From visual representation to visual analytics
– human experts make better and faster decisions when their work is augmented by software

Visualisation is invaluable in helping us understand information. However, when decisions require multiple sources of information we need technology to take us further, to go beyond visualisation.

Commercial decision makers rely on multiple sources for a range of reasons. Individual sources may be deep, but not wide enough to disclose every fact to be weighed. To illustrate, lawyers and insolvency practitioners are frequently called upon to develop their understanding of legal entities such as companies and their directors. By spanning their investigations across multiple sources of information they expand their understanding of the entity by tracing links