Samples

Below are some of my own dashboard samples, some work, some don’t, but all show what’s possible with Xcelsius,
I’ve worked for SAP for almost 7 years and have spent that time specialising in Business Intelligence and Dashboard Design, I hope you enjoy.

My thanks as always to Ryan Goodman at Centigon Solutions for the use of his excellent Xcelsius plugins. I’ve used both the GMaps and Sort components extensively in my work.

5 Responses to Samples

  1. Lars says:

    Hi Daniel,
    I like the one to right in the lower line, but why did you use different scalings?
    I made your quiz and I “learned” that one have to scale correctly to allow comparisons between the diagrams.
    We -- graphomate from germany -- developed an Addon for Xcelsius which makes it really easy to develop clear and meaningful dashboards.
    Please have a look at http://www.graphomate.com/demos.html … all made with Xcelsius! Until now only german … sorry, Lars

    • Daniel Davis says:

      Lars,

      Very nice add-in, there are some very good charts in Xcelsius but some are just missing! Sometimes you can be creative and overlay one on another but it’s nice to see an add-in offering additional functionality.

      Regards

      Daniel
      P.S. new Screen Capture page available.

  2. Ahmed says:

    Hi Daniel, I got Really Impressed witht eh Dashboard Design and Implementation for your Score cards, whihc makes me Curious to know how you have managed the Dataflow in the Dashboards. I’ll be grateful to you if you can send me the Xlfs for the Dashboards.
    Thanks --

    • admin says:

      Ahmed,

      The most important element of the design is of course the spreadsheet model. The look and feel / the eye candy / the funk comes later so time spent on the spreadsheet is critical. However there is nothing special about the data movement etc. I use a lot of Vlookups() (shouldn’t really as they are fat functions) and I use a lot of hidden combo boxes -- you can use those to move data around a model. It’s a clever trick because the ‘default’ selection of a combo can be a cell. So if you use some control to set a cell, a hidden combo can pick that value up, set itself to that value and it’s FILTERED ROW capability can then move data without the user touching the combo box.

      Actually just look at this example:

      http://www.thedavisgang.com/bobj/datamodel.swf

      You do not need to use the combo box, just the number wheel and you’ll that you can move data round a model using any control you want / need. You can get the source here:

      http://www.thedavisgang.com/bobj/Datamodel.zip

      The XLF is included and shows how this works.

      Regards

      Daniel

  3. Damian says:

    Daniel, Great job have you done!
    I am currently developing some Dashboard for different areas in our company.
    I got different ideas from many web sites but the problem is that I am new in this and take me a long time to make it.
    Do you have some samples of XLF file to share in order better details about how they are built?
    Thanks in advance

    Regards,
    Damián

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