Understanding Year-Over-Year Mapping

Quantum Workplace maps data at both the item level and the demographic level. For instance, if you ask the same item across multiple surveys, you will be able to see all possible data points in your latest survey (e.g., in 2017, you will be able to see prior data from 2016, 2015, and 2014).

  • Items are mapped based on an internal ID that we retain from year to year.
  • Demographics are mapped automatically by our system – we match “like” values, but our system cannot automatically account for changes in your demographics.
    • Consider the following “Department” demographic example:
      • If the Human Resources department is coded as both “HR” in 2015 and 2016, then you will be able to see trended data automatically.
      • However, if your file now spells out “HR” as “Human Resources” our system will not automatically map those two values.
        • At that point, we will do a quick internal check to identify simple cases such as this, but may request your assistance to clarify which departments should be mapped.
  • We cannot do a one-to-two mapping. For example, if you split the Finance department into two separate departments in 2016 (i.e., Finance-Internal and Finance-External), our system will not provide trending data to both of the split departments. In this case, we can map prior data to just one of the areas, at your discretion.