InetSoft Product Information: Software for Creating Performance Management Dashboards

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Managing Dashboards - InetSoft's dashboard software allows users to manage dashboards in an easy and intuitive manner that suits a diverse list of needs. Before a user can access the dashboards that you have created in Enterprise Manager, you need to assign the user appropriate permissions based on the user's role or group. In general, you should first configure a security provider. To configure permissions for a dashboard, follow the steps below: 1. Open the 'Dashboard Manager' page (in the Server tab, under 'Pre­sentation' > 'Dashboard'). 2. Select 'Role' or 'Group', depending on the scope of permission you want to assign...

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Manufacturing Production Dashboard - With InetSoft's manufacturing and production dashboard, companies can manage and audit the manufacturing process. Workers and managers have the ability to communicate and monitor their activity, as well as receive real-time alerts of under-performance or deviations from plans. Businesses have the advantage of developing and progressing confidently knowing they are on the right path.

Manufacturing Quality Dashboard Example - Dashboards are quite powerful tools for helping you do just that. The mock dashboard provided tracks multiple business metrics in an easy-to-read-and-use environment. This dashboard displays a plethora of information in a small editable locale. It uses many common key performance indicators to track the overall efficiency of an organization. The three graphs following the multicolor bubble chart can be viewed in unison to paint an overall picture of current worker efficiency; how long is it taking to manufacture product? How many mistakes are being made? What tools are causing the most problems? The answers to these questions can be very useful when attempting to increase a company's effectiveness and profits. The final graph on this dashboard displays three metrics (client orders, time to produce, and price to produce), to tell managers where the demand lies and if it is a good idea to continue or discontinue certain products...

Manufacturing Sales Dashboard Example - Dashboards are strong instruments for doing just that. The dashboard instance provided exposes many key performance indicators in a highly visual and coherent manner. This is a deceptively simple dashboard. The top display is a simple bar graph displaying clients versus expected revenue. The graph underneath it is similar, showing expected revenue versus sales region. The middle graphs, though, contain much more information. Displayed in those two small elements is the company's expected revenue, their manufacturing performance, information about kind of products make the most money and how well expected revenue matched up with actual revenue...

Marketing Dashboards - Looking for a marketing dashboard that tracks your KPIs such as lead generation, response rates and campaign results through an easy to use, customizable platform? InetSoft's highly interactive dashboard software is quick to deploy and easy to use...

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Marketing Dashboard Solution - Looking to monitor KPIs on marketing activities in real-time? InetSoft offers a small-footprint, full-featured BI platform that can be deployed on commodity servers. The single Web-based application provides a streamlined, intuitive interface for all users, business executives and database analysts...

Marketing Executive Dashboards - Great, thank you, and it's great to be here with today to talk about executive dashboards and how to measure marketing's performance and impact. One of the great things that I get to do as Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau is do a lot of marketing, which is fun, and look at a lot of data. So, it's really a pleasure to talk to you about marketing dashboards and why should we have marketing dashboards. Basically it really comes down to organization's needing to understand how they are progressing on their business goals, and so a good marketing executive dashboard will demonstrate that progress, or lack thereof, sometimes, and it will do it in a way that's factual, not necessarily based on opinion. Without data and without dashboards sometimes you get a lot of opinions floating around the office or your organization, and I'm sure many of you marketers would nod your heads in agreement. So, what is it that makes a good marketing dashboard? Well, there are a lot of qualities to a good dashboard. A few that I've highlighted here that I think are really important include things like it's being understandable. That's probably the most important thing, and it has to be understandable in a way that executives will respond to it...

Market Research Dashboard - Organizations can build dashboards that allow all end-users to track and analyze their market research. It is a valuable and easy to use application that can aid organizations in turning their market data into actionable information to optimize performance....

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Medical Field Dashboard Examples - A dashboard can be described as a business tool that is used to keep a check and track on Key Performance Index (KPI's), data, or other important, relevant points to business, process or a department. With the help of better and improved visualization, a dashboard helps people and businesses to understand complex information of current performances in a more straightforward manner. Critical Need for Dashboards in Healthcare Industries What we need to understand is the definition of business dashboards is different as it plays distinct roles in different industries. Because data dashboards are used for diverse purposes, therefore, the definition of each one differs. Let's talk about dashboards in a particular industry, the health sector, for example. There have been evident signs of digital revolutions taking place over the past few years in the health sector's usage of dashboards. Dashboards used in the health industry are known as 'healthcare dashboards' or 'clinical dashboards...

