InetSoft Webinar: Statistics to Display on a Dashboard

This is the continuation of the transcript of a Webinar hosted by InetSoft on the topic of "Building a Winning Dashboard" The speaker is Abhishek Gupta, sales engineer at InetSoft.

Another question here, what level of statistics should we display on dashboards? Again, as I mentioned earlier in the beginning, when I started talking about dashboards; typically, you want to make sure that dashboards fit on a single screen. You don't want to have users starting to scroll to find their data and that often determines what type of or what details of statistics you want to expose on a dashboard. Technically speaking, there's a lot of options that you can put on a dashboard.

If I am thinking of InetSoft, there's a lot of statistics that we offer out of box, as formulas, and there's a lot of statistics that you can also add from R Language Analysis. Our data transformation capability allows you to basically run any statistics or any data modeling, any calculations you want to run on top of it.

The real question is how you would visualize the results of those statistics. We do have a lot of visualization components or controls in InetSoft that allow you to visualize statistical data, such as box plots, histograms, and trend lines that definitely helps you run different statistics and visualize that on top of your data.

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Again, it's a very generic question, so there's a lot of options for visualized statistics, you do want to kind of take the right balance between the target users and what kind of information they can consume. Often times, statistics are very useful for one set of users, but not necessarily for knowledge workers. They maybe just need more actionable data rather than just statistic results.

Okay, one more question we will take, that's again, not necessarily related to today's topic, but about the training material that we have on InetSoft. There's a lot of free training material available to you on our website, starting from training videos to documentation to samples, developer samples. In the application itself, there is also a tool that helps you understand how a power user would be using the system and how you would get started with analyzing, exploring data, and visualizing and sharing it with other users.

Beyond that the content which is all available to you, there are definitely some training courses that we provide regularly, either remotely or onsite if needed and thus can definitely focus a bit more on your organization specific requirement and help you tailor a solution that works for towards your success.

So with that I want to thank all of you for joining today's session and I hope you've enjoyed and learned a few more tips and tricks that can help you with your dashboard design. I will be available to you, if you have any questions, you can feel free to email us at and we will be happy further engage in a healthy discussion around how you can create better dashboards. Thank you and good bye.

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