Deltek Insight 2010: Use the Vision Dashboard to Improve Productivity


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Deltek Insight 2010: Use the Vision Dashboard to Improve Productivity

  1. 1. VI-106: Use the VisionDashboard to ImproveProductivityPresented by:Melissa Garner – Acumen AdvisorsPete Nuffer – Acumen Advisors 1
  2. 2. Agenda• What is a Dashboard• What Information can be on a Dashboard• Creating Role Based Dashboards• Distributing Dashboard to Users• Overview of Vision Performance Management Module• How Can Dashboards Improve ProductivityCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 2
  3. 3. What is a Dashboard• The Dashboard is your portal into your Vision database• The Dashboard is comprised of dash parts• Dash parts allow you to view information from different areas in Vision and bring them together into a single location…your Dashboard• Dashboards can be pre- configured by role and then personalized by user• Dashboard content is controlled by Vision’s role-based securityCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 3
  4. 4. What is a Dashboard• Within your Dashboard you can: – Create multiple dash parts of different types or the same type – Create web dash parts – Retrieve records from a list or query to find specific records within a dash part – Drag and drop and resize your dash parts – Select from four options to display your dash parts – Print most of your dash part information from the Dashboard – Hide, reinstate and delete dash parts – Select the color of your dash parts – Group and filter grid dash partsCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 4
  5. 5. What Information Can Be on a Dashboard• System Dash Parts – Info Center Information - Listing of records and quick access to: Clients, Contacts, Employees, Vendors, Projects, Leads, Marketing Campaigns, Opportunities, Proposals, and Project Plans – Applications - Single-click access to any application (i.e. timesheet, expense report, transaction center, etc.) – Reports - Single-click access to preview favorite reports (including access to print options and printing) – Activities - Display and manage your activities – Alerts - View system generated and workflow alerts, with drill down capability – Links - Quick access to frequently used web sites, email address and documents – Deltek eSupport Alerts – Quick access to eSupport alerts, knowledge base, support cases, etc. – Vision Tip of the Day – New tip appears each time you access your DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 5
  6. 6. What Information Can Be on a Dashboard• Web Dash Parts – HTTP – Display your favorite or frequently accessed web sites in a dash part – FTP – Display frequently used FTP sites in a dash part – Web Outlook – Display your Outlook web mail in a dash part – Report – Display Vision favorites reports in a dash part – File – Display files in a dash part – Examples of what can be in a Web Dash Part • Visualization • VPMCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 6
  7. 7. Creating Role Based Dashboards• Typical Role Based Dashboards – Executive/Principal – views company-wide financial, project, employee and marketing information – Department Manager – views departmental financial, project, employee and marketing information – Project Manager – views project budgeting, billing and receivables information – Marketing – views company-wide marketing, project and employee information – Finance – views all levels of financial, project, and employee information – Time & Expense – quick access to time/expense and limited reporting and info center informationCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 7
  8. 8. Creating Role Based Dashboards• Sample Executive/Principal DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 8
  9. 9. Creating Role Based Dashboards• Sample Project Manager DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 9
  10. 10. Creating Role Based Dashboards• Sample Business Development /Marketing DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 10
  11. 11. Creating Role Based Dashboards• Sample Finance DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 11
  12. 12. Distributing Dashboards to Users• Create a fictitious user for each role• Create your dashboard for each role• Temporarily give the role administrative rights. Log in as the users that is linked to the role that you want to copy the dashboard for• From the Dashboard select Configure > Save Dashboard for Users• Make sure you check the box to copy personal web dash parts• Select the user(s) and click on the Add button• Click Apply• Remove the administrative rights from the roleCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 12
  13. 13. How Dashboards Improve Productivity• Save time by having critical information on your Dashboard• Don’t let information/tasks slip through the cracks, use the dash parts to display information that needs attention• Use the Dashboard to navigate through the system• Use Dash parts to highlight opportunities/project/client that may need attention• Consider developing workflows to automate, enhance and send additional alerts via emailCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 13
  14. 14. Vision Performance Management• Timely Access to Critical Business Information• Identify and Analyze Business Trends by Geography, Markets, Disciplines and more• Visual Representation of Key Indicators at Company and Project Levels• Point and Click Functionality• Side-by-Side Comparisons• Interactive Drill Down to Transaction Level Detail• Pre-Configured Role Based Dashboards• Dashboard Designer Tool to Create Custom Performance DashboardsCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 14
  15. 15. Vision Performance Management• Executive DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 15
  16. 16. Vision Performance Management• Income Account Type By Office ExampleCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 16
  17. 17. Vision Performance Management• Chart VPM ExampleCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 17
  18. 18. Vision Performance Management• Project Manager DashboardCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 18
  19. 19. QuestionsCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 19
  20. 20. Call To Action• Try these related sessions: – VI-118 Vision Analysis Cubes for New and Prospective Users – VI-120 Introduction to Vision Performance Management – VI-124 Advanced Opportunity Reporting – VI-142 Cubes: Visual Reports for Visual People – VI-205 Beyond basics in Vision Project Reporting – VI-302 Get More Vision Into Your Firms Performance with Custom Reporting – VI-307 Custom Reports with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting ServicesCopyright © 2010 Deltek, Inc. 20