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DATA-DRIVEN DASHBOARDS

Our development of data-driven dashboards integrates heterogeneous information sources to deliver transparency and openness.
This ultimately allows our federal clients to shape policy, and our private sector clients to operate more efficiently.

Thanks to amazing bandwidth and Internet access growth, stunning programmer productivity improvement, and wide availability of
business process data in the last 2 decades, data-driven dashboards (DDD) can now be built quickly. Dashboards enable meaningful
inspection of a complex system to support decision-making. A complex system can be a portfolio, a business unit, a government
agency, or an industry. Dashboards typically take existing operational systems, extract and analyze the data, and present information
to create a compelling user experience interface.

Use a Dashboard for internal or external purposes. Internally, improve efficiency, governance, compliance, and change management.
Externally, increase effective communication with stakeholders, increase transparency, and solicit input to aid decision-making and
policy formation. Finally, use a dashboard to improve agility in executing complex initiatives.
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experience platform systems
Instead of retrofitting your data, and training your staff or consumers to use a complex COTS package, Computech consultants
deliver easy-to-use, customized dashboards that minimize your transition period. We bring not only technical expertise with Web
2.0 tools and open source products, experience with Geographic Information System (GIS), interactive media tool kits, and User
Experience design, but also years of change management to ensure your success in addressing the human change element, when
it may be applicable.

our services
• Rapid prototyping for optimal user experience
• Design, architecture, and platform selection
• Custom development or customization to leverage operational data
• Data standard development for effective interchange and aggregation
• Change management coaching and mentoring
• Capabilities in GIS, Web 2.0, search engine optimization (SEO), open source products,
diagnostic tools, crowdsourcing, portfolio management, and Operations Research

7735 Old Georgetown Road, 12th Floor Bethesda, MD 20814 | 301-656-4030 | www.computechinc.com December, 2009
Move to Digital TV
For a large communications client’s initiative to transition from analog to digital television,
Computech created a data-driven dashboard that enabled dialog with the public, and enabled
the client to actively manage the transition. This dashboard coordinated congressional and
grassroots outreach, facilitating targeted training, and guided the rollout. On June 12, 2009,
the DTV transition date, 11,774,906 DTV.gov page views were recorded. Computech built
interactive videos, maps, and media tool kits into the dashboard to improve communication
with the public. This dashboard showcased the government’s capability to be transparent and
open, making available transition data to all stakeholders from public-facing tracking statistics
to internal executive-level decision-making. Computech used Web 2.0 and GIS technologies,
and incorporated diagnostic tools, to deliver a content-rich, easy-to-navigate, and mission-
critical dashboard to support “open” government.

National Broadband Rollout


For a large government client, Computech’s data-driven dashboard communicates progress
on the development of a National Broadband Plan, engages widespread stakeholder
participation, integrates public and private issues, and collects and shares policy drivers.
This dashboard showcases the government’s capability to extend the “open” government concept to real-time participatory
interaction via crowdsourcing. Computech incorporated numerous social media tools into the dashboard, such as open commenting
to blog posts, tweeting your questions, as well as sharing and voting for ideas on developing the national broadband strategy. There
are also over 40 interactive workshops and events with supporting videos, documents and podcasts.

Golf Course Management


For the nation’s premier golf course management company, Computech delivered a
data-driven dashboard that transformed and streamlined mergers and acquisitions and
operational and financial management. The dashboard eliminated the need to add staff
as a result of growth, provided accurate financial data daily instead of unclean data once a
month, and dramatically improved efficiency and effectiveness. The dashboard consolidated
six departmental databases into one comprehensive, integrated library, and reduced
corporate invoice review time by almost 20-fold.

Project Portfolio Management


For an organization whose IT group grew from 30 to over 500 in 4 years, and whose
software development and maintenance projects multiplied ten-fold in that timeframe, our
staff delivered a project portfolio management dashboard that supported growth, drove consistency and predictability into project
status reporting, and provided at-a-glance key information to business and IT stakeholders. This custom system used the MS
Sharepoint collaboration platform, and was operational in less than 4
months, the labor of 3 FTEs. The dashboard was intuitive, presented
data in multiple layers, and used data that was naturally generated from
this organization’s project management practices. The dashboard
provided early warning and insights into the organization’s functions,
offering opportunities for coaching and corrective action. The transition
from one department to multiple using this dashboard was seamless.

7735 Old Georgetown Road, 12th Floor Bethesda, MD 20814 | 301-656-4030 | www.computechinc.com December, 2009