Hello i have QC9 TD and i am considering the use of dashboard.
for taht i would like to know what offers dashboard and where i could get screenshot of the dashboard.
I hope dashboard could help me getting better document reports and indicators
We are also using QC9 and I have been spending a few days trying to implement reporting over multiple projects (we are in a situation where we have a Datawarehouse type back end and several front ends and require consolidated reporting).
I found Mercury Dashboard a interesting concept but it did not really allow me to do what I needed with the required flexibility. Dashboard reporting is based on KPI's and these in turn are based on SQL queries you create against the QC DB.
My personal conclusion (which lead me into implementing a self-made solution which queries the QC DB's directly and is on-demand/real-time) of Dashboard:
- Web Based
- nice interface
- basically good concept
- not real-time on-demand but only scheduled
- difficult to configure, minimalist manuals/help
- can't create graphs which contain multiple projects combined data
- KPI's not flexible enough, can't query all fields in QC DB
- If custom fields/values are used in projects these can be set up but for all projects on one single list, so not well suited for large companies with many projects
So it really depends what you would like to do with it. I personally went for an in house solution (you can download a PDF with the exact schema of the QC DB from inside QC9 help section) and it took me less time to develop that to configure Dashboard. So I would personally wait for a next Dashboard release and see again if it has become more what we would need.
But again, it might do exactly what you need, it's got a nice GUI and is stable, so I would at least give it a try.
I'm wondering about customization of scheduled update in Dashboard...
It's possible to configure scheduling (eg. by time interval or by cron expression) in Dashboard when db is updated?