As if GainSeeker Dashboards could get any better, I keep finding new features to use not only in the Dashboard module, but within the Dashboard Grid!  One advantage of GainSeeker is the ability to visualize real-time data and easily see what is going on at a glance.  The GainSeeker Dashboard can aid in your visual needs!! This enables your team to make better, more timely decisions to improve quality, profitability, and customer experience.

Dashboard Grid Control

Last month, I demonstrated how to create a new Dashboard and showed you how to utilize the Summary option in the Dashboard Grid.  Click here for a refresher.  This month, I am back in the Dashboard Grid, but using a new feature released in GainSeeker V9.1.  This new column property is labeled “Limit to most recent.”  For the data that passed the Date Period and Filter, this column will also filter the most recent data in this field.

Before and After Example

Before the Limit to most recent property was born, one simply created multiple Dashboard Grids.  Here is an example:GainSeeker Suite Dashboard A customer really wanted to see data for the current shift.  In this case, we created three Dashboard Grids and filtered each one to show a different shift for the current day.  If 2nd or 3rd shifts did not happen yet, the grid would simply be blank.  Another option would be to create three separate Dashboards, each one containing a shift.  Now with version 9.1, we can create one Dashboard Grid and utilize the new property as seen below:

GainSeeker Dashboard 2As the Dashboard refreshes and time goes on, the Grid will automatically change from shift to shift when appropriate.  This can minimize the number of Dashboards you have to create while still seeing exactly the  data you want.

Other Stuff

  • Bookmark the “Tech Tips Live Webinar” page.  It shows the next LIVE Webinar, plus videos of past TTL webinars.  January 19th is our next one.  Have you signed up yet??? You better!
  • Just a reminder:  Starting with version 8.9 Microsoft XP is NO LONGER SUPPORTED.  If you have machines still on XP you cannot upgrade to versions 8.9 or greater.  I am hoping that by now (since Microsoft has discontinued support for this a while back) you guys are just fine. Click here for a current list of our supported environments.
  • If you do not have GainSeeker yet, I urge you to schedule a demo! Oh, and if you tell them Jen sent ya, I will sit in on the demo with you to help answer any technical questions you may have.
  • MS SQL server and Linux?? Yup, no problem starting with version 9.1.