Everyone agrees on the urgency of the cloud revolution and the primacy of good customer experience. But how can we tackle the real-world challenges of delivering to these imperatives? Read more

A company’s board of directors is collectively responsible for leading and directing its affairs in order to promote its success To fulfill this role, Read more

The scale for a graph axis can have significant impact on how an audience interprets a message and is an important part of optimising data visualisation. Read more

John Masters, Technology Director, writes on technology and innovation

Analysis and data platforms with integrated collaboration tools can help senior leadership teams respond to rapidly-changing market conditions. Read more


The most important application of colour in visualization is to indicate different categories. Read more

A number of visualization techniques invite the reader to use angle judgments in order to decode the data.  The most common example of this is the pie chart. Read more

In 1834, the psychophysicist E. H. Weber formulated one of the most fundamental insights into human perception, known as Weber’s Law. Read more

Having defined and explained the fundamental dimensions of MI, we can develop a chart chooser for each of the seven categories. Read more

We can’t use an MAT for a stock type item (like Accounts Receivable or Headcount) or a statistic (such as GrossMargin % or the £/$ Exchange Rate) because totalling these items over time periods doesn’t make any sense. Read more

In a last month, we looked at the phenomenon called “pre-attentive processing”, an automatic parallel process within the brain that enables certain visual features to be recognised in less than 0.1 seconds. Read more

It seems strange that the management accounting profession has yet to invent a universally recognised collective noun for the different types of data like actuals, budgets and forecasts. Read more

This article contains a simple 10 point checklist that we give Metapraxis analysts to use when they create an executive dashboard. Read more

Several generic classifications of graph types exist which are designed to assist us in choosing the appropriate chart for portraying the message in our data. Read more