When a business requires to store and work with a huge amount of data, it is important not only to have the needed resources to be able to manage it but also to know how to visualize the data. That is why various data visualization tools and practices exist. Most of the time, companies don’t have time to think about building pie charts or graphs, they need their data right here right now. It doesn’t matter whether you work in an enterprise or you are a startup business owner, there will be a time when you realize that you need a clearer and more intuitive graphical representation of the information and data your company stores.
The methods of developing data visualization software include a great variety of visualization techniques, however, not always and not all UX/UI design practices are implemented successfully. Especially, when you have no time to sit and figure out which color to use and where, because your developers and designers are dealing with the other projects. Or, you may simply not have any developers to begin with and just want a system that will work as intended and will help the workflow of your team. This is when ready-made solutions are here to save the day.
- How large is the dataset that needs better visualization?
- What is the targeted platform of my system?
Platform-specific applications may require one solution, while cross-platform software development needs other frameworks and libraries. Thus, in the example below where a Real Estate ERP system was built, React.js and React Native were implemented along with Webix to let clients launch software both on desktop and mobile devices. Therefore, you have to make up your mind whether you want a web-based software, mobile application, or everything at once. Also, check which libraries your web browser supports if needed.
Source: 360° ERP System for Real Estate
Not all libraries and frameworks may be compatible with each other. So, if you already have a system in use and are planning to improve its representation of data to enhance the performance of your organization, it is better to start with the foundation. Literally. It means that you should know which framework your current application is based on, so that you will be able to build a least buggy system.
- Do I need unique customization or do I prefer common and established options?
If you have an idea in your mind that contains complex animations or some innovative decisions, you need to consider that as well, because it may decrease the amount of available options.
You may have more questions that need to be answered, so it won’t hurt to review all details with your team to be sure that your choice is the right one. You can also consult experts in outsourcing services and IT staffing to leave to those who have experience in this area.
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If talking about DHTMLX UI Framework, it is also full of options that can brighten up your software. So, let’s look at some of the options you can consider using.
DHTMLX Gantt Chart
For those who want to add Excel-like spreadsheets and be able to display the stored data in a table view, there is DHTMLX Spreadsheet. This highly customizable component has support for popular string functions and math formulas. With DHTMLX Spreadsheet, you are able to format and edit data in a convenient and safe way. Besides other features, there are multiple sheets, it is compatible with different browsers, and you can import or export data to JSON.
There are even more DHTMLX products that you can choose from if you want to have better experience with your application and make it visually pleasing.