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When we launched Q Series (with Q200 for Sage 200), we made a commitment to use the insights our customers provide to continuously improve the solution. Here is a preview of some of the new fetures we have built into Release 2...
Actual V Target
Let's face it, we all have targets to meet and beat.
Track performance against budgets and targets, with our new Summary Screen. Clear Charts, with auto highlighting of under / over performance.
Looks good on an iPad too!
Butterfly charts (with auto highlighting) allow to analyze multiple KPIs at the same. Switch perspective with one click (Customer, Product, Sales Person etc.). Drill and zone in on the highlights and problem areas, all from one chart.
You know the scenario. The meeting is about to start, you need some key figures to bring with you. Instant Reports allows you to build a custom report in seconds.
Simply pick the data and KPIs you want to see on the report, and it is instantly there. You can save reports for future use,
Switch between chart types with one click, to get the best view of your data.
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As we launch Q200 – Our new QlikView solution for Sage 200 Customers, we would like to share with you some of the great new QlikView 11 features we exploited to build Q200.
Using the new features in QlikView 11 reduced our time to market by 20% compared to QlikView 10, and allowed us to include some fantastic new Business Discovery capabilities for our Q200 customers. QlikView already rates #1 with Gartner for ‘Satisfaction with Development Tools’, so it is fair to assume QlikView 11 will maintain this rating!
A common scenario we come across is to provide KPI analysis charts, allowing the customer to select the KPI to display, and analyse KPI performance over time, and across a range of dimensions.
With QlikView 11 Conditional Expressions this is a snap. Tick the ‘Conditional box, on the Expression Tab, of a chart, add your condition and you are done. The final screen in the Q200 Sales Order app looks like this. Clean and tidy.. Prior to QlikView 11 we would have needed 14 charts or complex expressions to create these charts, now we have 2 charts and simpler expressions.
With Q200 we aimed to produce the most useful analysis for the widest number of Sage 200 customers. The new Alternate States features were a big help. We know that customers like to compare product lines and products to each other. For example, a grocery retailer may compare the sales volumes and profitability of one product line (e.g. Snack Foods) to another (e.g. Beverages). Using QlikView 11 Alternate States we allow Q200 customers to select any 2 groups of products and compare them directly. The customer is in the driving seat!
Understanding which products, customers, sales people and locations are driving Sales Performance is of central importance to our customers. There are often valuable insights to be discovered by cross-analysing and comparing Sales across multiple dimensions. Brushing and linking is a great way to provide this understanding. Alternate States in QlikView 11 delivered this insight via a concise set of charts.
Find out more about Q200 here.
See here for a full run down of the new features in QlikView 11, including the great new server collaboration features.
So, after wiping away my tears after the terrible performance by England in the World Cup, perhaps now is the time to consider the Key Performance Indicators for the next England manager. This, of course, assumes that Fabio Capello does the right thing and resigns.
I think that it is important to consider the Key Performance Indicators that should be set for the new manager. Using the criteria that they should be quantifiable measurements, agreed to beforehand, that reflect the critical success factors of an organization and its objectives it is time that the Football Association come up with some useful KPIs. From this they can then carry out some reasonable business analysis to measure the success or, more likely, the failure of the new manager.
The most obvious Key Performance Indicator should be results. This is too simple unless it includes measure such as the quality of the opposition. Thus a win against San Moreno is of less value than one against Spain.
More difficult, but just as important, will be the quality of the team. This could include measures such as time of possession, passes completed and shots on goal. It will mean that targets for improvements could be made for each measure.
Another Key Performance Indicator might be team selection and motivation. This will be much more difficult to measure but could include player ratings. It would mean that should a player receive a rating of say six or less out of ten then he would be considered either out of position or not fully motivated.
Analysing and reporting against these Key Performance indicators might help us get a better England manager or, at least, get rid of him before things get really bad.
We at QlikPower put a lot of thought into Key Performance indicators and the analysis required to report on them. We work closely with our customers to produce Key Performance indicators which appropriate to their business. Please contact us if you want to know more.
If you are still interested in the World Cup, though I can't think why, you can become a world master of football facts by looking at the instant tournament insight developed in Qlikview.
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