Visual Fusion is enterprise mashup software for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint, built by IDV Solutions. Visit www.idvsolutions.com to learn more about Visual Fusion.
Visual Fusion Suite is an enterprise mash-up platform with everything you need to build interactive data visualizations in SharePoint. Visual Fusion Suite integrates enterprise information, Web services, and unmanaged workgroup files into a single interactive picture, and presents them in the context of location, time, and other visualizations. Communicate the big picture immediately, and allow users to discover, contribute, collaborate, and act. Visual Fusion Suite is made up of a set of component products and technologies which work together for creating business-focused applications that have proven to drive high rates of ROI for a diverse cast of customers. The Suite includes Visual Fusion Experience (VFX), Visual Fusion Server (VFS), Data Connectors, Developer SDK, and Visual Fusion Tile Server (VFTS)Visual Fusion’s key capabilities are: • CONNECT to virtually any data source within the enterprise or on the Web.• VISUALIZE information in meaningful context such as interactive maps, charts, and timelines.• CREAT E custom variables and hotspots to alert users to important information.• PROVIDE permission-based publishing and workflow integration, so people have access tothe information and collaboration tools they need.• ENABLE contribution from individuals in real time through applications like SharePoint orthrough any mobile device email.Visual Fusion’s key benefits are:• INSIGHT - interact with more meaningful data by seeing it in the context of location, time, orother framework• ACTION – integrate with workflow and act decisively based on visual data integration andbusiness intelligence• PRODUCTIVITY - spend less time finding and compiling information and more time in analysisand discovery• AGILITY – respond quickly to business needs with rapid application development• FLEXIBILITY - apply to just about any business problem; extends to precisely meet uniquebusiness needs• VALUE - extend the value of previous investments in data and systems with a powerful tool thatanyone can use
Analysts are often inundated with resource-stretching data management, creation, and reporting tasks that, given the right tools, an empowered public is happy to do themselves. What’s more, the resulting data will often be more and fresher when stakeholders get to contribute directly, rather than by proxy.In part II of the of City of Brampton client spotlight, Matthew Pietryszyn*, GIS Coordinator, describes the benefits of empowering non-GIS users with the ability to contribute to a mapping system, and the importance for that system to be quickly deployed and integrated, and easier to use than GIS for Everyone alternatives.This project is run by the GIS Services section of Brampton. As a geospatial expert, how do you characterize the difference between Visual Fusion and some other online mapping options that are available to mapping departments?The main difference between Visual Fusion and more traditional GIS web mapping applications is the performance and overall appeal of the application’s user interface. Visual Fusion offers a beautifully designed interface that responds quickly to user interactions. The biggest difference internally is how quickly you are able to deploy new Visual Fusion applications, whether they are large or small scale.Typically web GIS applications take months to design and deploy – with Visual Fusion you can have a new application built in days, or even hours, integrated with virtually any data source inside, or outside of your organization.How would you describe the purpose/audience for this application?The interactive map is meant to accompany the information found throughout the City’s website, providing a seamless integration between the information in the web pages, and what is discovered through the maps portal.The main audience for Bramptonmaps.ca is the Citizens of Brampton. The purpose is to deliver the most current and accurate spatial and service information to them, in an intuitive user interface.Another audience that we will be focusing on is the Business Community, including Real Estate Agents and Land Developers. Our vision is to build a secure, external environment where Businesses can interact with the city through a web portal, and get relevant, value added information through their authenticated user accounts.
What are some of the benefits your community has seen as a result of Brampton Maps?The biggest benefit to the community has been the access to current information. Before Visual Fusion, we were limited to what we could show on our interactive map due to the number of skilled GIS employees at the City. Now, we can deliver much more information because any City employee can maintain a simple SharePoint list, and have their data appear on the map in “real-time” without coming to the GIS Services section to move it to production.Some other benefits include Zoning Bylaw information at your fingertips and current road closures and construction information. In the past, citizens would need to visit the Planning counter at City Hall to get zoning information about their property. Now they can do a property search on Brampton Maps, and get access to zoning bylaw information about and around their property (http://www.brampton.ca/en/Business/planning-development/zoning/Pages/ZoningOnline.aspx). Current road closure and construction information on the map helps citizens understand the development happening around them, but also allows them to make decisions for efficient travelling throughout Brampton (http://www.brampton.ca/en/Info-Centre/Pages/InteractiveMaps.aspx?lat=43.7299&lon=-79.7405&zoom=10&selectedfeeds=RoadWorksGroup).*The opinions expressed are those of Matthew Pietryszyn and not necessarily those of the Corporation of the City of Brampton.For more information on Brampton’s GIS Services, check them out on Facebook!
What is Visual Fusion?<br />2<br />BACKGROUND<br />Visual Fusion is enterprise mash-up software for creating interactive, visual applications utilizing the power of SharePoint®.<br />
BACKGROUND<br />What makes Visual Fusion beneficial to your business?<br />Visual Fusion puts your data in the full context of location, time, and analytics for enhanced understanding and insight.<br />It uses a map, timeline, and charts as the primary metaphors for interacting with, exploring, and viewing enterprise information.<br />3<br />
Mashups in Minutes<br />Create an unlimited number of enterprise mashups with minimal time to deployment and minimal drain on IT resources.<br />4<br />BACKGROUND<br />Build solutions to address just about any business problem, including:<br />Security Management<br />Asset Management<br />Retail Analysis<br />Supply Chain Management<br />Situational Awareness<br />
Visual Fusion 5.0<br />Coming soon: The October release of Visual Fusion 5.0<br />New features & capabilities:<br />SharePoint 2010 Integration<br />Support for storing lines & polygons in a SharePoint List<br />Geo-alerts on any SharePoint List<br />Out of the box charts & graphs fully integrated with map & timeline<br />Drawing tools to create, edit, delete from your VF application interface<br />Ad hoc and persistent labels <br />Favorites and permalinks<br />No code spatial queries and quick query from any polygon<br />Data feed and data item action menus<br />And much, much more!<br />5<br />
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8<br />For more on VF5.0 User Experience, visit the User Experience Blog:http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com<br />
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