New Klipfolio Dashboard Release Incorporates Improvements for Enterprise Dashboard Reporting

Dashboards by Example will now provide coverage of news releases related to business intelligence dashboard products, vendors and news. Thanks to the suggestions by Dashboard Spy readers who want their business intelligence news collected in one place – the Dashboards by Example blog!

I forsee typical news coverage taking the following form: First a reprint of the news release as issued by the source (software vendor, industry source, educational institute, etc) and then a followup in a separate post of those truly interesting news items.

We start the series with a news release from Klipfolio, Inc. concerning the release of version 5.1 of their desktop dashboard for business.

It’s an interesting time in the business intelligence software space. Some dashboard software vendors such as Klipfolio suggest tough economic times are actually good for the dashboard business due to the increased scrutiny on performance.

Media Release                                                                              


Raising the Bar on Operational Performance Dashboard Software

Klipfolio Dashboard 5.1 Improves KPI Reporting and Mass Notification for the Desktop


Ottawa, Canada – May 26, 2009: Klipfolio, Inc., the leading developer of desktop dashboard software for operational performance management, today announced the immediate availability of Klipfolio Dashboard 5.1. The enterprise dashboard application incorporates improvements requested by a growing Fortune 1000 customer community.


“With Klipfolio Dashboard we make faster, better decisions based on what’s happening now, not what’s already happened”, says Richard Woodruff, PNC Corporate Help Desk. “Our KPIs are based on data from all our systems, so we’re leveraging our existing technology for maximum benefit.”

Klipfolio Marketing Dashboard

Klipfolio Marketing Dashboard


Klipfolio Dashboard 5 was embraced by departments that demand real-time performance and efficiency such as Sales, Help Desk organizations and the supply-chain and the enhancements in the 5.1 release build upon that strength with new features that include:


·       Sparklines for visual displays of historic trends. Programmed right in Klipfolio Dashboard, sparklines show at-a-glance performance trends in highly visible but unobtrusive desktop Klips.

·       Enhanced CSV handling for exports from other data systems and performance improvements for parsing large amounts of data.

·       Custom prefixes and suffixes including currency symbols and units of measure to add specific and regional context to numeric values and performance indicators.

·       Mass notification allowing enterprises and campuses to communicate with their workforce or student body using ad hoc or event-driven alerts on the desktop.


“With their last full release, features like multi-level drill-down or filtering along with support for XML, ODBC and SOAP helped Klipfolio gain momentum in the enterprise space,” says Lyndsay Wise, Chief Analyst at Wise Analytics. “This 5.1 update appears to build on that and the mass notification abilities are well-timed for a growth market”.


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About Klipfolio Inc.

Klipfolio develops Klipfolio Dashboard — the desktop dashboard for business — to help the Fortune 1000 increase the visibility of business information for faster, informed decisions that improve performance and profitability. Klipfolio Dashboard is the only enterprise dashboard that presents information directly on the desktop where it’s always visible, accessible, and actionable. Founded in 2001, Klipfolio is privately held and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Clients include Intel, Staples, EMC, and Lufthansa. For more information, visit


For more information visit, call +1.877.233.6149 US and Canada or +1.613.233.6149 Worldwide, or email


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For more information, please contact:

Allan Wille

Klipfolio Inc.

P +1-613-233-6149



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