The Future of Analytic Tools for Decision-Making
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Wizsm, a Decision-Maker’s aid: The Future of Everything

Decision-makers (managers, business analysts, and others) use certain analytics over and over. With Excel, you select functions (such as statistical or financial) and apply them to the data in the spreadsheet. Whereas, with Wizsm, you open any analytic and bring the data into the analytic. This allows the decision-maker to select from multiple analytic options and a variety of data sources.

Unlike dashboard tools and spreadsheets, Wizsm’s analytics provide capabilities to do:

What can you do with Wizsm?

Since Wizsm is an integrated suite, it has many functional capabilities. As such, a decision-maker or analyst can:

  • Relate, analyze, and publish - Corporate Mission, Vision, Goals, Strategy Map, and with drill-down of various key performance measures
  • View - Initiatives, Objectives, and related Projects
  • Incorporate - internal and external information/data for analyses
  • Import different information - (Excel, database logs, etc.)
  • Manage - different types of information - (such as: projects, activities, decisions, policies, indicators, and targets)
  • Build analytic workflows - expedite the decision-making process
  • Chart and dashboard - current and historical trends
  • Visualize Processes - graphically display and analyze
  • Develop collaborative workflows - use chat capability to expedite the process
  • Define, assess, and profile - various types of information (products, services, goals, risks, etc.) for whatever purpose
  • Provide access - supporting documents and files as needed

So, it is a way to examine a business horizontally (across many relationships) and vertically (down to the detailed operational transactions given the data is available). Wizsm can reduce time, costs, and provide a real-time decision-making solution for your organization.

The Future of Everything: Analytics in Decision-making

Decision-makers (managers, business analysts, and others) use certain analytics over and over to derive information and insights from data to provide four different perspectives:

  • Examining historical trends over a period of time of some measurement (Sales, Events, Customers, etc.),
  • Accessing events triggered by some problem (incidents of failure, waste, process errors, etc.)
  • Predicting what will happen in the future (forecasting), and
  • Implying some course of action based on relationships (causality, correlation, explicit relationships, etc.).

Within these perspectives, the decision-maker outlines steps to:

  1. Compare, Rank or both
  2. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Semantic or all of them
  3. Statistical, Machine Learning or both
  4. Path Analysis
  5. Consolidation, Clustering or both
  6. Process, Data mining or both

As pilots have to manage, direct, and control an airplane, management of organizations have the same need. Not only do they need to see the various systems but also any supporting information to make informed decisions about the operation of the airplane.

Likewise, management needs the same capability to see integrated views of their markets, products, services, and operations that achieve their mission, strategies, and goals. In doing so, significant savings and insights can be had by approaching this through a management cockpit view for decision-making. Learn more about how Wizsm makes this happen!


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Management challenges occur in various ways. Wizsm has been used to assist organizations respond these dynamic challenges and changes.

Ranking of a Portfolio of Projects –
Showing recommended projects

This 4-Box (BCG Matrix) shows the relationship of ranked business projects (data parameters chosen by group) which are ranked for various business projects. The axes shown in this example compares time-to-implement a project verses the overall project benefit.

Project Rankings
Ranking of Projects –
By Cost, Time, and overall Benefit

This chart shows a group of ranked projects using a combination of data attributes: cost, time-to-implement, complexity, and risk) that are parameters chosen by group. Value represents the combination of those parameters and is charted against those projects.

Wizsm Ranking
Tracing Source to Target Strategic
Relations (Goal-Objective-Measure)

This is known as a DNA chart because it shows the relationships in the various paths of a Goal-to-an Objective-to-a-Measure. A key finding is identifying any hidden relationships that may not have been known previously.

Wizsm Tracing Source
A Visual display communicating the
Alignment of Initiatives to Objectives

This matrix is a heat map showing a comparison of a group evaluating the probability (Remote-to-Probable) to (Low-to-Extreme) consequence associated achieving an objective of achieving revenue growth. Notice the chat box on the right allow for participants to comment about the heat map.  These comments are maintained by Wizsm. 
Matrix Risks
Workflow showing the Quarterly
Performance Review Process
A visual display of processes and workflows are critical for communicating the way your business operates. Different versions of the process or workflow can be reviewed to understand differences, bottlenecks, and who made the respective changes to the process flow.
Process Performance
Analyze Different Scenarios
with Matrix Analytics

In many cases, a matrix is an easy way to understand the relationship between two items (i.e., list of financial items reporting in various countries since each country has different financial requirements. The row and column totals reflect a total count of the relationships. This matrix information helps in ranking financial areas that need work and those countries with the most regulations.
Matrix Analytics

Wizsm’s technology architecture provides an organization with various options for its implementation. The suite can be implemented as a stand-alone client, an internal based server or in a cloud environment. Below is a list of components: 

  • Technology Based on Industry Standards
  • Angular
  • SQL Database
  • Multi-Tier Architecture
  • Web Based Multi-Tenant Solution
  • Multi-User Environment with Simultaneous Viewing and Editing of Data
  • Minimum IT Administration Effort
  • Interactive Web Publishing
  • No Client Installations Required
  • Real-time Publishing of Changes to Users

What is the Management Cockpit?

