In Part 1 of this assignment, you will create a simple mockup of an executive dashboard by utilizing the Word application. Use Microsoft Office 365?, access
Part 1 Module Review Practical
Microsoft? Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, and other cloud-based Customer Resource Management (CRM) solutions are utilized by companies to increase sales, improve customer service, and provide a host of other benefits. Dynamic digital dashboards are graphical user interface (GUI) tools that are present in CRM, Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), and other solutions that can depict a company?s performance metrics in real-time. Executive dashboards enable managers to view disparate data without having to open up and view multiple applications in different windows or on different screens. Dashboards can be implemented out-of-the-box or customized to fit a management?s purposes and desires.
For this practice assignment, you are a recent graduate and the newly-hired assistant to the VP of Sales of a large-scale wholesale aviation parts business. You have been tasked to create a document with a mockup of a proposed executive dashboard. This display will be utilized to provide data to an IT consulting firm that has been retained to implement a Microsoft? Dynamics CRM solution with customized executive dashboards.
The following is an example of an executive dashboard:
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Your mockup display of the proposed executive dashboard should contain six different types of charts. Some types of charts found in the MS Word application are as follows:
? Pie chart
? Line chart
? Column chart
? Bar chart
? Stock chart
? Histogram chart
? Combo chart
Open a Word document and select ?Landscape? in the ?Orientation? selection of the ?Layout? tab on the toolbar.
Select six different chart types chosen from the ?Chart? selection data in the ?Insert? tab on the MS Word toolbar. After you select a chart type from the list and select ?OK,? a Microsoft? Excel worksheet labeled ?Chart in Microsoft Word? automatically opens with cells containing pre-set numerical data from the MS Word default chart example. You are required to modify the pre-set numerical data in each of the six worksheets. To replace the pre-set numerical data, use your Student ID number and insert from one to four digits using any combination. (Student ID number = 5406478).
Arrange the six charts in an orderly fashion, similar to the dashboard example shown above.
Your instructor will use the rubric below for grading.
Module Review Part 1 Practical Exercise Rubric
Module Review Part 2 Practical Exercise Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Calculations Excellent (A) 64 to 70 points – Almost all of the problems are calculated correctly.
70.0?pts Satisfactory (B) 58 to 63.4 points – Most of the problems are calculated correctly.
63.4?pts Passing (C) 52 to 57.9 points – Some of the problems are calculated correctly.
57.9?pts Near Failing (D) 47 to 51.9 points – Very few of the problems are calculated correctly.
51.9?pts Failing (F) 0 points – Problems are calculated incorrectly.
Procedures/ Rational Excellent (A) 18 to 20 points – Uses the best rationale and/or required procedures/formulas/tools to solve almost all of the problems.
20.0?pts Satisfactory (B) 16 to 17.9 points – Uses satisfactory rationale and /or required procedures/formulas/tools to solve most of the problems.
17.9?pts Passing (C) 14 to 15.9 points – Uses satisfactory rationale and/or required procedures/formulas/tools to solve some of the problems.
15.9?pts Near Failing (D) 11 to 13.9 points – Does not use satisfactory rationale or required procedures/ formulas/tools to solve the problems.
13.9?pts Failing (F) 0 points – Used incorrect formulas and tools.
Presentation of Data Excellent (A) 8 to 10 points – Data is clearly presented and overall assignment is well formatted.
10.0?pts Satisfactory (B) 6 to 7.9 points – Data is clearly presented with some errors in overall formatting.
7.9?pts Passing (C) 4 to 5.9 points – Some data is not presented clearly and some errors in overall formatting are observed.
5.9?pts Near Failing (D) 2 to 3.9 points – Data is not clearly presented and overall formatting of assignment is poor.
3.9?pts Failing (F) 0 points – Did not present data and results.