Dashboard Spy Demo of Klipfolio Dashboard for Web and Mobile

I had the pleasure of being shown the ins and outs of the latest dashboard software product, Klipfolio Dashboard for Web and Mobile. Freshly launched, this dashboard system is a model of clarity in design and usability. Klipfolio President and CEO, Allan Wille, personally takes us through the Klipfolio screens in this video:

Klipfolio Dashboards with The Dashboard Spy from Hubert Lee on Vimeo.

I think you’ll agree that the design of this business intelligence is quite impressive.

In the last few minutes, I ask him about the pricing model.

The Klipfolio Dashboard trial version can be found here: http://app.klipfolio.com

Tag: Klipfolio Dashboard for Web & Mobile. Easily assemble, monitor, and share key performance indicators (KPIs) for your business metrics on any device.



New Dashboard Product: Klipfolio Dashboard for Web and Mobile Version 1.0

New KPI Dashboard Supports all Smartphone and Tablets: Klipfolio Dashboard for Web and Mobile Launches

Successful beta program and industry trends spur the release of version 1.0 for Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile.

Klipfolio News Release Ottawa, Canada September 27, 2011

Klipfolio Inc, the leading provider of KPI dashboards for the enterprise, today launched Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile, which delivers business intelligence and key performance indicators (KPIs) to any browser and any device, such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone, and Google Android phones and tablets.

“Klipfolio’s BI and dashboard strategy is centered on making it easier for users to assemble, monitor, and share key performance indicators,” said Allan Wille, President and CEO of Klipfolio. “Aligning this philosophy with ease of access, ease of deployment, and the tremendous shift in enterprise mobile device adoption, is a natural step for our customers and the industry as a whole.”

Industry research has positioned BI spending at the top of the corporate wish list for the past five years, with operational BI, and now mobile BI, continuing to push adoption even higher. Additionally, with IT departments becoming less tactical, business buyers are looking for solutions that are easier and less expensive to deploy and manage. Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile requires no IT involvement, and allows for line-of-business users to self-serve and create powerful dashboards on their own. Pricing is $20/user/month, with volume discounts available for departmental or enterprise deployments.

The real-time dashboard is being delivered in the cloud as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to enable browser and mobile access to key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards. Klipfolio Dashboard provides a consolidated view of real-time business performance metrics, helping everyone throughout the organization make quicker, more informed decisions, while improving performance and profitability.


Learn more about Klipfolio Dashboard for web and mobile at http://www.klipfolio.com, or sign up directly at app.klipfolio.com.

Manufacturing Operations Dashboard

A reader sent me these pictures of a manufacturing dashboard to post. Take a look. The first shot shows an executive dashboard mounted on the wall of a conference room. I’m pretty sure that dashboard is fake (photoshopped) unless it’s a poster on the wall.

Manufacturing Dashboard in Conference Room

Here’s a close up of the data. It’s hard to see, but the table displays important statistics about a particular product type at one location:

  • How many are presently in process?
  • On average, how long does it take to move a unit through the floor?
  • What’s the first pass yield?
  • Are shipments on plan?
  • When’s the last time anyone tested a product?
  • When’s the last time we communicated with the floor?

Totals are provided in the far right column and bottom row. As manufacturing events, tests, and measurements occur on the different floors around the world, resulting statistics are immediately updated on the board.

Operations data dashboard

CTO Twitter Dashboard

Check out this simple yet engaging dashboard comprised of a panel of the latest tweets from CTOs from across a range of companies. A couple of factors that I find compelling: The tweets are all from Chief Technical Officers, the CTOs are arranged by market niche of the companies that they work for, and sometimes the content is just darn funny!

If you are a CTO, get your tweets on this dashboard: CTO Twitter Dashboard

CTO Twitter Dashboard

Twitter CTO Dashboard

How to Build a Project Management Template in Excel

Excellent tutorial and templates on using Microsoft Excel for project management. Yes, it’s a paid resource, but not very costly and well worth it. What am I talking about? The Chandoo Project Management Templates.

Here’s the scoop. Go to this link: Project Management Templates and you’ll see that the first section is entirely about project management templates using Excel.

Here’s a great post explaining how to build a project status dashboard:

Project Status Dashboard in Excel

You’ll go from this to this:

Project Status Dashboard

Windows 8 Server Manager Dashboard

Dashboard Spy readers have long heard me say that the dashboard is the new homepage. Every application and operating system I can think of would benefit from a homepage that shows status, metrics and is laid out in an easy-to-understand user interface. That leads to the dashboard, naturally. It is here to stay as the layout of choice for the display of information rich pages.

Microsoft has been saying how the Windows 8 design will have a dashboard-centric user interface that makes heavy use of tiled information portlets.

A screenshot has leaked of the Windows 8 Server Manager Dashboard. Take a look:

windows 8 server manager dashboard

windows 8 screenshot

Hurricane Tracker Dashboard

Take a look at this excellent example of a dashboard that effectively combines various business intelligence dashboard graphics and GIS interface elements to provide a data rich yet highly usable experience. It’s a Hurricane Tracking Dashboard.

Depending on when you are viewing this dashboard, of course, it will show different storms.

Here’s a screenshot right after Labor Day 2011. Hurricanes are on my mind of course because of the effects of Hurricane Irene on Long Island, New York, home of The Dashboard Spy. We lost power for 6 days!

Take a look at this screenshot:

Hurricane tracker dashboard

To view this dashboard live, go here:

Hurricane Tracker Dashboard

When Dashboards Can Mean Life or Death

How critical is the data on your business intelligence dashboard? Yes, we all say that our data is important – but can your data mean the difference between life and death? I’m not kidding – I mean that literally. Take a look at the data dashboard hanging on the wall of this operating room:

Operating Room Dashboard

Operating Room Dashboard

Read more about this critical medical dashboard here:

Operating Room Dashboards

The “LiveData OR Dashboard” integrates information from across the enterprise throughout the perioperative process.

Hubert Lee
The Dashboard Spy

Northeastern Earthquake Infographic

Dashboard Topic: Infographic on Virginia Earthquake / NorthEastern Earthquake. Yes, I did feel the northeastern earthquake. It was a magnitude 5.8 earthquake with an epicenter in Mineral, VA. I’m going to collect the infographics related to this quake on this post.

We start with this one from Our Amazing Planet:

Northeastern earthquake infographic

Our Amazing Planet Northeast Earthquake Infographic

By the way, please look at this resource about Northeast Earthquakes (NESEC The Northeast States Emergency Consortium). Here’s an excerpt:

History of earthquakes in the Northeastern States

North East States Earthquake Activity