A High-level View of the Business with Drillable Graphics

Report
A View of the Business
with Drillable Graphics
Southern Computer Measurement Group
May, 2012
Martha Hays
Agenda
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The issues
One look at all of your resources
IT Tile Chart
– How it works
– Extending the possibilities with Stored Processes
SAS BI Dashboard
Today’s IT Issues
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Resources are growing
– Numbers
– Size
– Volume of information
Reports are growing
Fewer Analysts to develop and use
Need
– a capability to view and analyze a large quantity of
resources
– a quick and easy development process
– A report to focus attention on the issues that
require action
Reports that Focus
Overview
tile chart
BI
Dashboard
What is a Tile Chart?
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Technically, a rectangular tree map
– Heat Map
– Tile Map
– Heat Chart
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SAS calls it a Tile Chart
What is a Tile Chart?
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Technically, a rectangular tree map
Designed to:
– View a large quantity of data
– Visualize hierarchical data
– Show many levels of detail
– Use limited visual space
– Limit use of labeling
– Use data tips or “mouse over” capability
– Link to other tile charts, graphs, tables, or Web sites
Accessed through a Web browser or portal
The Original Idea
The chart is designed to view a large quantity of
hierarchical based data in a limited space.
Each unique category combination is represented by a
rectangular “tile” with size and color determined by
response variables.
These tiles are placed in a hierarchal arrangement.
One version created by smartmoney.com is called the
Map of the Market, which visualizes the stock market.
(www.smartmoney.com/map-of-the-market)
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What does it Look Like?
An existing Tile Chart as seen through the SAS
Information Delivery Portal
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What does it Look Like?
Hierarchical organization
Current level of hierarchy is the only label
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What does it Look Like?
A color-gradient legend provides a key to the value of
the tile colors
A data tip with detail information
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Drill-Down Hierarchy
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Here is a link to a stored process with prompts:
http://sasbi.demo.sas.com:8080/SASStoredProcess/do?
_program=/BIP%20Tree/Daily_CPU&Machine={&1}
&date={&2}&_odsstyle=ITRMDefault
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The drill-down hierarchy passes prompt values from
the current tile to a stored process.
Creating a Stored Process
Creating a stored process makes the underlying code
available for execution from other SAS applications
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Demo of a SAS Tile Chart
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What Is a Dashboard?
Dashboards are information delivery tools:
 used to graphically display key metrics within an
organization.
 primarily used as a way to summarize information for
decision support purposes.
Corporate dashboards have existed for many years, as
has the ability to create them using various SAS
software products.
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What Is a BI Dashboard?
SAS BI Dashboard
 Bi Dashboard enables the rapid creation and
deployment of dashboards that display data from a
wide variety of data sources and systems.
 A dashboard is a way to represent numbers in an
easily consumable, graphical form. Dashboards display
information in such a way that the information can be
interpreted and monitored at a glance.
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Dashboard support many types of gages and
graphs
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Dashboards
can display
one or two
analysis variables
at a time.
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Display Types
Different display types are used for visually displaying
information on a dashboard.
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Configuration Icons
Further customize the indicator by configuring:
 links to other dashboards, graphs or stored processes
 alerts
 gauge properties.
Not all display types enable
you to access each of the
different configuration icons.
Define
indicator links
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Define indicator
alerts
Define gauge
properties
Demo of a BI Dashboard
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The Business Value
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Identify issues at a glance
Details in the data tips
Drill down to specific information
Save the time of looking through hundreds of reports
Suggested uses
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We have seen:
– Stock changes
– IT Resource usage
– Sales representative performance
You might also use:
– Division / region / store / sales
– Inventory status
– Customer satisfaction by service or product
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Questions?
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