At last, you can now design customised dashboards for your timeware® users! Included in timeware® Professional 2021 is a brand-new application called Dashboard Designer which gives you access to an amazing array of tools enabling you to display data in graphs, charts and gauge formats. The dashboards you design can be saved and run by your customers through another new application, the Dashboard and Report Viewer. Remember that the Viewer can run on PCs that do not have the full timeware® application installed.
Dashboards may contain information from a number of sources, not just the timeware® SQL database. The designer allows the consolidation of multiple data sources including JSON, OLAP, CSV, .XLSX and Federated database systems into a single dashboard. Obtaining information from multiple resources provides the developer with the tools to produce detailed dashboards containing the most important information.
The timeware® dashboard designer is based around the DevExpress Extra Dashboard technologies. This application is designed to be used by people with basic coding experience. Darren Pressley (NTD), Mark Woods (NETR) and Sean Aspinall (ATS) should have no problems getting their head around this new application! There are a number of YouTube tutorial videos available to help you understand the basic principles but please remember that Ross Killen from Celtic Productions is a timeware® Integration Partner officially authorised to develop dashboards and reports, (contact details on page 41).