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Measurement Entry

Performance target measurements are entered via selecting a PI Measurement task listed under the user's Tasks tab (see Task tab help for more information on different tasks and the user's task tab). If the user has no measurement tasks due none will be displayed. If a user wishes to add a future measurement before being prompted in their task tab they can do so using the measurement planner.

The measurement entry window comprises 4 tabs: Measurement Entry, Import Data, Measurement History and Graph (see figure 1). Note: measurement entry for measurements used in equations comprise only the Measurement Entry tab (see Equation Measurement tasks figure in Task tab help).

Figure 1: Measurement Entry window for a performance target

To enter data, enter the amount in the "measure value" box, in the stated units, and enter any comment in the "comment" box. Then press "Save".

Note: if the field is in currency or percentage the values will have to be entered with 2 decimals (e.g. 98.00 or 455.67).

To put off data entry until another time, press the "Cancel" button.

"Measure Type": tells the user how data is represented in reports and in the "My Indicators " tab. For more information see Measure Type in performance indicator help.

Import Data tab

If the performance indicator being measured has been previously exported as a spreadsheet and measurements added in the field, the spreadsheet can be re-imported to the system using this function (for exporting performance target data as a spreadsheet see Export Target Data help and Performance Indicator Library help). This can circumvent the need to enter measurements in the Measurement Entry field.

In the Import Data tab (figure 2), click the 'Browse' button to locate the file (figure 2.2) and then upload and validate the file format (figure 2.3):

Figure 2: Import Data tab in the Measurement Entry task window

Figure 3: Browsing to previously exported performance indicator file to upload into system

Figure 2.3: Uploading and validating imported performance target data. In this example the first value for 01 May 2006 is not validated because a value already exists in the database for that month (77.00 - see figure 5).

Selecting 'Confirming & Import' will update the target database with the measurment inputter's user id so they do not have to manually enter in the measurements. This is clearly a useful function if measurements have been made out in the field over the performance target's duration.

Measurement History tab

Selecting this tab allows users to view all measurement history associated with the active (not ended) performance target (users cannot edit the value/s - this can only be done in the strategy map on the 'Add/View Targets' 'Edit Measurements' option). See figure 5 for an example:

Figure 5: Measurement History tab in the Measurement Entry window

Graph tab

Selecting this tab displays the performance indicator graph (in real time) along with detailed and drill down information on the performance target (figure 6).

Figure 6: Graph tab display for Measurement Entry window