General-Purpose Dashboard Applications
Business Computer Design International, Inc.
Clover lets end users produce realtime Web-based dashboards, reports, queries, graphs, and other graphical displays of business data. Users can access Clover output via browser on intranets, extranets, or the Internet.
Nexus is a customizable, i5-centric Web portal application that provides a secure framework for different Web portlets. Nexus includes electronic content management features that present executive dashboards, gauges, and KPIs and gives users the ability to design custom portlets for specific functions.
Smart Charts is a product included with BCD's Clover, Nexus, and WebSmart offerings that uses charts, graphs, and KPIs to provide users with snapshots of business metrics. Users can choose from more than 100 two- and three-dimensional and animated charts and KPIs.
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
Cognos 8 Business Intelligence delivers a range of BI capabilities, including dashboards, reports, scorecarding, analysis, business-event management, search, and data integration. The solution suite makes use of DB2/UDB, DB2 Warehouse Manager, DB2 OLAP Server, WebSphere Internet, and WebSphere Portal to provide information access.
Dashboard extracts data from any database or ERP solution and creates Excel-based graphs, tables, and charts within a Web browser to generate dashboards that display a range of user-definable KPIs. Users can drill down into data as required.
Diver is a data analysis, reporting, and information delivery system that can extract data from virtually any system. Diver includes a Web-based portal interface for creation and delivery of customizable dashboard views. Diver also incorporates OLAP tools and a centralized security system for data-model access.
Executive Dashboard Solution
Sales Dashboard Solution
Executive Dashboard Solution provides an extensible dashboard framework, prebuilt application-integration components, and native portal support that works with WebSphere Portal and other JSR168-compatible servers. It provides a mechanism for gauging business flow and performance in multiple areas; provides user-configurable, customized views of key information in realtime; and lets users segment the data for a particular region or for an entire company.
Sales Dashboard Solution applies those same features to sales data. The dashboards are structured to enable administrators to layer portals on top of datacubes formed from multiple applications, rather than requiring a data warehouse investment. Both dashboard solutions are part of Bowstreet's Corporate Performance Suite, which aggregates data from multiple data repositories and back-end business systems to provide enterprises with a consolidated view of business trends, KPIs, and operational intelligence, as well as offering native portal (WebSphere Portal) support for tailored views based on multiple user dimensions, such as role, geography, brand, and authorization level.
FOCUS and WebFOCUS offer query, reporting, and OLAP functions for databases running under more than 35 operating systems, including OS/400 and i5/OS. WebFOCUS makes data-warehouse and operational information available via Web browser in a variety of graphical formats, including dashboards and scorecards.
Hyperion System 9 BI+
Hyperion Solutions Corporation
Hyperion System 9 BI+ is a BI platform that provides a broad spectrum of management reporting capabilities and combines both operational and financial information. The product's capabilities include personalized dashboards that let front-line managers monitor KPIs and be alerted to exceptions and out-of-range conditions.
InfoManager is a BI suite that gathers data, uses it to build a data warehouse, and distributes the results in dashboards, charts, and reports. Various members of the suite run on the i5 in a browser, or on Windows clients and servers.
NGS Business Performance Dashboard
NewGeneration Software, Inc.
NGS Business Performance Dashboard lets users view and interact with live business data in a graphical format via a browser. Executives can generate "what-if" scenarios and access key performance indicators, scorecards, and other dashboard elements such as charts, tables, gauges, and maps. Analysts can generate new dashboards from a Windows 2000/XP client running MS Office 2003 and use NGS-IQ to refresh Excel spreadsheets or XML files. Users can publish finished dashboards to a Web server, distribute them via e-mail, and export them to PowerPoint or Outlook.
QlikTech is a business-analysis solution that delivers BI, data analysis, and analysis-application generation tools. Output options include dashboard views customized to show required KPIs, drill-down capabilities, and transactional monitoring. QlikTech is compatible with selected major third-party ERP solutions, including BPCS, Intentia, and PeopleSoft/JDE.
Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.
SEQUEL is a query and reporting solution that supports multiplatform access via a central i5 server. SEQUEL includes executive dashboard, drill-down data-analysis, and reporting functions for DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, and other databases accessible via an SQL Call Level Interface or JDBC Type-4 driver.
Part of SPSS's ShowCaseSuite, ShowCase Analyzer works with data gathered by ShowCase Essbase, an OLAP application that combines data from multiple sources into a single, summarized view. ShowCase Analyzer is a browser-based analysis solution that lets users rank, filter, and sort data and present it in a variety of graphical formats, including dashboards, as well as highlight exceptions or variances.
Industry-Specific Dashboard Applications
Fashion Avenue Dashboard
Sky I.T. Group
Fashion Avenue Dashboard provides displays on desktop systems of critical information that can originate from i5 databases The application works with Information Builders' WebFOCUS to provide an apparel-industry reporting platform that includes customized dashboard views of KPIs and integrates with many third-party enterprise resource planning solutions.
Innovative Enterprise Software
Innovative Computing Corporation
Innovative Enterprise Software (IES) provides users of all levels at carrier enterprises with realtime KPI information about operations, administration, safety, maintenance, and other functional areas. Integration with third-party software lets IES users display data in a variety of dashboard display capabilities, as well as custom graphs and reports.
NGS Healthcare Data Mart and Analytical Reporting Solution
NewGeneration Software, Inc.
The NGS Healthcare Data Mart and Analytical Reporting Solution provides administrators, managers, and healthcare professionals with dashboards, reports, spreadsheets, and Web presentations to support the monitoring of financial, clinical, performance, and quality measures. The solution works with the company's NGS-IQ BI and data-warehousing application to generate output from a DB2/UDB data mart to, among other media, interactive Web dashboards created using NGS Business Performance Dashboard.