(and how to choose a good wallboard system!)
As a business owner or manager, you are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and
productivity. One tool that can help you achieve these goals is a wallboard.
We’re the makers of Wallkat.com, a Wallboarding solution that’s been created from the ground
up to be a cloud centric user friendly one stop shop for wallboards. We were really determined
from the start that the system had to be the most refined, powerful, focused tool that there is for
making Wallboards, and we’re pretty sure we’ve nailed it. If you’re a Wallboard veteran, take a
look at Wallkat.com for yourself. On the other hand, if you’re thinking, “What is a wallboard?” or
“Why should I invest in one?”, then here are the top 5 reasons you should Wallboard up!
- Real-time data visualisation: A wallboard allows you to display important information, such as key performance indicators (KPIs), in real-time. This can help your team stay informed and identify any potential problems or bottlenecks.
- Increased transparency: A wallboard allows everyone in your organisation to see the same information at the same time: an always accessible single point of truth. This can improve communication and collaboration, as well as increase transparency and accountability.
- Customised for Right Now: A purpose built wallboard solution should allow you to easily change up the layout and content to fit your current priorities and focus points. This needs you to be able to swap out the data sources, select different metrics to display, and design the overall look and feel with absolute ease. This is often much more difficult when you’re co opting project management tool dashboards or heavy BI reporting suites to ‘do the job of Wallboards’. Using the wrong tool can cost a lot of time or even worse, become abandoned and grow stale.
- Improved decision-making: By displaying real-time data all the time, wallboards help you make more informed decisions. You’ve probably been presented stats and reports in a boardroom using giant excel driven monstrosities and cherry picked metrics on a snazzy powerpoint, but wallboards give you a continuous view that builds up an almost instinctive feel for your business, and it’ll make accessing one-time presentations a much more empowered experience. This can be especially useful for identifying trends, analysing performance, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
- Boosted morale: A wallboard can help keep your team informed and motivated. By displaying progress and successes, as well as theming the wallboards to topical events (like charity, seasonal, or popular events), you can create a sense of accomplishment and pride in your organisation that taps into your workforce’s current passions and interests.
So, what should you look for in a good wallboard solution? Here are the top 5 things to consider:
- User-friendly interface: It is essential that the wallboard is easy to use and understand. Look for a solution with a clean, intuitive interface that is easy to navigate.
- Easy editing tools: You should be able to easily customise and update the content on your wallboard. Look for a solution with simple, intuitive editing tools.
- Web-based admin tool: Don’t waste time fumbling with a mouse and keyboard plugged into a computer strapped to the back of a TV. Look for a system that allows you to manage all of your wallboards from a web-based admin tool.
- Scalability: Your wallboard needs may change over time. Look for a solution that can scale with you, so you don’t have to constantly switch systems as your organisation grows.
- Reliability: A wallboard is only useful if it is always up and running. Look for a solution with a strong track record of reliability.
In conclusion, a wallboard can be a powerful tool for improving efficiency, transparency, and decision-making in your organisation. Just make sure to look for a solution with a user-friendly interface, easy editing tools, a web-based admin tool, scalability, and reliability.