Business Dashboards : A Visual Catalog for Design and Deployment

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-09
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Focusing on designing the right dashboards for use in an organization, this timely, full color book reveals how to successfully deploy dashboards by building the optimal software architecture and dashboard design. In addition, it describes the value of this popular technology to a business and how it can have a significant impact on performance improvement. A unique collection of more than 120 dashboard images are organized by category. One of the chapters provides a step-by-step description of the key performance indicator (KPIs) design process. One of the appendices contains more than 1,000 examples of KPIs to help design the content of dashboards. The book also describes all the steps in a dashboard implementation and offers related advice.Nils Rasmussen (West Hollywood, CA) is cofounder and Principal of Solver, Inc. Claire Y. Chen (Long Beach, CA) is a Senior Business Intelligence Architect at Solver, Inc. Manish Bansal (Irvine, CA) is Vice President of Sales at Solver, Inc.

Author Biography

NILS RASMUSSEN, BA, MBA, is the CEO at Solver, Inc., an international company that provides implementation of comprehensive performance management, planning, analytics, scorecard, and dashboard solutions. He is the coauthor of three titles published by John Wiley & Sons.

CLAIRE Y. CHEN is the Chief Business Intelligence Architect at Solver, Inc., and the Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist in Southern California region. She is well experienced in providing data warehouse and business intelligence solutions via multiple technologies in various industries.

MANISH BANSAL, BE, MS, is the Vice President at Solver, Inc., and advises companies on various ways to improve performance by leveraging technology solutions. He is an experienced management consultant who has worked across various industries and functional areas, with a special focus to deliver value.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Book Summaryp. ix
Introduction to Dashboardsp. 1
Dashboard Definitionp. 3
Dashboards' Role in a Business Intelligence Solutionp. 7
Why Dashboards Have Become so Popularp. 11
Types of Dashboardsp. 17
Designing Metrics and Key Performance Indicatorsp. 23
Dashboard Scenario: Use Casep. 33
Getting Ready for the Implementationp. 41
Part One Summary and Readiness Checklistp. 45
Creating the Right Business Intelligence Architecture for Dashboardsp. 47
Why a Good Architecture Is Importantp. 49
Data Warehouse Techniquesp. 51
Data Replication and Deliveryp. 67
Query Language and Interactivityp. 71
Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Dashboard Paradigmp. 79
Mobile Business Intelligencep. 85
Part Two Summary and Readiness Checklistp. 87
Dashboard Designp. 89
Design Tipsp. 91
Dashboard Examplesp. 105
Part Three Summary and Readiness Checklistp. 175
Managing a Dashboard Projectp. 177
Planning the Projectp. 179
Engaging the Usersp. 187
Project Tipsp. 191
Training and Deploymentp. 195
Part Four Summary and Readiness Checklistp. 201
Appendicesp. 203
Software Selection Tipsp. 205
Installationp. 215
Hardware Recommendationsp. 217
Security Authentication Techniquesp. 221
Metrics and Key Performance Indicator Examplesp. 223
About the Authorsp. 279
Indexp. 281
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