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Dashboards 101

iDashboards ViPanels

In this blog I would like to talk about ViPanels. This functionality was introduced with iDashboards Version 8.0 and stands for “Visually Interactive Panel.” ViPanels are part of the iDashboards Panel functionality and are accessible through the iDashboards User Application…

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How to get Embed with iDashboards

For a long time, there have been rumors of iDashboards being embed with SharePoint. But lately, people are hearing rumors of iDashboards being embed with any web page! iDashboards can be embedded into other web-technologies. This topic will provide examples…

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The Product is the Process

A note to the Senior Executives – your “product” is the delivery of information and needs to be updated. In a recent US Today article entitled “How CEOs are Nearly Illiterate about Technology”, Michael Wolff noted that politicians talking about…

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Don’t Sweat the Data Side

iDashboards is the best option for customers looking to interactively visualize and analyze their data through the dashboards they build. When I am out training new customers, I always start out with my introductory remarks by telling the customer that…

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“Star Database”

Last week someone asked me if I knew anything about “Star Database”. At the time, I did not. However, I did know about the Star schema/structure of that “data warehouse”. These tech jargons keep making their way into the discussions…

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Keep Calm and Chart On

I’ll let you in on a secret. Your charts don’t have to be perfect. There, I’ve said it, so now you know. Go forth, build charts, and let me know your thoughts in the comments. Oh, you are still reading?…

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Cascading Parameters Solution

The new drilldown type “Dashboard Parameters” in v8.0 will allow a chart type to pass parameter values to every other chart on the dashboard if it is designed to do so. Subsequently, this allows use of a ViFrame chart for…

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Calling All Hoteliers: What is your data doing for you?

I recently returned from a trip to Minneapolis after attending this year’s HITEC show. As an HFTP member (Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals), it’s always a pleasure to connect with peers and discover what they’re doing at their properties. However,…

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Identity Theft

Just a few weeks ago, you may have been known as the resident “Dashboard Designer”. But with the launch of v8.0, your identity has been stolen by a feature called “Dashboard Designer”. Sorry for the late notice if you’ve already…

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April Data Brings May Dashboards

We live in a world of clichés and sayings. I spend over 50% of my time travelling to customer engagements and I hear a lot of regional sayings while teaching people how to visualize their data with iDashboards. And, I…

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