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Provide examples of cities using data driven platforms such as iDashboard effectively.
Synopsis of Findings:
It seems as though most cities using data driven platforms that are also members of The Alliance for Innovation use ClearPoint.
The following is a list of members using ClearPoint to showcase their data
ClearPoint offers “scorecards” that allow the user to manage data through widgets and allows for multiple cascading scorecards. The multiple scorecard feature allows users to intuitively navigate data. This feature makes for almost a blog-type feel. ClearPoint’s viewer accessibility seems like a great tool to communicate a city’s vision but may not be as data intensive as one may hope for.
Oak Park appears to be the only Alliance member using iDashboards at this time.
The following is a selection of iDashboard users
iDashboards allows users to see their data displayed on a single page, while still allowing for “data drill downs”. This service appears to be very data oriented. If this tool is mismanaged, individuals wishing to access information may be overwhelmed by data.
Sisense appears to be used by private sector organizations. Two exclusions include:
Sisence seems to be geared to organizations with very large amounts of data to be collected. This product may be too powerful for the needs of an average city.
Several Alliance Members use Envisio as means of benchmarking their process. Members using Envisio include Scottsdale and Goodyear, Arizona. When using Envisio, users have the option of purely benchmarking their data and/ or turning collected data into a dashboard to increase transparency. Envisio’s public dashboard feature recently went live. As of yet, there are no actual live city public dashboards to be showcased, but according to a representative at least six cities are in the process of creating a public dashboard.
Below is a chart comprised of features that three different data driven platforms provide based off the information they provide in their respective websites. For your convenience, each website is hyperlinked to their company’s logo.