Power users and downloading your data

We have had a busy few weeks since the July user group meet-up, making good progress on the most important new features highlighted by users. Watch this space for “who’s on my patch”, “Neighbourhood dashboards” and “Upload your data” coming soon.

In the meantime, we’ve gone live with a couple of smaller updates that users have requested:

  • Data downloads: Single download file containing data for all Community Insight indicators, for all areas or just those areas in which you have properties. This means it is now straightforward to carry out more detailed analysis of your communities in statistics or GIS applications such as Excel, SPSS, ArcInfo etc.
  • Power users: As asked for by many of you, we have added ‘Power Users’ to Community Insight. A Power User can add/ edit stock groups and request reports, however cannot edit the original stock on your account, or delete stock groups. More information is available on power users here.
  • Community Insight Linkedin group: Subscribe to the group and get involved in the latest discussions with the Community Insight team and other users. We’re currently looking at how you want the ‘Upload your own data’ feature to work so that it best meets the needs of your organisation.
  • Minor tweaks and tidies: And as always we are working behind the scenes of Community Insight smoothing out the back end of the tool to ensure it always runs as efficiently as possible.

Check back regularly to see what’s new as we have more exciting new features in the pipeline. And if you have any comments or feedback about any of the above, do get in touch as we love to hear from you, or use the Linkedin page to share your thoughts & comments with other users.

New features on Community Insight

We have just gone live with a new release of Community Insight, part of our plans to continuously improve the tool for users. New features added recently include:

  • More mapped indicators, and an improvement to the indicator menu (more detailed indicators such as ethnic breakdowns and provider-owned and council-owned stock are now grouped under higher-level ‘super’ indicators)
  • The data tables popup now show associated indicators, to give context to the selected indicators
  • We have updated data with the latest from Census 2011. See here for more details
  • Various minor tweaks and tidies.

We have an ambitious schedule of new features to be added to the tool over the next few months, and will be prioritising with users. We’ll be posting about new features on this blog, so check back for news on updates.

Any comments or feedback? Come along to the Community Insight user group meeting next week and meet the team behind the tool. Book your space here or contact us directly.