Overview of HR Dashboard &
Business Simulation Technology
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A hot objective in business today is using information technology to “maximise the
power of corporate information.” Organisations are looking to technology to simplify the
way in which decision makers access and analyze data so that they can spend their time
focusing on generating innovative ways to drive business rather than searching for the
information they need and deciphering “old school” reports.
One popular method of providing users with simplified information access and
management is via dashboards.
A dashboard is an application or browser-based interface that helps measure
organisational performance in terms of organisational units, business processes, and
It offers “gauges,” or snapshot views of performance information to assist users with
decision making or performance-related tasks.
The following slides present an overview of APSincs’ scope of dashboard as well as
business strategy simulation technology.
Business Intelligence – ABC’s
Why Use Dashboard Technology
Businesses are showing a renewed interest in dashboards. According to a
study that surveyed 113 executives from large companies, “… 90 percent of
the companies using dashboards in their organisation had over 200 users.
And, this number is expected to grow over the next 18 months. In fact, over
50 percent of the respondents plan to add 500 or more users in this time
period. #1 Companies are looking to dashboards not only to help improve
decision making company wide, but also outsource costs associated with
time-consuming, manual, information-gathering methods.
Overview of Our Services Our Value Proposition
:: Custom Dashboards and Analytics 100% Customised – We’ll build whatever needs to be measured
:: Data Typically Refreshed Monthly or Quarterly 100% Technology Independent
:: 3 – 4 Weeks From Concept to Launch
100% Outsourced – Give us your data and we’ll turn it into info
:: Once-Off Build Cost With a Monthly Maintenance
100% Cost effective – Free up your personnel to add value
:: Flash Production File Migrated to Your Internal Server
Business Intelligence – The Value Proposition
About APSinc Dashboards
Simplify your HR reporting and analysis with our APSinc Dashboard Solutions. Continuously track all business metrics, info,
analysis, trends on an interactive one page dashboard. No more clumsy 80-page text and table-heavy reports. Our dashboards
can be accessed from any local intranet or the internet or just simply sent as a one-pager via PDF, PowerPoint, or Word –
without losing any of the dashboard functionality!!! Can you imagine what this could mean for those management meetings,
market surveys, or presentations. Simply drop one PowerPoint slide into your presentation deck and have the total power of
your dashboard on one page! Executing your strategy, sharing information and metrics, outperforming your competitors, and
achieving outstanding results has never been this easy.
Work with APSinc and develop effective and customised HR metrics and delivery mechanisms for your organisation. You will
always be one step ahead and remain focused on relevant business related issues, problems, and opportunities.
Our dashboard solutions allow you to access all the strategy driven metrics and demographics you need at a glance. Having an
effective dashboard will help you improve your communication and maximise transparency. You will be able to get real-time
feedback from employees and track individual and team performances. Every manager should have a well defined performance
management system that will drive everyone towards common goals. Having the right metrics and the proper delivery
mechanism is essential for successful functional management and organisational development.
Business Intelligence – Application Process
Client Underlying Technology
Maintained by Large
APSinc / Client collaborate to understand
stakeholders, select metrics and mock-up Companies
Client collates data from multiple sources
and sends to APSinc to integrate
$ 245 Billon
APSinc integrates data sets, performs
intermediary calculations and stages data
$ 65 Billion
APSinc builds rapid prototypes in Flash,
refines form / function as users react with
APSinc updates monthly / quarterly / $ 270 Billion
annually with new client data
$ 65 Billion
Client Usually hosts
Client applies rules / security
Users view via browser with flash player 9+
Business Intelligence – Range of Dashboard Products
Use APSinc templates or build it from the ground Up!
APSinc has a number of dashboard templates that could fast-track your organisation’s
dashboard solution – whatever the need. However, some organisations have very specific
metrics and analysis requirements. Because we build the dashboards in-house, we will work
with your organisation to scope, develop, implement, and maintain any customised solution.
If it can be measured, we can build it!
For more information on any of our BI products please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call APSinc at 011.475.2392 (O) or fax us at 011.475.2391 (F).
HR Health Assessments Talent Management
Organisational Climate Benefits
Business Intelligence – Dashboard Example
The following dashboard is a typical example APSincs’ dashboard technology.
In this example, we have a best practice Employee Engagement Survey that is totally
developed, managed, and supported by APSinc on behalf of our clients. This entails the
dashboard development, annual survey administration, data collation and analysis,
dashboard update, and final distribution to client.
