ADRS launches new on-line tool Graph-Data.com
Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS) has announced the launch of Graph-Data.com, a powerful on-line tool that facilitates customised graphing of economic, social, and environmental data with professional quality results.
Graph-Data allows users to instantly create customised graphs for more than 180 countries from a database of IMF, World Bank, and South African Reserve Bank data.
The user can choose to graph single country, cross-country, and regional data, or choose to upload external data sets.
The professional quality graphs can be downloaded into any document or printed directly. Graph-Data is a useful tool for anyone who needs to graph global data to generate meaningful, professional, and easily interpreted graphical representations for a report, project, or presentation.
Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Alvillar stated that “in creating Graph-Data, we had institutions, busy professionals and students in mind.
“We know that spending valuable time searching and compiling reliable data to create graphs for reports and documents can be frustrating so we sought a better solution."
Currently, Graph-Data is being used to develop a panoramic view of Africa for the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa.
As part of the launch of the website, ADRS is offering a two week free unlimited trial to all new users to experience the power of Graph-Data.com.
Applied Development Research Solutions (ADRS) is a South Africa and US based economic modelling and research company.
ADRS is committed to developing state-of-the-art tools, research and training that assist both individuals and institutions meet their economic development goals.
5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly
Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.
Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills.
What do you do, in a nutshell?
I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.
What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?
Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.
How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?
I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.
They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?
The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?
Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.