Performance Analytics widgets

Widgets enable you to define visualizations for indicator scores. Widgets are shown on dashboards.

A Performance Analytics widget ties an indicator to a visualization, such as a trend line, a set of columns, or a pie chart. Within the widget, you can filter or group indicator scores can by breakdowns. You can also apply time series functions, such as 7-day sums, to the scores.

To create or edit a Performance Analytics widget, the user must have the pa_admin or pa_power_user role. These roles are also required to add widgets to a dashboard. However, any user can view a widget that has been added to a dashboard.

Widget types and creation details

The first step in creating a widget is to select the type of widget to create. Base this decision on the business goals you are trying to achieve with the widget.

Widget type Purpose Typical Visualizations
Time Series widget Shows changes over time in indicator scores. Line visualization is the most usual. Other visualizations are: spline, step, column, stacked column, area, and relative compare.
Breakdown widget Groups indicator scores by the elements of a breakdown. Scorecard, pie and similar charts, funnel and pyramid, column and similar charts, relative compare, line, Pareto, pivot scorecard, and treemap.
Score widget Shows aggregate indicator scores. Can show an indicator score against a target. Latest score, speedometer, real-time score.
List widget Lists the metrics for several indicators. Scorecard, spider web.
Pivot widget Groups the scores of one indicator by the elements of two breakdowns. Heatmap
Text analytics Visualizes word frequencies and groupings in the text that users enter in forms Word cloud
Workbench widget Shows multiple indicators and their relations, to monitor a workflow or other process. Workbench