February 19, 2008

KPIs are pretty cool things — Key Performance Indicators — because they dynamically assess the value of an object or array and then assess them on certain criteria. So you could list all your stores, and the ones with sales of over $N will be shown in green, all with sales below $D in red, and everything in between will be yellow. You could use KPIs on a map (we’re trying to do this right now with the new Locator 2.0 — using the BDC Mapper Web Part from the BDC Metaman team. It would look like this:

BDC Mapper Web Part in action

Here’s a shot from MS for a KPI “dahsboard”:

KPI dashboard

Finally, there’s a great post from Rehm Angul on this — just a good overview:



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