Conveying value of complex products is often difficult. Abstracting
the complexity and providing an easy to understand
visual and intuitive representation of how
a customer can benefit is critical.
Dashboards are user interfaces that organize and present information
intuitively, usually with graphical elements. The information is often
aggregated from several sources (databases, operational metrics, log
files, etc.) and summarized. They are often used by decision or policy
There are many types of dashboards. These include:
Executive dashboards which tap real-time data as
they use data visualization techniques to bring
those databases to life.
Business intelligence (BI) employing dashboards, scorecards and other
visualizations that managers can better understand
and manage their business
Enterprise resource planning (ERP), deploying enterprise applications,
dashboards and data access front-ends that require intuitive, easy
to use navigation and drill-down
Spreadsheets embedding graphing, charting, and mapping
into custom applications within the enterprise.
Operational applications embedding the above capabilities into their
ASP, ISV, and professional services offerings.
Here are some additinoal examples:
Marketing Promotion Plan
The Marketing Promotion Plan is a tool that
assists users in the design and development
of marketing plans. Users can perform cost-benefit
analysis of the various combinations of promotion
plans created. This tool also shows information such as revenues,
schedules, and performances of individual promotion plans from the
previous period, acting as a reference and a guide for the design
of a new promotion.
Financial Analysis Calculator
This "what if" analysis tool utilizes sales data and costs
to generate profit/loss, break even, and other
results based on user input. The chart shows real-time interaction
of revenues and costs in the break even equation as the variables are
changed. Dynamic visibility allows user customation of input limits.
Medical Plan Cost Comparison
The Medical Plan Cost Comparison was designed
to give health insurance brokers, employers, and employees a simple
method of comparing the wide array of California Small Group medical
plans. With just a few clicks, you can find out which plan is best
for the employee/member. Pre-built and custom 'claims scenarios'
allow you compare out-of-pocket costs for each plan based on an endless
range of medical expenses. This has proven to be a valuable decision
support tool from pre-sale through the enrollment process. The beauty
of presenting this data in Xcelsius is that the complex calculations
are all hidden in the background while the interface is extremely
easy to navigate.
Adult Mosquito Surveillance Interactive Chart
This interactive Mosquito Surveillance Charting
Tool allows our municipal clients the opportunity
to view current mosquito population levels
by county, municipality, individual trap,
and mosquito genus. Current data may also be compared to previous
years. This single charts will produce over 1,000 possible combinations
for one county. Note: The Culex mosquito is the primary vector of
West Nile Virus. Compare 2003 Culex levels (Colorado's WNV epidemic
year) with years since.