Analytics & Dashboard Solutions
Empirical’s data analytics and visualization dashboard solutions enable agencies to make data-driven and actionable decisions that drive program and mission success. We partner with leading technology providers to offer comprehensive solutions, including Tableau, DataWalk, Microsoft, and others, and tailor the solution to meet the needs of our customers.
With our in-depth knowledge of Federal financial and reporting requirements combined with our expertise in data architecture, data governance, information assurance, data management, and financial systems, Empirical can help organizations to plan and implement customized analytics and dashboard solutions for a particular area or as part of a shared service. Our team also provides ongoing analytic support and collaborates with users to ensure teams fully leverage analytics to:
- Gain better insight to make confident and actionable decisions
- Reduce report generation time and improve staff productivity
- Enhance analysis with real-time data and relevant KPIs
- Trace and analyze costs to better measure program and mission success
- Identify errors and root causes quickly so improper payments, budget issues, and fraud, waste, and abuse can be avoided
Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Chief Financial Officer – Data Analytics & Visualization Success
Overview: DOL OCFO needed better data insight and analytics to meet its budget execution oversight responsibilities, produce accurate reports, and make proactive decisions on current program spending.
Goals: The OCFO needed to consolidate data, automate manual processes, improve data insight and actionable intelligence, make data accessible to all stakeholders, eliminate errors, and reduce staff time so they could shift their focus on more important priorities.
Solution: Leveraging our team’s vast financial management and technical expertise, Empirical developed the database and visualization solution powered by Tableau. The financial dashboard provided accurate and timely insight into current program funding, planned activities, and budget execution actions.
Results: Using the interactive dashboard with relevant KPIs, OCFO leadership was able to make proactive decisions on funding and budget allocation, track accurate spend plan vs. actual expenditures, and gain other data insights. Empirical’s dashboard solution improved budget execution oversight and the ability to link costs to performance metrics, enabling the OCFO to optimize funding, align results with program & mission goals, and avoid exceeding budget authority.