Digital Dashboards & Data Repository

Digital Dashboards & Data Repository. 2010 MUSE International Session 385 June 3, 10:00-11:00. Presenter : Ian Proffer. Today’s Agenda. What is a “digital dashboard?” Presenting data from your DR What tools can I use to build a dashboard? Crystal Reports
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Digital Dashboards & Data Repository2010 MUSE International Session 385June 3, 10:00-11:00Presenter: Ian ProfferToday’s Agenda
  • What is a “digital dashboard?”
  • Presenting data from your DR
  • What tools can I use to build a dashboard?
  • Crystal Reports
  • SQL Server Reporting Services 2005
  • Dundas Controls for SSRS
  • SSRS 2008
  • Dundas Dashboard
  • Questions & discussion
  • Image courtesy of www.wordle.netSome Definitions…
  • Business Intelligence
  • Skills, processes, technologies, applications and practices used to support decision making
  • Data Mining
  • The process of discovering patterns within data, analyzing it from different perspectives and then summarizing it in a useful way.
  • Digital Dashboard
  • An information system user interface that organizes and presents information in an easy to read format. DR Data Presentation
  • Microsoft Access
  • Web browsers
  • Crystal Reports
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Dundas Controls/Dashboard
  • Other Applications
  • Microsoft Access
  • A great starting point for storing and working with relational data
  • Easy to use, especially for non-IT users
  • Widely available and inexpensive
  • It’s a database, not a report presentation tool
  • Inefficient when working with SQL databases
  • No central report distribution or viewing function
  • Web Browsers
  • Installed…everywhere!
  • No training necessary
  • Completely customizable (the good)
  • Develop any type of application or report, using any tool you want
  • Completely customizable (the bad)
  • Building your own applications from the ground up requires substantial investment
  • Crystal Reports
  • The industry standard report writing application
  • Integrated with Visual Studio
  • Powerful and flexible, yet easy to use
  • Crystal Solutions Server for enterprise-wide delivery can get expensive
  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • A single platform for authoring, presenting and delivering reports
  • Included with SQL Server starting with SQL 2000
  • Low cost – leverages existing Windows Server features (SQL, IIS, Active Directory)
  • Integrated with Visual Studio
  • Fairly steep learning curve
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • An web portal for collaboration, information and document sharing
  • Integrated with all things Microsoft: Office, Windows Server, Exchange
  • An alternative to using SSRS Report Manager
  • May not make sense if your organization doesn’t already rely on it
  • Dundas Data Visualization
  • Components for SSRS
  • Dundas Gauge, Chart, Map
  • Also available for .NET, Sharepoint
  • Dundas Dashboard
  • Complete platform for dashboard development, display and user consumption
  • Requires additional investment, infrastructure
  • Other Platforms & Applications
  • IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence
  • Oracle Hyperion
  • SAP BusinessObjects Crystal
  • ClickView
  • Smaller Vendors
  • Crystal Reports DemoA Basic Report – Patient CensusCrystal GaugesGauge Properties – Somewhat LimitedSSRS 2005: DemoThe Basics: SSRS 2005Dundas Gauge with SSRS 2005Dundas Gauge Embedded in MatrixLinear Gauge in MatrixDundas ChartVariety of GaugesDundas Dashboard ExampleDundas Dashboard ExampleDundas Dashboard ExampleSSRS 2008 R2: DemoGauges in SSRS 2008Linear Gauges in SSRS 2008What’s a “Sparkline?”
  • Edward Tufte coined this term to describe “intense, simple, word-sized graphics.”
  • From Beautiful Evidence, 2006
  • SSRS 2008 R2: SparklinesNapoleon's March to Moscow: The War of 1812Graphic by Charles Joseph MinardDiscussion, Q & AThank You and See You Next Year!
  • Other Acmeware Sessions
  • 805 DR Reporting Made Easy with SQL Server BI Tools – Tuesday 1:00pm (Jamie McDonald)
  • 385 Digital Dashboards and Data Repository - Thursday 10:00am (Ian Proffer)
  • 382 Report Development in a MEDITECH 6.0+ Environment – Thursday 1:30pm (Glen D’Abate)
  • 384 Security Audits using DR and SQL Tools– Friday 9:30am (Jamie McDonald)
  • 383 SQL Server Upgrade Issues and Version Questions for DR – Friday 3:30pm (Ian Proffer)
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