Category Archives: DecisionPoint™ For Excel

Christmas Travel Plans? Check the Flight Delay dashboard before you go!

Flightdelay, summary_ssFlying home through LaGuardia or LAX? You might be better off driving. At least that’s what the numbers in our interactive flight data dashboard indicate.

We’ve based the dashboard on public flight delay data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. It includes metrics for more than 50 major US airports and 17 airlines, and is a bid to help Christmas travelers get home on time.

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Celebrating DecisionPoint For Excel’s first year

DecisionPoint For Excel dashboardIt’s been a big week for the youngest member of the Antivia family, as DecisionPoint™ For Excel celebrates its first birthday.

And what a year it has been. DecisionPoint™ For Excel has gone from strength to strength and has acquired some very happy customers along the way.

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Mastering dashboard design: how to become a DecisionPoint™ wizard

magicLooking to become an expert DecisionPoint™ designer in no-time? You’ve come to the right place.

A dashboard designer has to think of everything – how do I manage the underlying data, how do I lay out the dashboard, which components do I need, what do I do if I have multiple datasets, how can I make the software do exactly what I want?

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Delivering information apps: how to add app-like functions to your dashboard

Information appsThe information app is a new breed of business intelligence that gets critical business information into the hands of front-line workers in your organization. An information app is easy to use and requires no training, so business users can easily get the data they need to do their jobs more efficiently – just like an app on a smart phone.

With DecisionPoint™, developing these information apps is simple, requires no coding, and business users love working with them. It makes it possible for business users to get answers to questions faster, and it helps them make the right data-driven decisions.

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Mastering filters: how to add sophisticated filtering behaviors to your dashboard

Filtering componentsFiltering is a fundamental requirement of most dashboards, as it allows a business user to change the data they are viewing dynamically, for example by month, product group or year.

DecisionPoint™ makes it easy to dashboard designers to get started with filters, but offers a whole lot more for the advanced user that sets it apart from the crowd. Below are four videos that take you from basics through to creating sophisticated filtering behaviors in DecisionPoint™ dashboards, ensuring your dashboards provide your users with the information they need to answer the questions that matter most to your business.

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Squeeze more value from Microsoft Dynamics

MS Dynamics jigsaw puzzleIf you’re using one of the flavors of Microsoft Dynamics (Nav, AX, GP) in your business, it has probably helped you to improve cash flow, increase productivity and reduce inventory carrying costs. But in these uncertain times, is your business facing other pressures to cut lead times, adapt to omnichannel, grow market share in spite of increased competition and sustain profit margins in the face of volatile global raw material and energy prices?

Do you feel that people across your organization have all the information they need to stay on top of all of the change happening around them? If not, you could be in for a wild ride.

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How to dynamically change chart colors

Chart color changed by regionBeing able to dynamically change the color of charts in an interactive dashboard is a very powerful feature.

In DecisionPoint™ you can add color hints to charts, which will then highlight how you’re performing in relation to specific KPIs. Technically it means that the color of the chart changes based on different series’ values, either dimensional or numeric. For business users it makes it super easy to visualize of their KPIs or most important regions.

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3 reasons why SAP Lumira is not a replacement for SAP Dashboards (aka Xcelsius)

The natrual successor to SAP Dashboards?Almost a year ago we published a post which explained “Five reasons why SAP Lumira is not the natural successor to SAP Dashboards (aka Xcelsius)”, and further why we believe that our DecisionPoint™ product is a better way forward.

The advice in this post still holds true, and indeed the events of the last year have reinforced our viewpoint.

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How to use Excel to analyze your social data

Marketo dashboardAnalyzing data is an important part of any business and it’s fast becoming one of the most important parts of a marketer’s job description.

Data comes from everywhere – social media platforms, your blog and website, your CRM systems – and this data is crucial to understanding your customers and what they want.

In a world where the average American’s attention span is shrinking to below 10 seconds, targeted and personalized marketing is fast becoming the only way to do business. That means you need to analyze the effectiveness of everything you do.

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How to create stunning information apps from your Cloud data

CloudIn our daily lives we use data all of the time, and with data increasingly stored in the Cloud we as individuals are fast becoming used to having constant access to data wherever we are.

Why can’t it be this easy to access our business data too?

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