Significant reports are needed for the benefit of in-depth analysis and planning. The Business Intelligence software also provides powerful and user-friendly functions for this purpose. The selection of appropriate visualisations that express important information in a way that is clear and memorable is particularly notable. That’s why the BI tool offers a wide variety of chart types and a wide range of customisation options through colour design, sorting, filters and alarm functions.
Interactive maps are another interesting reporting feature. This can clearly illustrate geographic distributions. It is easy to see, for example, in which region sales are highest and where they are lowest. The design and editing of the objects can be done intuitively by drag and drop.
However, reporting is not just about design but also about organisational issues. This is because it is vital that the decision makers have exactly the information they need at the right time. The distribution function can be used to organise the distribution of static or interactive reports to the recipients. For efficient and targeted reporting, you can specify that different recipients only see the information that is relevant to them.
Automatic translation into the language of the recipient is also possible, which is especially advantageous for internationally active businesses.
Dashboards – quick overview for decision makers
Dashboards are a special form of reports, which are particularly important to the catchy and clear communication of key metrics. Managers and decision makers prefer to work with dashboards or management cockpits. A dashboard shows the situation of the company at a glance, primarily based on the most important key performance indicators. These are indicators that express a certain level of goal achievement. Critical developments must be quickly recognisable on a dashboard so that it is possible to initiate immediate countermeasures.
The Business Intelligence Platform offers many easy-to-use features and capabilities for the design of dashboards. These include graphs, maps, tables or widgets for displaying the most important key performance indicators. In this way, actual developments can be quickly compared with given goals.
Thanks to its integration into the Business Intelligence system, all representations in the dashboard are based on up-to-date, synchronized data, so wrong or contradictory representations are impossible. The Drill Anywhere feature can be used to further explore the KPIs displayed from the dashboard as needed. You can either display them in more detailed levels or filter them. This function is important for investigating the causes of critical values.
Drag and drop make the design of a dashboard very easy; even complex situations are a piece of cake for business users. Simply select the appropriate visualization options from the appropriate menu and take the data over. Individual objects, key figures or table rows can be isolated for display on the dashboard. Automatic synchronisation always takes place when changing the underlying data.
Support by bdg
Since 2004, bdg has been working in the field of Business Intelligence and has implemented numerous customized BOARD solutions for different clients. As a BOARD partner we support our customers in using the platform to help them to achieve greater transparency and entrepreneurial success. Part of our job is to build the BI concept, implement the software, and make customizations. Furthermore, we are available for ongoing support. Regardless of the industry, we work for medium-sized and large companies as well as for various organizations.