If you are looking for a business intelligence solution in the form of dashboard software there are certain features that you should look out for. Choosing the right dashboard software for you is crucial, as this is the tool that will be providing you with the most detailed and accurate overview of the performance of your business. If you do not have the right software you could potentially make badly informed decisions, which could affect the future of your business.
Before you sign up for or purchase any dashboard product, or indeed any business software product, you should carefully go through the list of available features. It is not advisable here to make a hurried decision, or to base your choice on pricing or convenience factors alone. Remember that this software will be the most important tool you possess and that it was worth investing time in your decision.
For a dashboard product to be useful to you, you will need it to be capable of:
- producing results in graph format, along with charts and maps,
- collecting and analyzing data according to a preselected set of rules, as opposed to merely recording.
- presenting your data to you in a clearly laid out fashion. You should acquire information that you can use immediately, not a list of meaningless dates and figures.
Infocaptor has a wide range of output options. You can choose from a number of graphs, charts and maps. For example you can choose to have your data displayed as a pie chart, as shown below.
Alternatively you can choose a series bar chart.
These are just some of the output options that are available with Infocaptor.
Another important feature you should consider when choosing business intelligence solutions is whether the software is easy to use and easy to learn. You do not want to purchase a product that requires extensive training and experience before you or your staff can use it confidently. This can cost you money in many ways. For example, if the software is extremely complex you may have to schedule training days, or even pay for external tutoring on the program. You may also lose money through errors, as your staff try to get to grips with the program, or you could lose money due to the additional time your staff will need to spend working with the unfamiliar program. If you purchase a dashboard product that does not have sufficient support available to customers you may have a lot of difficulties in the long term.
Infocaptor does not require previous programming or dashboarding knowledge. It has been designed to be easy to use, so that you will not have to waste money on consulting and training. It has also been established that businesses who use Infocaptor are at least 60% more productive than teams using other reporting software. There are also extensive and easy to follow tutorials available online, which can be accessed here http://www.infocaptor.com/dashboard-tutorials-videos.
If you are using a web based tool, you should be aware that any and all data you allow the program to access will be saved and stored on the internet. Therefore it is extremely important that adequate security is provided with your BI software. Infocaptor is both desktop and web based. It provides you with exceptional dashboard and data security by using Roles, Categories, Groups, Database features and Dashboard parameters.