A worldclass Enterprise Solution such as SAP addresses the issue of facilitating operational execution, if done well. However need for information that can be drilled down, viewed from different perspective and acted upon makes its own strong business case. Performance Reporting Dashboard is becoming a part of day to day life in business today.
People in an organization at all levels naturally need to know what exactly they need to do to do their jobs better. The need is upfront, they need information at a glance right in front of them for analysing, deriving insight and making better business decisions, faster .Excel and PowerPoint have been serving for a long time now but the need for something better was always there.
It might be wise to here define the term, “Dashboard Reporting.” The term, of course, refers to everything you or your bosses need to know should be easy to read and on a single page. The dashboard is the CEO’s killer app, making the gritty details of a business that are often buried deep within an organization accessible at a glance to the senior executives. Managers can see key changes in their businesses almost instantaneously, when salespeople falter or quality slides he can take quick, corrective actions.
This is where SAP BusinessObjects is making a mark. SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards is a visualization tool designed to create interactive analytics for powerful, personalized dashboards with live connections to SAP BusinessObjects BI platform, SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) and other data sources. Then share insightful visualizations live via Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF, the Web, SAP Crystal Reports, or the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform or SAP portal.
Apart from Interactivity and Visualization with SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards, you can reap benefits such as Cost and time savings,
faster sharing of key operational metrics with multiple output formats, Scalability to users inside and outside of an organization.
But Good dashboard or data visualization technologies certainly make the process of building good dashboards easier, but no technology is a replacement for human expertise that makes it possible. Visual Studio doesn’t make you a good software developer, Excel doesn’t make you a good analyst, a Steinway won’t make you a good pianist, a Porsche won’t make you a good driver, and a top of the line camera does not make you a good photographer.
At Vital Wires –
Planning a successful dashboard solution is work of strategic thinking. The toughest dashboards to develop are the ones you try to build first and cross-functional executive summaries. We think business while planning Dashboard solutions and break the project into manageable phases, where each phase is relatively self-contained (individual functional areas for example, like sales, marketing, finance, etc.) and where the data required within each phase doesn’t require a daunting amount of alignment and consolidation. It allows us to deliver tangible results to our clients within weeks.