Background of DSPanel Company DSPanel = Decision Support Panel Mid Tier Embedded BI niche ISV Innovative BI since1999 Over 1000 customer organizationsserved 60-70 System Integration partners world-wide Multiple large OEM partners Products Currentproduct line Performance Canvas All new browserbasedperformance management software launched in 2007 Canvas Planning Financial planning and forecasting extension introduced in 2009 Legacyproduct Portal Edition: First BI tool for MS SharePoint Firstintroduced 1999. Still available, updatedand supported
A canvas is the container of your creativity for objects created within Performance Canvas similar to the term “Dashboard”. These Canvases are consumed in different ways and context. A Canvas can interact and be used for different purposes like Microsoft SharePoint™, Web, Mobile, embedded in other applications etc.
A Slicer is the tool to select what information to see in the Gems displayed on the Canvas. You drag a Slicer into your Canvas to create a way to select what information to view. Slicers are also used as you design your Gems connecting the selection criterias.There are several types of slicers and possible configurations
Dimensions + Measures + Power ofVisualization = GemIndividual BI componentsyoucan save and reusetocreateunlimitednumberofdashboards, mashboards and scorecards. It’s a Powerful BI interface, allowingyoutocreate and modify data visualizationsusing drag and drop or MDX logic
Send information via email, web, mobile, or Create an Excel table or PowerPoint Presentation
Collaborate by sending action items to other users
Business gems – creating foundation to repeatable solutions Gems can be created by anyonewith designer rights in Performance Canvas. Thiscan be internal business usersthemselves or by someexternal expert resource ”Inventing the wheel” over and over is wasteofresources. Cleverqueriestoyour data is alwaysvaluable and youcan re-usethoseeither in a different canvas as is or as a base for a modifiedquestion. 10
Wrap-up You should after this introductory course: Understand the history of DSPanel Be able to toknow the differencebetween DSPanel products Performance Canvas, Canvas Planning and Portal Edition Understand basic product terminology in Performance Canvas Canvas, Slicer and Gems Know important features and benefits of Performance Canvas Business user empowerment, Mobile, Re-usable and embedded solutions, Planning and mashboards All examples on demo.performancecanvas.com There will be a test email at the end of this session Nextcourse is Course 101: Designing: Making Dashboards that enable better decisions This course is designed to teach you how to use the Performance Canvas design environment to create dashboards and scorecards. You will learn how to make gems, slicers, measures, KPIs and multiple kinds of visualizations. 15