Every day, darkness comes a bit earlier. Daylight is diminishing. Schools are back in session. Memories of frolicking on the beach are fading. Gardens have been fruitful yet, for some areas, the best has been harvested. What does this mean for your business? Do you have the Business Intelligence needed to track how the changing of the seasons affects your business?
CFO Rapid Fire helps their clients visualize how their Sales, Counts & PPA are affected by seasonality. Of course, this example must have pretty stable conditions. In a "live" situation, the client would be able to identify exactly what happened during Week 21 to cause the spike. There is also a "Comment" Section which allows the clients to detail exactly what is happening on a real time basis. No more wondering what happened during a month, document it as it happens!
* Manipulate * Drill Down * Highlight * Investigate *
With this technology, the data our clients have been waiting to obtain is readily available. Now they are asking us "What should we DO with this data?" Our answer is:
* Analyze * Adjust * Innovate *
Nation's Restaurant News reported "Restaurant operators are braced for dry, stiff headwinds in commodity costs as America's food-producing regions continue to face the most persistent drought in a half century." This will obviously play a factor when viewing commodity costs. We've got a data viz for that as well!
What are you doing to visualize your seasonality? What are you doing with your Business Intelligence?