Little Known Ways to Use KPI’s in Your Business

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Top 3 Questions from May 4th Webinar

KPI’s are a valuable asset to your company when monitoring key business metrics. Here at JReport we just finished today’s Webinar breaking down this topic: Monitor KPI’s with Advanced Dashboards in JReport. Watch our webinar now, or read on to get a preview of the top questions from the Webinar.

KPI’s are the only way to measure your progress towards carefully targeted goals. An Airline may have a KPI to alert seats available on a flight. A department store might have a KPI for merchandise with low inventory. A sales department would definitely have a KPI for revenue. JReport solves this need with rich visual components to display your most important data. We examined this topic in detail in today’s webinar, and included below the top 3 questions from today’s webinar. Learn what other developers are most concerned with when it comes to KPI’s:

1) If you create a KPI on your dashboard, can it be shared with a group of users or an individual user?

Yes, JReport provides a full security system to share KPI’s in either situation. When a user develops a KPI or report, it can be kept completely private, shared with certain users or user groups or departments, or displayed to everyone who has access to JReport. All filters and drill-down edits can be saved and shared. Our full security system for a user group can be used as well as your own security system.

2) Can JReport automatically notify a user when their KPI is out of range?

With JReport’s trigger mechanism, reports are sent to a user when the KPI hits the preset threshold. Rather than having to sit there and watch the report all the time, you can have a variable like inventory level, for example, delivered to you whenever that conditional value you set is met. With the trigger mechanism, the report will be run as well as requested action such as email to a particular user. It is also worth noting that reports can be scheduled by time criteria as specific as the minute, and up to the year.

3) Does JReport support a cube for slicing and dicing data?

Build an easy to use OLAP application without having to do any of the work with JReport. There is no data extraction or cube building that is actually required, but you can view the data in a metadata layer which makes it look like a cube. View your data up to the minute from any data source to get real operational data. So yes, you can drill up, down, and over to anything with full slice and dice capabilities, just as if an actual data extraction was done and a real cube was built.

Watch our webinar on KPI’s now to learn more valuable information.

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