Merging Dashboard Data - Users of InetSoft's award-winning dashboard software can merge dashboard data to create custom interactive reports across various industries. The Merge Join is a special type of join that creates no relationship between the two base tables. The base tables are simply merged into a single table by collecting their columns together and placing corresponding rows side by side. To create a merge join, follow these steps: 1. Select both tables by Ctrl-clicking on each table's title row. 2. Click the 'Join Table' button in the Worksheet toolbar, and select 'Merge Join'. A new merge-joined table is created. In the merge-joined table, the columns of the shorter table are padded with empty rows to match the length of the longer table. The number of columns in the final merge-joined table is the sum of the columns in the two base tables...

Merging Hierarchical Dashboard Data - Hierarchical dashboard data can be merged seamlessly to create custom interactive reports using InetSoft's award-winning dashboard software. The join type can be changed for all joined tables except for Merge-joins and Cross-joins. (Merge joins and cross joins do not define relationships between tables, so there is no relationship that can be changed.) To change the join type of a joined table, follow these steps: 1. If the joined table is in Editable view, switch the table to Hierarchical view. 2. Click the join connector link to select it. The selected link is highlighted in blue. 3. Right-click on the highlighted join connector link and select 'Join Properties' from the context menu. This opens up the 'Join Type' dialog box. 4. In the 'Join Type' dialog box, select the join columns from the drop-down menus for each table. 5. Select the join condition operator from the middle menu. The '=' operator produces the “equi-join.” The inequality operators produce their respective “non-equijoins.” 6. (Optional) To convert an equi-join to an outer join, select 'include all values' for the top or bottom table, or for both tables...

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Mixed Dashboard Data - InetSoft's dashboard software provides users with the power to access mixed sources of data at the same time. The following expressions allow you to access any cell in a table by absolute reference. table[rowIx][colIx] data[rowIx][colIx] Simply set the rowIx and colIx indexes to specify the position of the desired cell. For example: • table[0][0]: Value in first row, first column. • table[2][4]: Value in third row, fifth column. The “table.length” property yields the total number of rows in the table. The data and table constructs yield the same results for tables, but may produce different results when used in crosstab tables. The data syntax references the data prior to any summarization, while the table syntax references the tabular data as displayed...

Mobile BI Dashboard Examples - More and more organizations demand mobile business intelligence tools. The buzz behind mobile business intelligence is the result of new technologies rising up to serve an old enterprise need – faster, richer, and more reliable information. Organizations that frequently monitor key performance indicators and quickly respond to changes in the market have always outperformed their slower, less informed counterparts...

Monitor Business Activity - InetSoft’s business intelligence software, Style Intelligence, can compile data and build interactive charts, informative graphs, and high-performance dashboard reports. Given these facts, company managers can then analyze and apply their knowledge to make proper decisions for the company. InetSoft's comprehensive reporting platform can be used to create over 30 chart styles including bar, pie, line, curve, radar, waterfall, speedometer, pareto, candle, stock, stick, and bubble. These charts can be customized to show targets, provide desired x/y-axis formats and intervals, and even to show multiple datasets.

Monitoring Dashboard Interface - From the monitoring dashboard interface, users can fully customize data using InetSoft's dashboard software. The 'Monitoring' node under the Server tab also allows you to configure the following options. The 'Monitoring Level' menu on the 'Settings' page determines which of the other pages are available. A setting of at least 'Low' is required: -Configure the granularity at which server activity is monitored. -View and manage executing, queued, and completed reports. -View and manage executing and open Viewsheets. View and manage executing queries. -View report and data cache usage. Requires 'Monitoring Level' set to 'High' on the 'Settings' page. -View server requests by component: Report, Viewsheet, Visual Composer, Ad Hoc. Requires 'Monitoring Level' set to 'High' on the 'Settings' page. -View and manage current user logins. Requires 'Monitoring Level' set to 'High' on the 'Settings' page. -View user and system errors. -View a variety of summary statistics related to memory, disk, CPU usage, top reports, and top users...

Monitoring the Dashboard Server - Administrators are easily able to monitor their dashboard's server with InetSoft's dashboard software- a powerful and flexible business intelligence platform that has shaped the course of business at nearly a quarter of all Fortune 500 companies. The servlet status can be 'Running' or 'Stopped', and is displayed on the 'Server' > 'Status' page (in the Server tab). The servlet can be started, stopped, or restarted using the 'Start', 'Stop' or 'Restart' buttons on the 'Servlet' page. Note that if a web based servlet is being used, it can only be restarted. Starting and stopping are not supported in this case. A License Key can be administered in the Enterprise Manager through the 'Server' > 'Status' page. A new license key can be added using the 'Add' button. Once the new license key is entered in the text box provided, it can be saved by clicking on the 'Apply' button. One or more of the registered license keys can be deleted by simply selecting the license key to be deleted and clicking on the 'Delete' button...

