Online Demos of Visual KPI
Want to see how Visual KPI will look in your web browser or on your device? The best way is to try it for yourself on your favorite device by visiting the Visual KPI demo from the browser.
We have several demo sites that use SQL Server, Excel and the OSIsoft PI System (PI Server and PI AF) as data sources, all running in the cloud on Microsoft Azure. Click here to see the default demo in a new window and follow the text below to make sure you don't miss the good stuff. You can also choose other industry demos if you prefer:
|Power Generation||[Our default demo] Power generation organized by region and facility (US example), with GeoMaps and all features utilized. If you can only go to one demo, make it this one!|
|Biotech||Life sciences manufacturing, organized by geography|
|Food||Food processing (dairy example) organized by geography and facility|
|Mining||Mining/metals organized by discipline and area (light background option)|
|NERC / CIP||NERC/CIP regulatory compliance demo|
|Oil & Gas Refining||Oil & gas refining global operations (light background option w/custom logo)|
|Pipeline||Sample demo for a large O&G pipeline operation similar to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. A great example integrating many types of metrics and incorporating GIS data for mapping.|
|Transmission / Dist||T&D power demo organized by asset type|
Above is a demonstration of how Visual KPI could be used to monitor a fleet of cruise ships (or anything, for that matter) and the key operations of each one. The data has been divided by ship, area of each ship, sub-areas, categories and then KPIs, but it could just as easly be organized by department, geographic location, or any other way that works for your organization. In addition, all names, colors and attributes are easily defined or changed using the Visual KPI Designer (based on Microsoft Excel).
1. Groups / KPI Roll-Up View (default home screen)
This is a visual summary or dashboard of how all of your KPIs are performing, based on percentage. For example, the size of the green portion relative to the other colors shows the percentage of KPIs that are in a "good" state or performing as expected. You can click the name of each row to drill one level deeper, or click the bar itself to view a map of the associated KPIs.
2. KPI Map View
At any level in the application, choosing the KPI Map view shows you a graphical heat map of all the KPIs in that level. This view adapts to the size of screen you are working with and how many KPIs are visible (e.g. many KPIs on a small screen shows just colored boxes, while fewer KPIs or a larger screen will show values inside each box - either way, clicking on a box will show the detail of that box no matter how small your screen is.
3. Scorecard / KPI List View
At any level, you can also click this icon to see a scorecard /list view of your KPIs, including their status, actual and target values and a sparkline trend that gives you a visual indication of recent activity. This is an easy way to see a lot of information quickly on one screen.
4. Trend View
On any screen in Visual KPI that you see a status icon for a KPI or value, you can instantly see a real-time trend of that value. These trends are highly configurable, including the ability to go back in time, change the time scale, defined and custom time ranges, and much more. You can even define custom ad-hoc trends right from your device using the [icon] icon. This includes comparing multiple values or the same value at different times and more (up to 10 pens on one screen). Here are a few live examples of custom trends: [link, link, link]
5. Bar Chart View
This view is used to see a list of KPIs as they related to their defined limits. Not only does it show their status (color), but it includes marks for the target value, high and low limits, etc. This is another great way to visually see how things are performing relative to your expectations.
6. Group Map View
This is an advanced heat map for KPIs that is focused on Alert conditions. It shows the top 5 KPIs for any group and highlights those KPIs that have changed recently (configurable time limit). This makes it a hybrid of the KPI Map View and Alerts with visual context.
Right from your smartphone, tablet or browser, just about everything is Visual KPI can be filtered, pivoted or sorted to provide even more context. Want to remove all the "good" or "out-of-service" KPIs so you are just looking at things that may need your attention? Easy. What about pivoting and sorting your views by custom attributes you define, such as showing what "type" of KPIs are having the most problems (e.g. Coal vs. Gas, production vs. environmental vs. compliance)? The possibilites are endless.
8. Sharing with others
Visual KPI is great for sharing information quickly and in context with your teams. These links point to exactly what you are looking at, not just a link to the application. Want to share an ad-hoc trend you created that compares some values at another point in time? No problem (here's an example: [link]). Most importantly, it does this securely by sharing links that contain no data which insures that nothing leaks to anyone who doesn't have access. No screen shots, no attachments - nothing that could fall into the wrong hands.
Alerts aren't a screen type, but are a quick snapshot of an event that you define such as a value crossing a limit (low or high). The alerts can be configured to be sent to individuals, groups, or even custom values such as "whoever is on duty right now" based on information in your directory or other applications. They are also formatted to be easily read on mobile devices and contain more that just a value to put context to the alert. Below is an example (and you can click on it to see what it links to).