HMIs: Software as a service captures diverse data into enterprise dashboard

Timely, relevent operational performance in a hurry, says myDials CEO tells Control Engineering. See screen shot and data aggregation diagram.

02/26/2009


Links provide more about dashboards

Related reading:
- Data for dashboards without IT;
- Software dashboards ;
- Why HMIs Are Everywhere ; and
- Create real-time dashboards with drag-and-drop ease

Oak Brook, IL – Data aggregation via software into a dashboard isn't new, but Wayne Morris, CEO of myDials says implementation of myDials software as a service (SaaS) is an order of magnitude quicker than traditional dashboard approaches (as quick as one to two weeks). Morris visited Control Engineering in Oak Brook in February; myDials is based in Lafayette, CO. See photo and diagram below.
The myDials dashboard, Morris says, provides:
• Superior usability by ensuring adoption by all decision makers and Interactive Visual Analysis enables quick issue identification;
•Holistic view of performance combines business, financial and operational data; ensures key performance indicator (KPI) calculations and aggregations are consistent and embedded; and analyzes performance drivers (KPDs) as well as outcomes (KPIs);
•Identify and correct performance issues quickly because metrics are updated and alerts generated immediately data changes;
•Low cost and low risk, and is quick to deliver value with a SaaS delivery model and embedded knowledge and expertise; and
•Requires minimal IT involvement with a user interface based on a Web browser and AJAX, without plug-ins, and data can be uploaded, emailed or directly entered.

myDials dashboard software aggregate diverse data

myDials aggregates data from many sources.

As underlying data changes, myDials metrics are immediately processed and visualized, the company says.


This software differs from others, Morris says, because it is "a true multi-tenant and scalable architecture, with ability to update and process in real-time." It also can connect to disparate data sources, and configuration is encapsulated within an XML file. File upload and data entry are permitted, and there's ability to identify suspect data, among other benefits.

An intuitive dashboard helps decision makers at many levels, myDials says.

An intuitive, interactive dashboard enables decision makers to visualize, analyze, and share information quickly, myDials says.


myDials
www.mydials.com

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