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April Pethybridge, Information Architect

April has worked with multinational businesses in the legal, financial, retail and hospitality industries, developing business intelligence and reporting solutions for customers. April first started contracting to Protecht in 2009 and officially joined the team as a full time staff member in 2011 as the lead Information Architect directly responsible for the team creating dashboards and reports for Protecht’s broad client base. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and experience in facilitating workshops, April also delivers the Protecht suite of Risk Analytics training courses and product demonstrations.
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Recent Posts

29/01/2016 / Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Analytics

Five tips for creating Dashboards your Users actually Use

In the last few years, while working with several risk and compliance teams from different industries to improve their reports, I noticed the following:

  • Existing reports were mostly driven by regulatory requirements
  • Reports were typically made for upper management, executive teams and board members and only a small percentage is relayed back to the people providing the data

There was no shortage of functional spreadsheets with a lot of tables and, if the author was feeling adventurous, the occasional chart or two.

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