We are excited to announce some awesome improvements in Prescience in the June 2019 release. This also includes a major overhaul of the way dashboards work in Prescience. Let’s jump right in.
New Dashboard Look and Feel
Our developers have been busy redoing the entire dashboard functionality from scratch. This includes improving the way users create and manage dashboards. It also includes a new and more balanced chart design. Finally, they made a lot of improvements under the hood that pave the way for our next big revelation… contextual dashboards (keep reading!)
What the heck are contextual dashboards I hear you ask?
Contextual dashboards are awesome because they let Prescience owners set up a standard location dashboard in the location pop-up. The dashboard structure is static but the results vary depending on the selected location. As a result, users see a familiar dashboard structure with the latest location data.
Contextual dashboards work for projects, orders, forecasts, etc. This means owners can set up dashboards for projects that only show data related to that specific project.
Production: Risk Projections
Risk projections are an attempt to “guess” when an entity will be completed in Prescience based on the newest information, historical data, and our own secret sauce. Projections update each time processes are started or completed.
Keep in mind that the objective with risk projections isn’t to “guess” the exact time and date, but rather to easily separate entities with longer projected delays from entities with minor projected delays, or no delays at all. However, as we start to get more data, we will continue to refine projections to increase accuracy.
To learn more see our page about production tracking and proactive supplier follow-up.
In this release, we also made a lot of new widgets. So without further ado, here are a few examples:
Production Risk and Delay
The risk and delay widget shows a plot of delayed or at-risk entities based on urgency (time left) and severity (projected delay).
The historical lead-time widget shows average factual entity lead-time. It is possible to specify a target line.
There are three versions of the tree map widget:
- Delays tree map
- In progress tree map
- Inventory tree map
All three tree maps are groupable on location, project, order or item number.
The treemap charts are incredibly useful to show which locations have delays. Or alternatively, to break down a location inventory into projects. The use cases are endless.
The inventory history widget shows historical inventory values. The widget is configurable to group by day, week, month or quarter and provide five different calculation methods:
- Average (decimal number and the average calculated from quantity and duration)
- Primo (whole number at the start of period)
- Ultimo (whole number at end of period)
- Full (includes entities on stock for the full period)
- Partial (includes all entities on stock for any duration within the period)
The project burndown widget compares planned, expected, projected and factual due dates to visualise the overall status of a project. As a result, it is incredibly visual to see the impact of projected delays. Similarly, discussions about planned versus factual execution becomes entirely objective.
The production risk counter shows entities that have projected delays. Clicking the production risk counter will open the production module and apply the counter filters.
Dashboard Refresh and Cycle
This release also includes an auto refresh and auto cycle for Prescience dashboards. Auto refresh refreshes the data in the current dashboard at the selected interval. Similarly, auto cycle cycles between the available dashboards at the selected interval. This makes dashboards perfect for office or reception info screens.
Here’s a list of other minor improvements included in the June 2019 release:
- Modals save state in user settings. As a result, modals will open on the last visited tab.
- Modals now have a full-screen mode.
- All dashboard widgets now support SUM and COUNT of entity quantity.
Thanks for sticking with us to the end of the list. If you have questions for feedback feel free to leave a comment.
See you after the summer 🙂