New feature for Community Insight: Define your own comparators

This week, the Community Insight User Group met once again at HACT’s offices in London. It was a really fruitful afternoon and offered opportunities to hear how various organisations are using Community Insight to inform their decisions, as well as setting out some of the exciting future developments to Community Insight.

For those of you that were not able to attend, we also spent part of the afternoon running through a few demos of new features that have been implemented since the last user group. This included a demo of our most recent update to Community Insight, ‘Define your own comparators’. This feature enables you to choose which comparators are used within the reports. Previously, this was set as two standard comparators; England and Social Housing.

Now, you are able to define your own comparators in order to benchmark against any areas in the profile report. The Administrator for your group can access this through the ‘Admin’ tab and ‘Manage Organisation’. Please note, currently the comparators that you choose will apply to all your stock groups.

You can choose from national and regional comparators, counties, local authorities and your own stock groups – the Social Housing option is also still there if you would like to continue using it!

We also went through demos of the following features; If you are unsure of how to use any of these features; please get in touch and we would be happy to walk you through it.

– Upload Your Data

– Filter on dashboard for matrix and chart

– Export matrix and charts from dashboard to CSV file

– How areas are defined for stock groups

– Download your stock for a particular stock group

– Scale bar added to map.