By Christopher Price

Selecting the right expertise for the duty to construct dashboards and balanced scorecards and get the group to shop for into them, the association wishes entry to info and research instruments to trace development. this can be frequently the place investments in reporting applied sciences, company intelligence instruments, and coaching come into play. corporations use those know-how elements to application their metrics, measures, method maps, and scorecards and to cause them to obtainable and dynamic around the association.

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If you are using a local instance then you can enter localhost. Then select AdventureWorksDW2012 for the database name, as shown in Figure 3-4. 5. Test the connection by clicking the Test Connection button to ensure the data source is valid. Then click OK in both windows to close them. The new AWDW connection will now show in the Solution Explorer under the Shared Data Sources folder. Figure 3-4 NOTE The following examples use the database AdventureWorksDW2012 and the Adventure Works SSAS cube database.

You should only be using industry values if there is a number you need for specific correlation—usually for public consumption and less for strategic analysis. Management must use this information to dig in and find where your organization could be innovative and competitive. Chapter 1 ■ Introduction to Balanced Scorecards How Do You Know It’s Working? How do you know if your balanced scorecards and dashboards are working? Hopefully, you’re seeing business metrics that are increasing and decreasing in the right places, but the trick is implementing a formal process for constantly reviewing and adjusting the tools.

The first item to create is the data source. 1. Right-click the Shared Data Sources folder in the Solution Explorer and select Add New Data Source. 37 38 Part II ■ Building and Extending Dashboards and Balanced Scorecards 2. Name the data source AWDW and make sure Microsoft SQL Server is selected in the type drop-down menu. 3. Click the Edit button to open the Connection Properties. The Server name and Database name are needed to create a connection. 4. Enter your Server name. If you are using a local instance then you can enter localhost.

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