Build a Performance Dashboard using InetSoft

Looking to build a performance dashboard? First and foremost, any performance dashboard should work for you and with you on your specific needs. A dashboard will be your business' GPS system that will help drive your organization to meet and go beyond goals and objectives. InetSoft delivers such a dashboard, one that is easy to use, sophisticated, and fully customizable through a self-service environment.

Dashboard Capabilities

  • Monitor, explore, and analyze

  • Easy to use, modify, and create

  • Simple deployment & minimal IT help

  • React quickly to potential problems

  • Stay on top of day-to-day and long-term goals

  • Optimize business strategies
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Top Reasons to Select InetSoft

1) InetSoft has been providing award-winning business intelligence software since 1996 across all industries.

2) Easy to use with an intuitive, point-and-click, drag-and-drop design.

3) Java architecture, powerful patent-pending Data Block™ foundation for real-time data mashup.

4) Minimum IT expertise required and no expensive BI expert or consultants needed for deployment.

5) Web-based, reliable and zero client

6) Low maintenance overhead and flexible pricing

7) Highly visual and real time data

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Best Practices for Dashboard Building

Keep your eye on the prize: Define and keep your goals and objectives in mind, so that you can convert these to 'key metrics' or key performance indicators (KPI's) on your dashboards.

It is recommended that organizations should start with a top-down approach, work with senior management to find out what they think the key performance indicators are. KPI's should be chosen because they reflect “Performance,” and they are the ones that employees can affect with their actions and decisions.

Diversity: InetSoft's dashboarding software is intuitive so that it presents the data in the best way possible. It also has a diverse library of charts and graphs so that users can select the way they want to view the data thus, making vital information even more comprehensible to decision makers.

Customization: Dashboards should be customizable to ensure crucial data is specific to each organization or department. The end result should be that all users can turn their dashboards into strategic actions. Dashboards enable real-time data views, set alerts for business targets, and maximize the clarity of where a business stands.

Design: Turning static data into interactive and highly visual information is the difference between dashboards and a spreadsheet. InetSoft's dashboards result in visualizations that reveal the intrinsic relationships among data and allow for easy apprehension of multidimensional data.

Best Performance Dashboard Software

InetSoft offers dashboarding as part of a complete operational business intelligence platform, 'Style Intelligence.' An edition of Style Intelligence that focuses on dashboarding is offered as 'Style Scope.' In both software editions, dashboarding is simple and sophisticated.

Data access and mashup is in real time and powered by a professional atomic data block modeling tool. Connectivity to relational databases (JDBC), multidimensional databases, XML, SOAP, Java beans (POJO), Microsoft Excel, flat files, OLAP cubes, SAP, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel CRM allows for easy integration in any organization. There is also high performance scalability for large data sets and large volumes of users.

Further, InetSoft’s dashboards are highly visual and interactive with features like multi-dimensional charting, brushing, monitoring and analysis views, and snapshot archiving. Dashboards are designed with the user in mind using a simple drag and drop environment so that data is easy to manipulate and customize. Data can undergo a drilldown across views and into details for a deeper insight of a metric, or can be re-used and quickly sent to other users within the organization.

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Dashboard Software Reviews

"We chose InetSoft's Web-based dashboard solution because it could be deployed so easily across different geographies and computing platforms and because its feature set is so mature and robust. We were actually surprised by its ease-of-use for end-users when we started to see sales managers creating their own dashboards without special training or support from us in IT." - Erik Saline, Information Systems Specialist at Pentagon Technologies

“One of the advantages of this tool is that we started using it from the very beginning without major changes in the extracted data. Using Style Scope from InetSoft gave us the ability to provide a graphical representation of the key data to top management right ‘out-of-the-box’ and move from static tables of numbers to charts and graphics that are much easier to understand. Before the use of Style Scope, it took us months to build KPI dashboards that were simple enough to manage by end-users; now in a couple of days we can customize several graphic views, and even the users can build their own reports without IT intervention. With InetSoft tools, we’ve been able to create consolidated sales figures very easy and quickly.” - Sergio Riojas, Chief Technology Officer at Grupo Multimedios

“What I liked the most was the drag-and-drop feature for putting together a data query…with other solutions you have no choice but to sit and write code…but with Style Intelligence, it doesn’t take two to three hours to design reports – you only need ten to fifteen minutes. The more I get into it, the more capabilities I discover that allow me to organize data in ways that make the most sense to me, and excitingly, our users will be able to benefit from these same features. Additionally, Style Intelligence offers truly superior dashboard graphics. Thus, we’ll be able to provide our customers with the ability to create highly polished, professional reports.” - Tadd Meyers, Business Intelligence Manager at NCN