The Flexible Reporting view allows a user to graphically display how a group of companies answer questions in the B Impact Assessment or SDG Action Manager.
Access the Overall Performance view in B Analytics by:
Clicking on “Analytics” in the left-hand navigation menu
Then, select the “Flexible Reporting” tab
The view consists of three main areas (see image below):
Filter options that allow you to view your data by:
B Impact Assessment and SDG Action Manager impact area and impact topics
Your network of companies
Graphic Display of Question Data
Table Display of Question Data
Interacting with the Flexible Reporting view
Decide what metrics you are interested in analyzing: Using the “Select Your Metrics” filter options located at the top, you can choose to analyze your company's scoring data based on the product they are using, any of the impact areas, or impact topics. The following filters can help you navigate the filer options:
“Select Your Metrics” filter definitions
Product - this filter allows you to view scoring data from questions present in either the B Impact Assessment or the SDG Action Manager
Impact Area/Module - select which B Impact Assessment impact areas and/or SDG Action Manager modules to view
Impact Topic - select which B Impact Assessment and/or SDG Action Manager impact topics to view
Question Summary - select specific questions from the B Impact Assessment and/or SDG Action Manager
Answer Type - Whether the question is a Single Select, Multi-Select, or “Other” (such as Numeric)
Period - Whether you would like to view the latest year’s data or all data
Number of Respondents - Filter based on the number of companies that have answered the question in your network
Decide what companies in your network you are interested in analyzing: Using the “Select Your Companies” filter options located at the top of the view, select the types of metrics for which you would like to view company data (see "Select Your Companies Filter definitions" below for more information about each filter).
Note: Filter selections in the “Select Your Companies” group only applies to your group of companies.
“Select Your Companies” Filter definitions
Network -Name your group of companies
Company Name - companies that have allowed data sharing with you (if you do not see a company in your group listed, the company may not have allowed data sharing with you)
Market - Whether the company is in a Developing or Emerging market
Sector - general industry designation used to determine the questions a company receives on the assessment (sector is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)
Size - the number of employees working for a company (size is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)
Year - assessment year (based on assessment creation date)
Country - the country of operations of the company (location is one of the track drivers of a company’s assessment)
Analyze Your Data: Using the question display, choose a question via the “Answer Type” column to graphically display data for a specific question. You can choose to view this data as a Bar Chart, Pie Chart, Line Graph, or just see the numeric data in the form of a Statistic (this applies only to numeric data). The "Statistic" parameter allows you to toggle between viewing the Sum, Average, or Median datapoint with the Line Graph or the Numeric Graph.
It is important to remember that the BIA is highly sensitive to specific characteristics of a company, so not all questions from the same topic may be available for all organizations in your network.
The table at the bottom of the dashboard displays answer choices with information about which companies chose what answer in a particular year.