04 – how others transformed their business
In the previous chapter we talked about the possibility to grow a business with data dashboards, being an industry data expert, what steps to take to get there and why icCube is the software to do that with. In this chapter you can meet some business owners that have already made the transition.
You are not the first to start a data dashboard product with icCube. Below testimonies of other consultants and business owners that have taken the opportunity to switch from “trading time for money” to a “productized business”, using the icCube software to generate the insight giving product for their industry niche.
With the help of InsideVision and icCube I have been able to launch a data dashboard product to optimize purchasing processes, called Purfaction. Purchase departments from local governments, governmental institutions and corporations can now subscribe to this product for a small fee and optimize their purchasing processes seeing the insights my product provides. I first doubted to use Power BI for this, but I am really glad to have partnered with Inside-Vision instead. Much, much better.
As you can see from the photo below, this is me, the founder of InsideVision. To give proof that any analytics expert can get this to work, I myself have started a data dashboard product of my own. It is called semadash and it provides service management insights. It is built on top of an existing application, called TOPdesk which is very popular in The Netherlands but lacked built-in dashboards. I am not sure if I have the right marketing skills to make this a success, but the data dashboard product itself is great (if I might say so 😉 ). I am planning to create a step-by-step blog on this project to let you know what works, have a bit of a laugh on what went wrong, and learn from it.
I’ve added this testimonial as well. Speedbooks already had a business with reporting software, so no consultancy. But It is similar as they added insights with a data dashboard product on top of their existing offering.
Amazing how quick we could offer financial dashboards to our customers; fully in line with the vision of Speedbooks, but also completely in line with our technical infrastructure. At first I was worried that this would take a lot of my IT people, but it turned out to be a huge success. It’s a real pleasure to work with InsideVision and see how they proactively help us to provide analytical insights to our clients and making us self-sufficient.
In the next chapter 5 we will show you some examples on what you type of dashboard products you can build with the icCube software and a little bit of support from our side.