Towards a data storytelling culture with everviz

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Based in São Paulo, Riza specializes in asset management services. Riza helps clients achieve their financial objectives while managing risk effectively. In this post, Riza CTO Fabiano Lemos explains Riza’s data storytelling strategy to convey financial data insights with interactive charts internally and to clients.

“everviz provides the best interactive tool to allow users to uncover insights, explore relationships and make data-driven decisions in a more effective and intuitive manner.”

Fabiano Lemos, CTO of Riza Asset Management

The Tech Team at Riza, led by Riza CTO Fabiano Lemos (far right).

The challenge

What challenges were you facing prior to using interactive data vizualisations? 

Riza was established in early 2020, born in the cloud. 

From day zero we agreed at a strategic level to use interactive data visualizations. They would help us provide investors, independent investment agents and financial advisors a better experience interpreting the data.

We understood that the adoption of interactive data visualizations provided us and clients a platform for dynamic exploration, improved engagement and a more user-centered approach to data analysis and communication. 

The choice fell to the everviz cloud solution. everviz provided the best interactive tool to allow users to uncover insights, explore relationships and make data-driven decisions in a more effective and intuitive manner.

How do you use data visualizations?

We use everviz data visualizations mainly on our website, intranet and monthly management letters. The latter is available online to all our clients. 

We are the only player in the Brazilian asset management market offering interactive data visualizations for our financial products. 

When do you consider a data visualization a success?

everviz is a versatile tool used across various domains to analyse data, communicate insights, make informed decisions and enhance understanding. Charts play a crucial role in simplifying complex information and enabling data-driven decision-making. 

Charts explain, enlighten and engage and can lead to powerful change.  We truly believe that everviz is the building block of a change towards a successful data storytelling culture.

The solution

Why everviz?

everviz was the best fit for our needs. It has the best value for money. We also have a great relationship with the sales, customer success and engineering teams. At the end of the day, everviz allows us to tell effective data stories. Here are the aspects we love most with the tool:

Ease of use 

everviz offers a user-friendly interface that allows individuals with varying levels of technical expertise to create and customize interactive data visualizations without extensive coding or design skills.

Interactive Visualizations 

everviz users can create dynamic charts that allow for exploration, filtering, and engagement with the data.

Templates and customization

everviz a range of pre-designed templates and customization options, making it easier to create visually-appealing and professional-looking visualizations that match our branding.

Data integration

everviz a range of pre-designed templates and customization options, making it easier to create visually-appealing and professional-looking visualizations that match our branding.

Templates and customization

everviz a range of pre-designed templates and customization options, making it easier to create visually-appealing and professional-looking visualizations that match our branding.

Collaboration

everviz supports collaboration features, facilitating teamwork and sharing of visualizations among team members, clients or stakeholders.

Responsive Design

everviz provides responsive design capabilities. The visualizations resize automatically on different devices, including desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Customer support

everviz has a robust customer support system, especially for users who are new to data visualization or who may encounter technical issues. The everviz team is always available and open to suggestions.

How do you handle chart branding?

We used custom themes to brand all our charts.

How was the experience creating accessible data visualizations?

We take accessibility seriously. Our visualizations must be inclusive, meaning people with disabilities must be able to understand and engage with our charts.

With everviz, it is easy to create accessible data visualizations. everviz charts support assistive technology such as screen readers out of the box, and it’s easy to design charts in line with universal design principles.

The results

What have been the results? 

The results are extraordinary. Firstly, charts in our management letter bring transparency and new insights.

Interactive data visualizations communicate our findings and observations regarding financial management results and perspectives of our products.

In addition, we built a CMS tool for our intranet that integrates with everviz via API. 

Riza management area managers can build and deploy their own management letters complete with charts without a developer in the front-end stack to manually update our website. 

Charts help the fund’s management team understand areas of strength and weakness. This in turn helps them make informed decisions on enhancing financial operations and communicating the enhancements to investors.

We empowered our people in the core buiensess areas with everviz. Now they can easily create charts for the magement letter. This frees up the technology and marketing teams.

We can firmly say that overall productivity was increased by decentralizing the management letter creation process. This solution allowed us to focus more time on evolving the Riza products.

Has the goal been achieved?

Yes, but we still have some challenges. Here at Riza we believe that if all the goals are achieved then there is nothing to improve, nothing to dare us, and that will never be the case. We are eternally nonconformists, in a good sense.

In our pursuit of excellence, we collaborate giving constant feedback to the everviz team to get an always better solution. This ever-evolving relationship gives us a peace of mind for tackling near- and long-term challenges.

Our relationship with everviz is based on trust and the good results we have achieved together. We recently upgraded our everviz licence to unlock new features such as Company Themes.

How have people reacted?

Enabling business areas to produce their own updated content with interactive charts for our management letters has been a success. Adoption has flown across the teams. We plan to use more features in everviz, including tables.

What tips do you have for other chart designers?

Think about your specific needs, such as the types of visualizations you need to create, the complexity of your data, your budget and your familiarity with the tool’s features. 

Effective data visualization is not just about aesthetics; it’s about effectively conveying information, insights and context to your audience. 

Our data visualization philosophy is: Explain, Enlighten and Engage.

everviz helps us check all these boxes.

Questions or ideas? Get in touch!

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everviz is a multiplatform visualization solution that lets you create interactive charts and maps online for publishing on your website, social media or through your cloud-based newsroom system.

It only takes a minute to create your first visualization.

Publish where you meet your audience.