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Posted on by Brandon Klein

 

    It helps you visualise data. You can build dashboards, infographics and many other images but it isn’t a traditional “dash boarding” product like Tableau or QlikView
    It is a database… but not the sort you would normally think of. It isn’t a relational database, but it builds a graph. You can store, add, change and track data
    It is an Org Charter. You can build org charts with pictures on them, but you have over a dozen types of cards and another dozen (plus) ways of laying out those charts. The card is just a type of report and it is all “just data”
    You can run surveys, but these are also forms and built into the fabric of the product

These are all understood and well defined “solutions”. So is OrgVue just a bundling of different products into one? When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone, he said he was launching 4 new products. They all happened to be things that used to be separate. The iPhone was a smartphone (phone, calendar, e-mail), camera, the web, an iPod and eventually all the apps. The iPhone brought it all together. So, is OrgVue just bringing all this stuff together? No, it is more. It is doing something different still:

    It enables you to define processes or objectives and link them to people or roles in an accountability matrix. Equally, you can see projects or customers or risks or a “work breakdown structure”, and…
    You can define the cost of each process or the amount of time that each employee spends on that process, enabling you to create a cost to serve, and…
    You can see the process maps in a range of ways, just like you do with chevrons in PowerPoint but connected with data, and…
    You can do calculations just like in Excel, but also traverse a hierarchy and the graph, and…
    The event store keeps track of every single change to every single cell of data with a record of who made what change and when so that history can be played back or actuals tracked against target