Key Features

The key features of Spectrum Visual Insights™ web interface include:

Key Features Description
Data Sources Stores connection details of how Spectrum Visual Insights™ uses to connect to the external database based on which the reports are to be generated. Refer to Data Sources for more details.
Note: Source connections can have many views.

Acts as the metadata layer that allows you to define which fields, from which tables in your source database can be made available for reporting. Refer to Views for more details.

Note: Multiple reports can be generated based upon any view.
Reports Report can be generated based upon any view.
Note: Reports can be used on one or more dashboard.
Charts/Graphs Provides option to represent data graphs/charts format.
Dashboard Tab Facilitates the creation of customized dashboard, once the report is generated. Report can be generated with one or more reports. The feature is designed to display Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in order to allow quick and clear examination of actual performance. A typical dashboard is designed with high level reports that can drill down to more detail when required. You can display all key reports on a single page, using tabs to organize by subject and type.
Storyboard Helps you create slide shows with fully functional reports, text, images, and videos. You can share your storyboard with various users, collaborate with other viewers of the storyboard for reviews on slides, and also make private notes on the slides during presentation.
Collaboration Allows you to collaborate by using various features such as 'Timeline', which help track events occurring within the system. You can comment on reports, perform discussions while referencing to several reports simultaneously, perform annotations on dates so that you can comment on the occurred events leading to trend changes and more.

Version 12 SP1 onwards, Visual insights is a standalone application, which can be installed anywhere as opposed to the compulsion of installing it at Spectrum™ Technology Platform location in the earlier versions. The table below gives a comparative list of upgrades in Visual Insights.

Earlier versions Version 12 SP1 onwards
Repository set up through scripts Repository set up done along with installation.
Runs on Spectrum™ Technology Platform It is standalone and runs in its own environment. It can be installed anywhere, not necessarily at Spectrum™ Technology Platform location.
Log in is customized for Spectrum™ Technology Platform users only. Spectrum™ Technology Platform users need new credentials to log in to SVI.
Creation of roles through Management Console User management to be done in SVI, using the pre-defined roles.
List of model stores available automatically in the Admin Console. Users need to import these using their login credentials User needs to create individual connections to the Model Stores
Automated creation of Views after importing Model Store Views need to be created after connecting to Model Store.
Default content category and subcategory called as Visual Insights Reports and Visual Insights Entities are available to the user There are no default categories. User needs to create categories.
Upgrade is a part of Spectrum™ Technology Platform upgrade process To upgrade user data, this version requires exporting user-created components from 12.0 version and importing it back to the Visual Insights12.1 installation.
Note: Upcoming versions will provide a separate upgrade installer.