work—is collecting smarter data and using it in smarter ways. You already know tracking and measurement is pivotal to the success of your program, but how do you do it effectively? Try out these tips below to boost your supplier diversity tracking efforts.

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2018 Supplier Diversity Superstars

We’ve talked about the Top 5 Challenges facing every supplier diversity program and shared some of the secrets of top performing programs. Today we’ll be highlighting four of DiversityInc’s Top 15 Companies for Supplier Diversity and discovering what makes their programs special.

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8 Secrets of Successful Supplier Diversity Programs

There are thousands of different supplier diversity programs out there. While it is certainly true that success looks different from business to business, we’ve noticed a few qualities that are common among some of the top performers in the supplier diversity community:

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Top 5 Supplier Diversity Program Challenges and Opportunities

by: Daryle Johnson, Manager of Strategic Business Development and Data Management and Visualization 

Supplier diversity program management is an especially unique and challenging role. It requires flexibility and a combination of very broad and very specific knowledge about your own business and that of your suppliers.

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What Can Data Do for Your Supplier Diversity Program?

If you’ve tried your hand at an economic impact analysis or any other kind of supplier diversity reporting, you’ve likely run into serious challenges. Most businesses have large amounts of data, after all, but they don’t trust it or know how to use it to their advantage. It may be held in separate systems that don’t communicate with one another. Different areas of the business have different information on the same suppliers, and it takes hours to pull together the most basic reports.

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