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Requering absolutely no programming skills
Spreadsheet is all what you need to know
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KPInstant gives you...
An online interactive dashboard
two distinct styles (modern &. gauge-vintage)
Selectable analytic dimensions
Interactive help & interrelationships … absolutely for free!
3 simple steps
Step 1: Define measures Fill a simple spreadsheet whose template you can download from: http://www.cbsolution.net/jnlp/samples/kpinstant/kpinstant.xls
Use one line for each measure, as shown in next slides.
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Step 2: Collect data
You also use spreadsheet to collect data ●There is no predefined template ●Organize them as you wish ●Provide how many you need ●Fill & deploy them with any frequency ●
Just use named ranges to bind values to measures. ●
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Defining named ranges Special TIME range
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How KPInstant reads data
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Named ranges rules - 1 To create a named range using Excel, select the cells and then choose Insert > Names. Define a named range for each: - measure (Col. A of measures spreadsheet, but you will see an alternative) - dimension (Col. E of measures spreadsheet) Define the special named range TIME for the implicit and always present time dimension. It shall contain dates as number, formatted in whatever way you wish (but shall be numeric!)
Named ranges rules - 2 Range names shall be all uppercase with any character that is not letter or digit converted to underscore, ex: â€œNet Salesâ€? becomes NET_SALES. You can combine how many dimensions, time and measure you wish either vertically or horizontally. Wrapping and MEASURES range can simplify this task. See next examples.
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Your dashboard is ready! To use KPInstant, simply copy the definition (kpinstant.xls) and any data spreadsheets to a folder or web location. Data spreadsheets can have any name (but shall also be .xls: Excel 97-2007 format). Then point your browser at KPInstant (*): http://www.cbsolution.net/site.oss/launch/kpinstant (*) you need Java plugin in your browser (usually already present), you can check and install it at: http://www.java.com/en/download/dt_verify.jsp Inside KPInstant choose: My Dashboards > Open And enter the name of folder or URL where you placed the spreadsheets. To have a taste of KPInstant you can open the dashboard located at this URL (from which next examples of a pizza store chain are taken): http://www.cbsolution.net/jnlp/samples/kpinstant/tower-of-pizza/
The Modern style
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Current Current Value Value
Sparkline Sparkline shows shows trend trend
Bullet Bullet chart chart shows shows status status
The Vintage Style
Click Clickon onPreferences Preferences>>Vintage Vintagetoto change changestyle, style, Now Nowlet's let'sgo goback backtotomodern modern style, spartan but more effective. style, spartan but more effective.
Understanding measures Click Clickon on measure measure totodisplay display their their meaning meaning
Visualizing evolution Click Clickon on spark line spark line totoplot plot evolution evolution
Getting detail Click Clickon onbullet bullet chart for detail chart for detail and andrelated related measures measures
Selecting Selecting“Context” “Context”let letyou you choose and combine choose and combine available availabledimensions. dimensions.
Start practicing with only 2-3 measures, grow incrementally. KPInstant uses same format of KPIStudio (also free) that produces great project documentation. Simply open kpinstant.xls with KPIStudio and generate PDF.
Can I access directly my legacy data instead of reading from spreadsheets?
Yes, you can use a REST interface to access any data you wish. Ask your tech staff to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for detailed information
I am missing a certain feature...
We greatly appreciate any kind of suggestion. Please, let us know your needs and whet you think of KPInstant to email@example.com