For a startup or small business it is very important to track certain things apart from revenues and expenses.
A startup could be selling a subscription service, a downloadable component, mobile app and so on.
A startup also has raised some funds either through family/friends or incubator and VCs
A startup is attacking on various fronts to gain traction. It outsources some marketing, does some inhouse SEO, does in-house Social media marketing.
A startup is trying to lay the foundation brick by brick for this multi-dimensional structure.
InfoCaptor released the free online dashboard for every small business user in the entire universe.
With the online dashboard a small biz owner can automate its entire business reporting and set it on auto-pilot.
As a small business owner or a startup founder, there are gazillions of tasks that need to be performed on a day to day basis. If this is not enough the task list for a small operation keeps changing on a day to day basis. It is like a never ending loop of tasks that automatically get lined up for you to finish them.
Reporting and dashboards is very crucial for any business to survive and grow. Today InfoCaptor empowers this startup founders and small biz owners to use this free business intelligence tool, setup the key metrics, display them on a spare monitor and set it on auto-pilot. From time to time keep making tweaks to it and that is all needed to start your own monitoring system.
For little data savvy dashboards where you want to display critical financial information, sometimes you need the software in-house.
InfoCaptor has released the self hosted dashboard solution that you can easily deploy it on your own computer, laptop or central server within your department.
This is an amazing option and everyone should take benefit of this opportunity.
Whether you deal with Big Data or small Data, InfoCaptor self hosted solution will work efficiently for your needs.
You can check the Dashboard solutions
If you wish to test drive the self hosted solution then grab this download link
And here are the instructions on how to install Dashboard and start on your local PC
Ever imagined your dashboard could sing?
Ever wondered if the widgets on your dashboard could shake and dance?
Ever imagined you could design your dashboard like a flowchart and move your magic wand and “Boom!” the flowchart starts displaying real time metrics.
Ever wondered a cloud based Dashboard SAAS service that is dead easy to use but is also cheaper?
InfoCaptor recently announced the availability of its innovative dashboard solution and is absolutely free of cost.
Nope, there are no restrictions of any kind. Just login and start creating beautiful dashboards.
InfoCaptor Enterprise (my.infocaptor.com) enables the small business owner and the startup founder to track important key metrics for their business and websites. It allows the user to build any number of dashboards and track all kinds of metrics in one single place.
It enables the small business owner and the startup founder to
+ Track visitors and pageviews for website.
+ Track Twitter, Facebook, Google plus and Feedburner follower metrics.
+ Track how fast is the website and monitor if it went down.
+ Track the number of user signups and activity for the website and SAAS applications.
+ Track Other dozens of Startup and Small business pre-built metrics (backlinks, SEO rank, Alexa rank etc).
+ Extract financial and operational information stored in spreadsheets and database (including Google spreadsheet).
You should go checkout https://my.infocaptor.com and get yourself a free account
Whether you build dashboards using OBIEE, Cognos or SAP Business Objects, it is always a pain to build quick dashboard prototypes to demonstrate users and build project momentum.
Project Momentum is very important in predicting the outcome of your new project proposal.
- How soon can you show your new client
- What can you demonstrate
- What is your process
- How unique and innovative are you
Before the client approaches you for a quote and a POC they have definitely done some internal research and probably installed the basic setup. So why waste time in demonstrating the same packaged OBIEE stuff which your client has already done it by visiting various blogs and updates on the web.
What is so unique that you can demonstrate?
- Build some innovative dashboard design patterns
This is something that will catch your client’s attention among heaps of other consultant companies.
But producing them is time consuming with the toolset itself.
So why not just build some cool wireframes and prototypes and send your unique approach to your potential client?
This is so easy. Just login to https://www.wireframes.org and build your dashboard prototype, add some cool visualization, comments and demonstrate how different your dashboard can be.
For e.g OBIEE is fully web based and using jquery and various plugins it is possible to completely blow the minds of everyone when you demonstrate something so cool done in OBIEE which no one has ever dared to do it till now.
Personal Wireframe application that runs in the browser
?MockupTiger Personal Edition? is an excellent way of doing wireframes in the browser without the heavy baggage of server or database.
Our Enterprise edition comes with complete user management system and uses MySQL database to maintain all the information. It also needs a webserver to operate.
MockupTiger Personal Edition is an extremely innovative way of delivering the same experience without the need of a webserver and a database system.
How is that possible?
Here is what we did
- Modern browsers such as Chrome come with their own database system and one such system is called as “localstorage“
- We singled out all the needed database objects that are needed to create projects and mockups
- We redesigned the system using only localstorage
- We kept the User Interface as it is.
- So now the entire MockupTiger application is bundled into a single HTML file. No need of a webserver or database system.
What are the benefits?
- Tiny footprint
- Just visit the URL and keep using it.
- Disconnected from internet? No problem. The application does not need it anymore. It is all within your browser.
- Every mockup or wireframe that you can build using Enterprise Edition is possible in the personal Edition
- Export to JSON and PNG
- Just onetime payment
Get MockupTiger license Mockuptiger Personal Edition
Wireframe software – new update Groups, full screen presentation
Enterprise Class Group and project management features are now available with a single click to the Dashboard.
Download MockupTiger Wireframes. It is the best time saving application you will download for prototyping
Mockuptiger allows you to create any number of groups. Each member of your team can create their own groups. Groups is like the “Circles” feature in Google plus.
Groups can represent full company, it can represent individual small teams, it can represent individual clients of a web design agency or a small department of a big company
. It is a simple and very powerful concept. This power is available when you use Mockuptiger to build your wireframes and prototypes.
Groups is a very powerful and simple concept. If you are a web agency then every client and members working for them is part of a small group. ?ClientA group? and ?ClientB group?.
If you are a big organization then each small team can be a group ?Web design group?, ?Software Development Group? and so on.
A group is like an umbrella, you can add users to the group and users can share their projects to the group. So now every member of the group can see all the projects in the group. Project access is tightly controlled through the dashboard.
Each user can create groups
Each user can add members to its own groups
Each user in the group can share their own projects to the group
Each user who shares their project can control the Editor and viewership of their own content
Every user in the group can atleast view each and every project in the group
Not every user can edit the projects and pages in the group
You can now share your documents to public by simply providing the link.
Clickable wireframes allows for unique presentation ways of mockups to your clients
See, how easy it is!
But wait, sharing the URL does not mean you lose control over it. You need to make the document public through the dashboard. And yes, once public you can always revoke the public access.
Read more about Group and project management for wireframe and prototyping
HTML5 Font rendering is tricky. It is not consistent across browsers.
Read how MockupTiger fixed the font rendering issue. You will also notice that with the fix, it is now possible to add any of your favourite font for wireframes. Why just limit to Comic Sans or Arial. Try the Google web fonts for instance.
Difference between a static and dynamic dashboard
Did you ever imagine that you can simply punch some data
and create beautiful dashboards?
Dashboards that are static in nature?
So what is a static Dashboard?
A dashboard where you build the charts first and then punch data inside the charts. Later when you have new updates, you come back and edit the data directly. You can use these kind of simple dashboards without any technical knowledge.
They are so easy to use, just drag the charts from the library and then update the data.
One such mechanism of creating static dashboard is discussed here using Mockuptiger.
Read more about Static Dashboards