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Systems and methods for dashboard image generation

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Title: Systems and methods for dashboard image generation.
Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a dashboard image for viewing on a remote computing device. The system may include a business database storing a plurality of business values; a dashboard generator; an image generator and a web page generator. The dashboard generator may be configured to derive a plurality of key performance indicator values from the database and generate a corresponding dashboard. The image generator may be configured to generate the dashboard image corresponding to the dashboard. The web page generator may be operatively coupled to the image generator and configured to generate a dashboard web page corresponding to the dashboard image. The method may include: receiving a dashboard image request from the remote computing device; deriving a plurality of key performance indicator values from a business database; creating a dashboard image corresponding to the key performance indicator values; generating a dashboard web page corresponding to the dashboard image. ...


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Inventor: Terrence Eugene Sheflin
USPTO Applicaton #: #20120089902 - Class: 715234 (USPTO) - 04/12/12 - Class 715 


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The Patent Description & Claims data below is from USPTO Patent Application 20120089902, Systems and methods for dashboard image generation.

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PRIORITY

This application claims priority from U.S. provisional patent application No. 61/390,642, filed Oct. 7, 2010, which is incorporated by referenced herein in its entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD

The described embodiments relate generally to the creation and distribution of images of dashboards, with common but by no means exclusive application to the display of such images on mobile communication devices or other computer devices operatively coupled to the Internet.

BACKGROUND

“Dashboards” present visualizations, for example, in graph or chart form, of key performance indicator (KPI) metrics or information derived from business values or data stored in business databases. Such visualizations may be viewed (e.g., on a computer screen or other display device) by executives to obtain an overview of how a business is performing.

The inventors have recognized that it may be desirable to be able to view dashboard information on a computing device that is remote or otherwise separate from the server or system creating the dashboard. Such remote computing device may not have a software graphics platform. The inventors have recognized a need for improved systems and methods for generating and displaying images of dashboards. The embodiments described herein may address in whole or in part some or all of the above-noted challenges.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Embodiments are described in further detail below, by way of example only, with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of one implementation of a system for generating a dashboard image for viewing on a remote computing device, in accordance with the present disclosure;

FIG. 2 is a schematic illustration of an exemplary dashboard, as may be generated in accordance with the present disclosure;

FIG. 3 is a schematic illustration of the internal components of the dashboard generator and the image generator of FIG. 1 shown in greater detail, in accordance with the present disclosure;

FIG. 4 is a flowchart illustrating the steps in a method for generating a dashboard image for viewing on a remote computing device, in accordance with the present disclosure;

FIG. 5 is a schematic illustration of the internal components of the image generation service of FIG. 3 shown in greater detail, in accordance with the present disclosure; and

FIG. 6 is a schematic illustration of the internal components of the image generation client application and CreateDashboardImage web page of FIG. 3 shown in greater detail, in accordance with the present disclosure.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The embodiments described below relate generally to a dashboard creation and management system that lets users view data visualization dashboards. Dashboards may display graphical elements that contain visual representations of key performance indicators for a business. KPIs may be business metrics that assist a business to better understand the data it has collected relating to the operation of the business. By way of example only, a dashboard created for a retail business might illustrate in graph form the business\' retail sales over a period of time. Such exemplary dashboard might also illustrate in a pie chart the retail sales by product category (eg. clothing, shoes, sporting equipment) over the same (or a different) period of time. As will be understood, the nature of the KPIs displayed will vary based on the nature of the business and the needs of the individual wishing to view and understand different business metrics.

For the purposes of the present disclosure such a dashboard creation and management system may typically include two types of dashboard viewing users (who are often business executives): those who are able to view and interact with a dashboard (referred to generally below as “interactive viewers”), and those who are only able to view a static image of a dashboard, without being able to interact directly with the dashboard (referred to below generally as “remote viewers”).

Dashboards may be designed to be interactive in a number of different ways. For example, an interactive viewer may be able to configure the date ranges to be used for filtering the business data which is to be represented in the KPIs on the dashboard. Some dashboards may be configured to allow different categories of business data to be represented in the KPIs, such as product types sold or sales by selected stores. Any particular dashboard may provide a variety of interaction options appropriate for the application.

As will be understood, the software required to interact with a dashboard (which would typically be installed on a business\' office computers) may not be available on all computing devices to which an executive has access (for example, a smartphone, a tablet, or a personal computer which has not been configured with the necessary software). While away from the fully configured computers available at a business\' office, an executive may still desire to view a dashboard, even if interactive functionality is not available.



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stats Patent Info
Application #
US 20120089902 A1
Publish Date
04/12/2012
Document #
13267955
File Date
10/07/2011
USPTO Class
715234
Other USPTO Classes
International Class
06F17/00
Drawings
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