There are several tools designed to help people learn about the new Adaptive Discovery features included within our latest product release. A press release. A two-part blog series. Third party industry articles.
My favorite is the Adaptive Discovery eBook.
The idea of the eBook is particularly clever (and no, it wasn’t my idea).
It’s built upon the same ideological premise as Adaptive Discovery itself: People learn much easier via visual aids.
These aids are required if you want to move from a unilateral financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting process to a holistic approach that includes cross-departmental input. This transition starts with Adaptive creating graphical guides to using our solution.
So it’s only fitting that we offer you this visual guide to understanding visual analytics. The guide hit home for me; someone who definitely doesn’t speak spreadsheets. Here are three reasons why it’ll hit home for you too.
1. Intuitive Layout
How many times have you opened a book (or maybe a web page), stared at a bunch of tiny, dark text, and clicked away? We all do it. It makes no difference whether the material is complex or not. If it’s visually daunting, you’ve already lost way more than half the battle.
The same is true of spreadsheets. Put a line-item budget full of tiny numbers in front of a marketer like myself and it’ll be crumbled into a paper basketball faster than you can say “KPI.”
The Adaptive Discovery eBook is different. Just like Discovery itself, it has enough text (data) to make a point, informative headlines (charts, dashboards) that clearly explain the benefits and features, and enough color to catch attention.
No surprise here. By definition, a visual guide is full of, well, visuals. This eBook has something for everyone, including
- Customized art depicting Discovery’s integration features
- Graphics representing Discovery-compatible devices
- Customer logos
- Photos of faces of finance leaders currently using Adaptive Discovery
3. Highlighted Quotes and Stats
The most engaging content gives people a way to quickly soak in the main point(s) and move on. No time to read? No problem. The Adaptive Discovery eBook is for you. Customer quotes are clearly called out and the most important features are prominently positioned at the top of each page, so readers can get in and get with a full understand of Adaptive Discovery’s powerful and robust features.
Check it out already! And spread the word: the new Adaptive Discovery eBook, along with the new Adaptive Consolidation eBook, are both available in the Adaptive Planning Learning Center, under Brochures & Data Sheets.