IT can never hurt to get to know your data better, whether you're a major oil company, a computer firm or a racing team.
Having a firm grip on your figures helps to make decisions quicker, track progress and spot problems early, but it’s not always easy when you’re juggling tens of thousands of different figures.
This is why Visiblox is attracting attention from major firms across the world, such as Microsoft, Intel, Ferrari, Deutsche Bank, Mitsubishi, GE, and EDF Energy. The company is the software product arm of Newcastle financial software firm Scott Logic, which also has bases in Bristol, Edinburgh and London.
The data visualisation firm offers a charting platform called Visiblox Charts that allows users to plot up to 200,000 data points on a variety of chart types.
Global giant Siemens is the latest firm to sign up for the service, which provides results in seconds and can be updated in real time.
Newcastle-based Visiblox sales manager Probal Nath said: “We’re selling to a range of sectors, including healthcare, motorsport and finance.
“One of our big clients is an oil company that uses it to plot depths of drilling.
“Clients are looking for high performance and it’s got to look good. They’re after a good deal on price, as well as rapid and timely support.”
Visiblox has recently released a third tier to its platform, to complement its standard and premium tiers. The Ultimate Edition features enhanced elements and improved performance for larger amounts of data.
The company launched in June 2011, and currently has around six people working on the project.
Nath said: “We’ve got plans to continually evolve the product and to look at new markets geographically. We’ve also started to work with re-sellers.
“We have sales coming in from all over the world. Business in places like Germany, the Nordic countries, Italy and France is quite strong.”