The dashboards and reports themselves are interactive and customizable in GAN ICM. By hovering over a visual representation, a kebab (three vertical dots) options menu presents the interaction options for that specific chart. Additionally, by left-clicking (on a mouse or touchpad), customization options are presented to the user. For each of the respective compliance processes, individual users have the ability to:
- hover over data points
- expand and contract individual charts on the dashboard
- export to various file formats
- customize chart types
- customize theme (color schema)
- change data sort
- reports allow to drill-down further into the data
When changing the color schema, GAN recommends the following:
- Standard default color palette
- Autumn sunset
- Color blind - color palette designed for users suffering from color blindness
- Gray tone - color palette that works well for print
By hovering over a visual representation, a kebab (three vertical dots) menu presents the interaction options for that specific chart.
By left-clicking (on a mouse or touchpad), customization options are presented to the user.
Dashboard customization is not saved, thus, any changes made are only active for that individual user’s session. Report customization, on the other hand, has multiple save and clear options, which are elaborated further below.
Expand Tile will fill the entire canvas with a specific visual representation. Once expanded, this option becomes Collapse Tile and will restore the tile back to its original size and location.
Refresh Report will refresh the data for a specific chart to ensure the most updated data is visually reflected.
The entire dashboard can be refreshed through the refresh button, which can also be dragged vertically on the screen as not to obscure any relevant information. Depending on the volume of data represented, this option may take longer to refresh as all visualization are refreshed simultaneously.
- Excel: This downloads the visualizations and data as an Excel file.
Recommended to create tables and charts that are in a visually presentable form.
- PDF: This downloads the visualization and data as a PDF file.
Recommended when sharing a locked presentation or for printing a snapshot of data up until the date of export.
- RTF: This downloads the report as an editable file in rich text format (.rtf) that can be opened using a word processor or text editor such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Apple Pages, etc.
Recommended to enhance the dashboard with additional text or analysis, but note that the export may look different depending on the third-party software used.
- CSV: This downloads the report as a Comma Separated Value (.csv) file.
Recommended for larger data sets or to extract data for further processing such as other Business Intelligence tools.
Depending on the type of chart, visualizations have a number of customizable features, which are selectable by a user through left-clicking (on a mouse or touchpad).
Type of Chart visuals
- Pie and Other Types - doughnut, pyramid, funnel
- Line and Other Types - line, spline, area, spline area, zoom'
- Bar - horizontal bar chart enhanced through 3D styling
- Column - vertical bar chart, pareto
Both Line and Bar charts allow sorting data either by labels or by values, while Pie charts support rotating and pull out slices.
Text in tables can be customized through Font, Size, Color, Background color, Text decoration, Alignment, and Word wrap.
Customization specifically for Reports
Unlike the Dashboard, customization on Reports can be saved by the user, manually by clicking on the save button.
In the Report Viewer, changes can be made to the style, formatting, and data of the report. These changes can be saved to the original report, to a new copy of the report, or as a user report, by clicking the Save changes button.
Save Changes to Report
Saves customization to the original report, which customizes the view for all users.
This overwrites the original report.
Save Changes as New Report
Saves customization as a new report, which does not change the original report.
Save Changes as User Report
Saves customization only for the user i.e. the customization is only visible to the user logged in that carried out the customization.
Delete User Report
Allows the user to delete a previously saved user report.
The original report cannot be deleted by a user.
Clear allows customization to be removed.
This clears all customization to charts and tables, returning the user view back to the original report.
Clear Styling Changes
This clears any theming or text formatting to charts and tables, returning the user view back to the original report.
Clear Column Changes
This clears any changes made to the tables either in sorting or show/hide, returning the user view back to the original table view.
GANalytics renders best on the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Depending on your IT policy, User saved reports and Dashboard customization are stored as browser cookies thus user report changes will only apply to the active computer and web browser accessing GAN ICM. Note that clearing browser cookies may remove user report customizations.