Inside Rohm and Haas’ Open Source Dashboard

April 4, 2009
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In “Rohm and Haas and the ‘Open Source Dashboard,” we noted that the big chemical company had deployed a low-cost visualization tool from amCharts for some key applications. Mike Masciandaro, the company’s director of business intelligence, was kind enough to share some sample screenshots.

This first screen shows pricing analytics. All of this data is extracted from SAP BW 3.5 and can be presented in nearly any way an employee would want to view it. For example, this bubble chart can be viewed as a scatter diagram or chart, or can be shown in motion (click on images for full size versions).

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The next screen looks at product quality analytics. Again, the employee has access to a wide range of data and can view it nearly any time as any desired chart.

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The last view is the “Market Tracker” view that compares a company’s sales to the total market’s sales. Like Yahoo!Finance, you can track multiple companies or comparable items over various time periods.

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Looks like a pretty good ROI for an inexpensive investment.


In “Rohm and Haas and the ‘Open Source Dashboard,” we noted that the big chemical company had deployed a low-cost visualization tool from amCharts for some key applications. Mike Masciandaro, the company’s director of business intelligence, was kind enough to share some sample screenshots.

This first screen shows pricing analytics. All of this data is extracted from SAP BW 3.5 and can be presented in nearly any way an employee would want to view it. For example, this bubble chart can be viewed as a scatter diagram or chart, or can be shown in motion (click on images for full size versions).

0904AAMR-RichardsonF01

The next screen looks at product quality analytics. Again, the employee has access to a wide range of data and can view it nearly any time as any desired chart.

0904AAMR-RichardsonF02

The last view is the “Market Tracker” view that compares a company’s sales to the total market’s sales. Like Yahoo!Finance, you can track multiple companies or comparable items over various time periods.

0904AAMR-RichardsonF03

Looks like a pretty good ROI for an inexpensive investment.