Effectively freeing up HR professionals to focus on adding face-to-face value.
This dashboard is completely interactive and has all the data embedded in a single
PowerPoint slide! Make sure that the presentation is in “Slide Show” mode should you
want to interact with the dashboard.
For the demonstration purposes, the first column’s “DIRECTION” buttons have been
activated so feel free to click on them for additional survey information.
All the other functions (Functional Areas, Years, Graph, Norm) are all active as well so
have a look at them as well. Click on “What is this” button to learn more.
Please remember that this is just one of the many APSinc dashboards available to you.
The best way to learn business is to run a
business. And a sure way to lose money is
to run a business badly.
APSinc Management Simulations offers simulation - based programs for every
level of management, onsite or online, that will:
:: Hone strategic skills
:: Build awareness of cross-functional alignment
:: Improve overall acumen
:: Develop competence in competitive and financial analysis
Business Simulation – ABC’s
Who We Are We Fulfill Learning Goals
APSinc is an established HR and Business Business people have many learning goals.
Intelligence Management Consultancy, Every business needs competent
specialising in a wide range of effective and executives and acumen in all areas. Our
innovative HR, BI, and Simulation programs help your people, at any level,
solutions. We make exclusive use of MSi’s fulfil their potential.
best selling business simulations in the
world – Foundation®.
Our Delivery Process
Each organisation’s training budget and
We provide a team-based learning in a
internal demands are different. We offer
realistic business environment.
simulation-based programs in live
Foundation® allow your employees to learn
workshops, online, or in hybrid formats
by doing. No other program condenses as
designed to suit your needs.
much material and practical experience into
one enjoyable program.
Business Simulation – The Value Proposition
FOUNDATION® Business Simulation
Foundation® is APSinc’s primary business simulation designed to teach all the essential elements of running a
business: finance, the cause and effect relationships between functional areas, satisfying customer demands
and competitive analysis. Participants run a R350 million ($40M) company for five to eight years. They start
with a company for five to eight years. They start with a company that has no clear direction and sub-par
financial results. The goal is to create a successful business in the face of tough competition. Foundation
companies operate in two market segments: low tech and high tech. Each simulated year, the management
team shapes the company’s future by making decisions in Research and Development, Marketing, Finance,
Human Resources and Production. In later rounds, decisions in Total Quality Management are added.
The goal is to build a successful company with its own strategic direction, so each management team chooses
its own benchmarks for success from: Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Investment (ROI), Market
Capitalization, Market Share (in Dollars), Cumulative Profit, Return on Assets (ROA), Asset Turnover and Stock
Foundation is ideal for associates, newer hires, supervisors and functional managers. It can be offered in a
face-to-face seminar (minimum 3 days), completely online (flexible time frame with a minimum of two week
span), or as a hybrid instructional design, part face-to-face and part online. Foundation can also be used in
more senior corporate training programs, where time is limited.
For complete flexibility, the simulation can be managed:
- As a team competition: four to six teams, each running a company and competing head-to-head, or
- As a foot race, in which you run your company as an individual, competing against five computer-generated
Business Simulation – Seminar Format
The Business Simulation Experience
APSinc® uses the Foundation® Business Simulation to improve financial skills, team work skills,
management skills and overall business acumen in corporate training events. The delivery takes
place using both face-to-face and online approach tailored to meet scheduling demands.
The following table our typical training schedule and logistics:
Course Time Frame 3 – 4 Days
Participant Time Commitment Preparation Time of 3–5 Hours plus 3–4 Days at the Seminar.
Seminars Emphasize Elements of Good Teamwork:
Teams determine their own structure and can flex it as their internal
All Available Via the Simulation Website & Printed Material
Hard copies of the Team Member Guide (a complete description of
simulation rules and website operation) provided.
Large scale perceptual maps provided to support marketing and product
Seminar Delivery Fee
Sliding Scale based on facility, venue costs plus travel expenses for
facilitators and participants.
Full immersion learning with facilitator scrutiny, peer group pressure and
Emotional & Intellectual Engagement
competitive buzz to enhance learning. Networking opportunities.
Business Simulation – Underlying Technology
Underlying Technology Maintained by Large Companies
:: APSinc BSCW Learning Portal For more information on any of our
Business Simulation (BS) products please
:: CAPSIM Foundation
drop us a line at email@example.com or call
APSinc at 011.475.2392 (O) or fax us at
:: Microsoft Office
:: Adobe Flash