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Announcements

Free webinar: helping small business recover (3 Sept)

Fraser Duckworth 20-08-2020

According to official data, small businesses with fewer than 50 employees are the largest and most potential portion of UK economic activity. Other advanced industrial countries are likely to have a similar proportion. It is also known that such businesses experience a high closure rate after major incidents whether the cause be floods or pandemics.

Visualising COVID-19

Fraser Duckworth 06-08-2020

As a profession, this is our moment to step up. The health crisis caused by COVID-19 continues, but our economic crisis is only starting to be felt. This is the time when businesses need support and guidance to channel the oxygen of cash and navigate the changes we’re all facing.

Articles

Cash is king - don't let the liquidity crunch kill your business during COVID-19

Mohit Diswani 14-05-2020

Europe’s top 1000 non-financial companies have €353 billion in accounts receivable outstanding at any given point in time (Source: FactSet). That amount is roughly the same as Denmark’s GDP! The ability to carefully manage working capital is critical during a crisis like COVID-19, when cash - that most liquid of assets - is king.

The instrument of everything

Rick Payne 26-11-2019

By embedding sensors into objects of all kinds, businesses are increasingly able to generate data on almost any aspect of their assets and operations. But what will this huge influx of data mean for accountants?

Five ways to design for red green colour blindness

Andy Kirk 07-11-2019

In this series I am looking at different contextual, editorial, analytical, or design challenges encountered when working on data visualisation tasks. Each will be framed around a specific 'everyday' challenge with five possible methods, ideas or observations presented. Focusing on just five is deliberately arbitrary and non-exhaustive: just enough to provide some different ideas but not enough to pretend to be definitive.

Getting over the excel hump

Rob Mastrodomenico 03-11-2019

Spreadsheets are good aren’t they, they are familiar, you know what to do with them, everyone uses them, why change? Programming on the other hand that’s not for you. You’re not trying to build Facebook you just want to manipulate some data and for that your happy with your good old spreadsheet. Now if you believe what I have just written then I’ve got news for you, its wrong.

Violin plots

Harry Pampiglione 10-10-2019

Violin plots are used to intuitively show the distribution of data in a data set. If you want to understand things like the demographics of your product users or the range of revenue per customer across different product ranges, violin plots might be the thing for you.