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October 16, 2023

How to choose a data visualization software

Finding suitable data visualization software can feel overwhelming. There are so many choices, each promising something different. It’s a big decision, since so much of the modern workplace can benefit from data analytics. It’s important to be sure you’ve made the right choice. 

This blog explores how you can select the best data visualization and analytics platform for your organisation– and how to take things to the next level with powerful extensions and enhancements. 

Five key factors for assessing data visualization software

Ease of use 

Business Intelligence unlocks huge possibilities, but its impact can be limited when data is siloed in particular teams or with power users.

Choosing an intuitive solution – with elements like drag and drop functionality or free templates – can greatly enhance productivity and encourage broader adoption within your organisation. 

Learn more about democratising data analytics in our free eBook, Putting Business Users in The Driver’s Seat.

A bespoke solution

Every organisation has unique data visualization needs. Look for software that offers extensive customization options, allowing you to tailor visualizations to your specific branding and functional requirements. 

Performance and scalability

Choosing a data visualisation software that grows with your business means you never lag behind. Want to explore data-driven project planning? Do more users need to create and access dashboards? Is it possible to elevate your financial reporting with data visualisations? 

You also need a solution that comes with enough heft to meet your performance requirements. This is the ‘instant age,’ after all; watching a dashboard slowly load is no longer an option! 

The only answer is a well-established platform accustomed to servicing businesses of every size. Partnering with dedicated experts ensures you access the very best, latest data analytics features, without enormous up-front development effort. 

Security and compliance

Data security and compliance are paramount, especially when dealing with sensitive or regulated data. The software you select should have robust security features and adhere to industry standards to protect your data and maintain compliance.

Data connectors 

Check that your chosen solution is compatible with your existing applications and platforms, as well as the data sources you want to connect to. Depending on your data environment, you may also want to ensure the solution supports various data formats, such as structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data.

Introducing Qlik Sense

This year, Gartner named Qlik as a Leader in Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for the 13th year running.

That’s no surprise; since being founded in 1993, Qlik has grown to be one of the foremost providers of quality analytics. 

Taking Qlik Sense to the next level with Vizlib

Vizlib offers a comprehensive set of solutions specifically created to enhance every aspect of your Qlik Sense experience. 

While native Qlik Sense already represents a move to a more open and collaborative BI platform, Vizlib takes things to the next level. Explore features like Vizlib Writeback Table for editing data from within your dashboard and Vizlib Teamwork for knowledge sharing directly in Qlik. 

Vizlib includes deep advanced customisation abilities, so you can create dashboards and charts that meet your aesthetic and functional requirements. 

From encouraging individual data exploration with Vizlib Self-Service to unlocking dozens of charts, tables, navigation and UX elements with Vizlib Library, you’re empowered to create a bespoke stack that infuses data into every aspect of your operations. 

Choosing Qlik and Vizlib for your data visualizations

Qlik + Vizlib is the powerful combination trusted by organisations like Vodafone, JBS and Novartis. Even with all the performance and features you’re unlocking, it still couldn’t be easier to get started

Once you have a Qlik account set up, your enhanced data analytics are just three steps away:

If you’d like to see Qlik + Vizlib in action, you can also book a demo or check out our demo apps. 

You’ve come to the right place!

Vizlib’s feature-rich data visualisation products will help you get started on your data storytelling journey.

  • Easy-to-use (including drag and drop functionality)
  • No coding skills needed
  • Highly customisable to suit your design needs
  • Templates to fast-track your dashboard creation

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