5 Second Feature: Reusable Gauges (with bonus video!)

February 25, 2015

Another quick peek at a unique TARGIT feature that helps you make powerful, customized gauges
I recently upgraded a company to the most recent version of TARGIT Decision Suite 2014. After the upgrade, the CEO called me and asked how he could create and configure his own TARGIT gauges. As you can imagine I was extremely proud that the message of the importance of data visualization had reached this level of the organization. 

Now let's fast-forward a few weeks. This week that same CEO invited me into his office to show me the result of his hard work. He had created a dashboard with TARGIT gauges that presented all the KPIs needed to give a comprehensive overview of the performance of the business and key employees. I told myself, "Now he truly gets the power of data visualization!"

This got me thinking about why TARGIT gauges are so exceptional. Therefore, as part of my ongoing series on unique TARGIT features, I'd like to share the TARGIT re-usable gauge feature with you today. And be sure to check out my previous 5 Second Feature posts on Dynamic Comparisons and the Magic Drop tool

In addition to TARGIT already shipping with loads of standard and timeless gauges right out of the box, TARGIT also lets you design your own gauges. However, this is not what makes TARGIT unique, as most BI tools today allow you to create gauges for individual dashboards. What makes this feature special is that TARGIT enables you to create re-usable gauges that can be used on any TARGIT dashboard and on any data set. 

Have a look at how easy it is to create powerful TARGIT gauges like the one below. (Okay, this one isn't five seconds, but it's worth the extra two minutes, I swear!)

Finally, "Bob's you're uncle," you now have the ability to create first class dashboards and management analysis.


So next time you want to create your own gauges and have the courage to act, contact your TARGIT consultant and I'm sure they'll guide you on your way to building your own powerful dashboards.