Scorecards, Dashboards

History.   2000 and prior, companies’ small to enterprise navigated their business from finance reports, market conditions and intuition; some decisions were even made on “gut feel”.  Some results were haphazard; wins paid for losses.

Today. Current technology (eg. Broadband, WiFi and Software as as Service (SaaS)) has made it possible to see Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in real time from a computer connected to the Internet. These Business Intelligence (BI) tools make it possible to see KPIs as Scorecards arranged in a Dashboard. (Note: With certain user rights, you can drill into the figures to a relative granular level to see the data making up the Scorecard.)

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Advantages of SaaS.  Some enterprise e-suite executives consider these tools’ commodities to perform their role. For a small business, having access to them without the expense of on-premise hardware and software is a tremendous savings; the scalable nature of the tool [and data center partner] is equally appealing. The biggest expense of using SaaS [Financial] Dashboards are the APIs that integrate your accounting system with the service; software consultants write APIs.

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How I Help.  You’ll notice that my comprehensive background (finance, accounting and I.T.) can be a Single Point of Contact to assess your needs for these services, get it installed and train you to use it. If you’d like to learn more, please fill out the “Request a Consultation” form to the right of the screen, putting “Scorecard/Dashboard” in the subject line. I’ll reply within 24hrs to arrange an exploratory conference call. Thanks for reading; perhaps I’ll hear from you soon. ###