/ 10.04.23

The rise of custom data visualisation dashboards

Customisation, flexibility, and security: Unleashing the power of bespoke solutions

In an era where data reigns supreme, organisations increasingly seek ways to extract meaningful insights from the vast amount of information at their fingertips. While off-the-shelf tools like Power BI or Tableau have long dominated the data visualisation landscape, a rising trend is shaking the status quo: custom dashboards. These tailor-made solutions offer a myriad of benefits, providing organisations with the keys to unlock the full potential of their data.

  • Dashboards
  • Performance dashboard
  • Customer insights portal

Not bound by the limitations of pre-packaged tools, we can craft dashboards tailored precisely to our client's unique requirements. From custom visualisations and charting types that resonate with stakeholders to user-relevant interactive elements that engage and deliver the right insights, the custom approach can empower organisations by transforming the value they get out of their data.

Flexibility and scalability are cornerstones of bespoke solutions. In a rapidly evolving business landscape, organisations need agile tools that can adapt and grow alongside their ever-changing needs. Unlike their off-the-shelf counterparts, custom dashboards offer a malleable framework that can be expanded and reconfigured as data analysis requirements evolve.

Whether it's accommodating new data sources, incorporating real-time updates, or scaling to handle developing datasets, organisations find significant benefits in the inherent flexibility of custom solutions.


The integration prowess of bespoke dashboards further solidifies their value proposition. Seamlessly connecting with existing systems and databases, these tailor-made applications can seamlessly amalgamate and aggregate data from multiple sources, providing holistic views of organisational functions and operations.

Security and privacy concerns have become paramount in the digital age, and bespoke solutions rise to the occasion. We can implement robust security measures that safeguard sensitive data by leveraging full control over the development process. From advanced encryption protocols to stringent access controls, bespoke dashboards provide a reassuring fortress, protecting valuable insights like prized assets.

Moreover, custom dashboards open the door to creative data storytelling, something SOAK excels at. With the freedom to innovate and not be shackled by mundane, cookie-cutter visualisations, we can turn data into captivating narratives, delivering insights that leave a lasting impact. Equally, we ensure our client's brand identity is carefully brought to life and protected within the dashboard environment.

While off-the-shelf tools like Power BI offer convenience and a large user community, the long-term cost-effectiveness of bespoke solutions must be considered. Subscription fees and additional costs for customization and advanced features can quickly accumulate, making pre-packaged tools a costly affair. In contrast, a custom solution offers the opportunity for long-term savings, especially when complex data visualisation requirements necessitate extensive customization.

As organisations embrace the era of data-driven decision-making, the allure of bespoke data visualisation dashboards continues to grow. Tailored to specific requirements, these solutions deliver customization, flexibility, security, and creative data storytelling. While off-the-shelf tools have their merits, bespoke dashboards empower organisations to unleash the true potential of their data, paving the way for a new era of data visualisation excellence.