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Monitoring ETL Processes Via a Dashboard - Another part of these ETL processes is monitoring them via a dashboard. Once you’ve loaded that data, you’re going to be doing data loads, you’re going to be loading new data into that on a recurring basis. Think of your ERP loading into a data warehouse. You have to monitor that data as well. So what that does is that it allows us to not only do the loading and correcting of data but also monitor over time as new data comes in, our new data quality problems and what’s the impact of those down the line? This lets us do is monitor those data quality issues more regularly and more proactively. Let’s take a look at monitoring some of these jobs over time. What I have here are four different data warehouses, and we’ve got some uploads going on. We want to see how those are behaving over time. So in my sales warehouse here, I’ve got a chart, and I’ll click on that. Open it up, and what it shows me is a high level overview. We’re uploading a customer master and a product master here, and there’s several rules we’ve defined based on our own business logic. We’ve grouped those into three major categories, whether that will affect the accuracy of the data, the conformity of that data, whether it conforms to our business rules or the integrity of that data. Now if I want to then drill down and understand how that trend is going over time, I can click on more when it loads. On the dashboard here, I can see that I have all my different custom rules on the right hand side...

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Multiple Database Dashboard - InetSoft's award-winning dashboard software allows users to mine multiple databases simultaneously for data, leading to comprehensive and accessible reporting solutions. The test values of a filtering condition can be a SQL or a JavaScript expression. To filter a field in a data block based on an expression, follow these steps: 1. Open the Worksheet containing the data block you want to filter. 2. Click the 'Condition' button on the title bar of the data block you wish to filter. This opens the 'Condition' dialog box. 3. Select the field and the desired logical operator. 4. Click on the arrow button to choose 'Expression' from the menu. 5. Click the 'sql' or 'js' button at the left of the expression text field to choose the expression type. 6. Click on the 'Fx' button to launch the expression edit dialog and enter your expression. Expressions that use SQL syntax are processed by the database, while expressions that use JavaScript syntax are post-processed by the Worksheet. Because post-processing is CPU-intensive for the query engine, and may additionally cause retrieval of a large amounts of raw data, it is preferable to use SQL syntax when possible. Note, however, that SQL functions are database-specific and vary from one database to another...

Multi-tenant Dashboard Reporting - In certain deployment scenarios, you may need to provide different groups of users (i.e., “tenants”) with access to different sets of data. This is called a multi-tenant environment. For example, if you are serving user groups from different departments or organizations, you may need to give each tenant access to data stored in a unique database or schema (different login permissions, etc.). To facilitate design of a multi-tenant environment, Style Intelligence allows you to define independent data connections for each tenant. Each tenant can access only the unique connections for which they have privileges. Additionally, you can define a common set of data that is accessible to all tenants. The steps below guide you through the process of configuring Style Intelligence for multi-tenancy. 1. Add database connections to your Data Source. Each connection may access a different database or schema that is specific to a particular tenant. See Adding Additional Connections in the Data Modeler for com­plete information. 2. Extend a common Physical View by incorporating database tables/columns from a tenant-specific connection. The extended physical view will provide the common tables/columns as well as tables/col­umns that are specific to the particular tenant. See Extending a Physical View in the Data Modeler for complete information...

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Next Point for Great Dashboard Design - And this is a good segue to next point for great dashboard design. You want to make every pixel count. You don't want to waste attention on something that is not important. Like the title of your dashboard, bright background colors, or big lines. The difficult problem is often what you need to get rid of and not what you need to add to your dashboard. So that's where really you can make your dashboard effective. A great way to achieve that is by applying the data-ink-ratio. That's another rule by Tufte, which is saying that the ink you use on your dashboard to present data divided by the total ink that you use on your graphics will help your dashboard to be more data centric. So you want to have a higher number, and that's where your design is more effective. So let's take a look at an example that explains that rule. So here's a loaded ink ratio chart, and I am going apply a few changes to it to make it a high data ink ratio chart. So first I am going to remove the background, and then I would remove the frames. Only change to a single color, remove the effects, remove the gridlines, reduce the font width...

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