This blog post is updated semi-regularly. It was last updated on July 23, 2019.


Recap

The engineering teams have been super-productive over the last six months, including:

  • Making Displayr faster
  • Fixing bugs
  • Improving usability
  • A new free version of Displayr
  • Displayr can now be embedded within web pages
  • Controls
    • New controls: list boxes, text boxes, date controls (Insert > More > Control)
    • The lists of items in controls automatically update by linking them to tables and R Outputs
    • Selections on controls being remembered in view mode when users change page
  • Rim weighting and calibration of weights to market share (Insert > More > Weighting > Create Weight)
  • A new drag and drop interface for creating banners
  • You can code text data in Displayr (Insert > Text Analysis).
  • Lots of tweaks to charting
    • Multiple colors within a series for bar and column charts
    • Templates: Insert > Utilities > Visualization > Create Template
  • More "enterprise" features, including:
    • Single sign-on
    • Dashboards can be customized based on the login credentials of the viewer (e.g., country managers can have the data in a dashboard automatically filtered for their region)
    • Create a branded sub-domain (e.g., yourawesomecompany.displayr.com)
    • Embed dashboards in other web pages
  • Improvements to the page master (Appearance > Page Master), including:
  • Download usage data from the Accounts tab
  • A great new search feature (Home > Find and Replace)
  • Lots of additional transformations of data in Insert > Transform
  • More advanced analysis
    • Predictive modeling: You can now toggle between all the standard regression and machine learning models, making it easy and fast to build the best model
    • Building out our Conjoint and MaxDiff functionality. You'll now fund all the design and analysis options you'll ever need (Insert > More (Analysis) > Choice Modeling and Insert > More (Analysis) > Marketing > MaxDiff).
    • Support for Dual Response in HB models
    • TURF analysis and some nice visualizations. This is in Insert > More > TURF and is documented in detail in this ebook.

The rest of this post documents what we're working on over the rest of the year.


Text analysis

We're currently midway through a big push to build out text analysis capabilities. We are making good progress on three features:

  • Automated categorization of lists (e.g., spontaneous awareness)
  • Automated categorization of verbatims from open-ended questions
  • Semi-automated categorization of verbatims, which combine traditional manual coding with machine learning algorithms

Editable charts and updating of PowerPoint exports

  • When exporting to PowerPoint, charts that can be edited in PowerPoint (rather than appear as images)
  • Automatic updating of charts, tables, and text in existing PowerPoint documents.

A GUI for merging and stacking of data files

Currently, if you want to merge or stack data, it is necessary to do so via code. We're soon to create a new graphical user interface for doing this. It will be easy to use as the one in Q, but also easy for repeatedly doing it for trackers.


German and Australian servers

We will introduce German servers for European data and Australian servers for Australian data, to permit the use of Displayr by companies bound by territorial data laws.


Search

A search tool to search through our menus and documentation.


Data cleaning

Improved data cleaning tools.


Integrating charting and visualizations

Currently, charting and visualization work a bit differently. We have commenced integrating them and will continue this process. It's a very slow process...


Longer term

In the longer term, our focus will be more on speed and larger data sets.

What have we missed? What is it that you want us to focus on? Please send me an email with any thoughts or feedback that you have (tim.bock@displayr.com).