BIS Web Intelligence (Week 4)

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  1. Types of business reports
    • Schedule/Standard
    • Key-indicator
    • Exception
    • Drill-down
    • Ad-hoc
  2. Schedule/Standard Reports
    • Produced at predefined intervals (weekly,monthly)
    • support routine operations in org.
  3. Key-Indicator reports
    Provide a summary of critical information on recurring basis
  4. Exception reports
    Highlight data out of normal operating range
  5. Drill-Down Reports
    Provide details behind summary values on key-indicator/exception reports
  6. Ad-hoc reports
    Unplanned information requests in which information is gathered to support non-routine decision
  7. Guidelines to display Text
    Case--mixed upper, lower and use conventional punctuation

    Spacing--double spacing if space permits. Place blank line between parag.

    Justification--left text, ragged right margin

    Hyphenation--no hyphenate words btw lines

    Abbreviations--use abbreviations and acronyms only when they are widely understood by users and are significantly shorter than the full text
  8. Benefits from using Color
    • Soothes/strikes eye
    • Accents an uninteresting display
    • Facilitates subtle discriminations in complex displays
    • Emphasizes logical organisation of information
    • Draw attention to warnings
    • Evokes more emotional reactions
  9. Problems of using Color
    • Color pairings may wash out or cause problems for some users (Color blindness)
    • Resolution may degrade with different displays
    • Printing/conversion to other media may not easily translate
  10. Guidelines for displaying tables & lists
    • Use meaningful labels
    • Format columns, rows and text
    • Format numeric, textual and alphanumeric data
  11. Meaningful labels
    • All columns and rows should have meaningful labels
    • Labels should be separated from other information by using highlighting
    • Redisplay labels when data extend beyond single screen or page
  12. Format columns, rows and text
    • Sort in meaningful order
    • Columns and rows should be spaced so information is easily read
    • Allow white space on display
    • Avoid overly fancy fonts
  13. Format numeric, textual and alphanumeric data
    • Right justify numeric data
    • Left justify textual data
    • Break long sequences of alphanumeric data into small groups of 3-4 characters each
  14. Guidelines for selecting Tables vs. Graphs
    • Tables for reading individual data values
    • Graphs for:
    • Quick summary of data
    • Detecting trends over time
    • Comparing points and patterns of different variables
    • Forecasting activities
    • Reporting vast amount of information when relatively simple impressions are to be drawn
  15. Query filter (What)
    Retrieve subset of available data based on filter definition
  16. Query Filter (why)
    • Retrieve and focus only on data you need
    • Hide data from people when they access the document
    • Minimize quantity of data returned to document to optimize performance
  17. Types of filter
    • Predefined
    • Single and multi-value
    • Prompted
    • Complex
  18. Predefined
    Built into the universe
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BIS Web Intelligence (Week 4)
BIS Web Intelligence (Week 4)
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