Visual Data Group has always prided ourselves with maintaining a highly skilled technical team. A great example is our senior member, Aaron Couron.
Aaron has been a major contributor to our organization providing development, training and support services for our clients since 2010. He has been a large part of Visual Data Group’s success.
Why do people still go shopping rather than using the internet all the time? After all, the internet is normally quicker and your local shopping centre can never hope to have as many brands as you can find using your PC or tablet. It’s partially a social thing - we like to meet up with friends have something to eat and a chat. While we are shopping it’s a tactile thing - holding the item (or even smelling it!) as this reinforces the fact that it is real and of good quality. Retailers know this and try to lure us in with bright signage and interesting aromas. Once we have purchased our items we sit down with our friends over a drink and compare our purchases hoping for compliments or praise.
When we are shopping on the internet we have none of this sensory feedback, apart from maybe a few flashing banners. We have to trust what the retailer has told us about the item and trust that what they say is true even down to the dimensions. This is difficult, and why some people will go to the shop see the product and then buy it on the internet.
If we are like this when shopping for clothes then consider how people behave when looking at millions of pounds, euros or dollars of sales figures and inventory items. Just like when internet shopping, we are compelled to trust the numbers and words we see on the screen even though there is much more at stake, the money is not in a safe somewhere or the inventory may be 1000’s of miles away. This is even more important when we talk of fully optimized supply chains where stock is kept to the bare minimum.
We solve this problem of trust by working in groups and comparing against known facts we’ve encountered before. How were the sales of this product last year? What are the sales of comparable products? We then show these figures to our peers and ask for comment, slowly turning over the figures in our head.
So replace the attractive signs with compelling visualisations, the aroma with data scent (bit of a stretch I know) and the chat with friends with real time collaboration.You then have a business discovery tool such as QlikView, which helps people feel, test and believe the data they’re seeing.
None of this is new. It’s just taken a while for software providers to catch up with the human brain!2014-07-21T11:36:00Z 1 day 19 hours ago 0 http://community.qlik.com/blogs/theqlikviewblog/comment/sensory-data http://community.qlik.com/blogs/theqlikviewblog/feeds/comments?blogPost=3860 http://community.qlik.com/blogs/theqlikviewblog/2014/07/21/sensory-data
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We are delighted to say that after more than two years on QlikMarket, QVSource continues to maintain its position as the highest rated product, and is doing so by a significant margin with almost 60 five star reviews!
The chart below tracks the accumulation of these ratings since early 2012 when we were invited to be one of the first products on the then beta version of QlikMarket.
What we are particularly pleased to see is that the ratings are steady and consistent over time, which we believe reflects the way we have continually been both pushing the product forward with new connectors and other innovations. Following the success of winning the Qlik Technology Partner of the Year 2014 Award, we're focused on continuing to deliver an excellent solution and service to our customers helping them to derive even more value from their QlikView investment.
Below are a couple of sample quotes from the ratings - you can read more here.
If you would like a free trial of QVSource - The QlikView API Connector and highest rated product on QlikMarket, please just visit our website.Brilliant...QVSource fills a very needed functionality for Qlik. Innovative Product with Great Support....I feel QVSource is an innovative product that is unique in the QlikView market place, and it fills a valid need in the world of QlikView data connectivity and extraction. Excellent tool and first class support...I love QVSource, plain and simple. I work frequently with open data and find QVSource a perfect fit to the visual capabilities within QlikView. The ease with which public and corporate API's can be accessed, configured and presented to QlikView is something which makes this product, in my mind, a must for any QlikView developer. Excellent connectivity system...This has to be the easiest way of connecting QlikView to a whole stack of web data sources. The installation couldn't be easier. QVSource makes connecting to web services as easy as possible and writes the QlikView script elements to access the data for you. The support material is very comprehensive and the support response is quick and intelligent. Great connector for Social Media...Great product and great team ! Easy to install and easy to use... The best way to load and manipulate all social media data in a single QlikView app.Love it :) Works like a charm...Installed one more connector and it worked as well as the other ones. Great job