How to use This eCommerce Dashboard
All of the charts on the dashboard above display individual order statistics, which can include online sales. The metrics can be filtered by the supplier , customer, or even product type. The dashboard uses a series of different charts which represent each statistic of the business. The large bar graph on the dashboard allows you to see product sales on a state by state basis.
Let’s say you're using Style Intelligence to take the information that you have from your own eCommerce store to track your executed sales transactions. While doing so, you could also pull data you have from Google Analytics which displays who has visited the website and who has stayed on the website or made a purchase. You could take the two different pieces of data and join them, using InetSoft's data mashup to create a combined dataset. Style Intelligence™ will allow you take in and combine both pieces of data using the unique data mashup tool. With that data you can come up with new metrics, for example, a ratio of page views to new customers.
To the right of the large bar chart is a checklist of transaction categories, where you can filter the visualization based on which areas of your business you would like to focus on. If you click on one or more of these categories, all of the charts and displays on the dashboard will change to display the aggregates for specific transactions for the areas you click on. To clear the filter, just hover your mouse over the right corner of the selection list, and click the first icon on the far right that pops up, labelled “clear selection”. This restores the dashboard to its default view.
You can also restrict the sales aggregates by product price range, using the slider bar right at the bottom of the page. Let’s say you would only like to see transaction pricing from $10.00 to $200.00, simply adjust the value slider to the exact dollar amount that you want data from.
When the data is filtered by state or by product, all charts and displays will automatically change to display the figures for only those selected transactions. For example, by using these filters, one can view transactions from different states, product types, or by supplier.
If you have interest in looking at the measures related to one particular aggregate, then double click a point on any chart and the dashboard will show only the information for that one aggregate. This technique is called brushing, and can be done on any of the charts. Click the “clear brushing” icon on whatever chart you were using to clear your selection.