The Wizsm Management Cockpit enables collaboration around the many individual views necessary to make effective decisions leading to timely and proper actions. It allows management to grasp complex situations quickly by integrating all the pertinent data which may be distributed across BI systems, Process Dashboards, and other Decision Management Tools. Besides giving a highly integrated visualization of complex interactions, it enables insight analysis either on-demand or in an automated fashion.

Wizsm enables managers to understand the implications of decisions by leveraging predictive analytics and collaboration with other managers or workers. Further contextual analysis using the Wizsm DNA Insights could show the interaction and effects to other contexts to avoid suboptimal decisions or interference/influence on intertwined contexts. For known decisions around normal conditions, the amount of analysis can be lower than emergent decisions around new experience situations. This analysis and collaboration will be completed in a more real-time fashion, shifting the organization's focus to responding quickly to meet threats or opportunities while maintaining business outcomes.

 Challenges to Deliver a Management Cockpit

Wizsm effectively manages the challenges around delivering a Management Cockpit.

First and foremost is the data. Often the data sources are not readily consumable as they are in Excel and PowerPoint, and the critical information usually comes from multiple technology and data sources. Much labor is used to condense data into actionable insights. This process is cumbersome, time-consuming, and error prone. Also, it is challenging to collate feedback, comments, and actions necessary from multiple management stakeholders. Managers also need to collaborate while finding solutions and making recommendations, especially in remote worker scenarios.

 Wizsm enables data collection from multiple data sources, and combines the same with managers feedback, comments, and action plans to deliver insightful content within the Management Dashboard.

Secondly, applying the proper insight analytics in the right sequence can affect the quality and timing. Without good insights, decisions are not optimal. Getting into analysis paralysis and not getting the proper overview for the management to base their decisions on can cause a significant delay in making and executing decisions. In the worse situation making the wrong decision entirely. The critical problem is that Business Managers need a way to gain insight into issues and challenges they face quickly. Those challenges may lie in the external landscape such as products, competition, market changes, sources of raw materials, storms, logistical problems, etc., or an organization's strategy, business processes, risks, etc.

Wizsm provides predefined Insights, which are available at the points of decision to enable optimal decisions.

Wizsm encompasses all the aspects of a management cockpit as under.

  • View Management:

View Management is where organizations can set up roles and associate a pre-architected view for each position. Of course, custom roles can be delivered as needed. Typically, these views indicate the level of detail and types in visualizations proven helpful. Of course, customizations can be made for individuals.                        

  • Visualization Management:

Visualization management contains the basic visualization that can be leveraged with types of data sources and analytical outputs. These components can be organized into a role view, dashboard view, or any other output form.

  • Goal Management:

Goal management contains the declaration of the desired business outcomes. These represent the stakeholder's take on performance success in terms of trends as well as detailed outcomes. Often tolerances and trigger points can be declared and set in goal management. It is also an umbrella outcome that aggregates critical performance indicators (KPIs) managed in Performance Management. 

  • Collaboration Management:

Collaboration management manages the individuals and or groups allowed to collaborate securely. CM will enable notifications, locations, time zones, contact numbers, and notes with permissions. Collaborations can be aggregated and published by the author, issue, stakeholder, etc. In some cases, knowledge bots/agents can be legitimate collaborators.

  • Action Management:

Action management will contain the typical responses to a decision, like changing an explicit rule, adding a new bot, change a process/system, keep a decision audit trail, keep a collaboration pattern for future efforts, kick off a new project, contact partners for changes, etc. 

  • Process Management:

Process management plays two roles here. One is the operational process that delivers the goals and outcomes daily. The other is to capture specific decision processes for future leverage and reusability. 

  • Performance Management:

Performance management keeps track of and highlights out-of-tolerance situations for known processes, systems, or integrations. It contains guardrails and rules for success. PM is where detailed KPIs are managed.

  • Insight Management:

Insight management is where all the insight analytic components are registered and described for future use. IM is also where successful combinations of analytics and AI are saved and documented for future use capitalization.

  • Automation Management:

Automation management is where the standard reusable low code implementations, microservices, audit procedures, etc., can be cataloged and described.

  • Secure Data Mesh:

The data mesh is where logical data views are dynamically linked to an event, patterns, operational, and archived data as the data/information engine that supports the management cockpit. The DM does not care if the data source is on the cloud, or it links across other data sources.