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
A key attribute of Visual Fusion is it's ability to live inside a SharePoint portal and enable a geospatial dimension to working with and/or creating enterprise data and applications. Here are some of the ways that Visual Fusion 5.0 (Fall 2010) continues the geospatial empowerment of SharePoint.For example:Visual Fusion ribbon interfaceWhat You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) web part editorWYSIWYG app creationList and Library preview mapsDynamic web part resizingSharePoint item editor draw tools (described in a dedicated post)SharePoint SpatialWiki/VFX draw tools (described in a dedicated post)Map powered SharePoint alerting (described in a dedicated post)Visual Fusion Ribbon InterfaceIf Visual Fusion is installed, each list/library will have an optional tab in the SharePoint 2010 ribbon interface that has Visual Fusion-specific functionality. If the list or library is not geographic or Visual Fusion enabled, you can make it so. And if it is already a Visual Fusion list or library there are a host of cool actions you can take, all in the context of the SharePoint interface.
WYSIWYG Web Part EditorSetting up a SharePoint web part with a VFX component used to require some pretty specific and arcane parameters (like typing in the coordinate bounds for the default map view, and defining the Bing zoom level number) that are much better handled via a helpful little mini-me map that you can position visually. What you see is what you get.
WYSIWYG App CreationLike the web part editor above, setting up a new application using App Hub used to require the text input of some pretty specific parameters that are more suited to little map that lets you set those parameters visually and intuitively. Power to the Mini-Me map!
List and Library Preview MapsAvailable via the new ribbon interface, you can preview a quick map snapshot of the contents of SharePoint lists and libraries.
Dynamic Web Part ResizingVisual Fusion apps are more clever consumers of available SharePoint screen real estate than was the case previously. Itty bitty laptop screen? Ok. Ridiculously huge executive monitor? It will stretch to fit. Say goodbye to scroll bars or wasted space!Get all the juicy details about these topics: SharePoint Item Editor Draw Tools,SharePoint SpatialWiki/VFX Draw Tools, Map Powered SharePoint Alertingon the IDV User Experience(UX) Blog. http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com
Check out the User Experience Blog frequently to stay up-to-date on the latest postings pertaining to VF 5.0 new features!
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 />
10/6/2010<br />6<br />Feature of the day: SharePoint 2010 Integration<br />SharePoint 2010 Ribbon<br />
10/6/2010<br />7<br />Feature of the day: SharePoint 2010 Integration<br />SharePoint 2010 Web Part<br />
11<br />For more on VF 5.0 User Experience, visit the User Experience Blog:http://uxblog.idvsolutions.com<br />
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