Tips for Using DECK Analytics
Setting Monthly Performance Baselines
You can manually enter monthly performance values to appear as a baseline in each system’s Analytics interface.
When you enter baseline information, the DECK application will automatically generate an Analytics pre-set tab for “generation vs. baseline” so you can chart actual reporting values against your baseline with one click.
For information about how to set up your Monthly Performance Baseline, see manual Section 7.2.
The Perfromance Baseline tool is a quick and easy way to set monthly performance benchmarks. This tool does not, however, support data sets with granularity beyond monthly values. To enter data sets with greater granularity, you can utilize the DECK Virtual Device upload feature:
“Virtual Devices” for Granular Baselines and External Data Sets
When you enter a Virtual Device data set, you will be able to graph those values directly against reported data by selecting your Virtual Device data set in System Advanced Analytics or in Global Analytics.
Virtual Device data can be used for many purposes:
- input data for theoretical baselines or performance guarantees which the user can compare to actual reported data
- upload historical data into the application
- manipulate downloaded system data with a formula or a proprietary model (such as an Excel macro), then re-upload to DECK application as Virtual Device to compare against reported data
- visualize user-entered data from devices that are not connected to the DECK Monitoring system
The Virtual Device upload feature accepts .csv files. For information about how to upload Virtual Device data sets, see Section 2.1.