InetSoft Product Information: Visual Exploration with Dashboards

Style Intelligence dashboards, called Viewsheets, encourage end-users to freely explore and experiment. Viewsheets guide users toward asking the right questions, questions that will return valuable and actionable information.

This section focuses on how end-users can interact with a sample dashboard to generate new knowledge. To create the sample dashboard, see Creating a Viewsheet Asset.

1. Launch the Visual Composer by clicking Start → All Programs → Style Intelligence → Style Intelligence Examples.

2. Select the ‘User Portal’ link. This opens the Report Portal.

3. In the Report Portal, select the Report tab.

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4. In the left pane of the Portal, expand the ‘Repository’ tree and the ‘My Reports’ node. Click the ‘Sample Viewsheet’ to open this dashboard.

You can interact with the viewsheet by manipulating the graphical controls; this viewsheet has a Selection List, Time Slider, and Table.

• The Selection List lets you to specify the states whose data you wish to analyze

• The Range Slider lets you focus on a specific time period. The period can be as short as two months or as long as the full available range.

• The Table displays the results of your selections. Often, the components of a viewsheet have their own toolbars and modification options, e.g., the Selection List has its own toolbar. These options become visible when you pass your cursor over the element.

Customer Testimonial

“In keeping with our strategy of combining best of breed solutions with our own, we set out to find a technology partner to add advanced business intelligence capabilities to our EAM suite,” explained Kay Jenkins, EVP of Products and Services at AssetPoint. “As our core solution is Web-based, that was a key criterion in our selection process. Beyond that we narrowed down our choice to InetSoft for their software’s ease of use, in terms of integration and dashboard development for us, as well as for the plant or facilities managers who need an intuitive and attractive interface. An added benefit was the ease of working with InetSoft, from the flexible approach to licensing terms to the help offered early on in the development cycle.”

TabWare Analytics is built on InetSoft’s visualization and dashboard application, Style Scope. The application is 100% Java at the server level, and HTML, JavaScript, and Flash at the client level. That, combined with its SOA architecture and open standards-based technology, makes for an ideal embedding and integration-ready application for dashboards and reporting. End-users get visually compelling, highly interactive access to data, while solution providers get a highly customizable, easy to learn and quick to deploy business intelligence toolset and information delivery platform.

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