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Work With Key Performance Indicators

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Work With Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are excellent in helping you track progress toward a specific goal over time. To use a KPI, you need three pieces of information:

  • A unit of measurement that you want to track, for instance total sales, number of employee hires, number of loans serviced, or number of students enrolled.
  • A goal for the measurement so that you can compare your progress with that goal.
  • A time series, for instance daily, monthly, or yearly.

Start by adding the KPI visual to the design service. The following screenshot shows the KPI icon in the Visualizations pane.

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When configuring the KPI visual, enter the unit of measurement that you are tracking in the Indicator prompt. Then, enter the goal under Target goals and select the time series from the Trend axis drop-down list, as shown in the following screenshot.

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